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Microsoft Outlook 2003 Data File Management

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by TW.87, Jan 2, 2007.

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  1. TW.87

    TW.87 Thread Starter

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    Now that we have started a new year, I would like to start "from scratch" with Microsoft Outlook 2003, but I do not want to completely delete all of the e-mails received during 2006, although I will no longer require them to be accessible from within Microsoft Outlook 2003.

    Is this as simple as moving the current Data File (“.PST”) to a back-up location, and creating a new, empty one for 2007?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Rockn

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    Simple as that. PST files also contain all contacts, notes and calendars if the od ones are important. You can selectively import whatever you need from the old PST file.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    What I usually have people do is:

    Create a new data file and make it the default
    Open up the old PST file
    Specifically copy what you want from the old one to the new one. Simple drag and drop.
    Close the old PST file
     
  4. TW.87

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    Great! Thank you for your help!
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    Sometimes when there is a lot of e-mail, I have folks relabel the PST file (not rename necessarily) to something like the year or years (2004-2005). This when you look at it in Outlook you don't just see "Personal Folder" but something a bit more descriptive.
     
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