Copying .pst files from one computer to another

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Phil McCracken

I'm trying to save my contacts, inbox, drafts, and sent files as

individual .pst files so that I can move them to another computer

runnint Outlook. I seem to be successful in saving the files to a CD,

but when I try to "import" them on the second machine, I get a message

telling me that I don't have permission to the file. What's the fix?

Thanks!
 
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bikerart

Phil, is the the old Outlook on an XP machine? I can't even find any .pst

files anywhere on mine to try to export to my Vista Windows Mail.

Where did you find them ,if you are exporting from Outlook for XP.

BTW I had Outlook 2003.

Bikerart

Wild, V-Twin Trike Builder.

"Phil McCracken" wrote:


> I'm trying to save my contacts, inbox, drafts, and sent files as
> individual .pst files so that I can move them to another computer
> runnint Outlook. I seem to be successful in saving the files to a CD,
> but when I try to "import" them on the second machine, I get a message
> telling me that I don't have permission to the file. What's the fix?

> Thanks!
> .
>
 
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bikerart

Here is the message I got from the guy in the other forum about the .pst files.

Is outlook 2003 installed in the Same Vista machine ?

Windows Mail cannot import a .pst file unless Outlook is installed on the

Vista computer.

You can install Outlook, copy the .pst to the Vista computer, open the .pst

with Outlook, then you can import into Windows Mail.

Or, If you have Outlook installed on an XP computer, import the .pst data

into Outlook Express, copy the .dbx files and .wab file to the Vista

computer, and import into Windows Mail.

I hope you can make sense of this!

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Bikerart

Wild, V-Twin Trike Builder.

"Phil McCracken" wrote:


> I'm trying to save my contacts, inbox, drafts, and sent files as
> individual .pst files so that I can move them to another computer
> runnint Outlook. I seem to be successful in saving the files to a CD,
> but when I try to "import" them on the second machine, I get a message
> telling me that I don't have permission to the file. What's the fix?

> Thanks!
> .
>
 
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Gordon

"Phil McCracken" <fxdyna@hotmail.com> wrote in message

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> I'm trying to save my contacts, inbox, drafts, and sent files as
> individual .pst files so that I can move them to another computer
> runnint Outlook. I seem to be successful in saving the files to a CD,
> but when I try to "import" them on the second machine, I get a message
> telling me that I don't have permission to the file. What's the fix?

> Thanks!


Firstly, as posted in all the Outlook groups on a daily basis - DO NOT

IMPORT!

Copy the pst file to your HDD, remove any Read-Only attribute, and then in

Outlook do File-Open-Outlook Data File.

That's how you do it correctly.
 
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DL

And to add, theres no need to create individual pst's, simply copy the main

outlook.pst (with outlook closed)

"Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message

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> "Phil McCracken" <fxdyna@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:mddeh5lqbqma64fheqnrccllsue3cq0cue@4ax.com...
> > I'm trying to save my contacts, inbox, drafts, and sent files as
> > individual .pst files so that I can move them to another computer
> > runnint Outlook. I seem to be successful in saving the files to a CD,
> > but when I try to "import" them on the second machine, I get a message
> > telling me that I don't have permission to the file. What's the fix?
>

>> Thanks!


> Firstly, as posted in all the Outlook groups on a daily basis - DO NOT
> IMPORT!
> Copy the pst file to your HDD, remove any Read-Only attribute, and then in
> Outlook do File-Open-Outlook Data File.
> That's how you do it correctly.
 

Brian Tillman

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"Phil McCracken" <fxdyna@hotmail.com> wrote in message

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> I'm trying to save my contacts, inbox, drafts, and sent files as
> individual .pst files so that I can move them to another computer
> runnint Outlook.


Why? They're all in a PST (one PST) already. Just copy that PST.

Export/import is never the way to move data from one Outlook instance to

another. Using them guarantees losing data.


> I seem to be successful in saving the files to a CD,
> but when I try to "import" them on the second machine, I get a message
> telling me that I don't have permission to the file. What's the fix?


You cannot open a PST on a CD because Outlook needs read/write access. Put

the PST on the hard drive, remove the read-only setting, and open it in

Outlook with File>Open>Outlook Data File.

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Phil McCracken

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009 22:00:01 -0800, bikerart

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> Phil, is the the old Outlook on an XP machine? I can't even find any .pst
> files anywhere on mine to try to export to my Vista Windows Mail.

> Where did you find them ,if you are exporting from Outlook for XP.

> BTW I had Outlook 2003.


Yes. Outlook 2003 on an XP machine to Outlook 2007 on a W7 machine.
 
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wangdong

Recover your pst ,I think.You can try a tool called Advanced Outlook

Repair. You can download a free demo version at http://www.datanumen.com/aor/aor.exe

> . I think it is a useful repair tool for you. It is easy to recover

your PST file by using its wizard. 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/
 
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