Saving Outlook 2003 Files when not using Outlook anymore

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I am getting ready to install MS Office 2010 but I have to uninstall the 2003 version. How do I save my outlook emails?  I won't be using Outlook from now on but do not want to lose all the emails.

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Microsoft Office 2003 - Microsoft Office 2010

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all you need to do is save your .pst file

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Here’s a little more detail. Your default mail file is already saved in a *.PST file somewhere. You can access that by looking at the data files for your current profile/account. You can save that file as something else (copy, paste, and rename).

The preferred method I have always used is creating a new *.PST file, naming it something I will remember, and then EXPORTING all of the stuff I want to keep. Should you need to reference it, you can import that *.PST into 2010 and browse…when you’re done, simply close the folder.

Hope this helps!

-Schmidtw

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  • AndreaF
    You could even save the email as text, removing the need to open them with any type of email program, while maintaining your messages. If there are simply too many, or the emails have attachments to be saved as well, I would agree with saving the *.pst file
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