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    Outlook 2K Win 2K .pst?? (Sr-1)

    Hi,

    I'm transferring my Outlook files and Prefs from a Win 98SE laptop to a Win 2K Pro laptop. Where is the .pst file on the Win 2K system? Where does it reside? Is there an understandable online resource that can help me with this transfer?

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    Re: Outlook 2K Win 2K .pst?? (Sr-1)

    When you install Outlook on the new computer, it will create a blank PST file. I believe you can simply close Outlook, at that point, replace the new PST with your old one, and re-open Outlook. That will be the easiest way to wire it, I'm pretty sure. Make sure to also bring your Rules Wizard (RWZ) file and any personal address book (PAB) files you might have created in Win 98. There's also Outcmd.dat if you did a lot of custom toolbars, and VbaProject.OTM if you wrote macros.

    Hope I haven't forgotten anything important!!

    As for general migration resources, check on the General Office board; there have been many discussions.

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    Re: Outlook 2K Win 2K .pst?? (Sr-1)

    Hi,

    That's the problem. I can't find the .pst file that Outlook should have created when I put it on the W2K laptop. I searched for *.pst and nothing came up.

    What do I do now?

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    Gregory

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    Re: Outlook 2K Win 2K .pst?? (Sr-1)

    Ah! I suspect the hidden folder problem. Take a look at this post: Re: No .pst file found (OL 2000 on W2k OS).

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    Re: Outlook 2K Win 2K .pst?? (Sr-1)

    Hi,

    Thanks. That was it.

    Gregory

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