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Old 28-02-2008
techman41973@yahoo.com
 
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Easiest way to transfer outlook 2003 settings (XP) to Outlook 2007 onnew vista machine?

I am purchasing a new Windows Vista laptop with Microsoft Office 2007.
I don't want to have to rebuild my outlook configuration on my new
machine.
Does Vista allow a painless and easy way to transfer over my e-mail
and all my settings and e-mail accounts? I would assume I would need a
USB bridge cable for this.
I know there are ways to do the backup and restore manually file by
file (including playing with profiles to remove the default
outlook.pst), but I want something quick and easy if it exists.
Thanks

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Old 28-02-2008
Chirag
 
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Re: Easiest way to transfer outlook 2003 settings (XP) to Outlook 2007 on new vista machine?

There is this application called "Windows Easy Transfer" that comes along
with Vista. Its in "All Programs" | "Accessories" | "System Tools" menu.
Among other things, it claims to be able to transfer email settings too. You
might want to give it a try.
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Old 28-02-2008
Brian Tillman
 
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Re: Easiest way to transfer outlook 2003 settings (XP) to Outlook 2007 on new vista machine?

While it claims that, it doesn't work for Outlook.
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Old 28-02-2008
Brian Tillman
 
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Re: Easiest way to transfer outlook 2003 settings (XP) to Outlook 2007 on new vista machine?

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to transfer settings or accounts. The
"Windows Easy Transfer" that comes with Vista ALWAYS creates a broken mail
profile for Outlook. You're better off configuring a new mail profile and
setting up your accounts manually. Transferring your data, however, is easy
and you can use the WET program, a CD, or flash drive for that. See this:
http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2002/up...#movetonew2002 (it still
applies) or this: http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
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Old 01-04-2008
technoshygirl
 
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Re: Easiest way to transfer outlook 2003 settings (XP) to Outlook 2007 onnew vista machine?


What is meant by 'ALWAYS creates a broken mail profile'? I tried to use
Windows Easy Transfer 3 months after getting my new Windows Vista pc
and now I seem to have lost my emails from my new pc in favour of those
transferred from my old pc. Is this permanent or are they still
somewhere on my computer?

(Sorry to barge in on the original post.)


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Old 01-04-2008
Charles W Davis
 
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Re: Easiest way to transfer outlook 2003 settings (XP) to Outlook 2007 onnew vista machine?

Importing is your problem. Choose Open> Open Outlook Data file... from the
File drop down menu. Do NOT IMPORT.
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Old 01-04-2008
technoshygirl
 
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Re: Easiest way to transfer outlook 2003 settings (XP) to Outlook 2007 onnew vista machine?


I did open rather than import as you described (before the original
post) however there are no emails, contacts etc showing?

I have tried to copy over the data files to see if I can open on
another pc and it tells me that a program is using part of the file
although I am not in Outlook at the time?


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