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Windows 7: Outlook 2003 Data File Into Outlook 2007 ?

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Auld Bint

Window 7
 
 
Outlook 2003 Data File Into Outlook 2007 ?

Hi,

Is an Outlook 2003 data file compatible with Outlook 2007? I hope to be able to copy the details of my Outlook 2003 email accounts, emails, contacts etc into an Outlook 2007 installation on another machine. Can I simply copy the data file over to the Outlook 2007 installation and select it as the data file to use in Outlook 2007?

Will this process copy the passwords and settings stored in my Outlook 2003 installation? Or, will I have to reconfigure the email accounts and passwords again in Outlook 2007?

Any advice most appreciated.


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

I do not use Outlook, but a quick internet search turned up these articles that might explain how to accomplish the migration from 2003 to 2007:

https://www.lynda.com/Outlook-2003-t...7/61992-2.html
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/287070

NOTE: Mainstream support for MS Office 2007 SP3 ended in 2012. Extended support ends in Oct 2017:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...le/search/8753

So, if you're going to go to all the trouble to upgrade and migrate your data, you might want to consider doing so into a supported version of Office, such as 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365.

Hope this helps,
MM
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Auld Bint

Window 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
...So, if you're going to go to all the trouble to upgrade and migrate your data, you might want to consider doing so into a supported version of Office, such as 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365...

Thank you for your reply with the links.

I have a genuine HUP version of Office 2007. For now, it makes sense to use what I have rather than purchase a later version of Office.


Rgds
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Were you able to perform the upgrade/migration?

It's certainly up to you about moving to 2007. Trading a "dead" email client for a soon-to-be-dead one seems like a lot of work.
I certainly understand the inertia factor and the potential cost factor to move to a supported version of MS Office. And no software application can provide 100% protection against 100% of malware these days or a substitute for safe computing practices.

But -- performance enhancements in new versions aside -- outdated productivity software, especially an old email client, does create significant security vulnerability. Emails are a primary means of malware transmission. Ransomware in particular is very nasty stuff that can cause complete data loss on a vulnerable system that lacks robust backups.
And several months from now, Office 2007 will stop getting even security patches from MS.

If cost is a major issue, there are several robust, free alternatives both to MS Office and to Outlook.
There are also several, excellent, paid email clients. All of these offer methods/procedures for importing/migrating Outlook data.

Again, it's entirely up to you, of course.

Cheers,
MM
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Auld Bint

Window 7
 
 

The migration was easy. All that is required is to copy the Outlook.pst data file from one installation to the other and setup the email accounts. All my emails, contacts, calendar entries were transferred just by copying the data file over.

Rgds
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Great!
I'm glad you were able to easily accomplish the migration.

If you would, please mark this topic as solved.

Cheers,
MM
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