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New C Drive - Get Outlook Settings from Old?


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briz_dad

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Hello GTG,

I recently found out that my C drive was failing. Before it died completely, I backed up my Outlook 2003 folders and put them on a flash drive using the export function.

I now have a new C drive installed and have done all the updates. I installed MO2003, but before I run it, I am wondering if I can get folders/directories from the old C drive (which is currently running as an external drive for potential instances such as this)?

I am thinking that then when I open Outlook 2003, it will be with everything I had: emails, signatures, accounts, tasks, etc.

Is this possible and okay to do? (I am wondering because I recall that when I import my back-ups into Outlook, it will create all new personal folders in addition to the ones created from the original install. I want to just have one set of folders/directories I am dealing with...)

Standing by,
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Okay, I have everything except my email accounts via the Outlook.pst file... Does anyone know where outlook 2003 stores email account data?
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I want to just have one set of folders/directories I am dealing with...)

Hello briz_dad:

If you have already configured mail account then, I would suggest a simple solution:

  • Create a new folder with an appropriate name say Mail Backup 04-18-2011
  • Copy .pst file from flash drive to this folder
  • Now run Outlook and go to
  • File Open
  • Navigate to "Mail Backup 04-18-2011"
  • Open it and select .pst inside it
[*]It will open as an Archive at the bottom with its own settings (whatever folders you had)
[/list]Your newly installed Outlook with whatever folder(s) (default as well as if you have created any new) will remain intact

Hope this will help

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what i was hoping for was getting my email accounts with pop settings, username/passwords, etc.

however, seems this is "expert" level stuff for Outlook 2003 (or later)
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Hi briz_dad:

I apologize, I tried my level best to keep everything as simple as possible. As far POP and SMTP servers are concerned you have to know there name (name is better than IP) as well as password for the account

Once again I am sorry with the hope that someone else would be able to help

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