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Windows 7: Import outlook 2003 to windows 7

19 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Import outlook 2003 to windows 7

I just performed a clean install of Windows 7 and need to import my old email messages and contacts. I have the pst file on my backup drive. How do I import please?

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19 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Hi there,


Put your .pst on a drive that is not windows 7 C drive (like e Drive) I put mine in my Docs drive. Use your .pst as your main file from were it is (it doesn't have to be in C drive to run data and store data). You need to go to control panel / Mail 32 bit / Double click and if your Outlook is configured you will see your profile. Double clic the profile and add the data file (pst) (Browse to folder that you copied it). After that you can delete the other data folder created by default in C drive.

If you did not create a new Outlook account, open Outlook then close it without creating account. Go to controll panel / find mail 32 bit, double clic, create a profile and browse for your data file that you copied to another drive.

Hint:

I changed my the name of my mailbox .pst to backup.pst so I can easily find it.

If you only have a few entries in the original .pst created by Outlook, you can export that .PST and import that one instead of Importing your large
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19 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobinKiefer View Post
I just performed a clean install of Windows 7 and need to import my old email messages and contacts. I have the pst file on my backup drive. How do I import please?
Import into what program?
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19 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

There is only one logical place, he mentioned Outlook 2003 and there is no need to import. The account can be created and point to .PST file on comp.
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19 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

On the same theme Office specifically the new office 2010 I downloaded the beta version from Microsoft yesterday and Installed it all fine and correct. It automatically found my current pst file and everything was in there just as it should be.

My question to you all is this " Where the hell is the import/export command in this new outlook to either export my pst file or reimport it " ???????

Thanks in advance for any help

Steve
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19 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I say that you should start a new post when out of subject.

Hit the office button, navigate to Saving, choose Export and choose Export button.

Like I mentioned, if you save your .pst to a folder out of the c drive. you never need to import or export the .pst, just copy to another drive or folder if you wish.
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20 Nov 2009   #7

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Download file pfbackup.exe from the microsoft site ---this makes saving / restoring outlook files a BREEZE.

It will also add the BACKUP command to outlook. You can then open it - re-import etc etc.

Makes Outlook backups much less of a hassle.

grab it from here.

Download details: Outlook 2007/2003/2002 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup

cheers
jimbo
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21 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Download file pfbackup.exe from the microsoft site ---this makes saving / restoring outlook files a BREEZE.

It will also add the BACKUP command to outlook. You can then open it - re-import etc etc.

Makes Outlook backups much less of a hassle.

grab it from here.

Download details: Outlook 2007/2003/2002 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup

cheers
jimbo
I don't know why everyone gives themselves so much trouble.

Just creat an account and point to .PST file. I t can't get more complicated than that.
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17 Jan 2010   #9

Win7
 
 
Arrogance...

Actually, it is not just as easy as that, or this thread would not have been started.

I have tried what you suggest, it was my STARTING point, as it worked in previous versions of Windows. The error message is as follows:
"The file D:\Outlook Files\Outlook.pst is not compatable with this version of the Personal Folders Information service. Contact your administrator."

Does anyone know how to resolve this particular issue?
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19 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poida View Post
Actually, it is not just as easy as that, or this thread would not have been started.

I have tried what you suggest, it was my STARTING point, as it worked in previous versions of Windows. The error message is as follows:
"The file D:\Outlook Files\Outlook.pst is not compatable with this version of the Personal Folders Information service. Contact your administrator."

Does anyone know how to resolve this particular issue?
You probably don't have admin priviliges to the pst file.

Right click file go to Properties and select Security tab and then click on Advance Tab. What you would see is an advance security area of that particular object. Now select the Owner Tab. This tab lists down the owner(s) of the file or folder. The popup box should say “You can take or assign ownership of this object…..”. You can change the ownership from the current user to any of the listed users below. Now click on the edit button and then select the user or group to which you want to assign the permission. You can re-assign the ownership by removing and adding the user once again and the problem will be solved.

Or you can add take ownership to context menu.

See tutorial

HERE
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