Import PST files in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What are PST files and how to import the PST files from Microsoft Outlook 2003 to Microsoft Outlook 2007?
Microsoft Outlook is an application found in Microsoft Office suite. This is an e-mail application. You could also find Calendar and the Contact Manager. Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007 are different versions available. The latest version is Microsoft Outlook 2010. These applications are very user friendly and have got many features. There are chances that you may upgrade the e-mail client any time. If you have used Microsoft Outlook 2003 before and need to use Microsoft Outlook 2007 now, you need to transfer all the details from Microsoft Outlook 2003 to 2007. So, you do not need to set up all the contacts and you could save all the e-mails from the previous e-mail client. You could do this by exporting and importing contacts and the mails.
Below given points are about PST files in Microsoft Outlook and tips to import froles from Microsoft Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007:
- PST files
- Back up Microsoft Outlook 2003 PST files
- Importing PST files
PST files are the Personal Folders. It is the file in which Microsoft Outlook would store the contacts and all the mail messages in the Microsoft Outlook. But, these files are present in the deeply hidden folder. If you need to transfer the contacts, e-mails etc. from Microsoft Outlook to any other e-mail 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.
Back up Microsoft Outlook 2003 PST files
You have to back up the PST files on the Microsoft Outlook 2003. You would click Start and then take Run. In that you would type Control Panel and it would open. You would then click the User Accounts and would take Mail. You would click the Show Profiles there. In that, you would click appropriate file and need to take the 'Properties'. You need to click the Data Files there. Then below the Name, you would click the 'Personal Folders Service' which you need to back up. If you have more than one PST file, you would back up each. Then, click the Settings and would note the path and file name. Then close the Properties window. You would then open the Windows Explorer and would paste the path in the address bar. If you find that you would copy that file to any other location in the system safely.
You need to open the Microsoft Outlook 2007. From that, you would click 'File' and would point to 'Open'. You would then click 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 Outlook 2003. Click the needed PST file there and would click OK. You would then choose 'Go' from the top menu. Then, select the Folder List. In that folder list, look for the name which is related with Microsoft Outlook 2003. Thus, PST files from Microsoft Outlook 2003 are imported to Microsoft Outlook 2007.
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