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XP to Vista Question

Post by D » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:11 pm

How do I move my Outlook emails from an XP computer to a new computer with Vista .... anybody?
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Post by OrangeShoes99 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:15 pm

I would say you export the e-mail to a .pst file and then you should be able to import them. Should being the keyword here, as I have no idea about Vista.
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Post by Sir Purrcival » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:10 am

That about sums it up D.

If you aren't connected to exchange, then you are already using a PST file unless by some wild stretch you are using MSmail or some other antique mail storage format (unlikely).

If you aren't sure of the location. (Outlook 2003)

Make sure you have the navigation pane enabled (under view)

Right click on the mail folder (probably called Outlook Today), and then click properties.

Click on "advanced" and it will show you the path to your PST file. If you are going from an older version of Outlook, to a new version, you may get some issues where Outlook may ask you to convert the PST file to the new format. Shouldn't be a problem unless at sometime you might think you have to go back to an earlier version of Outlook.
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Post by BBBob » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:05 pm

Vista... whoa... hope that you have a lot of horsepower in that PC and a decent 3d video card that can render Vista's pretty graphics D!

I was supposed to get a free copy of Vista with the PC that I built at Christmas - I tried umpteen times to use the online form to do this but it just didn't work. Of course my opportunity to get my free Vista ran out march 31 - WAY TO GO MICROSOFT YOU MORONS - can't even setup a functioning website - bozos. :x :x :x

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Re: XP to Vista Question

Post by Canuck_4_Life » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:29 pm

D wrote:How do I move my Outlook emails from an XP computer to a new computer with Vista .... anybody?
What version of XP to what version of Vista.

The Upgrade Matrix tells you how much additional work you have to do. Green=less work, yellow=headache heaven.[/url]

Like I said over at Lionbackers, it is system intensive, however, if youv'e got the rig to do it, go for it.

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Post by D » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:42 pm

meh .... I did it the easy way and emailed it to myself :wink:

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Post by Gerry » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:05 pm

I just did an upgrade from XP to Vista on one of my comps. I haven't had any trouble moving anything onto the Vista machine. All my Office files and settings, Firefox settings, and documents work fine. It's as easy as moving anything from an XP machine to another XP machine. (I use an external hard-drive to transfer, and that makes it very easy.)

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