Difference between saving Outlook .pst file and exporting?


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Hi all,

I'm looking to move my Outlook 2007 emails to a new computer but I've heard of two different ways of doing this.

1. I can copy outlook.pst to my external hard disk then simply move it into the appropriate folder in my new computer

2. Use the 'export to pst file' command in outlook 2007 which creates a new PST file.

Considering my original outlook.pst file is 5gb, exporting would take AGES. But what would be the point of exporting if I can just copy outlook.pst?

Does that make any sense?

Also, does outlook.pst contain all the 'Sent Items' as well?
 
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