How do I copy my Outlook contacts and calender etc from one compu.

How do I copy my Outlook contacts and calender etc from one compu.

Post by SG9zZWhlYW » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 01:27:02


All my Outlook info, contacts, calander tasks etc is on a computer that I had
to give to my friend. I have a new computer with a newly installed Outlook.
I cant figure out how to get the data from my old computer to my new one
without re-entering everything. The old computer is on the desk next to me.
Please help
Outlook 2002 on WIndows XP
Thank you
David Osborne
 
 
 

How do I copy my Outlook contacts and calender etc from one compu.

Post by ZmFuZnJlbH » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 03:43:08

Do a search on any file bearing the .pst extension. How: Click on start,
search, any files or folders and enter *.pst. You will likely have a few
results, pick the one that is largest and whose date is closest to the last
date you used your old computer. Copy that filed onto a CD (depending on the
size, it might not fit onto a disk).

Go to the new computer, open outlook, open tools and then options. Click on
the mail setup tab, and go to data files. In the dialog box, you will find
the path where you need to save the .pst file. Make note of it, then copy and
paste the .pst file into that folder. Shut down, and restart.

For the address book, do the same thing, but run the search on *.pab. Note,
that might not be necessary, as when I did this exercise, my contacts were
embedded in the .pst file.

If this has completely confused you, take 2 aspirin, and call your doctor
tomorrow. :)

 
 
 

How do I copy my Outlook contacts and calender etc from one compu.

Post by Brian Till » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 04:06:08


So far so good. The OP should make sure that Outlook isn't running when the
file is copied.


There is no requirement that the PST be placed in any particular folder. In
fact, it's a good idea to avoid placing it in one of the standard folders
Outlook expects because if one overwrites a PST of the same name that
Outlook is already referencing in a profile, that profile will be corrupted.


Outlook doesn't use the PAB and hasn't in years (not since Outlook 98).
--
Brian Tillman