Setting up Gmail - re use the pst?

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Vincenzo

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
IMAP
I moved my friend's pst file to his newly restored Windows 7 computer. I put it in the same location in Documents/Outlook files. (He uses Outlook to access his Gmail account, I'm assuming it was set up as IMAP).

Then I opened Outlook 2010 and set up the account, letting Outlook auto configure it, and it set it up as IMAP. I was expecting the chance to tell it to use the old Outlook file, but I never saw that option. It created a new pst file in the same location in Documents. I copied over the info that I needed by opening the old pst, but I am wondering if there was a way I could have told Outlook to use the old pst file. I do seem to remember reading once that you cannot re use an IMAP pst, but I am not sure if that refers to the pst in Documents or the one in AppData. Thanks
 

Vincenzo

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
IMAP
OK thanks. Is that true of both of the pst files that Outlook creates for IMAP accounts? I seem to have one pst that I believe is for Contacts and Calendar, and another one for the emails. Thanks
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
No, only the email pst. You can use any local pst for calendar and contacts.
 
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