Move from Office 2003 to Office 2007 (Outlook)

  Diodorus Siculus 12:27 24 May 07

I have installed Office 2007 on a new machine but need to change from Outlook data from Office 2003; that will include email, calendar and contacts.

How best to do this? Simply copy the PST file?

Any pointers gratefully accepted.

Cheers, Dio

  Diodorus Siculus 13:47 24 May 07

Well, I just copied the 2003 PST file and pasted it into the Outlook 2007 folder to replace the one that was there and everything seems fine.

Thanks to all who looked.

Cheers, Dio

  wee eddie 14:24 24 May 07

and Import it but as DS says, that's all you need to do.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:27 24 May 07

I tried the import option but it didn't seem to want to do that.

  wee eddie 14:36 24 May 07

If you Export your .pst file to the Desktop > Do the Update > then Import it from the Desktop. It should work "In theory!"

  fitshase 15:04 24 May 07

If you are installing Office 2007 on the same machine as Office 2003 - it will ask in the setup if you want to "upgrade" instead of a clean install.

If you go down this route, Outlook will automatically sort your contacts, mail, rules, notes, etc.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:27 24 May 07

Thanks, wee eddie.

What I tried to do was import it direct from the Outlook 2003 PST file via a network; it wasn't actually "exported" first. Hence the problem I had.

Anyway, now I know for the future.

fitshase - it was a new machine, not an upgrade.

Thanks, both. Dio

  wee eddie 18:56 24 May 07

If you Export the .pst file to one of your "Shared Folders", then you should have no difficulty finding it on the Network.

  Diodorus Siculus 01:40 25 May 07

I realise that; it's just that I didn't export, jsut tried a direct copy and it may well have been in use.

Cheers anyway, I'm a little wiser :)

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