How to handle pst for upgrading 2003 to 2007 office suite?

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Jorge Cervantes

I am going to upgrade from Office Suite 2003 to 2007.
How to migrate pst file from 03 to 07 painlessly?
Should I start a new pst for 2007 Outlook? Jorge
 
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Jorge Cervantes

While its often better to create a new pst and move the contents of the
old
to the new pst,

I like this idea. My question is how to move the contents of the old pst
(03) to the new 07pst.
Please advise me. I am planning to update today. Jorge


Diane Poremsky said:
While its often better to create a new pst and move the contents of the
old to the new pst, as long as you have the new format pst in outlook
2003, you can use it in Outlook 2007.

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Jorge Cervantes said:
I am going to upgrade from Office Suite 2003 to 2007.
How to migrate pst file from 03 to 07 painlessly?
Should I start a new pst for 2007 Outlook? Jorge
 
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Pat Willener

Create the new PST file, then - inside Outlook - drag-and-drop contents
from the old to the new file. Use right-click drag-and-drop to select
between Copy and Move.

Just to be on the safe side, create a backup of your original PST file
before you begin. Make sure that Outlook is closed when you create the
backup copy.

Jorge said:
While its often better to create a new pst and move the contents of the
old
to the new pst,

I like this idea. My question is how to move the contents of the old pst
(03) to the new 07pst.
Please advise me. I am planning to update today. Jorge


Diane Poremsky said:
While its often better to create a new pst and move the contents of the
old to the new pst, as long as you have the new format pst in outlook
2003, you can use it in Outlook 2007.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

Jorge Cervantes said:
I am going to upgrade from Office Suite 2003 to 2007.
How to migrate pst file from 03 to 07 painlessly?
Should I start a new pst for 2007 Outlook? Jorge
 
J

Jorge Cervantes

Create the new PST file, then - inside Outlook - drag-and-drop contents
from the old to the new file.

I don't get it. Pst is a single file. How can I open old pst file under
09Outlook?
Please patient;
Jorge


Pat Willener said:
Create the new PST file, then - inside Outlook - drag-and-drop contents
from the old to the new file. Use right-click drag-and-drop to select
between Copy and Move.

Just to be on the safe side, create a backup of your original PST file
before you begin. Make sure that Outlook is closed when you create the
backup copy.

Jorge said:
While its often better to create a new pst and move the contents of the
old
to the new pst,

I like this idea. My question is how to move the contents of the old
pst (03) to the new 07pst.
Please advise me. I am planning to update today. Jorge


Diane Poremsky said:
While its often better to create a new pst and move the contents of the
old to the new pst, as long as you have the new format pst in outlook
2003, you can use it in Outlook 2007.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

I am going to upgrade from Office Suite 2003 to 2007.
How to migrate pst file from 03 to 07 painlessly?
Should I start a new pst for 2007 Outlook? Jorge
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

See http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ansi-to-unicode.asp - ignore the fact
that your current pst is probably unicode. All methods would work, but
Method 2 is the better one.

Basically, make a profile, open the old pst using file, open, outlook data
file and move the stuff you need over. I would keep older things you no
longer need in the old pst and keep it as an archive, moving just important
stuff.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

Jorge Cervantes said:
While its often better to create a new pst and move the contents of the
old
to the new pst,

I like this idea. My question is how to move the contents of the old pst
(03) to the new 07pst.
Please advise me. I am planning to update today. Jorge


Diane Poremsky said:
While its often better to create a new pst and move the contents of the
old to the new pst, as long as you have the new format pst in outlook
2003, you can use it in Outlook 2007.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]



Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

Let's Really Fix Outlook 2010
http://forums.slipstick.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34

Jorge Cervantes said:
I am going to upgrade from Office Suite 2003 to 2007.
How to migrate pst file from 03 to 07 painlessly?
Should I start a new pst for 2007 Outlook? Jorge
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

I like this idea. My question is how to move the contents of the old pst
(03) to the new 07pst.

There's no reason to move the contents of an Outlook 2003 PST to an Outlook
2007 PST because they both use the same format PST. Just reuse the same PST
in Outlook 2007. In fact, if you choose an upgrade install, Outlook 2007 will
reuse all your Outlook 2003 settings.
 

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