Migrate Outlook mail from XP to Win7

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    How do I move Outlook mail from XP to Win7?
    I used the Easy Transfer program but it didn't move the .pst files.
     
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    Microsoft Easy Transfer should copy the information to the right directories.
     
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    Thought of doing it manually?
     
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    You can move the files manually but because W7 changed where many folders are stored compared to XP, you will need to look up the directory structure changes to insure it's placement where it is expected to be.
     
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    Since Easy Transfer didn't move my .pst files I'm looking at Fire Cat's
    suggestion to manually move the old mail data to win7.
    When I tried to look at Documents and Settings to see where Outlook files
    are located, the folder was locked and I got a 'Access denied' message even though I'm the administrator.
    Can anyone instruct me on how to do the move manually?
     
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    Thanks again TrainableMan.
    I think you've gotten me on the road to getting my old mail back to Win7.
    I look forward to trying your instructions as soon as I hve some time.
    Thanks--gcucak
     
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    Move Outlook mail from XP to Win7

    TrainableMan,
    I successfully moved my old Outlook mail from Xp to Win7 by using
    the second part of your suggested solution as follows.

    - Had each XP user's old .pst files backed up on an external hard drive.
    - Opened mail accounts for each user in Win7.
    - Opened Outlook for a user, went to:
    File>Open>Import
    - Choose Import from another file or program in the Import Wizard menue.
    - Choose Outlook Data (.pst) from the Import menue.
    - Browsed the .pst file to be imported from my backed up drive.
    - Proceeded to import the user .pst I had opened to the proper account.
    The import process worked. It not only brought all my old mail folders
    but the contacts, calendar etc as well.
    I didn't have to use the TakeOwnership but I think that would work also.
    Thanks for your help----gcucak
     
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    TrainableMan ^ The World's First ^ Moderator

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    Windows protects some folders as "system" so I wasn't sure if you could get there or not. It sounds like you are all set - glad you got it working :)
     
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    Hi there
    I am following this thread but I have a question.
    At the weekend I will be installing Windows 7 and Office 2010 over XP and Office 2007. (32 bit)
    How can I keep the email data (emails & contacts) or should I just use easy transfer onto a spare SSD plugged into a USB port that I will be using
     
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    Well I definitely suggest you use Easy Transfer to create a migration file but it has been so long I don't recall if it copied my contacts or mail. I haven't used the program version of outlook in years because I moved on to the online outlook.com. Even this particular thread is almost 7 years old.
     
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    Thanks for that.
    So before I start I take it I could set up online outlook.com and then move the 2007 outlook files will that work
    Thanks anyway but I have sorted it :)
     
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    You can't really move the emails automatically to an online acct. If you want them you would have to manually forward them to your new online acct after you create it
     
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