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Windows 7: How to restore Outlook.pst files in Windows 7

08 Nov 2009   #1
GeorgeLawshe

Windows 7
 
 
How to restore Outlook.pst files in Windows 7

I have just installed Windows 7 and am having trouble working around in Windows Explorer. I have 3 .pst files used in Microsoft Outlook from my XP computer that I want to install on the new Windows 7 computer to use in Microsoft Outlook.
Files are:
Archive.pst 265 kb
Outlook Backup.pst 3,977,937 kb
Outlook.pst 3,977,937 kb
Can someone proved detailed instructions on how to install these files on the windows 7 computer. I have Office 2003 on both computers.
Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is really a challenge, I guess I need to find a book to study. Any suggestions?
Thanks
George




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08 Nov 2009   #2
mrsdoyle

windows 7 ulimate
 
 

Hi easiest way is to install this little utulity from microsoft called pfbackup (personal folders backup) after installing it open outlook and click on file, in the menu you will see "backup" listed, click on it and this will bring up the utility. Click on open backup and browse to one of the .pst files that you are trying to restore from, choose one click open and you will see a new set of folders created called personal folders in the folder tree on you left, this is your .pst files. Now you can click on the files you need and copy and paste them into your windows 7 outlook inbox folder or any other folder you like or just drag and drop them. when you are finished right click on the personal folders from the bakup and choose "close personal folders". Here is the link to pfbackup http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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08 Nov 2009   #3
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

I can't remember if office 2003 is different but in my outlook 2007 I goto data file management and add the files from there , then set them as default to replace the ones outlook make

outlook should behave pretty much the same as it would in vista or XP so I'm not sure why yu feel this is a windows 7 problem ? , or is it the folder hierarchy or navigation ?
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11 Nov 2009   #4
Dawestin

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you so much mrsdoyle. Your solution works beautifully. I wasted many hours trying to recover calendar data from XP to Windows 7. In addition, I needed to copy the following files:
wab32.dll
wab32res.dll
From:
\Program Files\Common Files\System
To:
\Windows\System32
Now Microsoft Outlook is fully functional.
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11 Nov 2009   #5
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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12 Nov 2009   #6
DC187

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't forget to copy your .nk2 file across so you don't lose the suggestion list when typing out your recipients in a new message.
You can find it in: C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\*.nk2

If it's not named Outlook.nk2 in the original location, odds are you will have to rename it to Outlook.nk2 for it to work correctly in your new Outlook profile.
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21 Jan 2010   #7
Vic Birdi

windows 7
 
 

Hi, I need some hekp, before I had Windows XP, and I was able to see the backup option under file in outlook 2007. Now I have switched to Windows 7, and installed the same outlook tool for 2007 in windows 7 64bit, I can't see the backup option under File.
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21 Jan 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vic Birdi View Post
Hi, I need some hekp, before I had Windows XP, and I was able to see the backup option under file in outlook 2007. Now I have switched to Windows 7, and installed the same outlook tool for 2007 in windows 7 64bit, I can't see the backup option under File.
Hmmm, my post must have gotten lost, lets try this again...

Can you tell us what backup option under file you're talking about. I have Outlook 2007 and see no such option.

Thanks
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21 Jan 2010   #9
Vic Birdi

windows 7
 
 

Under File--->Import/Export, print etc (top right corner in the outlook program). I in the windows XP, I had a option under File, below import/export, Backup... I used the same download tool from microsoft office into my windows 7, and I don't see that option. The reason I liked that feature, I can set a date for auto outlook backup. Try download the microsoft personal foler backup and see if it works on your computer (If you have time). When I installed it in my windows xp, it should up when I open outlook next time, no need to restart.
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21 Jan 2010   #10
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vic Birdi View Post
Hi, I need some hekp, before I had Windows XP, and I was able to see the backup option under file in outlook 2007. Now I have switched to Windows 7, and installed the same outlook tool for 2007 in windows 7 64bit, I can't see the backup option under File.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vic Birdi View Post
Hi, I need some hekp, before I had Windows XP, and I was able to see the backup option under file in outlook 2007. Now I have switched to Windows 7, and installed the same outlook tool for 2007 in windows 7 64bit, I can't see the backup option under File.
Hmmm, my post must have gotten lost, lets try this again...

Can you tell us what backup option under file you're talking about. I have Outlook 2007 and see no such option.

Thanks
Vic Birdi, you have posted in two areas.

sygnus21 / Andrew, FYI refer link -
Microsoft Outlook 2007 Backup Tool
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