export/import outlook messages

By bazeel
Jul 21, 2007
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  1. Hi to all.
    Fo Doug my friend, I exported all his messages from his desktop into a csv file.
    I then imported them into his laptop because he wanted all his messages on his portable system for work. It didn't recognize the folders and placed all messages together.
    What am I doing wrong?
    TIA Basil.
  2. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    I use a more manual technique. I look up the "store folder" in the mail options. I then copy that directory structure (files included) over to the new comp (or user account if it's the same comp) I then update the store folder for the new comp (or user account) to point it and VOILA!! Works every time.
  3. bazeel

    bazeel Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Hi and thanks Andy. How do I - and I quote from your message -

    --- I look up the "store folder" in the mail options. ---

    TIA Basil.
  4. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    It's Easy!

    It's easy!

    Outlook/Outlook Express -> Tools -> Options -> Maintenance -> Store Folder

    This will give you the directory path to where the folder is that stores all your mailboxes and info. I usually copy everything from Local Settings and downward.
  5. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada Newcomer, in training Posts: 357

    For Outlook, go to-

    C:\Windows\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook (or similar)

    and look for the .pst file.There are other files to copy over too.

    See HERE for all the details.
  6. bazeel

    bazeel Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Thank you Andy. That will make life easy for Doug.
    Cheers, Basil.
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