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    Transferring Outlook files to new computer (Outlook 2000)

    I need to transfer existing outlook files (email/calendar) from an old computer to a new computer. I do have a CD R/W drive to copy files to a CD. Which files do I need to look for and copy? Or is there a better way to transfer files over?

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    Re: Transferring Outlook files to new computer (Outlook 2000)

    Hi Linda,

    First I guess we need to know what your Outlook setup is. Are you working with an Exchange Server (Corporate/Workgroup) or in a stand-alone (Internet Mail Only) type configuration?

    If you are working on a stand-alone version of Outlook, you need to find your *.pst file on your PC. You can then burn this to CD-R and transfer it to your new PC.

    If you are working with an Exchange Server you will need to export your data to a *.pst file first, then burn it to your CD-R as before. To export your data you need to go to "File > Import & Export" and then select to "Export to a File". Select the "Personal Folder File (pst)) and then select the folders you want to export out.

    Hope this helps in some way.

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    Re: Transferring Outlook files to new computer (Outlook 2000)

    Two MS articles for your ref:

    KB 195719 - OL2000: (CW) How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data
    KB 196492 - OL2000: (IMO) How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data

    Bear in mind that copying via CD can leave you with Read-Only versions of files that Outlook will not like. (Right_mouse > Properties to clear the RO attribute.)

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