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By wpbrownjr ·
Is there an easy way to move Outlook 2000 from my desktop, running Windows 98, to my laptop running Windows 2000, networked using Exchange 5.5?

The transfer of Outlook offline .OST files are the problem. They cannot be copied or imported as can the local .PST files but have all my customer information, folders & email.

Thanks for your help.

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by savatovic In reply to Moving Microsoft Outlook ...

.OST stands for Offline Storage. What it means is that your e-mail is actually stored on the server, but you have a cached copy (offline) on your local computer. With tis arrangement you can read and 'send' e-mail even when you are not connected to the server. When you really connect to the server the contents will be synchronized, i.e. messages that you 'sent' while you were offline will really be sent and messages that were received on the server will be cached to your local .OST file.

.PST stands for Personal Storage i.e. 'Offline Folders'. The diferrence between .OST and .PST is that with .PST there is no synchronization as with .OST (well, actually there is, but it is diferrent).

What you have to do is:
1. On your desktop, create new 'Personal Folders'
2. Copy all mail from .OST to .PST (i.e. Personal Folders). Don't forget to check that all subfolders are copied like Sent items etc.
3. Now hat you have .PST file, you can import it to Outlook 2000 running on you laptop.

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by henrywi In reply to Moving Microsoft Outlook ...

moving your emails on outlook from one computer to another is almost the same as moving a data base, you have to storage your mail in a server or you computer is more combinbient in case of you running into prob, and keep the mail closed so you don't get any error as soon you do that just use import and export to browse the location where you have the mail storage and click export depend on your network bandwith how long it takes

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