restore message rules, mail accounts from old HDD


A

AJS

Hi,
I just upgraded to a larger HDD. I installed Office 2003 and Outlook.
Now I want to restore all my message rules and mail accounts from my old HDD
but do not know where they are located.
I did find the mail storage folder (C:\Documents and
Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook) and
was able to import my emails, calendar etc. but the message rules, mail
accounts and those little reply "wiggles" were not included.

I hope there is a way to easily import or copy them onto the new HDD.

Thank you,
AJS
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

importing is never the correct method to re-attach your Outlook data.

Had you simply opened your .pst file, you would have found all of the items
you are missing except your signatures, which are kept in a separate file.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, AJS asked:

| Hi,
| I just upgraded to a larger HDD. I installed Office 2003 and Outlook.
| Now I want to restore all my message rules and mail accounts from my
| old HDD but do not know where they are located.
| I did find the mail storage folder (C:\Documents and
| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
| Data\Microsoft\Outlook) and was able to import my emails, calendar
| etc. but the message rules, mail accounts and those little reply
| "wiggles" were not included.
|
| I hope there is a way to easily import or copy them onto the new HDD.
|
| Thank you,
| AJS
 
A

AJS

Thanks for your reply, but I do not understand what you mean by "had you
simply opened your .pst file..."
I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my old HDD to
the new HDD.
Can you solve my problem?
Thanks,
AJS


| importing is never the correct method to re-attach your Outlook data.
|
| Had you simply opened your .pst file, you would have found all of the
items
| you are missing except your signatures, which are kept in a separate file.
|
| --
| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
|
| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
|
|
| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
|
|| Hi,
|| I just upgraded to a larger HDD. I installed Office 2003 and Outlook.
|| Now I want to restore all my message rules and mail accounts from my
|| old HDD but do not know where they are located.
|| I did find the mail storage folder (C:\Documents and
|| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
|| Data\Microsoft\Outlook) and was able to import my emails, calendar
|| etc. but the message rules, mail accounts and those little reply
|| "wiggles" were not included.
||
|| I hope there is a way to easily import or copy them onto the new HDD.
||
|| Thank you,
|| AJS
|
|
 
D

DL

You stated you imported, then you said you copied to the new hd, that makes
little sense.
Describe exactly what you did and the sequence
 
A

AJS

Hi,
I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my old HDD
to the new HDD to this location: "C:\Documents and
Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook".

Where are the rules and mail account information stored and how do I get
them to the new HDD?

Thanks,
AJS

| You stated you imported, then you said you copied to the new hd, that
makes
| little sense.
| Describe exactly what you did and the sequence
|
| | > Thanks for your reply, but I do not understand what you mean by "had you
| > simply opened your .pst file..."
| > I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my old
HDD
| > to
| > the new HDD.
| > Can you solve my problem?
| > Thanks,
| > AJS
| >
| >
| > | > | importing is never the correct method to re-attach your Outlook data.
| > |
| > | Had you simply opened your .pst file, you would have found all of the
| > items
| > | you are missing except your signatures, which are kept in a separate
| > file.
| > |
| > | --
| > | Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
| > |
| > | Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
| > | ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
| > | How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
| > |
| > |
| > | After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
| > |
| > || Hi,
| > || I just upgraded to a larger HDD. I installed Office 2003 and Outlook.
| > || Now I want to restore all my message rules and mail accounts from my
| > || old HDD but do not know where they are located.
| > || I did find the mail storage folder (C:\Documents and
| > || Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
| > || Data\Microsoft\Outlook) and was able to import my emails, calendar
| > || etc. but the message rules, mail accounts and those little reply
| > || "wiggles" were not included.
| > ||
| > || I hope there is a way to easily import or copy them onto the new HDD.
| > ||
| > || Thank you,
| > || AJS
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
 
M

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Rules are in the .pst which you have corrupted by copying into the default
location and overwriting the new ,pst file.

