Move address contacts to a new computer OL2007 and Vista

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Andy

I have a new laptop and want to move only my contacts only (Two address

books)not the PST file. I have had major problems with the PST file and wish

to have a "clean start" but I dont want to re-type all me contacts details if

I can avoid it.

Is there an easy way to do this please?

Andy
 
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DL

Depends what major problems with pst means

"Andy" <Andy> wrote in message

news:6F6A8261-CC8F-4A5A-910A-B6301E7A593E@microsoft.com...
> I have a new laptop and want to move only my contacts only (Two address
> books)not the PST file. I have had major problems with the PST file and
> wish
> to have a "clean start" but I dont want to re-type all me contacts details
> if
> I can avoid it.

> Is there an easy way to do this please?

> Andy
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"Andy" <Andy> wrote in message

news:6F6A8261-CC8F-4A5A-910A-B6301E7A593E@microsoft.com...


> I have a new laptop and want to move only my contacts only (Two address
> books)not the PST file. I have had major problems with the PST file and wish
> to have a "clean start" but I dont want to re-type all me contacts details
> if
> I can avoid it.

> Is there an easy way to do this please?


http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm

http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2002/up020605.htm#movetonew2002

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A

Andy

The old (or current) PST was badly corrupted and even the main MS support

had probles with this. They created a new PST file and left the VERY large

old one still attached to the personal filders file which has a zillion

e-mails in it. I wanted to delete or dump all the old e-mails in and out (MS

said I could not or should not delete the folders...do this) but retain my 2

address books and transfer them to the new computer and newly installed

OL2007... A clean start other than my old contacts is what I wanted to

achieve. Thinking about it, there was one folder call (Work Mail.) I'd also

like to move to the new computer and OL if that is possible as well.

Andy

"DL" wrote:


> Depends what major problems with pst means

> "Andy" <Andy> wrote in message
> news:6F6A8261-CC8F-4A5A-910A-B6301E7A593E@microsoft.com...
> > I have a new laptop and want to move only my contacts only (Two address
> > books)not the PST file. I have had major problems with the PST file and
> > wish
> > to have a "clean start" but I dont want to re-type all me contacts details
> > if
> > I can avoid it.
> > Is there an easy way to do this please?
> > Andy


>
 
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DL

If a new pst was created you will have two sets of Personal Folders, within

Outlook.

The old data file (large one) is usually named outlook.pst, by default, the

new on could be named outlook1.pst

With Outlook closed copy the smaller pst to the new PC

See the link Brian posted

"Andy" <Andy> wrote in message

news:65C031A8-BF82-4E31-884C-6203F695E7BE@microsoft.com...
> The old (or current) PST was badly corrupted and even the main MS support
> had probles with this. They created a new PST file and left the VERY large
> old one still attached to the personal filders file which has a zillion
> e-mails in it. I wanted to delete or dump all the old e-mails in and out
> (MS
> said I could not or should not delete the folders...do this) but retain my
> 2
> address books and transfer them to the new computer and newly installed
> OL2007... A clean start other than my old contacts is what I wanted to
> achieve. Thinking about it, there was one folder call (Work Mail.) I'd
> also
> like to move to the new computer and OL if that is possible as well.
> Andy

> "DL" wrote:
>
> > Depends what major problems with pst means
>

>> "Andy" <Andy> wrote in message
> > news:6F6A8261-CC8F-4A5A-910A-B6301E7A593E@microsoft.com...
> > > I have a new laptop and want to move only my contacts only (Two address
> > > books)not the PST file. I have had major problems with the PST file and
> > > wish
> > > to have a "clean start" but I dont want to re-type all me contacts
> > > details
> > > if
> > > I can avoid it.
> >> > Is there an easy way to do this please?
> >> > Andy

>

>
>>
 
A

Andy

Thanks Guys!

What about moving the contents of one folder (Work mail) from the old OL2007

on the old computer to OL2007 on the new computer.

Andy

"DL" wrote:


> If a new pst was created you will have two sets of Personal Folders, within
> Outlook.
> The old data file (large one) is usually named outlook.pst, by default, the
> new on could be named outlook1.pst
> With Outlook closed copy the smaller pst to the new PC
> See the link Brian posted

> "Andy" <Andy> wrote in message
> news:65C031A8-BF82-4E31-884C-6203F695E7BE@microsoft.com...
> > The old (or current) PST was badly corrupted and even the main MS support
> > had probles with this. They created a new PST file and left the VERY large
> > old one still attached to the personal filders file which has a zillion
> > e-mails in it. I wanted to delete or dump all the old e-mails in and out
> > (MS
> > said I could not or should not delete the folders...do this) but retain my
> > 2
> > address books and transfer them to the new computer and newly installed
> > OL2007... A clean start other than my old contacts is what I wanted to
> > achieve. Thinking about it, there was one folder call (Work Mail.) I'd
> > also
> > like to move to the new computer and OL if that is possible as well.
> > Andy
> > "DL" wrote:
> >
> >> Depends what major problems with pst means
> >
> >> "Andy" <Andy> wrote in message
> >> news:6F6A8261-CC8F-4A5A-910A-B6301E7A593E@microsoft.com...
> >> > I have a new laptop and want to move only my contacts only (Two address
> >> > books)not the PST file. I have had major problems with the PST file and
> >> > wish
> >> > to have a "clean start" but I dont want to re-type all me contacts
> >> > details
> >> > if
> >> > I can avoid it.
> >> >> > Is there an easy way to do this please?
> >> >> > Andy
> >
> >
> >>


>
 
D

DL

Work Folder? This is a folder within which pst, the corrupt one or the new

one?

