1)Move OL to new PC 2)Put all OL files in MyDocs Folder ??


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Mel_3

- Moving Office 2003 Prof Ed & Outlook to new XP Pro Laptop...
- And I have found and copied the PST file to a Flash Drive to move
- But not installed yet on new laptop

1 - Can I put the PST and _all_ other Outlook Files into
\MyDocuments\Outlook\ so I can only backup MyDocuments?

2 - Below is a partial list of Outlook Files... where can I find a complete
list...
.... and where are they on my compter
.... and can I just put them all into a single folder like
\MyDocuments\Outlook\

3 - I found how to tell OL to use .PST in the MyDoc's folder
.... but how do I tell OL that _all_ outlook files should be kept in that
single folder

Partial Outlook File List below - looking for _complete_ list:
..pst (contacts & emails)
..rwz (rules)
..rtf (signatures)
..nick (nicknames)
..oft (templates)

3 -
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

- Moving Office 2003 Prof Ed & Outlook to new XP Pro Laptop...
- And I have found and copied the PST file to a Flash Drive to move
- But not installed yet on new laptop

1 - Can I put the PST and _all_ other Outlook Files into
\MyDocuments\Outlook\ so I can only backup MyDocuments?

You can put your PST in any folder you wish. Some of Outlook's files MUST
be in %AppData%\Microsoft\Outlook or %UserProfile%\Local
Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.
2 - Below is a partial list of Outlook Files... where can I find a
complete
list...
... and where are they on my compter
... and can I just put them all into a single folder like
\MyDocuments\Outlook\

See this: http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.asp
3 - I found how to tell OL to use .PST in the MyDoc's folder
... but how do I tell OL that _all_ outlook files should be kept in that
single folder

Not possible.
Partial Outlook File List below - looking for _complete_ list:
.pst (contacts & emails)

Anywhere you want.
.rwz (rules)

Outlook 2003 doesn't store rules in this file. I believe they're in the PST
in a hidden folder.
.rtf (signatures)

Must be in %AppData%\Microsoft\Signatures or whatever subfolder of
%AppData%\Microsoft that that the Signatures key specifies, but it controls
only the subfolder.
.nick (nicknames)

Outlook 2003 doesn't use any files with this file type. It used and NK2
file type and it must be in
%AppData%\Microsoft\Outlook
.oft (templates)

I think you can save an OFT anywhere you want it, but my preference is
%AppData%\Microsoft\Templates where Outlook expects them.
 

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