Account settings are in the registry.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, AJS asked:

| Hi,
| I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my old
| HDD to the new HDD to this location: "C:\Documents and
| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
| Data\Microsoft\Outlook".
|
| Where are the rules and mail account information stored and how do I
| get them to the new HDD?
|
| Thanks,
| AJS
|
| || You stated you imported, then you said you copied to the new hd,
|| that makes little sense.
|| Describe exactly what you did and the sequence
||
|| ||| Thanks for your reply, but I do not understand what you mean by
||| "had you simply opened your .pst file..."
||| I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my
||| old HDD to
||| the new HDD.
||| Can you solve my problem?
||| Thanks,
||| AJS
|||
|||
||| |||| importing is never the correct method to re-attach your Outlook
|||| data.
||||
|||| Had you simply opened your .pst file, you would have found all of
|||| the items you are missing except your signatures, which are kept
|||| in a separate file.
||||
|||| --
|||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||||
|||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|||| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
|||| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
||||
||||
|||| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
||||
||||| Hi,
||||| I just upgraded to a larger HDD. I installed Office 2003 and
||||| Outlook. Now I want to restore all my message rules and mail
||||| accounts from my old HDD but do not know where they are located.
||||| I did find the mail storage folder (C:\Documents and
||||| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
||||| Data\Microsoft\Outlook) and was able to import my emails, calendar
||||| etc. but the message rules, mail accounts and those little reply
||||| "wiggles" were not included.
|||||
||||| I hope there is a way to easily import or copy them onto the new
||||| HDD.
|||||
||||| Thank you,
||||| AJS
 
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A

AJS

So how do I get the rules?
And how should I have done it?
Does anybody know?
Thanks


| Rules are in the .pst which you have corrupted by copying into the default
| location and overwriting the new ,pst file.
|
| Account settings are in the registry.
|
| --
| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
|
| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
|
|
| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
|
|| Hi,
|| I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my old
|| HDD to the new HDD to this location: "C:\Documents and
|| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
|| Data\Microsoft\Outlook".
||
|| Where are the rules and mail account information stored and how do I
|| get them to the new HDD?
||
|| Thanks,
|| AJS
||
|| ||| You stated you imported, then you said you copied to the new hd,
||| that makes little sense.
||| Describe exactly what you did and the sequence
|||
||| |||| Thanks for your reply, but I do not understand what you mean by
|||| "had you simply opened your .pst file..."
|||| I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my
|||| old HDD to
|||| the new HDD.
|||| Can you solve my problem?
|||| Thanks,
|||| AJS
||||
||||
|||| ||||| importing is never the correct method to re-attach your Outlook
||||| data.
|||||
||||| Had you simply opened your .pst file, you would have found all of
||||| the items you are missing except your signatures, which are kept
||||| in a separate file.
|||||
||||| --
||||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
|||||
||||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
||||| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
||||| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
|||||
|||||
||||| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
|||||
|||||| Hi,
|||||| I just upgraded to a larger HDD. I installed Office 2003 and
|||||| Outlook. Now I want to restore all my message rules and mail
|||||| accounts from my old HDD but do not know where they are located.
|||||| I did find the mail storage folder (C:\Documents and
|||||| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
|||||| Data\Microsoft\Outlook) and was able to import my emails, calendar
|||||| etc. but the message rules, mail accounts and those little reply
|||||| "wiggles" were not included.
||||||
|||||| I hope there is a way to easily import or copy them onto the new
|||||| HDD.
||||||
|||||| Thank you,
|||||| AJS
|
|
 
M

Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

If you still have access to the old .pst file, copy it to your My Documents
folder on the new installation. Use Outlook's File->Open->Outlook Data
File. Navigate to the .pst file in My DOcuments folder and open it.l

