Some months ago, I discussed here transferring my Outlook 2007 file ("Outlook.pst") from my desktop (64-bit Windows 7 and Outlook 2007) to my laptop (likewise, but 32-bit Windows 7) temporarily, then back again when I return from an upcoming trip. The trip is next week, and the closer I get the more hesitant I am to do this, simply because my Outlook.pst file is far and away the most used and irreplaceable (yes, I do back it up but prefer not having to recover the backup) single file I use. That said, I am trying to overcome my paranoia about the risk and convince myself to make the transfer sometime before I board an airplane early next week. <sigh> It is my understanding, based on my previous string here that all I need to do is the following:
1. Copy the "Outlook.pst" file in the desktop to the same directory and location in my laptop.
2. Check the account settings, reenter if necessary, so mail will download normally. (Question: If I transfer the Outlook.pst file, won't these settings come with it?)
3. Transfer Outlook.pst file back to the desktop upon return.
Am I missing anything? If I transfer the Outlook.pst file, am I correct to assume all the self-created filters and mail filters will come with it and function normally? Before I try it, is there anything else I should know or do that is not specifically mentioned above? Please forgive my obvious paranoia about doing this, but if you knew how important this one file is to me, you would understand my reasons for wanting to make sure every "i" is dotted and "t" crossed before I try to make the transfer.
I thank you in advance for any suggestions or advice before I jump out of the frying pan into the fire. :-(