If its in the new pst it will be contained within that pst when you copy the

entire pst

"Andy" <Andy> wrote in message

news:ECBADA19-A51A-4EC9-8691-A864770B4F0D@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Guys!
> What about moving the contents of one folder (Work mail) from the old
> OL2007
> on the old computer to OL2007 on the new computer.
>

> Andy

> "DL" wrote:
>
> > If a new pst was created you will have two sets of Personal Folders,
> > within
> > Outlook.
> > The old data file (large one) is usually named outlook.pst, by default,
> > the
> > new on could be named outlook1.pst
> > With Outlook closed copy the smaller pst to the new PC
> > See the link Brian posted
>

>> "Andy" <Andy> wrote in message
> > news:65C031A8-BF82-4E31-884C-6203F695E7BE@microsoft.com...
> > > The old (or current) PST was badly corrupted and even the main MS
> > > support
> > > had probles with this. They created a new PST file and left the VERY
> > > large
> > > old one still attached to the personal filders file which has a zillion
> > > e-mails in it. I wanted to delete or dump all the old e-mails in and
> > > out
> > > (MS
> > > said I could not or should not delete the folders...do this) but retain
> > > my
> > > 2
> > > address books and transfer them to the new computer and newly installed
> > > OL2007... A clean start other than my old contacts is what I wanted to
> > > achieve. Thinking about it, there was one folder call (Work Mail.) I'd
> > > also
> > > like to move to the new computer and OL if that is possible as well.
> > > Andy
> >>> > "DL" wrote:
> >> >> Depends what major problems with pst means
> > >
>> >> "Andy" <Andy> wrote in message
> > >> news:6F6A8261-CC8F-4A5A-910A-B6301E7A593E@microsoft.com...
> > >> > I have a new laptop and want to move only my contacts only (Two
> > >> > address
> > >> > books)not the PST file. I have had major problems with the PST file
> > >> > and
> > >> > wish
> > >> > to have a "clean start" but I dont want to re-type all me contacts
> > >> > details
> > >> > if
> > >> > I can avoid it.
> > >>> >> > Is there an easy way to do this please?
> > >>> >> > Andy
> > >
>> >
>> >>

>

>
>>
 
M

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Export each one as a .csv file and copy the file to the new computer and

import. Since you have a new .pst file, lost calendar connections will not

matter.


After furious head scratching, Andy asked:

| I have a new laptop and want to move only my contacts only (Two

| address books)not the PST file. I have had major problems with the

| PST file and wish to have a "clean start" but I dont want to re-type

| all me contacts details if I can avoid it.

|

| Is there an easy way to do this please?

|

| Andy
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"Andy" <Andy> wrote in message

news:65C031A8-BF82-4E31-884C-6203F695E7BE@microsoft.com...


> The old (or current) PST was badly corrupted and even the main MS support
> had probles with this. They created a new PST file and left the VERY large
> old one still attached to the personal filders file which has a zillion
> e-mails in it. I wanted to delete or dump all the old e-mails in and out (MS
> said I could not or should not delete the folders...do this) but retain my 2
> address books and transfer them to the new computer and newly installed
> OL2007... A clean start other than my old contacts is what I wanted to
> achieve. Thinking about it, there was one folder call (Work Mail.) I'd also
> like to move to the new computer and OL if that is possible as well.


If you want a clean start but you want just a little of the old data, just

copy the old PST to the new PC (see my prior post abut moving PSTs) and create

a new PST on the new PC (which may have been done already during the install)

for the new Outlook. A new install of Outlook will have all empty folders.

Open the old PST with File>Open>Outlook Data File, open each old folder whose

contents you want to use, select allthe items in it with Ctrl-A and click

Edit>Copy to Folder, specifying the corresponding new folder as the

destination. If the old folder is not one of the default Outlook folders,

then just Ctrl-click the old folder itself and drag it to the root of the new

defatul folder set. When finished with the copying, right-click the old PST

and choose Close.

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wangdong

You can try a popular Outlook recovery tool called Advanced Outlook

Repair to repair your PST file. It is a powerful tool to recover

messages, folders and other objects from corrupt or damaged Microsoft

Outlook PST files.

Detailed information about Advanced Outlook Repair can be found at

http://www.datanumen.com/aor/

And you can also download a free demo version at http://www.datanumen.com/aor/aor.exe

Good luck!

Wangdong
 
G

Gordon

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"wangdong" <wangdong@datanumen.net> wrote in message

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> You can try a popular Outlook recovery tool called Advanced Outlook
> Repair


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