so my inspiron 1520 hd failed again due to a badly made factory image AGAIN and i just lost os functionality. I had been backing up all my stuff, so thats not the problem... the problem is that now i have no clue how to get my thousands of outlook messages, organized folders, notes, tasks, and precious calendar out of the HD.
Is there a folder that i can just copy and paste and that's it as far as transferring my stuff to the new hd/oulook when it gets here? or is there some process?
remember, i can't boot so exporting is not an option at this time...
If the information itself is corrupt, you're screwed anyway. It shouldn't be, though. I can't tell you where the actual folders are, I don't know what programs you use for each type of information, or how you organize your file structure.
It's likely though that all of your emails are safely stored away on your provider's server. Might want to check there.
so all my custom folders,calendar, messages, notes, tasks and rules are in the pst file?
No. The pst file does not contais "everything", but it contains most things. Its quicker than using the migration tools (The Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP), but my clients have always been much hapier when I used the migration tools.
The caveat being you have to be able to run it on the compter being migrated from. . . . most likely. I never tried it from a swing upgrade configuration.
alrighty guys, after 7 hours of setup, my comp is back to normal....
now, for those that need help with their outlooks whatnot,
make sure you have hidden files and folders on "show"
c -> users -> *username* -> AppData -> Local -> Microsoft -> Outlook
Now, under outlook, depending on what your system settings are, the filesmight be called .pst OR "outlook data file". what you want to copy are the archive file and the bigger outlook file. Mine was about 278mb...
so if you copy BOTH pst files, everything!!! will transfer except for the email account settings... i had to manually put those in... bummer. but all my notes, contacts, calendars, ect were there.