upgrade from outlook 2003 to outlook 2007 on a different computer


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1440 minutes

Bought a new laptop with Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate. How do i bring my
Outlook 2003 SP3 files from my old computer, which was running XP to my new
laptop and make them work in the newer version of Outlook? They should
supply a dummies guide.
 
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Peter Foldes

First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007. You will need to
download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and install it.
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used in Outlook
2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to Outlook 2007.
 
P

Peter Foldes

Russ

That is how I understand the OP's original post. Hope he posts back

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Russ Valentine said:
The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used in Outlook 2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to Outlook 2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Peter Foldes said:
First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007. You will need to
download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and install it.

--
Peter

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R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Really hard to imagine anyone would ever try to apply a patch from an older
version to a newer one. Seems far more likely they would want to migrate
their data from Outlook 2003 SP3 to Outlook 2007.
Sure would be nice if posts were made clearly.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Peter Foldes said:
Russ

That is how I understand the OP's original post. Hope he posts back

--
Peter

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Russ Valentine said:
The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used in
Outlook 2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to Outlook 2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Peter Foldes said:
First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007. You
will need to download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and install
it.

--
Peter

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Bought a new laptop with Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate. How do i
bring my
Outlook 2003 SP3 files from my old computer, which was running XP to my
new
laptop and make them work in the newer version of Outlook? They should
supply a dummies guide.
 
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1

1440 minutes

I was only telling you what operating system and software I had before and
have now. I thought that information might be relevant.

You are correct. I'm just trying to migrate Outlook 2003 data from old
computer to Outlook 2007 on new computer.

I have opened the old *.pst file in my new Outlook program on my new
computer. Shows two groups of personal folders. I didn't quite understand
the instructiions to bring the two groups into one group. Do I have to
delete the Personal Folders that I created in Outlook 2007 when I installed
activated Outlook 2007? If so, will I lose the business contact manager,
whatever that is, that came with Outlook 2007?

By the way, I can't seem to search for email in the folders tha I brought
over. Even when I click on the folder and am looking right at the email, it
comes up empty in the search.

Russ Valentine said:
Really hard to imagine anyone would ever try to apply a patch from an older
version to a newer one. Seems far more likely they would want to migrate
their data from Outlook 2003 SP3 to Outlook 2007.
Sure would be nice if posts were made clearly.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Peter Foldes said:
Russ

That is how I understand the OP's original post. Hope he posts back

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

Russ Valentine said:
The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used in
Outlook 2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to Outlook 2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007. You
will need to download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and install
it.

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

Bought a new laptop with Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate. How do i
bring my
Outlook 2003 SP3 files from my old computer, which was running XP to my
new
laptop and make them work in the newer version of Outlook? They should
supply a dummies guide.
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

All your questions are answered in the references I posted. They clearly
tell you that if Outlook 2007 created a new PST file, then you set your old
PST as the default, restart Outlook, and close the PST file it created
(since it contains no data at this point).
BCM does not come with Outlook 2007 and is not in play here. If you have
questions about it, ask in a BCM group.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
1440 minutes said:
I was only telling you what operating system and software I had before and
have now. I thought that information might be relevant.

You are correct. I'm just trying to migrate Outlook 2003 data from old
computer to Outlook 2007 on new computer.

I have opened the old *.pst file in my new Outlook program on my new
computer. Shows two groups of personal folders. I didn't quite
understand
the instructiions to bring the two groups into one group. Do I have to
delete the Personal Folders that I created in Outlook 2007 when I
installed
activated Outlook 2007? If so, will I lose the business contact manager,
whatever that is, that came with Outlook 2007?

By the way, I can't seem to search for email in the folders tha I brought
over. Even when I click on the folder and am looking right at the email,
it
comes up empty in the search.

Russ Valentine said:
Really hard to imagine anyone would ever try to apply a patch from an
older
version to a newer one. Seems far more likely they would want to migrate
their data from Outlook 2003 SP3 to Outlook 2007.
Sure would be nice if posts were made clearly.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Peter Foldes said:
Russ

That is how I understand the OP's original post. Hope he posts back

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used in
Outlook 2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to Outlook
2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007. You
will need to download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and install
it.

