How to move the personal folder?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Volker, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Volker

    Volker Guest

    I want to move my personal folder to the location on the other partition
    where my old personal folder (the one from XP) is stored, (aka I want to
    further use my old and beloved one)

    How can I do this? In XP, it was easy: My files->right-klick->move.

    Thanks in advance
    Volker, Jun 10, 2006
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  2. Volker

    Doug Guest


    Instead of moving the file simply go to Outlook's "File" menu and select
    "Open" then "Outlook Data File". Point to the old PST file (XP PST file) in
    it's location and open it. You'll then see another set of Personal Folders
    appear in Outlook's Mail Folder list. Once you see the new added Personal
    Folders simply go to Outlook's "File" menu and select "Data File
    Management". When the dialogue opens select the old Personal Folders
    listing corresponding to your old XP PST file and click the "Set as Default"
    button. Once done, go back to Outlook's main view and Right-Click on the
    new Vista Personal Folders (the one you created when you installed Outlook
    after installing Vista) and select "Close Personal Folder". Voila!...
    you're done and your old (original XP PST file) is now your default PST for
    Outlook in Vista.

    PS: If you had email in the new Vista PST file then you can drag them into
    your older XP PST file before closing the VISTA PST file.


    Doug, Jun 11, 2006
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  3. Doug, where does he mention Outlook? I thought he meant the new equivalent
    to "My documents".
    Ian M. Walker, Jun 11, 2006
  4. Volker

    Doug Guest

    How silly! When I read Volkers post I thought he said personal PST folder.
    Feeling a bit sheepish at the moment ;)

    Doug, Jun 11, 2006
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