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Windows 7: Outlook backwards compatibility

04 Aug 2014   #1
basils57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Outlook backwards compatibility

I've found Office 2013 too unstable in Excel and Outlook and intend to revert back to Office 2010 with which I had no issues.

However my question concerns the .pst files, will they transfer back OK? In O'2013 I have noted that they are in a different location, so is it just a case of doing the usual export/import operation?


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04 Aug 2014   #2
skyred5

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

yup, there won't be any issues in downgrading your office version. Just need to point Outlook 2010 the location to your pst files. I'm presuming your term pst files = archive files.

Once you have uninstalled office 2013, open up Control Panel > Mail > Data files.

If you don't see your pst files there, you can click on "Add" to tell Outlook where your pst files are.
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04 Aug 2014   #3
kelvin howard

Windows 64 bit
 
 

Hi Basils57,

In addition of Sky suggestion, I would like to define the default path of Outlook Data File in Outlook 2013 (with Windows 7):

Location of PST File: drive:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Note: Make visible all the hidden folders after reaching at the Outlook Folder.

You can also create backup of entire Data File using Export function (as you said). As I personally think, a user should always create a backup while doing such things.

Feel free to respond back for further assistance!!!

Thanks
Clark Kent
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05 Aug 2014   #4
skyred5

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelvin howard View Post
Hi Basils57,

In addition of Sky suggestion, I would like to define the default path of Outlook Data File in Outlook 2013 (with Windows 7):

Location of PST File: drive:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Note: Make visible all the hidden folders after reaching at the Outlook Folder.

You can also create backup of entire Data File using Export function (as you said). As I personally think, a user should always create a backup while doing such things.

Feel free to respond back for further assistance!!!

Thanks
Clark Kent
Just a slight correction; location of PST/archive files is at Documents\Outlook Files folder.
The other location that you've mention is correct, for outlook 2010 and below.

source: Introduction to Outlook Data Files (.pst and .ost) - Outlook
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07 Aug 2014   #5
basils57

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Thanks for the help guys - transferred as sweet as a nut!
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