How will Outlook 'complain'? What exactly do I do to 'point it to the new
location'? I would like to set it up but don't want to get lost halfway
I am afraid I set up my new computer by doing an import from my old
computer's back-up file, contrary to what you instruct. It all seems to work
OK, but is there anything that I might be missing?
"Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:
Close Outlook. Locate the .pst file and move it (don't copy) to
> the folder of your choice. Open Outlook and when it complains, point it to
> the new location.
> Also, never import/export the .pst file when installing on a new drive or
> reinstalling. Simply use File->open- Outlook data file to access your data
> or configure your profile to point to your .pst file initially.
> Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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> After furious head scratching, Milo-in-San-Diego asked:
> | I like to back up my data by just dragging "MyDocuments" to my
> | external drive.
> | When I got this computer, someone out there showed me a way to move
> | Outlook.pst successfully to a MyDocuments folder so that it would get
> | backed up whenever I saved "MyDocuments".
> | Well, it worked great when I had a C: crash last week and I was able
> | to import it to Outlook and get all my mail and contacts back.
> | The PROBLEM is that I no longer have the instructions on how to get
> | it under MyDocs again to resume backing it up weekly. Any help?