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hgambler98



i need to transfer the files from old computer that has the 2007 office to new computer that got 2010.

Any help will be greatly appreciated,

my old computer has the xp operating system and the new one got window 7
 
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Hassan El-Meligy, MSc



First

(Allocate the folder and files of the mail on 2007)

File->accountsetting>secondtab (databases)->(locate the file) do a Open Folder Location

Possibly will look like this C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Outlook Files

Copy it to a flash or harddisk

Second

Continue to Install outloook 2010 and add a new mail etc. to the end

(Allocate the folder where the new outlook is saving, copy the file path, or see if outlook will keep the folder open)

File->accountsetting>secondtab (databases)->(locate the file) do a Open Folder Location

Possibly will look like this C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Outlook Files

Exit outlook

Copy the old file overwriting the current

Run outlook

*if you face any kind of problems look into http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/outlookdoesntstart.htm

Hope this helps
 
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Russ Valentine



More bad advice. You never overwrite an Outlook data file. Correct methods for transferring Outlook data are posted here many times a day. Please read them. I'll post them again to save you the trouble of learning how to read posts.

Moving Outlook to a New Computer
http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx

Note that some of the information on the Microsoft page is outdated and contains errors, particularly when applied to Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010. Specifically:
1. Ignore any advice to copy your PST file to Outlook's default location to connect it to your profile. Doing so will often corrupt your Outlook profile. Copy it anywhere BUT the default location and then open it within your Outlook profile.
2. Ignore any advice that tells you to use export or import to transfer an entire Outlook data file. That has never been sound advice, but the process has become too deeply flawed to be trusted.

Also, when you use manual configuration for your mail accounts in Outlook 2010 (always preferable) it has a nice new option that lets you connect to a pre-existing data file when creating a new profile instead of having to jump through all the hoops of creating a new file, connecting to the pre-existing file, then disconnecting the new file.

Russ Valentine
 
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Hassan El-Meligy, MSc



Hi Russ,

I agree with you on the issue that it has been repeated many times here.

The best thing that Microsoft would do is to find a way to backup/export and restore/import from old to new releases.

On the other hand, I have tried both ways by either connecting to the pst file and/or copying the files to the default location especially when the setup is still new and there no problem overwriting..

User could make a backup of the folder anyway to avoid problems occur during the process

At the end, still giving the user general link will not also a good advice.
 
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Russ Valentine



It is well documentd that overwriting a PST file corrupts the Outlook profile. Micorosft has certainly been derelict in providing and good documentation of good methods for migrating PST files, but the instructions I posted work.

Russ Valentine
 
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Hassan El-Meligy, MSc



Hi Russ,

Must agree with you on the instructions written.

Thanks and best regards
 
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