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  #1  
Old April 26th, 2008, 03:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Ken Hudson
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Default Transfer PST File to New computer

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson
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  #2  
Old April 26th, 2008, 04:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Chad J.[_2_]
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Default Transfer PST File to New computer

Install Outlook on the new computer and save the pst files to the same folder
as where you got them on the old computer.

"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson

  #3  
Old April 26th, 2008, 11:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Transfer PST File to New computer

Wrong. Never save a PST file to the default directory because the odds are
you will overwrite another and corrupt the Outlook profile. Moreover, saving
it there will not connect it to Outlook properly.
Save it anywhere else, then use File Open in Outlook to connect to it.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chad J." wrote in message
...
Install Outlook on the new computer and save the pst files to the same
folder
as where you got them on the old computer.

"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't
know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson


  #4  
Old April 26th, 2008, 02:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Chad J.[_2_]
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Default Transfer PST File to New computer

Wrong, I have done it before and it worked fine.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Wrong. Never save a PST file to the default directory because the odds are
you will overwrite another and corrupt the Outlook profile. Moreover, saving
it there will not connect it to Outlook properly.
Save it anywhere else, then use File Open in Outlook to connect to it.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chad J." wrote in message
...
Install Outlook on the new computer and save the pst files to the same
folder
as where you got them on the old computer.

"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't
know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson


  #5  
Old April 26th, 2008, 04:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Transfer PST File to New computer

Oh, good for you. That's like saying you didn't wear your seatbelt once and
nothing bad happened, so you don't need your seatbelt.
Care to guess how many corrupted profiles I've seen from doing this?
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Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chad J." wrote in message
...
Wrong, I have done it before and it worked fine.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Wrong. Never save a PST file to the default directory because the odds
are
you will overwrite another and corrupt the Outlook profile. Moreover,
saving
it there will not connect it to Outlook properly.
Save it anywhere else, then use File Open in Outlook to connect to it.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chad J." wrote in message
...
Install Outlook on the new computer and save the pst files to the same
folder
as where you got them on the old computer.

"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The
new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't
know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson



  #6  
Old April 26th, 2008, 05:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Ken Hudson
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Default Transfer PST File to New computer

Well, I guess I lucked out. Before getting to your responses, I found that
the Outlook folder location was hidden. I showed hidden files and saved the
old pst in the default folder. (I only had old E-mail messages in the file.)
Things seem to be working okay. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Would I know
right away that something was amiss?
--
Ken Hudson


"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson

  #7  
Old April 26th, 2008, 05:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Transfer PST File to New computer

What was the name of the old file? What was the name of Outlook's new file?
How many PST files are in your current profile (make sure you use Folder
View to examine the entire hierarchy).
Does your Outlook Address Book Service work?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Ken Hudson" wrote in message
...
Well, I guess I lucked out. Before getting to your responses, I found that
the Outlook folder location was hidden. I showed hidden files and saved
the
old pst in the default folder. (I only had old E-mail messages in the
file.)
Things seem to be working okay. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Would I know
right away that something was amiss?
--
Ken Hudson


"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't
know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson


  #8  
Old April 26th, 2008, 07:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Ken Hudson
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Posts: 82
Default Transfer PST File to New computer

The old file was Outlook.pst. I pasted Outlook.pst and Archive.pst.
No, the address service does not work.
How can I fix that, please?
--
Ken Hudson


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

What was the name of the old file? What was the name of Outlook's new file?
How many PST files are in your current profile (make sure you use Folder
View to examine the entire hierarchy).
Does your Outlook Address Book Service work?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Ken Hudson" wrote in message
...
Well, I guess I lucked out. Before getting to your responses, I found that
the Outlook folder location was hidden. I showed hidden files and saved
the
old pst in the default folder. (I only had old E-mail messages in the
file.)
Things seem to be working okay. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Would I know
right away that something was amiss?
--
Ken Hudson


"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't
know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson


  #9  
Old April 26th, 2008, 08:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Peter Foldes
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Default Transfer PST File to New computer

Chad

You are wrong on this. Doing it the way describe will in most cases 99.9% of the time corrupt the pst files in question. The correct route is the way Russ described it

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Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

"Chad J." wrote in message ...
Wrong, I have done it before and it worked fine.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Wrong. Never save a PST file to the default directory because the odds are
you will overwrite another and corrupt the Outlook profile. Moreover, saving
it there will not connect it to Outlook properly.
Save it anywhere else, then use File Open in Outlook to connect to it.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chad J." wrote in message
...
Install Outlook on the new computer and save the pst files to the same
folder
as where you got them on the old computer.

"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't
know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson


  #10  
Old April 26th, 2008, 10:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Posts: 9,440
Default Transfer PST File to New computer

Depends on how much you corrupted your profile, which we won't know until
you answer the rest of my question.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Ken Hudson" wrote in message
...
The old file was Outlook.pst. I pasted Outlook.pst and Archive.pst.
No, the address service does not work.
How can I fix that, please?
--
Ken Hudson


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

What was the name of the old file? What was the name of Outlook's new
file?
How many PST files are in your current profile (make sure you use Folder
View to examine the entire hierarchy).
Does your Outlook Address Book Service work?

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Ken Hudson" wrote in message
...
Well, I guess I lucked out. Before getting to your responses, I found
that
the Outlook folder location was hidden. I showed hidden files and saved
the
old pst in the default folder. (I only had old E-mail messages in the
file.)
Things seem to be working okay. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Would I
know
right away that something was amiss?
--
Ken Hudson


"Ken Hudson" wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to transfer my Outlook pst files to a new computer. The
new
computer is XP. I have two pst files, "regular" and archive but don't
know
where to save them on the new PC.
TIA
--
Ken Hudson



 




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