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Import backed up emails on external hard drive

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    Jim Guest

    Import backed up emails on external hard drive

    I backed up to an external hard drive my complete laptop. Now I have a new
    laptop. I need to know how to copy all my emails on my backup drive to my
    new computer. using Microsoft Outlook. Western Digital drive. HELP


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  2. #2


    Earle Horton Guest

    Re: Import backed up emails on external hard drive

    "Jim" <jimpeter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >I backed up to an external hard drive my complete laptop. Now I have a new
    >laptop. I need to know how to copy all my emails on my backup drive to my
    >new computer. using Microsoft Outlook. Western Digital drive. HELP
    There is an Outlook-specific newsgroup and one for Office too. You may find
    more Outlook-specific expertise there. This is the group for Windows Mail,
    a program included with Microsoft Vista. The files you want are in some
    place like

    C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Local Settings\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

    The above is the XP location. In principle you can navigate to this
    location on your old file system, copy the entire folder, and paste it into
    the corresponding location on your new computer. The emails will be in a
    file named "Outlook.pst". In Outlook 2003, right click Personal Folders,
    select Properties for "Personal Folders" then press the Advanced button.
    Filename in that screen will tell you where Outlook stores its data files,
    the destination where you are to paste them.

    If you install Outlook on the new computer, quit Outlook, and then copy the
    Outlook data files from the old system to the new system, you should be able
    to start Outlook and see all your emails.

    Earle



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    Hal Hostetler [MVP-P/I] Guest

    Re: Import backed up emails on external hard drive

    http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
    Outlook & Exchange/Windows Messaging Backup and Dual-Boot
    http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
    Backup and Restore
    http://www.slipstick.com/config/movepst.htm
    To move a Personal Folders .pst file
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...771141033.aspx
    Reconnect your old Outlook data file

    Hal
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    "Jim" <jimpeter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:e7rFFa$$IHA.4528@xxxxxx

    >I backed up to an external hard drive my complete laptop. Now I have a new
    >laptop. I need to know how to copy all my emails on my backup drive to my
    >new computer. using Microsoft Outlook. Western Digital drive. HELP

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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