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
acknowledged.

message
Bought a new laptop with Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate. How do i
bring my
Outlook 2003 SP3 files from my old computer, which was running XP to
my
new
laptop and make them work in the newer version of Outlook? They
should
supply a dummies guide.
 
1

1440 minutes

Hey Russ. I appreciate your help and realize that I must be frustrating to
deal with. I don't do this for a living as you do.

I redirected email to the correct renamed folder but it doesn't seem to stay
redirected when I send myself an email message. The email to myself goes to
the junk mail box of the original folder. Then I check on accounts again,
and it's as if iI never changed the folder location. Therefore, it won't let
me close the empty PST that was created when I setup the new Outlook software.

Another odd thing is that there are actually three PST files. Two are
duplicates of the one from the old computer. Both duplicates show the same
emails from the old computer.

As far a Business Contact Manager is concerned, I am not sure why you would
say that is not involved. Outlook did setup a folder with that name on it.
Was that just a teaser to get me to buy BCM software?

Russ Valentine said:
All your questions are answered in the references I posted. They clearly
tell you that if Outlook 2007 created a new PST file, then you set your old
PST as the default, restart Outlook, and close the PST file it created
(since it contains no data at this point).
BCM does not come with Outlook 2007 and is not in play here. If you have
questions about it, ask in a BCM group.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
1440 minutes said:
I was only telling you what operating system and software I had before and
have now. I thought that information might be relevant.

You are correct. I'm just trying to migrate Outlook 2003 data from old
computer to Outlook 2007 on new computer.

I have opened the old *.pst file in my new Outlook program on my new
computer. Shows two groups of personal folders. I didn't quite
understand
the instructiions to bring the two groups into one group. Do I have to
delete the Personal Folders that I created in Outlook 2007 when I
installed
activated Outlook 2007? If so, will I lose the business contact manager,
whatever that is, that came with Outlook 2007?

By the way, I can't seem to search for email in the folders tha I brought
over. Even when I click on the folder and am looking right at the email,
it
comes up empty in the search.

Russ Valentine said:
Really hard to imagine anyone would ever try to apply a patch from an
older
version to a newer one. Seems far more likely they would want to migrate
their data from Outlook 2003 SP3 to Outlook 2007.
Sure would be nice if posts were made clearly.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ

That is how I understand the OP's original post. Hope he posts back

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used in
Outlook 2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to Outlook
2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007. You
will need to download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and install
it.

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
acknowledged.

message
Bought a new laptop with Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate. How do i
bring my
Outlook 2003 SP3 files from my old computer, which was running XP to
my
new
laptop and make them work in the newer version of Outlook? They
should
supply a dummies guide.
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Not enough information here. BCM is not supplied with Outlook 2007 and is a
completely separate app. Hard to know what you did wrong without knowing
what you did. Happy to figure it out if you would post that information.
Spare no detail because we can't just guess this stuff.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
1440 minutes said:
Hey Russ. I appreciate your help and realize that I must be frustrating
to
deal with. I don't do this for a living as you do.

I redirected email to the correct renamed folder but it doesn't seem to
stay
redirected when I send myself an email message. The email to myself goes
to
the junk mail box of the original folder. Then I check on accounts again,
and it's as if iI never changed the folder location. Therefore, it won't
let
me close the empty PST that was created when I setup the new Outlook
software.

Another odd thing is that there are actually three PST files. Two are
duplicates of the one from the old computer. Both duplicates show the
same
emails from the old computer.

As far a Business Contact Manager is concerned, I am not sure why you
would
say that is not involved. Outlook did setup a folder with that name on
it.
Was that just a teaser to get me to buy BCM software?

Russ Valentine said:
All your questions are answered in the references I posted. They clearly
tell you that if Outlook 2007 created a new PST file, then you set your
old
PST as the default, restart Outlook, and close the PST file it created
(since it contains no data at this point).
BCM does not come with Outlook 2007 and is not in play here. If you have
questions about it, ask in a BCM group.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
1440 minutes said:
I was only telling you what operating system and software I had before
and
have now. I thought that information might be relevant.

