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    outlook 2000 to outlook 2007 (office2007pro/XPpro)

    hello one and all!

    a quick question or two, if i may. i am going to upgrade from office 2000 pro to office 2007 pro. if i uninstall office 2000, and install office 2007, will i lose all my outlook 2000 e-mails? if so, how do i go about saving them so that (1) i will not lose them, and (2) i will be able to access them ?

    i am not simply upgrading, but am going to do a complete new installation, so i know i have to uninstall the old version (office 2000) first. i don't think the two of them will work together on the same machine. besides, if i wanted to use office 2000, i'd just stick with it.

    i also have a laptop that runs vista home premium (shudder.....) and office 2007 pro, and am getting tired of flip flopping back and forth. i am getting to the point that i have lost track of where i am and what i am doing. hence the change.

    any help that all y'all can point my way will be greatly appreciated. until then, take care and God bless.

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    Re: outlook 2000 to outlook 2007 (office2007pro/XPpro)

    No, you won't lose any e-mails. I'd just find .pst file, default folder C:documents and settingsyour user namelocal settingsapplication datamicrosoftoffice, and move it somewhere else on the disk. Then install Office 2007. It will create a new PST when you open/configure Outlook. You can then open (File | Open | Outlook Data File) or import (File | Import and Export | Import from another program or file - press Next | Personal Folder Filer) the old PST which ever is better for you.

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    Re: outlook 2000 to outlook 2007 (office2007pro/XP

    hi joe!

    thanks for the reply. only one problem, though... i don't have any such file name/path. i can't find application datamicrosoftoffice . mine looks like this: Cocuments and Settingsmy user nameDesktop%SystemDrive%Documents and Settingsmy user nameApplication DataMicrosoftSystemCertificatesMy . there were three files within the last folder: Certificates, CRLs and CTLs .

    i can't seem to find MicrosoftOffice anywhere. when i do a search on the C and F drives (the F drive is a WD 500GB external hard drive recently installed), i get all the earlier backup files from memeo (software that came along with the hard drive. shoulda stuck with windows drag and drop, windows backup, norton ghost or something else for backup, i guess...), and a bunch of archive files, but nothing is dated any later than 10 january 2008, which is when i stopped using the memeo software. there are no files, archives, or backups between 9 septembre 2006 and 10 january 2008, either. all the files are dated in 2005 and 2006, aside from the january 2008 ones. i also don't understand where the archive files are coming from, as i have never (all right, everyone, get ready to cringe!) archived any of my outlook files. i don't understand what archiving is or does. i haven't done so because i have been, and am, afraid that i would lose all my files. i guess that adds insult to injury, yes?

    i also have no idea where the %SystemDrive% folder came from. it simply appeared on the desktop one day. i think it showed up 'round about the time i installed the WD exterior hard drive, if that helps... since it didn't seem to be doing anything, or harming anything, i just left it alone. guess i shouldn'ta, hunh?

    all this is beginning to worry me greatly. all i want is to find my .pst file, copy it, move it, then install office 2007, put the .pst file back where it belongs, and go about my business. is that too much to ask?

    i guess that i've really put my foot in it this time, yes? i swear that, as soon as i get this all straightened out, with files back where they belong, and properly backed up (maybe even archived, if i can ever figure out what it is, and how to do it), i'll do a proper backup on a regular basis, with software that i at least recognize, and know how to use. (that's the only problem with new stuff, to me, at least: the features that i want to use are always either the most complex, or have been hidden someplace where it can't be dug out by anyone that's not a software whiz or guru! <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>)

    as always, any help that you can send my way is greatly appreciated. i eagerly and anxiously await your reply. until then, take care and God bless.

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    Re: outlook 2000 to outlook 2007 (office2007pro/XP

    "Local Settings" is a hidden folder. You'll need to chnage your view settings with Windows Explorer - Tools | Folder Options | View. Select 'Show hidden files and folders'.

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    Re: outlook 2000 to outlook 2007 (office2007pro/XP

    thanks, joe. i think i've found the folder i need. the path wasn't quite the same; i think that some things have gotten misplaced over the last year or two.

    anyway, in the folder i found, there are three files: extend (Video CD Movie- 2kb); outlook.pst.mbkp (MBKP file- 114,672kb); and outlook (Office Data File- 150,064kb). would the last one be the one that i want- the .pst file? i haven't opened my e-mail for the last couple days, as i don't want to change anything until i know i am right- or wrong.

    if this is the one i want, do i simply move that file to another folder somewhere, say, in My Documents, and copy it to a disk, to be on the safe side, then install the 2007 version of office, then do what you told me to do in the first reply? after that, i should be okay? none of my other files, word docs, excel worksheets, etc. will be adversely affected, or is there something there that i have to worry about, too?

    oh, one other thing, too. do i have to do anything special with my address book, or will it carry over just as it is? i finally figured out how to make it do what i wanted, and display in the proper manner; i'd hate to lose all that hard work. <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

    i hate to keep on pestering you about this, but it's rather important to me that i get it right, the first time. thanks for all your help; i really appreciate it. until the next time, take care and God bless.

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    Re: outlook 2000 to outlook 2007 (office2007pro/XP

    It might help avoid confusion if you display all file extensions and not just unusual ones. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, visit Tools > Folder Options..., View tab and uncheck the "Hide extensions..." checkbox.

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    Re: outlook 2000 to outlook 2007 (office2007pro/XP

    oh, bless you, bless you....

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    it's always the simple stuff...

    thanks. take care and God bless-
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