Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: One PST Backup for all Offices?

08 Feb 2013   #1

Win 7 Ultimate X64
One PST Backup for all Offices?

Hi All,

I have a question concerning different versions of Office being able to handle only one .pst file. I would like to keep the same Archive folder accessible to 3 different Office Outlook versions. 2003, 2010, and 2013. I want to use the personal folder backup .exe for each version and I back them up to separate folders on a drive common to all. What I would like to do is be able to only have one folder to back Archive folder to so any version of Outlook can have this file imported and all will be current from the one backup. I have a multi-boot system and different versions of Office on each Windows partition.

Can I use only one backup file for all 3? Is the .pst file compatible with all 3?

Thanks for your time,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Leo625, Welcome to the windows 7 forum.

What you want to do is not possible due to the internal workings of the .pst file. Each version of Outlook has specific information in the .pst file and they conflict with one another.

So the answer is no. you can name the archive file different for the different versions of outlook but you will have nothing but aggrivation if you try to use the same name for different versions of outlook.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 One PST Backup for all Offices?

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33