You are correct. I'm just trying to migrate Outlook 2003 data from old
computer to Outlook 2007 on new computer.

I have opened the old *.pst file in my new Outlook program on my new
computer. Shows two groups of personal folders. I didn't quite
understand
the instructiions to bring the two groups into one group. Do I have to
delete the Personal Folders that I created in Outlook 2007 when I
installed
activated Outlook 2007? If so, will I lose the business contact
manager,
whatever that is, that came with Outlook 2007?

By the way, I can't seem to search for email in the folders tha I
brought
over. Even when I click on the folder and am looking right at the
email,
it
comes up empty in the search.

:

Really hard to imagine anyone would ever try to apply a patch from an
older
version to a newer one. Seems far more likely they would want to
migrate
their data from Outlook 2003 SP3 to Outlook 2007.
Sure would be nice if posts were made clearly.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ

That is how I understand the OP's original post. Hope he posts back

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
acknowledged.

The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used in
Outlook 2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to Outlook
2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007.
You
will need to download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and
install
it.

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
acknowledged.

message
Bought a new laptop with Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate. How do
i
bring my
Outlook 2003 SP3 files from my old computer, which was running XP
to
my
new
laptop and make them work in the newer version of Outlook? They
should
supply a dummies guide.
 
1

1440 minutes

I don't know anything about BCM, but it is a folder in my version of Outlook
2007. Maybe Dell put in there? I bought laptop, including MS Office Small
Business, through Dell.

I delete a third pst that was located on Data Traveller, which allowed me to
change default. The email now goes to the right folder, but I still can't
close the pst that was created when I setup the program. Don't know what
else to tell you. Blind leading the blind. Is there a log that I can post?



Russ Valentine said:
Not enough information here. BCM is not supplied with Outlook 2007 and is a
completely separate app. Hard to know what you did wrong without knowing
what you did. Happy to figure it out if you would post that information.
Spare no detail because we can't just guess this stuff.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
1440 minutes said:
Hey Russ. I appreciate your help and realize that I must be frustrating
to
deal with. I don't do this for a living as you do.

I redirected email to the correct renamed folder but it doesn't seem to
stay
redirected when I send myself an email message. The email to myself goes
to
the junk mail box of the original folder. Then I check on accounts again,
and it's as if iI never changed the folder location. Therefore, it won't
let
me close the empty PST that was created when I setup the new Outlook
software.

Another odd thing is that there are actually three PST files. Two are
duplicates of the one from the old computer. Both duplicates show the
same
emails from the old computer.

As far a Business Contact Manager is concerned, I am not sure why you
would
say that is not involved. Outlook did setup a folder with that name on
it.
Was that just a teaser to get me to buy BCM software?

Russ Valentine said:
All your questions are answered in the references I posted. They clearly
tell you that if Outlook 2007 created a new PST file, then you set your
old
PST as the default, restart Outlook, and close the PST file it created
(since it contains no data at this point).
BCM does not come with Outlook 2007 and is not in play here. If you have
questions about it, ask in a BCM group.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
I was only telling you what operating system and software I had before
and
have now. I thought that information might be relevant.

You are correct. I'm just trying to migrate Outlook 2003 data from old
computer to Outlook 2007 on new computer.

I have opened the old *.pst file in my new Outlook program on my new
computer. Shows two groups of personal folders. I didn't quite
understand
the instructiions to bring the two groups into one group. Do I have to
delete the Personal Folders that I created in Outlook 2007 when I
installed
activated Outlook 2007? If so, will I lose the business contact
manager,
whatever that is, that came with Outlook 2007?

By the way, I can't seem to search for email in the folders tha I
brought
over. Even when I click on the folder and am looking right at the
email,
it
comes up empty in the search.

:

Really hard to imagine anyone would ever try to apply a patch from an
older
version to a newer one. Seems far more likely they would want to
migrate
their data from Outlook 2003 SP3 to Outlook 2007.
Sure would be nice if posts were made clearly.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ

That is how I understand the OP's original post. Hope he posts back

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
acknowledged.

