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Windows 7: Import outlook 2003 to windows 7

30 Jan 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
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.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
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.


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
Can I jump in? I am also having the same issue, I need to restore, copy, bring over, what ever you want to call it, but I need access to all of my personal folders and email that was left on my computer when I changed over to Windows 7. I successfully completed a Windows 7 Clean install after backing up my hard drive on to an external 250 gig flash (G). I also know and found that Windows 7 created a “Windows old” file on my hard drive, that also houses my Outlook 2003 backup (As I use the PST Backup utility).
My problem is I cannot find the “ Mail 32 bit” folder you mention above. I have already “Unhidden” the hidden files, thought that’s why I could not find Mail 32. While I feel that I am somewhat knowledgeable with computers, Windows 7 is still very new to me (I upgraded from XP). This may be part of my problem. Any help you can lend I am indebted,
Thank you to anyone who can “walk” me through the steps I need to regain access to my email folders.
Thank you again

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2010   #12


I have come to believe that my .pst is corrupt. I was admin on the old PC, and am admin on the new one, have followed all sensible paths (including what you suggested) and still no joy. Then, out of sheer frustration I built another XP Pro machine, loaded Office 2003 and created an account in Outlook. The resulting .pst, when moved to the Win7 machine opened first time and hasn't missed a beat.

Now, here's the strange thing.... The problematic .pst opens just fine on the XP machine, can be manipulated (recieve mail, delete items etc) but still will not open in Office 12.

I have now given up, as it's not worth the frustration and I have copied all that was needed from the one to the other.

Win some, loose some!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 32 bit
Importing )utlook .pst files

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28 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600

Navigate to C:\users\username\roaming\appdata\Microsoft\outlook. In this folder, rename your current .pst file to something like .pst.old. Drag the .pst file off of your backup drive into this folder. Your done.

One thing I learned the hard way. Do not configure your email until after you restore your .pst file. When you configure your email account, the last thing it does is send/receive. All of these new emails will be gone when you restore your .pst file.
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