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    Moving Outlook 2003 to another PC

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    by johngreer ·

    I’m about to switch laptops. I’d like to keep my e-mail account information and colors and rules, etc. The last time I moved, I lost the colors and profile (e-mail account list).

    Is there one place all the stuff I need to know/consider is documented?

    e.g. Profile lives in registry at location …..
    Rules are contained within PST
    Colors live …
    etc…

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      Reply To: Moving Outlook 2003 to another PC

      by doubleshocker ·

      In reply to Moving Outlook 2003 to another PC

      This is addressed specifically on this page:

      http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/assistance/ha010549431033.aspx

      – The short of it: Click Help… About Microsoft Outlook, and check for Internet Mail Only, or Corporate or Workgroup – this will drive your next activity on that document.

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      Reply To: Moving Outlook 2003 to another PC

      by curlergirl ·

      In reply to Moving Outlook 2003 to another PC

      Depends on your OS, but I will assume you’re using Win2K or XP. The information you need to transfer lives in the following locations:

      c:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

      and

      c:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

      Assuming you’re not on a corporate network or, if you are, you are using local cached mode, your PST file and all of your settings should be in one of these two folders.

      If you are on a corporate network and not using local cached mode, there will be no PST, but the other settings will be there, including your rules, which are in a file with a .rwz extension.

      Hope this helps!

      • #3230349

        Reply To: Moving Outlook 2003 to another PC

        by johngreer ·

        In reply to Reply To: Moving Outlook 2003 to another PC

        Thank you!!!

        I suspected that, and have been backing-up these two locations for months now, but never tested it. I wanted to be sure, before I turn off and return the old PC…

        I just changed a color rule and this file was updated:
        c:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outcmd.dat

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      Reply To: Moving Outlook 2003 to another PC

      by johngreer ·

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