Moving .PST file from one computer to another

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How to move a .pst file from one computer to another?

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First of all locate the PST file on your computer. It is usually in a hidden folder in the document and settings folder under windows XP called local settings, you can also make a search but dont forget to specify to search hidden folders and system files.

You could usually find the location of your PST file by right-clicking on Personal Folders or the name that appears for your .PST file, and then click Properties for Personal Folders. Click Advanced. You will see the path to your PST file in the file name text box.

Then you can just take the PST file, put in on some media and copy it in a directory on another computer then with the import function of outlook reimport it then you’ll have all of your original settings back including your calendars and contacts.

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  • tech2012
    Hi, you have done quite a lot of research into your problem. Someone has already pointed out. But not complete solution for new use so if you need the steps how to do it, here they are: Export it first from outlook for a current copy making sure you check mark "include sub folders"- then  copy it to the taget PC, then import it back on the new pc from import/export in Outlook. Make sure you get all of the personal folders, contacts etc.To export an individual Outlook folder, such as the Contacts folder or the Calendar folder, follow these steps:1. On the File menu,  --> Import And Export.2. Click Export To File --> Next.3. In Create a file of type click Personal Folder File (.pst) --> Next.4. In Select the folder to export from, click the folder you want to export. Click to select Include Sub-folders if it applies --> Next.5. In Save exported file as, click Browse to select the location of the .pst file to receive the data that you want to export. Or, type the path and file name -->Finish.How to import .pst file dataTo import a .pst file into Outlook, follow these steps:1. On the File menu --> Import And Export.2. Click Import from another program or file --> Next.3. In Select the file type to import from, click Personal Folder File (.pst), and then click Next.4. In File to Import, click Browse to locate the .pst file that you want to import --> Next. If you know the path, type it in the box.5. In Select the folder to import from, click the folder that contains the data that you want to import.If the folder contains sub-folders, and you want to include this data in the import process, click to select the Include Sub-folders check box. If the destination for importing is the currently selected folder, click Import items into the current folder. Otherwise, click Import items into the same folder. This creates matching items in the destination folder that you select --> Finish.
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