Outlook 2003: Restore location

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makanda

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Hi,

I am using a program called Backup4All to migrate my Outlook 2003 contacts, calendars and setting from one Virtual XP Guest (VM1) to different virtual machine (VM2).

I need to determine the correct folder location on (VM2) into which I will restore the backup created on (VM1)

This should be a simple task but the Backup4All documentation gives me no direction.

I have included two screen shots of my initial attempt to restore my files.

On my first attempt assuming Back4All would automatically detect the correct folder location, I selected the C:/ Drive on (VM2) to my restore my backup from (VM1).

Outlook Restore location.png

This attempt was unsuccessful and resulted in the creation of a folder named "Microsoft Outlook" on the C:/. Screen shot 1 shows the contents of restored folder C:\Microsoft Outlook.

Outlook Restore Settings.jpg

Screen shot 2 shows the Backup4All Restore Wizard.

I assume that I should restore to the location C:\Profiles\Jerry\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook but I am confused by the creation of the folder named C:\Microsoft Outlook. I expected C:\Outlook and I am uncertain if Outlook will be able to find the files if the folder is misnamed: "Microsoft Outlook" instead of "Outlook"

As I said, this is a simple task and I am embarrassed in my ignorance.

Should I:

1. just copy the contents of C:/Microsoft Outlook to the C:\Profiles\Jerry\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder?

2. run a new restore with the restore location set for C:\Profiles\Jerry\Application Data\Microsoft\

or three should I bypass using the third party Backup4All software and create the backup files using outlook alone.

I am not as concerned about restoring my old data as restoring my custom forms, macros and settings from (VM1) to (VM2)

I need some direction and any help I can get will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Jerry
 

larry

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Exchange Server
Published forms are in the pst file. Templates are separate files on the hard drive. Templates and VBA file needs to be put back in the correct folder pat - the app data path under your profile. The pst file can go anywhere but if backup4all moved the profile too, it needs to be in the path where was it was on the old computer.

What OS are you using on the VMs? That will determine where the files go, but C:\Profiles\Jerry\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook is probably correct. I would copy the contents of the folder you copied to the Outlook folder under app data.

Did backup3all also backup the local appdata microsoft\outlook folder?
 
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