deleting old .pst files and copying to new PC

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Kim

Now using Outlook 2007. Through fits and starts I've wound up with multiple
pst files. I can tell from the dates which ones no longer apply. When I
delete these, are their supporting files I should delete too?

Secondly, if I copy all the files from the directory to laptop for a winter
vacation, what settings do I need to modify on the laptop copy of Outlook for
it to work?

Thanks for you help!

Kim
 
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Russ Valentine

The first thing you must realize is that you must never do anything to a PST
file in Windows Explorer until you have disconnected it from an Outlook
profile. After that you can do as you please. We post guidelines on how to
use PST files ever day:

Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx

Russ Valentine
"Kim" <Kim> wrote in message
news:B3D26D8B-C994-4C10-9C3F-9F2508029B6D@microsoft.com...
> Now using Outlook 2007. Through fits and starts I've wound up with
> multiple
> pst files. I can tell from the dates which ones no longer apply. When I
> delete these, are their supporting files I should delete too?
>
> Secondly, if I copy all the files from the directory to laptop for a
> winter
> vacation, what settings do I need to modify on the laptop copy of Outlook
> for
> it to work?
>
> Thanks for you help!
>
> Kim


 
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Kim

Thanks for the advice and links. A quick read looks like it'll answer my
questions.

Kim

"Russ Valentine" wrote:

> The first thing you must realize is that you must never do anything to a PST
> file in Windows Explorer until you have disconnected it from an Outlook
> profile. After that you can do as you please. We post guidelines on how to
> use PST files ever day:
>
> Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:
> http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx
>
> > Russ Valentine
> "Kim" <Kim> wrote in message
> news:B3D26D8B-C994-4C10-9C3F-9F2508029B6D@microsoft.com...
> > Now using Outlook 2007. Through fits and starts I've wound up with
> > multiple
> > pst files. I can tell from the dates which ones no longer apply. When I
> > delete these, are their supporting files I should delete too?
> >
> > Secondly, if I copy all the files from the directory to laptop for a
> > winter
> > vacation, what settings do I need to modify on the laptop copy of Outlook
> > for
> > it to work?
> >
> > Thanks for you help!
> >
> > Kim

>
> .
>

 
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Russ Valentine

If it doesn't let us know what questions remain.
Russ Valentine
"Kim" <Kim> wrote in message
news:40F7F1A6-9C24-419A-958C-38EC15B97B49@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the advice and links. A quick read looks like it'll answer my
> questions.
>
> Kim
>
> "Russ Valentine" wrote:
>
>> The first thing you must realize is that you must never do anything to a
>> PST
>> file in Windows Explorer until you have disconnected it from an Outlook
>> profile. After that you can do as you please. We post guidelines on how
>> to
>> use PST files ever day:
>>
>> Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:
>> http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
>> http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
>> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx
>>
>> >> Russ Valentine
>> "Kim" <Kim> wrote in message
>> news:B3D26D8B-C994-4C10-9C3F-9F2508029B6D@microsoft.com...
>> > Now using Outlook 2007. Through fits and starts I've wound up with
>> > multiple
>> > pst files. I can tell from the dates which ones no longer apply. When
>> > I
>> > delete these, are their supporting files I should delete too?
>> >
>> > Secondly, if I copy all the files from the directory to laptop for a
>> > winter
>> > vacation, what settings do I need to modify on the laptop copy of
>> > Outlook
>> > for
>> > it to work?
>> >
>> > Thanks for you help!
>> >
>> > Kim

>>
>> .
>>


 
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