Problems moving outlook.pst from one computer to another


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victor

Folks,

[Please include (e-mail address removed) in your reply, as my direct access
to
these newsgroups is limited.]

In an attempt to transfer all of my Outlook content from one computer
to
another, I moved the entire outlook.pst file from one computer to the
other,
renaming the old outlook.pst on the receiving computer to
old-outlook.pst,
and storing the new outlook.pst in the same place.

Both computers are running Windows XP and Outlook 2002.

For the most part this process worked! I have all of my mail folders,
settings, etc. on the receiving computer, and I have been able to send
and
receive mail. However, there are 2 problems I have observed:

1. Every time I start Outlook on the receiving computer, I get the
following
error message:

"The location messages are delivered to has changed for this user
profile.
To complete this operation, you may need to copy the contents of the
old
Outlook folders to the new Outlook folders. For information about how
to
complete the change of your mail delivery location, see Microsoft
Outlook
Help.
Some of the shortcuts on the Outlook Bar may no longer work. Do you
want
Outlook to recreate your shorcuts? All shortcuts you have created will
be
removed."

I select "Yes."

Then I get this message:

"Outlook could not save the updated folder shortcut information. Check
to
make sure there is sufficient disk space and that the file
'C:\Documents and
Settings\Victor Schwartz\Application Data\M..." is not marked
read-only.
All changes made during this session will be lost. You don't have
appropriate permission to perform this operation."

I select "OK"

Then I am able to use Outlook successfully (with the exception of item
(2),
below). But when I exit Outlook I get the second message again:

"Outlook could not save ... You don't have appropriate permission to
perform
this operation."

2. One other oddity: When I compose a message and click on TO or CC to
enter recipient names from my Outlook Contact Manager, I get the
message:

"The address list could not be displayed. The Contacts folder
associated
with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or
deleted, or you do not have permissions. For information on how to
remove
this folder from the Outlook Address Book, see Microsoft Outlook Help."

I select "OK." This leaves me viewing the "Select Names", showing
"Show
Names from the: Contacts", where "Contacts" is in a menu window. If I
choose the menu options for this menu window, I see:

Outlook Address Book
Contacts
Contacts

And if I choose the SECOND "Contacts", I see all of my Contacts just
fine!
But the NEXT TIME I click on TO or CC in a new message window (or even
in
the same one before I finish composing/sending the message), I have to
go
through the same drill, back at ""The address list could not be
displayed.
...."

Any suggestions as to how to make these problems go away would be
gratefully
appreciated. I tried to follow the "hints" contained in the above
error
messages, without success. And I did a "Repair Install" of Outlook
2002 to
see if it would fix these problems, but it didn't.

Sincerely,

Victor Schwartz
(e-mail address removed)
 
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Brian Tillman

[Please include (e-mail address removed) in your reply, as my direct access
to
these newsgroups is limited.]

Ask here get an aswer here.
In an attempt to transfer all of my Outlook content from one computer
to
another, I moved the entire outlook.pst file from one computer to the
other,
renaming the old outlook.pst on the receiving computer to
old-outlook.pst,
and storing the new outlook.pst in the same place.

Oops. You've now corrupted your mail profile. Both your problems can be
corrected by creating a new mail profile and pointing it at your existing
PST, adding in the Outlook Address Book service to that profile and then
enabling the Contacts folder as an address book.
 

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