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    personal folders (Outlook 2003)

    I've got a new laptop and would like to set up outlook with a combination of the personal folders from my desk tops at work and at home. Can someone tell me what files I have to copy from the desktops to import these folders. I seem to recall it was a .psv or .pab but I can't remember the procedure.

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    Re: personal folders (Outlook 2003)

    Personal Folders files have a .pst extension. If you use a Personal Address Book, in addition to or instead of your Contacts folder, you also should be able to find a .pab file somewhere on your system. Make sure you search for hidden files and folders, as Outlook data files typically install by default into a hidden folder.

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    Re: personal folders (Outlook 2003)

    Thanks.

    My work e-mail is on a server at Head Office. Do you have a suggestion of how to import the contacts from it into my laptop and combine them with the imported ones from my home computer?

    Larry

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    Re: personal folders (Outlook 2003)

    Outlook's File>Import... will import Contacts from an old PST into the current one, with a few options for handling duplicates. I haven't tried it myself, so I don't know how it compares with drag-and-drop between two open PST files.

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