help with pst files

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I was trying to import some Outlook pst files from an old computer onto
a new one (there are 5 pst files in total, and I have only imported 2
at this point). The pst files are grouped alphanumerically. The first
file only contains emails pertaining to numbers, and the folders and
subfolders start with "#". When I moved the files onto the new
computer, and tried importing this one, the main and subfolders were
mixed in with the existing personal folders under the main Personal
Folders data file section. I thought that I identified the subfolders,
and created a new folder to group them under. I created a new data file
section, and moved them under that. It appears that it might have
inserted a # in the existing folder names.
The second file I tried to upload was grouped by the letters R-Z.
After the importing finished, it looks like the folder saved under the
Deleted items folder. I moved this down to the second data file, and
it looks like it made a duplicate data file. I deleted that, and now
when I go back to check the existing emails under that folder, it only
imported old emails dating back to 2007.
I guess my main questions are
1: can you tell what i'm doing wrong?
2: is there a way to easily identify which folders were in the original
folders under the existing pst file so i can remove what i uploaded?
3: is it possible to undo any of this?
4: would a system restore fix the problem?

I sincerely appreciate any advice or guidance you can provide!!!

Best regards.
Alison

alio31583
 
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Gordon


"alio31583" <alio31583.485aabe@outlookbanter.com> wrote in message
news:alio31583.485aabe@outlookbanter.com...
>
> I was trying to import some Outlook pst files from an old computer onto
> a new one (there are 5 pst files in total, and I have only imported 2
> at this point). The pst files are grouped alphanumerically. The first
> file only contains emails pertaining to numbers, and the folders and
> subfolders start with "#". When I moved the files onto the new
> computer, and tried importing this one, the main and subfolders were
> mixed in with the existing personal folders under the main Personal
> Folders data file section. I thought that I identified the subfolders,
> and created a new folder to group them under. I created a new data file
> section, and moved them under that. It appears that it might have
> inserted a # in the existing folder names.
> The second file I tried to upload was grouped by the letters R-Z.
> After the importing finished, it looks like the folder saved under the
> Deleted items folder. I moved this down to the second data file, and
> it looks like it made a duplicate data file. I deleted that, and now
> when I go back to check the existing emails under that folder, it only
> imported old emails dating back to 2007.
> I guess my main questions are
> 1: can you tell what i'm doing wrong?
> 2: is there a way to easily identify which folders were in the original
> folders under the existing pst file so i can remove what i uploaded?
> 3: is it possible to undo any of this?
> 4: would a system restore fix the problem?
>
> I sincerely appreciate any advice or guidance you can provide!!!
>
> Best regards.
> Alison


If you'd read any posts at all on any of the Outlook groups you would have
discovered that you do NOT use import to move data from one Outlook to
another.

(Courtesy of Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook])
Importing an entire PST may well corrupt your profile and may create a ghost
PST that you can't close. Importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.

 
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DL

Start over with a new clean data file, then do the process properly as
Gordon details

"alio31583" <alio31583.485aabe@outlookbanter.com> wrote in message
news:alio31583.485aabe@outlookbanter.com...
>
> I was trying to import some Outlook pst files from an old computer onto
> a new one (there are 5 pst files in total, and I have only imported 2
> at this point). The pst files are grouped alphanumerically. The first
> file only contains emails pertaining to numbers, and the folders and
> subfolders start with "#". When I moved the files onto the new
> computer, and tried importing this one, the main and subfolders were
> mixed in with the existing personal folders under the main Personal
> Folders data file section. I thought that I identified the subfolders,
> and created a new folder to group them under. I created a new data file
> section, and moved them under that. It appears that it might have
> inserted a # in the existing folder names.
> The second file I tried to upload was grouped by the letters R-Z.
> After the importing finished, it looks like the folder saved under the
> Deleted items folder. I moved this down to the second data file, and
> it looks like it made a duplicate data file. I deleted that, and now
> when I go back to check the existing emails under that folder, it only
> imported old emails dating back to 2007.
> I guess my main questions are
> 1: can you tell what i'm doing wrong?
> 2: is there a way to easily identify which folders were in the original
> folders under the existing pst file so i can remove what i uploaded?
> 3: is it possible to undo any of this?
> 4: would a system restore fix the problem?
>
> I sincerely appreciate any advice or guidance you can provide!!!
>
> Best regards.
> Alison
>
>
>
>
> > alio31583


 
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