Tips to import .PST files from Microsoft® Outlook
How could you import .PST files from Microsoft Outlook to an earlier version of Microsoft Outlook and to Microsoft Outlook 2007?
Microsoft Outlook is an application included in the Microsoft Office suit. You could use this as an email client. You could also find calendar and the contact manager. Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007 are two different versions of Microsoft Outlook. The latest version is Microsoft Outlook 2010. These applications are very user friendly and have got many features. There are chances that you would upgrade the email client any time. If you were using Microsoft Outlook 2003 before and need to use Microsoft Outlook 2007 now, you need to transfer all the details from Microsoft Outlook 2003 to Microsoft Outlook 2007. So you do not need to set up all the contacts and you could save all the emails from the previous email client. You could do this by exporting and importing contacts and the mails.
The tips to import files from Microsoft Outlook 2003 to an earlier version of Microsoft Outlook and to Microsoft Outlook 2007 are discussed below:
- .PST files
- Import .PST files from Microsoft Outlook 2003 to earlier version
- Import .PST files from Microsoft Outlook 2003 to Microsoft Outlook 2007
.PST files are the Personal Folders. It is the file in which Microsoft Outlook would store the contacts, mail present in it. But these files are present in the deeply hidden folder. If you need to transfer the contacts, emails etc from it to any other email client, you would transfer the .PST files. These files are being represented as more complex database. If these files get corrupted, you would lose all the important data. So you need to back up the .PST files at any time. You could also use that while importing and exporting.
Import .PST files from Microsoft Outlook 2003 to earlier version
After opening Microsoft Outlook 2003 you need to select New from File menu and select MS Outlook Data File. From the New MS Outlook Data File dialog you need to choose MS Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders File option and click OK. In the Create or Open MS Outlook Data File dialog you need to type in the name for a new .PST file and save the file to the hard drive and close Create Microsoft Personal Folders dialog. From the Navigation Pane you need to select new Personal Folders and click File menu, and then choose Import and Export. After choosing the Personal Folder File (.PST), you need to select the file which you want to export by clicking Browse button. Under ‘Select the folder to import from’ option you need to click Personal Folders. Finally press Ok button.
You need to firstly open the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. From that you would click File and would point to ‘open’. You would then click MS Outlook Data File. You would then slowly navigate to the file folder present in the system. This would be the file folder in which you have saved the .PST files from MS Outlook 2003. You would then click the needed .PST file there and would click OK. You would then choose Go present in the top menu. Then select the Folder List. In that folder list, you would look the name which is related to Microsoft Outlook 2003. Thus .PST files from Microsoft Outlook 2003 can be imported to Microsoft Outlook 2007.
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