Transfer Outlook 2007; Upgrading to Outlook 2010

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by CPTrader, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Hello,

    1. What is the best and safest way to transfer your Outlook 2007 install (pst files, settings, etc) from one computer to another, such that the new computer does not think it is a new install of Outlook 2007 and download all your emails again.

    2. How best to migrate from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010?

    Thank you.
  2. You have an advantage in that you're going from one computer to another.

    After you have an OS and Outlook installed on the new box, locate the pst files on both boxes.

    Locate and write down the filepath of the pst on the new box.

    Delete the empty pst file on the new box.

    Copy the pst file from the old box (but don't delete it) and paste it to the filepath on new box.

    I suggest doing this without being connected to the internet. This allows you to get into advanced settings such as "leave a copy on the server" and the like without stupid software doing things you won't enjoy.