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Windows 7: Move emails with outlook settings to another PC

17 Jan 2011   #11
spoovy

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

@ Jimbo - Thanks, this looks like a good option for the future.

Why doesn't this kind of functionality come as standard? - MS baffles the hell out of me sometimes.


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17 Jan 2011   #12
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spoovy View Post
Thanks Irene.


@ frank1 - I actually tried your suggestion, and lost two months' worth of emails as well as folders settings etc. I have the emails backed up on a server but still have loads of work ahead of me to recategorise everything.



Note to any future readers of this thread - DO NOT follow the advice above and backup just your .pst file and copy it to your new installation. This is not sufficient and will result in data loss; at least it did for me.
As you will note, I said, "If" this works like 2007. I have done it several times and it has always worked for me. Did you move the file from one computer with Outlook 2007 to another with 2007? If you took my advice and had problems, then I certainly am sorry and apologize. But as I said, it has always worked for me.
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18 Jan 2011   #13
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spoovy View Post
Thanks Irene.


@ dnorris - please do not post incorrect guides as if they were fact. The process in 2010 is very different and following the guide you linked to would result in real problems and possible data loss.

@ frank1 - I actually tried your suggestion, and lost two months' worth of emails as well as folders settings etc. I have the emails backed up on a server but still have loads of work ahead of me to recategorise everything.



Note to any future readers of this thread - DO NOT follow the advice above and backup just your .pst file and copy it to your new installation. This is not sufficient and will result in data loss; at least it did for me.

Sorry I didn't find the exact tutorial for Win 7 and Outlook 2010.
But it's the same basic procedure.
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18 Jan 2011   #14
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spoovy View Post
Is that valid for Office 2010 as well? It only states 2007.

Also seems like that isn't meant for Windows 7, or Vista for that matter. It almost immediately refers to "<drive>:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application.. ", which doesn't exist since XP.
I would suggest that you double check to see what folders exist in Windows 7. The folder "Documents and Settings" does exist in Windows 7. It's in the root directory. It's a hidden file and the only way you can see it, it to go to Folder Options where you can choose to show hidden files. But even if you do that, you can't open the folder unless you take ownership of it. But it is there.
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19 Jan 2011   #15
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spoovy View Post
Is that valid for Office 2010 as well? It only states 2007.

Also seems like that isn't meant for Windows 7, or Vista for that matter. It almost immediately refers to "<drive>:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application.. ", which doesn't exist since XP.
I would suggest that you double check to see what folders exist in Windows 7. The folder "Documents and Settings" does exist in Windows 7. It's in the root directory. It's a hidden file and the only way you can see it, it to go to Folder Options where you can choose to show hidden files. But even if you do that, you can't open the folder unless you take ownership of it. But it is there.
"Documents and Settings" is not a folder. It is a junction point created by Vista/Win7 when you install an antique XP program which was designed to use that folder. The junction point merely redirects to the new folder structure.
There are several threads on this forum where junction points are discussed.
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19 Jan 2011   #16
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnorris View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spoovy View Post
Is that valid for Office 2010 as well? It only states 2007.

Also seems like that isn't meant for Windows 7, or Vista for that matter. It almost immediately refers to "<drive>:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application.. ", which doesn't exist since XP.
I would suggest that you double check to see what folders exist in Windows 7. The folder "Documents and Settings" does exist in Windows 7. It's in the root directory. It's a hidden file and the only way you can see it, it to go to Folder Options where you can choose to show hidden files. But even if you do that, you can't open the folder unless you take ownership of it. But it is there.
"Documents and Settings" is not a folder. It is a junction point created by Vista/Win7 when you install an antique XP program which was designed to use that folder. The junction point merely redirects to the new folder structure.
There are several threads on this forum where junction points are discussed.
Never-the-less, it will take you to a specific file you are looking for as though it were a folder. Could it not, then, be treated as though were a folder? I don't want to come of as if I know a whole lot because I don't; and I am sure that most of the members here are much more knowledgeable than I am. Nor am I am not saying that I know that I am right and you are wrong. I am only stating my opinion--the way I see things. I hope that's the way you take it.
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