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Unread 27-08-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
DRod
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migrate outlook from old hard drive

Hi,
I just changed hard drives on my laptop but I forgot to export my info from
Outlook. Is it possible to copy/paste a file(s) from my old hard drive to get
back all my contacts and calendar?

I use Outlook 2007, XP Pro SP2
 
Unread 27-08-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
Gordon
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Re: migrate outlook from old hard drive

"DRod" <DRod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
newsBF36CB1-F8B4-492B-9936-48D998585F27@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I just changed hard drives on my laptop but I forgot to export my info
> from
> Outlook. Is it possible to copy/paste a file(s) from my old hard drive to
> get
> back all my contacts and calendar?
>
> I use Outlook 2007, XP Pro SP2
>



Do NOT use the import/export function to move Outlook data.
Why?
(Courtesy of Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook])

Importing an entire PST may well corrupt your profile and may create a ghost
PST that you can't close. Importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.

As to the answer, buy a USB drive case for your old drive, install it and
connect to your laptop. Search for *.pst. Copy it to your new HDD. DO NOT
OVERWRITE THE EXISTING PST FILE. In Outlook do File-Open-Outlook Data File
and browse to your copied file. You then have two options - either set that
pst file as the default mail delivery location, or copy the data from that
file to your new file.

HTH


 
Unread 27-08-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
Gordon
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Re: migrate outlook from old hard drive

"DRod" <DRod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
newsBF36CB1-F8B4-492B-9936-48D998585F27@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I just changed hard drives on my laptop but I forgot to export my info
> from
> Outlook. Is it possible to copy/paste a file(s) from my old hard drive to
> get
> back all my contacts and calendar?
>
> I use Outlook 2007, XP Pro SP2
>



Do NOT use the import/export function to move Outlook data.
Why?
(Courtesy of Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook])

Importing an entire PST may well corrupt your profile and may create a ghost
PST that you can't close. Importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.

As to the answer, buy a USB drive case for your old drive, install it and
connect to your laptop. Search for *.pst. Copy it to your new HDD. DO NOT
OVERWRITE THE EXISTING PST FILE. In Outlook do File-Open-Outlook Data File
and browse to your copied file. You then have two options - either set that
pst file as the default mail delivery location, or copy the data from that
file to your new file.

HTH


 
Unread 28-08-2007, 12:37 PM   #4
WShackelford
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Re: migrate outlook from old hard drive

I tried this route and it worked just fine, but I now have two sets of
calendars and email inboxes/etc. onboard at the same time.

For example, under My Calendars, there's a box for Calendar and 2nd box for
Calendar in Personal Folder.

Checking both gives me two side-by-calendars, one in white background, the
older one in green.

The "new" calendar is empty btw -- I'm recovering from a hard drive mishap
and data rescue that worked: it's reading the old .pst file just fine, it
seems.

Also, all accumulated emails received since the crash are stored separately
on my server, so I think they'd make into Outlook somehow.

Is there a way to consolidate them into one? Or, is this perhaps a
situation where overwriting the current empty "new" .pst file with the
recovered one is a good idea?



"Gordon" wrote:

> "DRod" <DRod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> newsBF36CB1-F8B4-492B-9936-48D998585F27@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > I just changed hard drives on my laptop but I forgot to export my info
> > from
> > Outlook. Is it possible to copy/paste a file(s) from my old hard drive to
> > get
> > back all my contacts and calendar?
> >
> > I use Outlook 2007, XP Pro SP2
> >

>
>
> Do NOT use the import/export function to move Outlook data.
> Why?
> (Courtesy of Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook])
>
> Importing an entire PST may well corrupt your profile and may create a ghost
> PST that you can't close. Importing PST's will lose:
> 1. Custom Forms
> 2. Custom Views
> 3. Connections between contacts and activities
> 4. Received dates on mail
> 5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
> 6. Journal connections
> 7. Distribution Lists
>
> Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not advise
> people to import a native file into Outlook.
>
> As to the answer, buy a USB drive case for your old drive, install it and
> connect to your laptop. Search for *.pst. Copy it to your new HDD. DO NOT
> OVERWRITE THE EXISTING PST FILE. In Outlook do File-Open-Outlook Data File
> and browse to your copied file. You then have two options - either set that
> pst file as the default mail delivery location, or copy the data from that
> file to your new file.
>
> HTH
>
>
>

 
 

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