Outlook 2003: Restore location

Not open for further replies.


Outlook version
Email Account

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

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?
Not open for further replies.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
J Outlook 2003 .pst Will Not Restore Completely to Outlook 2019 Using Outlook 5
D Wishlist How to use 'app password' in Outlook 2003 after Google pulled plug on "less secure apps" Using Outlook 2
D Outlook 2003 Mail Fails Using Outlook 1
D Wrong email address in Outlook 2003 "From" tab in new outgoing emails Using Outlook 4
V Outlook 2003 and Windows 11 Using Outlook 4
glnz Moving from Outlook 2003 to MS365 Outlook - need basics Using Outlook 4
I Outlook 2003 shows html code when To: field is empty Using Outlook 7
B Outlook 2003 email sending & receiving suddenly stopped working Using Outlook 3
H Outlook 2003 find by "has attachment" Using Outlook 1
glnz How set up new IMAP on Outlook-Office 365 and merge in pst from Outlook 2003 for same two email accounts? Using Outlook 5
P Import Categories from Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 8
V Outlook 2003 problem with Windows 10 Creators Update 1709 Using Outlook 0
M Outlook 2003 pictures - some visible, some not Using Outlook 0
S Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2013 pst file Using Outlook 5
O Memory Leak in Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 3
W Changing looks of emails in Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 0
O Outlook 2003 can't send, but settings seem OK Using Outlook 1
P URL Hyperlink not working correctly in Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 10
O Outlook 2003 can't open contacts. Using Outlook 2
O Promoting Outlook 2003 User Templates Using Outlook 1
O W-a-a-y too many PSTs (Outlook 2003) Using Outlook 0
J Outlook 2003-2010 PST Field Editor Using Outlook 1
P Outlook 2003 - Do I need a new profile? Using Outlook 2
E Want to Import Outlook 2003 pst files to later version Using Outlook 6
A error message outlook 2003 Using Outlook 1
B Seeking advice now Outlook 2003 is unsupported by Exchange Using Outlook 4
O Change Debit to Credit in Outlook 2003? Using Outlook 1
J problems downloading POP3 emails to Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 1
G Outlook 2003 VBA Won't Run In Outlook 2010 Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 4
P Outlook 2003 - possible to recreate corrupt account? Using Outlook 3
Calvyn Outlook 2003 cannot import .vcs subject Using Outlook 1
T Query about one aspect of migrating .pst files from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2013 Using Outlook 5
C Outlook 2003 contacts Using Outlook 1
G Configuring Outlook 2003 for Gmail with both pop3 & imap4 accounts Using Outlook 1
M HELP--Extract Data from 2003 outlook transfer to excel spreadsheet Using Outlook 1
V Outlook 2003 editing problem Using Outlook 4
X Outlook 2003 not sending all of the new email message Using Outlook 1
2 How to use outlook 2003 calendar in always offline mode Using Outlook 0
G Outlook 2003 I need to move email to folder based on subject, using wild card Using Outlook 0
G outlook 2013 - Open In Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 1
A Exchange 2003 Outlook 2010 64 Bit- AutoDiscover Connection Err - Certificate Exchange Server Administration 9
T Use Outlook 2003 with Office 2013 Using Outlook 1
D Outlook 2003 contact folder opend in scrolled down position Using Outlook 2
O Need advice ASAP! Outlook 2003. Using Outlook 1
H Custom Contact form not working in Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 3
O Outlook 2003 forms problem Using Outlook 3
O Duplicate folders in Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 3
O Moving OUtlook 2003 from bad XP to Win 7 Pro 64 -- URGENT! Using Outlook 8
A File - Save Attachments does nothing in Outlook 2003 with Exchange 2010 ... Using Outlook 3
R Menus in a new\old email not there in Outlook 2003 Using Outlook 2

Similar threads