Who can resist upgrading to Outlook 2007 which offers many new and enhanced features; an instant search tool, attachment previews, a ‘To-do’ bar, a brand new calendar layout and many more great Outlook settings. Maybe it’s time upgraded to 2007 from your old 2003 version. But whether you upgrade or not, you’ll still need your old mails, so you’ll need to know how to export your mails from 2003 to 2007.
So here are the Outlook settings to export your files from Outlook 2003 and into the new version.
Export your files
Get started with the exporting process by locating your .pst files. You can find it by typing ‘C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook’ in the Windows Explorer ‘Address’ bar. Once you find it, right click on the .pst file and select ‘Copy’ (no Outlook settings yet).
Now paste it in a removable media folder like a flash drive or CD. All the contents of your .pst folder will now be copied to the removable media folder. If you are copying it in a CD, you will have ‘Windows CD burning Wizard’ opened. Just follow the on screen instructions to burn the folder to your CD (no Outlook settings here either).
Now that you have successfully exported the contents of .pst file, you just have to import it to 2007 version. Take out the removable media out of the system, which runs Outlook 2003, and insert it into the system that has 2007 version. Head to ‘File’ in Outlook settings and push the ‘Open’ option. Next, choose ‘Outlook Data file’ form the Outlook settings available.
More Outlook settings for easy importing
In the new window that appears, navigate to the folder having the removable media device containing the exported .pst file. You only have to hit ‘Ok’ and all your Outlook settings and data will be in place.
Make the best use of Outlook 2007, which offers exciting new features and Outlook settings. Now that you know how to export and import data, what are you waiting for?