Importing all data and mail messages including folders and rules

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Steven

Can this be done?

My old computer uses windows xp and outlook 2003

New computer uses outlook 2007 and windows 7.

Can I bring all the above infor over easily and if so how can a novice do
this?
 
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Gordon

Steven wrote:
> Can this be done?
>
> My old computer uses windows xp and outlook 2003
>
> New computer uses outlook 2007 and windows 7.
>
> Can I bring all the above infor over easily and if so how can a novice do
> this?


It's fairly straighforward, but do NOT use import/export.

How to backup and restore Outlook

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx

There is out-dated information on some of these pages, specifically with
regard to Outlook 2003 and 2007.

The main points to note:
1. Do NOT use the import/export function to move Outlook data from one
version to another - all you need to do is to copy the pst file, with
Outlook closed.

2. Do NOT paste the copied pst file into the default location - paste
into (for example) your Documents folder and then do File-Open-Outlook
Data File within Outlook.
 
S

Steven

Is it easier to use Easy transfer feature? I just found it on google.

"Gordon" wrote:

> Steven wrote:
> > Can this be done?
> >
> > My old computer uses windows xp and outlook 2003
> >
> > New computer uses outlook 2007 and windows 7.
> >
> > Can I bring all the above infor over easily and if so how can a novice do
> > this?

>
> It's fairly straighforward, but do NOT use import/export.
>
> How to backup and restore Outlook
>
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
> http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx
>
> There is out-dated information on some of these pages, specifically with
> regard to Outlook 2003 and 2007.
>
> The main points to note:
> 1. Do NOT use the import/export function to move Outlook data from one
> version to another - all you need to do is to copy the pst file, with
> Outlook closed.
>
> 2. Do NOT paste the copied pst file into the default location - paste
> into (for example) your Documents folder and then do File-Open-Outlook
> Data File within Outlook.
> .
>

 
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Bob I

Have you read the FAQ for it?

You can use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files and program settings
from a computer running Windows 2000 (files only), Windows XP, or
Windows Vista to another computer running Windows Vista. Start Windows
Easy Transfer on the computer running Windows Vista, and then follow the
instructions.

Steven wrote:

> Is it easier to use Easy transfer feature? I just found it on google.
>
> "Gordon" wrote:
>
>
>>Steven wrote:
>>
>>>Can this be done?
>>>
>>>My old computer uses windows xp and outlook 2003
>>>
>>>New computer uses outlook 2007 and windows 7.
>>>
>>>Can I bring all the above infor over easily and if so how can a novice do
>>>this?

>>
>>It's fairly straighforward, but do NOT use import/export.
>>
>>How to backup and restore Outlook
>>
>>http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
>>http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
>>http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx
>>
>>There is out-dated information on some of these pages, specifically with
>>regard to Outlook 2003 and 2007.
>>
>>The main points to note:
>>1. Do NOT use the import/export function to move Outlook data from one
>>version to another - all you need to do is to copy the pst file, with
>>Outlook closed.
>>
>>2. Do NOT paste the copied pst file into the default location - paste
>>into (for example) your Documents folder and then do File-Open-Outlook
>>Data File within Outlook.
>>.
>>


 
D

DL

No, it rarely works with Outlook

"Steven" <Steven> wrote in message
news:987FCE41-6498-4144-BB04-9708A1EDBB0D@microsoft.com...
> Is it easier to use Easy transfer feature? I just found it on google.
>
> "Gordon" wrote:
>
>> Steven wrote:
>> > Can this be done?
>> >
>> > My old computer uses windows xp and outlook 2003
>> >
>> > New computer uses outlook 2007 and windows 7.
>> >
>> > Can I bring all the above infor over easily and if so how can a novice
>> > do
>> > this?

>>
>> It's fairly straighforward, but do NOT use import/export.
>>
>> How to backup and restore Outlook
>>
>> http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
>> http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
>> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx
>>
>> There is out-dated information on some of these pages, specifically with
>> regard to Outlook 2003 and 2007.
>>
>> The main points to note:
>> 1. Do NOT use the import/export function to move Outlook data from one
>> version to another - all you need to do is to copy the pst file, with
>> Outlook closed.
>>
>> 2. Do NOT paste the copied pst file into the default location - paste
>> into (for example) your Documents folder and then do File-Open-Outlook
>> Data File within Outlook.
>> .
>>


 
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Gordon

Steven wrote:
> Is it easier to use Easy transfer feature? I just found it on google.
>
>

Not for Outlook. The usual result is a corrupted Mail profile..
 
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