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Windows 7: Restoring Outlook files

15 Mar 2011   #1

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Restoring Outlook files

Have just upgraded from XP w/ Office 2003 to Windows 7 w/ Office 2010.

Want to transfer all my Outlook 2003 files into my Outlook 2010. The 2003 files were backed up to a pst file.

Thanks for help.

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15 Mar 2011   #2

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Hello jjsan1,

Open Outlook 2010, then click File > Options. You will see a panel as shown in the image below - I have highlighted the relevent sections for you.

Post back here if you need more help.


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15 Mar 2011   #3

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And thanks to a post by zero10 on Windows 8 forums, I also found this:

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How to import .pst file data into Outlook

You can use the backup copy of your .pst file to restore your Outlook data if the original .pst file is damaged or lost. Everything that is saved in the .pst file is returned to Outlook.

Follow these steps to restore, or import, your data into Outlook:
  1. If the .pst file that you want to import is stored on a removable device, such as a floppy disk, a portable hard disk drive, a CD-ROM, a magnetic tape cassette, or any other storage medium, insert or connect the storage device, and then copy the .pst file to the hard disk drive of the computer.

    When you copy the .pst file, make sure that the Read-Only attribute is not selected. If this attribute is selected, you might receive the following error message: The specified device, file, or path could not be accessed. It may have been deleted, it may be in use, you may be experiencing network problems, or you may not have sufficient permission to access it. Close any application using this file and try again.

    If you receive this error message, clear the Read-Only attribute, and then copy the file again.
  2. Open Outlook.
  3. On the File menu, click Import And Export. If the command is not available, rest the pointer over the chevrons at the bottom of the menu, and then click Import and Export.
  4. Click Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
  5. Click Personal Folder File (.pst), and then click Next.
  6. Type the path and the name of the .pst file that you want to import, and then click Next.
  7. Select the folder that you want to import. To import everything in the .pst file, select the top of the hierarchy.
  8. Click Finish.
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