Outlook backup / transfer to another PC

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  1. ChrisP

    ChrisP Suspended Member

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    I need to transfer all the emails (sent and received etc) and diary data on my work notebook to my home PC.

    Both use Outlook 2003 - clearly, different accounts though. When working remotely, I use web based outlook, but Outlook 2002 syncs when Im in the office.

    My work email account is now inactive (disabled as Im leaving the company) so I cant use the account.

    How can I transfer all the emails etc to my home PC?

    Cheers
     
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  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Take a look at Outback Plus 6. It may well do the job for you. Link

    Pete
     
  4. FanJ

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    I agree with Pete ! :D

    Outback Plus is not free but is well worth the money.
    Although I don't have it, I do have its brother for Outlook Express for many years "Express Assist":
    http://ajsystems.com/expressassist/ea.html

    Support (in case needed) from AJSystems is great !
     
  5. sosaiso

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    If you can find your Outlook.pst, you could just copy that to your home computer and add it as a Personal Folder.

    I just did that to transfer all my e-mail after a reformat. Getting the contacts to work was a big buggy though.

    Settings are:
    File --> Data File Management --> Add

    And then navigate to the .pst file that you copied over.

    Hope that helps.

    You can also set it to automatically backup your .pst file if you do install the following:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...3A-B7D0-4B16-B8AF-5A6322F4FD01&displaylang=en
    [Note: This plug-in won't back up your signature or any settings, but it will back up your contacts, calendar, and e-mails, which is what I've used it for.]
     
  6. Peter2150

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    That's why I recommended Outback Plus 6. It knows what to back up so when you later restore, everything Outlook needs is there. Also it can do open file backups.
     
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    Do a search to find where ALL the Outlook folders are currently located-copy them to say a USB stick,then paste them to the relevant new locations.
    A bit of duplication wont matter.
    Always worked for me.
     
  8. DCM

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    Microsoft has an Outlook backup program available free on their website and it has worked well for me for many years.

    After a backup, just copy the backup file to a CD or DVD and import that file into the Outlook program on the new computer.
     
  9. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Have you tried with Office 2007. They've changed things.
     
  10. Peter2150

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    Thats just the PST file. Won't get all the settings.
     
  11. sosaiso

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    Very interesting program indeed Peter. It doesn't seem to have a free version though.

    But it makes me think about poking around in the Office11 folder and using Karen's Replicator to see if I can replicate the functionality. I'm sure there must be a way.
     
  12. Peter2150

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    This is true. You pay one way or the other. I also use a sync program, and thought I had everything, but even syncing to a new install wasn't enought. Outback Plus restore did the trick.
     
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