How to copy everything between user accounts

How to copy everything between user accounts

Post by Steve Frei » Sun, 24 Jul 2005 05:34:05

I have a computer (XP/Pro/SP2-etc., Outlook 2003) that's a workstation
on a Novell network. To date, all the users have used different logins
for the Novell network but the same login on the machine level - admin
rights, no password for the machine login.

I'm now attempting to have the users use individual logins at the
machine level, and would like to take the settings, mail messages, etc.,
from the old admin account and copy them to one of the individual user
accounts. I copied outlook.pst and the "extend" file, the only two
files in the application data\microsoft\outlook folder under local
settings for the old admin user, and placed those copies into the same
folder but for the new user. The new users Outlook seems not to
recognize anything about this - no messages show up, no accounts, etc.

How should I be doing this?

Thanks in advance.


How to copy everything between user accounts

Post by Sm9jZWx5bi » Sun, 24 Jul 2005 11:53:02

You won't need the extend.dat file, but the .PST contains all the user's
data. Just put it anywhere accessible by the user on his/her hard drive,
then add it to Outlook using File | Open | Outlook Data File.

Look here for all the information you need on backup and restoration of
Outlook data:

Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

*** Messages sent to my e-mail address will NOT be answered -- please reply
only to the newsgroup to preserve the message thread. ***


How to copy everything between user accounts

Post by Sue Mosher » Wed, 27 Jul 2005 01:26:44

You should be using the Save My Settings Wizard, which appears on the Start menu with the other Office programs.

Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers