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Location of Outlook e-mail account info?

By JohnGreer ·
I'm trying to move from a desktop and Outlook 2002, to a laptop and Outlook 2003. I found the location of my PSTs, rules and dictionary.. I believe I moved my colors (organizer) using the "Save my settings Wizard" (but I won't know for sure until I get Outlook 2003 to start.

Can someone please tell me where Outlook 2002 stores the e-mail accounts? I'd like to export/import the account info, rather than typing them all in again...

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by BFilmFan In reply to Location of Outlook e-mai ...

Microsoft offers a good overview of the migration concepts at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/ha011402511033.aspx

Is Exchange server or AD involved here?

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by JohnGreer In reply to

Thanks, but I don't see where that tells me where the e-mail accounts are defined nor where it tells me a bettwr way to migrate? Maybe I need more coffee, but if it does, can you be more specific?

P.S. Neither Exchange server nor AD is involved.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Location of Outlook e-mai ...

Open the Outlook 2002, go to File->Import Export and select Mail Acount. After you save to a location, copy the account file to laptop, open Outlook 2003, go to File->Import Export and import the Outlook 2002 exported file.

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by JohnGreer In reply to

I was very excited about this one, but when I opened Outlook 2002, went to File, Import/Export, I do not have Mail Account as a choice... I see "Export to a File", and 6 import options (including the reverse of what I need, "Import Internet Mail Account Settings".

I feel close...

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by mbnc1124 In reply to Location of Outlook e-mai ...

In regard to your last answer...select the export to a file option. Then select personal folder .pst. Save that to a location and then use the import function on 2003. You're headed in the right direction.

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by JohnGreer In reply to

Wow, I'm dense today. Why is this different/better than just moving the whole PST itself (which I already did)?

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by Tink! In reply to Location of Outlook e-mai ...

to add to what 3xp3rt has already told you:

Select the "Export to a File"
In the next window, select "Personal Folder File" .pst
In the next window after that Select your Mailbox (at the very top) and Check "include subfolders"
checkbox.
The rest should be self-explanatory.

This essentially creates a backup of all your Outlook folders so you can import them later. It should cover everything you need.

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by JohnGreer In reply to

Wow, I'm dense today. Why is this different/better than just moving the whole PST itself (which I already did)?

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by rdkd25 In reply to Location of Outlook e-mai ...

Do a search of .pst. This will show your outlook.pst & archive.pst files (if you have archived your emails. Go to the folder and copy them to the same location in Outlook 2003, or copy them to the desktop and use the import function. Either works every time.

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by JohnGreer In reply to

I beg to differ. That has never worked for me.
My e-mail accounts were not transferred during this transfer.
In fact, they were not transferred when I moved all the PSTs over to another laptop earlier in the year (even when I went from Outlook 2002 to 2002).

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