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Windows 7: Compicated ?? re: Outlook 2007 > 2010

28 Dec 2010   #1
bilglas

Win 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 
Compicated ?? re: Outlook 2007 > 2010

Just switched from Vista using Outlook 2007 to new computer with Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. I have six e-mail addresses I use for different purposes (three through GoDaddy; three through local Road Runner account).

Outlook 2007 had a single "Local Folders" folder, within which were sub-folders set up for Customer, for Friends, for Purchases, etc. All incoming e-mails, no matter who they were addressed to, wound up in the Inbox in Local Folders.

Outlook 2010 seems to be completely different. After setting up the six (POP) e-mail accounts, the folder hierarchy was completely different than it was in 2007. Now, instead of Local Folders with ONE Inbox, I have a different main folder ... one for each of the six e-mail addresses ... and there's an Inbox in each one (and a Sent, and Junk, etc.) And each of these six folders has its OWN .PST file, instead of everything winding up in the Outlook.PST file.

Is this SUPPOSED to be this way, or have I done something wrong? Is there some fundamental Outlook structure that I'm not understanding?

Everything I've tried to make 2010 behave like 2007 has dug me deeper into a hole of confusion. I really need some help ... I'll be grateful to anyone who can shed some light on this fairly huge, general topic. Thanks!!


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29 Dec 2010   #2
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, bilglas, welcome to the Seven Forums!

Check your folder settings by going into your accounts and looking at the "Change Folder" settings for each account (only applicable to POP accounts):

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You may have to click on the "New Outlook Data File..." to direct them all to the same place. Pay attention to the path of the email account that directs you to "Outlook.pst" and point the others to that same pst file.


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29 Dec 2010   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

+1. As Mikedl has shown : simply direct all your different accounts to one PST file.
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30 Dec 2010   #4
bilglas

Win 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 
solved!

@Mikedl ... thank you for providing my "aha moment" (and to Golden for confirming your suggestion). I wound up uninstalling Office, then reinstalling ... setting up Outlook the way I should've done it in the first place, and now everything seems to be working exactly the way I wanted it. You guys NAILED this one ... hit it out of the ballpark. Congrats and great thanks!
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30 Dec 2010   #5
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 



Wonderful, bilglas! Thanks for reporting back. I hope you stick around. The Seven Forums is a great place!
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