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Outlook 2003 .pst files Transfer between PC's

By Wobwill
May 26, 2008
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  1. Hi,

    I run a desktop and laptop system. Both have XP pro SP2 and Office 2003. Both are fully patched. I have tried to sync my .pst files from my desktop to my laptop. I get my emails from Yahoo via POP3

    I do not want to buy syncing software. Therefore I have copied my outlook and archive .pst files on the desktop to a memory stick then pasted those copies into

    C:\Documents and Settings\William\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

    on the laptop. I tired this today for the first time and the copy went very well. I then did a send/receive to check yahoo for any new emails. Outlook set about downloading all the emails on the yahoo server again.

    I had thought that as the .pst files were the same ones as on the desktop this wouldn't happen. Can someone tell me what is going on and if there is a fix?


    many thanks

    Will.
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    That is why folks use recovery software. In the long run that is easier. There are plenty of "how to" sites too long for this forum that you can find with a Gurgle search.
  3. Wobwill

    Wobwill TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    Thanks Raybay,

    I'll investigate this further.

    Will
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