The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used in
Outlook 2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to Outlook
2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007.
You
will need to download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and
install
it.

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
acknowledged.

message
Bought a new laptop with Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate. How do
i
bring my
Outlook 2003 SP3 files from my old computer, which was running XP
to
my
new
laptop and make them work in the newer version of Outlook? They
should
supply a dummies guide.
 
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R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Simply posting the precise steps you used would tell us where you went
wrong.
Simply following the directions I posted would have worked:
1. Open the PST file you want the profile to use and set it as the default.
2. Restart Outlook and close the PST file the new profile created.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
1440 minutes said:
I don't know anything about BCM, but it is a folder in my version of
Outlook
2007. Maybe Dell put in there? I bought laptop, including MS Office
Small
Business, through Dell.

I delete a third pst that was located on Data Traveller, which allowed me
to
change default. The email now goes to the right folder, but I still can't
close the pst that was created when I setup the program. Don't know what
else to tell you. Blind leading the blind. Is there a log that I can
post?



Russ Valentine said:
Not enough information here. BCM is not supplied with Outlook 2007 and is
a
completely separate app. Hard to know what you did wrong without knowing
what you did. Happy to figure it out if you would post that information.
Spare no detail because we can't just guess this stuff.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
1440 minutes said:
Hey Russ. I appreciate your help and realize that I must be
frustrating
to
deal with. I don't do this for a living as you do.

I redirected email to the correct renamed folder but it doesn't seem to
stay
redirected when I send myself an email message. The email to myself
goes
to
the junk mail box of the original folder. Then I check on accounts
again,
and it's as if iI never changed the folder location. Therefore, it
won't
let
me close the empty PST that was created when I setup the new Outlook
software.

Another odd thing is that there are actually three PST files. Two are
duplicates of the one from the old computer. Both duplicates show the
same
emails from the old computer.

As far a Business Contact Manager is concerned, I am not sure why you
would
say that is not involved. Outlook did setup a folder with that name on
it.
Was that just a teaser to get me to buy BCM software?

:

All your questions are answered in the references I posted. They
clearly
tell you that if Outlook 2007 created a new PST file, then you set
your
old
PST as the default, restart Outlook, and close the PST file it created
(since it contains no data at this point).
BCM does not come with Outlook 2007 and is not in play here. If you
have
questions about it, ask in a BCM group.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
message
I was only telling you what operating system and software I had
before
and
have now. I thought that information might be relevant.

You are correct. I'm just trying to migrate Outlook 2003 data from
old
computer to Outlook 2007 on new computer.

I have opened the old *.pst file in my new Outlook program on my new
computer. Shows two groups of personal folders. I didn't quite
understand
the instructiions to bring the two groups into one group. Do I have
to
delete the Personal Folders that I created in Outlook 2007 when I
installed
activated Outlook 2007? If so, will I lose the business contact
manager,
whatever that is, that came with Outlook 2007?

By the way, I can't seem to search for email in the folders tha I
brought
over. Even when I click on the folder and am looking right at the
email,
it
comes up empty in the search.

:

Really hard to imagine anyone would ever try to apply a patch from
an
older
version to a newer one. Seems far more likely they would want to
migrate
their data from Outlook 2003 SP3 to Outlook 2007.
Sure would be nice if posts were made clearly.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ

That is how I understand the OP's original post. Hope he posts
back

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
acknowledged.

message
The data files from Outlook 2003 SP3 can most certainly be used
in
Outlook 2007.
Doubt the user is attempting to apply the 2003 SP3 patch to
Outlook
2007.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
First of all you cannot use the Office 2003 SP3 on Office 2007.
You
will need to download the Office 2007 SP2 for Office 2007 and
install
it.

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
acknowledged.

in
message
Bought a new laptop with Office 2007 and Vista Ultimate. How
do
i
bring my
Outlook 2003 SP3 files from my old computer, which was running
XP
to
my
new
laptop and make them work in the newer version of Outlook?
They
should
supply a dummies guide.
 

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