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    Save Files (Outlook 2003)

    Is there a way to put all of my outlook files on a disc without opening up every individual one and save as? The reason I ask is I will be leaving my job in October and I want to leave my files for the next person to utilize.

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    Re: Save Files (Outlook 2003)

    What kind of files do you have? An OST (created when working with Exchange Server) is linked to your network login and saving it really won't help anyone but you. PST (Personal Folders) files can be located and simply copied to other media using Windows Explorer -- you should exit Outlook first and make sure it is completely closed, or there might be a file conflict trying to copy the PST files. Your macros, toolbar customizations, etc., probably are only valuable to you.

    If you want to be more selective about your "legacy" (i.e., not share all of your Deleted Items and personal messages), you can create a new PST (File>New>Outlook data file) and click+drag messages into it and then just back up that one PST file.

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    Re: Save Files (Outlook 2003)

    Addendum to Jefferson's advice: if you also want to take for your own use, and not leave behind, any "personal stuff", create a separate PST and move your messages, contacts, notes, etc, into corrresponding folders in that PST via the Archive function. For backwards compatibility consider creating your personal data PST as a non-Unicode PST.
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