THen use the File=>Data File Management to set the saved .pst file as your
default.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, AJS asked:

| So how do I get the rules?
| And how should I have done it?
| Does anybody know?
| Thanks
|
|
| || Rules are in the .pst which you have corrupted by copying into the
|| default location and overwriting the new ,pst file.
||
|| Account settings are in the registry.
||
|| --
|| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||
|| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
|| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
||
||
|| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
||
||| Hi,
||| I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my
||| old HDD to the new HDD to this location: "C:\Documents and
||| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
||| Data\Microsoft\Outlook".
|||
||| Where are the rules and mail account information stored and how do I
||| get them to the new HDD?
|||
||| Thanks,
||| AJS
|||
||| |||| You stated you imported, then you said you copied to the new hd,
|||| that makes little sense.
|||| Describe exactly what you did and the sequence
||||
|||| ||||| Thanks for your reply, but I do not understand what you mean by
||||| "had you simply opened your .pst file..."
||||| I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my
||||| old HDD to
||||| the new HDD.
||||| Can you solve my problem?
||||| Thanks,
||||| AJS
|||||
|||||
||||| |||||| importing is never the correct method to re-attach your Outlook
|||||| data.
||||||
|||||| Had you simply opened your .pst file, you would have found all of
|||||| the items you are missing except your signatures, which are kept
|||||| in a separate file.
||||||
|||||| --
|||||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
||||||
|||||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
|||||| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
|||||| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
||||||
||||||
|||||| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
||||||
||||||| Hi,
||||||| I just upgraded to a larger HDD. I installed Office 2003 and
||||||| Outlook. Now I want to restore all my message rules and mail
||||||| accounts from my old HDD but do not know where they are located.
||||||| I did find the mail storage folder (C:\Documents and
||||||| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
||||||| Data\Microsoft\Outlook) and was able to import my emails,
||||||| calendar etc. but the message rules, mail accounts and those
||||||| little reply "wiggles" were not included.
|||||||
||||||| I hope there is a way to easily import or copy them onto the new
||||||| HDD.
|||||||
||||||| Thank you,
||||||| AJS
 
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A

AJS

Thanks,
got all rules now.
AJS

| If you still have access to the old .pst file, copy it to your My
Documents
| folder on the new installation. Use Outlook's File->Open->Outlook Data
| File. Navigate to the .pst file in My DOcuments folder and open it.l
|
| THen use the File=>Data File Management to set the saved .pst file as your
| default.
|
| --
| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
|
| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
|
|
| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
|
|| So how do I get the rules?
|| And how should I have done it?
|| Does anybody know?
|| Thanks
||
||
|| ||| Rules are in the .pst which you have corrupted by copying into the
||| default location and overwriting the new ,pst file.
|||
||| Account settings are in the registry.
|||
||| --
||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
|||
||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
||| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
||| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
|||
|||
||| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
|||
|||| Hi,
|||| I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my
|||| old HDD to the new HDD to this location: "C:\Documents and
|||| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
|||| Data\Microsoft\Outlook".
||||
|||| Where are the rules and mail account information stored and how do I
|||| get them to the new HDD?
||||
|||| Thanks,
|||| AJS
||||
|||| ||||| You stated you imported, then you said you copied to the new hd,
||||| that makes little sense.
||||| Describe exactly what you did and the sequence
|||||
||||| |||||| Thanks for your reply, but I do not understand what you mean by
|||||| "had you simply opened your .pst file..."
|||||| I had actually copied the folder containing the .pst file from my
|||||| old HDD to
|||||| the new HDD.
|||||| Can you solve my problem?
|||||| Thanks,
|||||| AJS
||||||
||||||
|||||| ||||||| importing is never the correct method to re-attach your Outlook
||||||| data.
|||||||
||||||| Had you simply opened your .pst file, you would have found all of
||||||| the items you are missing except your signatures, which are kept
||||||| in a separate file.
|||||||
||||||| --
||||||| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
|||||||
||||||| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
||||||| ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
||||||| How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
|||||||
|||||||
||||||| After furious head scratching, AJS asked:
|||||||
|||||||| Hi,
|||||||| I just upgraded to a larger HDD. I installed Office 2003 and
|||||||| Outlook. Now I want to restore all my message rules and mail
|||||||| accounts from my old HDD but do not know where they are located.
|||||||| I did find the mail storage folder (C:\Documents and
|||||||| Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application
|||||||| Data\Microsoft\Outlook) and was able to import my emails,
|||||||| calendar etc. but the message rules, mail accounts and those
|||||||| little reply "wiggles" were not included.
||||||||
|||||||| I hope there is a way to easily import or copy them onto the new
|||||||| HDD.
||||||||
|||||||| Thank you,
|||||||| AJS
|
|
 

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