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Q: I am trying to move address book and contacts from office 2003 pro on old computer with thumb drive ( only able to boot in safe mode) to new pc with windows 7 already installed office 2003 pro.

I am trying to move address book and contacts from office 2003 pro on old computer with thumb drive ( only able to boot in safe mode) to new pc with windows 7 already installed office 2003 pro.

I have copied files to from outlook folder on old pc running xp to thumb drive and saved them on new pc running windows 7 to the my documents folder, but I do not know where to find outlook folder on new pc, windows 7 is very new to me only been using for a couple of days. Thank you for the help in advance.

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I have copied files to from outlook folder on old pc running xp to thumb drive and saved them on new pc running windows 7 to the my documents folder, but I do not know where to find outlook folder on new pc, windows 7 is very new to me only been using for a couple of days. Thank you for the help in advance.


You don't need to know where the "outlook folder" is. Open Outlook and do File-Open-Outlook Data File and navigate to where you copied your old files to.

For future reference:
How to backup and restore Outlook

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx

There is out-dated information on some of these pages, specifically with regard to Outlook 2003 and 2007.

The main points to note:
1. Do NOT use the import/export function to move Outlook data from one version to another - all you need to do is to copy the pst file, with Outlook closed.

2. Do NOT paste the copied pst file into the default location - paste into (for example) your Documents folder and then do File-Open-Outlook Data File within Outlook.


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