Outlook 2010 data files?

Not open for further replies.


Outlook version
Outlook 2013 32 bit
Email Account
I recently got a new motherboard and the helpful computer shop technician imported the email for me which now is in data files. Monday I set up email accounts (3) and they are going into the newly set up email inboxes but now how do I get all the old email from data files into the inboxes etcetera? Sorry I don't know very much about this at all.
You can either import the old data files, or add them to the profile and change the delivery location of the accounts to use the old pst files. My preference is to add them to the profile, point the accounts to the old pst then move the mail from the new pst to the old ones and remove the new pst from the profile.

Changing the Default Data File - Slipstick Systems
ok so where is the profile? I did follow the link provided but that only is for 2002/2003 Outlook and I have 2010.
Ok so I figured out how to select what I consider to be my main inbox as the Default. Then - abracadabra poof! The problem with all of the emails in the data file is gone. Now I suspect that they are still there. I don't know if I found my profile however? Also - I don't think I have a new PST folder - just the data file. I have pst at work so I can work with those but that's on a network and rules are completely different. At home I'm on my own! If I selected my mail inbox as Default, will Outlook still send emails to the other inboxes?
Outlook 2010 uses the account whose pst you are viewing as the 'default' account. Was the pst removed from the profile or just no longer default?
I don't really know - I got a new motherboard and the technician 'exported' the mail I had stored in my documents into the data folder. Then when I got home I called my ISP rep and he set up my email - all 3 email inboxes are now up & running. However there are some issues: one of them shows amount in the inbox (11-12) but nothing physically there and same for deleted file but different amount. That's one mystery. There are 3 email address for me, and data files for each one, as well as the 4th mysterious data file which was selected as the default until I changed it to the one I consider my main email account. I probably do still have old email in the default - where are some really detailed instructions on how to export from there to other email inboxes? That would be helpful. I suppose I should consider buying a book. Thanks for your help by the way.
Not open for further replies.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
A Transfering Outlook 2010 data to new computer with Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 4
B Losing Excel Data when emailing with OutLook 2010 Using Outlook 4
T Importing Excel 2010 data into Outlook Calendar 2010 Using Outlook 12
S Outlook 2010 trying to default Data file to outlook.com calendar Using Outlook 6
Y Moving outlook data/profile from windows 2010 to mac 2011 Using Outlook 3
V Outlook 2010 IMAP Sent Items some items appear in Outlook Data File Using Outlook 3
W Cannot delete Outlook 2010 data file Using Outlook 1
D Outlook 2010 contacts show old data when opened Using Outlook 1
A Outlook 2010 - can't send/receive data file cannot be accessed Using Outlook 10
S Adding a recipient's column to Sent folder in Outlook 2010 Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Can emails from Gmail be deleted when they are downloaded to Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 1
L Outlook 2010 Outlook 2010 Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
C What folders are needed when reinstalling Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 0
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Gmail in Outlook 2010 preview issue Using Outlook 4
e_a_g_l_e_p_i Outlook 2010 Help setting up Gmail account in Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 3
B Outlook 2016 Unable to view images or logos on the outlook 2016 emails the same html code works well when i use outlook 2010 Using Outlook 0
M Outlook 2010 Outlook 2010 with O365 / Exchange Online Using Outlook 0
F Outlook 2010 Outlook 2010 and GMail Using Outlook 0
D Outlook 2007 vs. Outlook 2010 -- ToDo Bar Using Outlook 0
e_a_g_l_e_p_i I think it may be time to upgrade from Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 3
T Why does outlook 2010 convert only some forum notifications to plain text? Using Outlook 0
I Error saving screenshots in a custom form in outlook 2016, outlook 365 - ok in outlook 2013, outlook 2010 Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 5
M Outlook 2010 Problem with OutLook 2010 32 bit, after Windows Auto Update Using Outlook 3
M PST import from Outlook 2007 to 2010 - Address Book contacts all in 1 group Using Outlook 4
D Outlook 2010 account setup fails in particular domain Using Outlook 3
B Outlook 2010 is Auto Purging when not configured for that Using Outlook 1
W Outlook 2010 Reading Pane Slows Startup Using Outlook 3
S Outlook 2010 unable to change default font Using Outlook 7
B Outlook 2010 Can not find a certain file in M/S Outlook 2010. Using Outlook 1
Mark Foley Cannot enable add-in in outlook 2010 Using Outlook 0
W Outlook 2010 some sent items marked unread now (was Ok before) Using Outlook 0
RBLampert Updating from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 365 Using Outlook 0
L What are the risks of opening an Outlook 2016 .pst file in Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 4
S Unable to remove rule outlook 2010 Using Outlook 0
N Outlook 2010 Flag blocked for Safe Senders List???? Using Outlook 7
dweller Outlook 2010 Rule Ignores VBA Script Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 2
Mark Foley Unable to subscribe to published calendar in Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 4
K Maximum Categorize Shortcuts In Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 1
E Unable to open Outlook 2010 after adding new email account Using Outlook 4
RBLampert Outlook 2010 no longer (?) shrinks large images Using Outlook 4
N Outlook 2010 will not send nor receive Using Outlook 4
U Outlook 2010 'freezes' before moving emails Using Outlook 2
P Outlook 2010 trusted emails going to spam folder Using Outlook 18
E Outlook 2010 Subject sort uses Thread-Topic for grouping Using Outlook 2
King Mustard Maximum Categorize shortcuts in Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 1
C Outlook 2010 keeps asking for username and password Using Outlook 1
M Duplicate Primary Mail Accounts outlook 2010 Using Outlook 0
T Compacting Outlook 2010 OST results in old emails being re-sent Using Outlook 6
K Outlook 2010 duplicate download emails 1 inbox 1 PST no updates Using Outlook 3
D create an html table in outlook custom form 2010 using vba in MsAccess Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 7

Similar threads