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How can I save old Outlook emails to put on new computer?

Okay, I need to dump my entire hard drive and install a fresh Windows7. However, I can't lose my email information in Outlook (contacts, emails, schedule, etc.) How do I save this information and then place on the hard drive after it is reinstalled? Thanks.
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  1. Hi.

    Read this that can help you with the transfer.

    Also exist a NK2 file that has all the email address of the persons that u send an email, that NK2 files is located in the following address:

    1- For XP: C:\Documents and Settings\xxxx\program files\Microsoft\Outlook. The xxxx means the username
    2- For Vista/7: C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
  2. That's a good writeup...that was my best solution too - save them as a .pst file and copy them over and reattach (File, open outlook data file).
  3. Best answer
    Everything should be saved in your .pst file, which you can back up and restore, then open after you've re-installed Outlook.
  4. saint19 said:
    Hi.

    Read this that can help you with the transfer.

    Also exist a NK2 file that has all the email address of the persons that u send an email, that NK2 files is located in the following address:

    1- For XP: C:\Documents and Settings\xxxx\program files\Microsoft\Outlook. The xxxx means the username
    2- For Vista/7: C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook


    Neither one of these paths above are correct. I am using Office2010 on an XP system. Also, this link only describes how to change where the data is saved in Outlook, but not how to move existing data to a new folder. Any other suggestions?
  5. So I searched for any *.pst files and found one entitled Outlook which is over 900,000kb large. I am assuming this is it. Correct?
  6. The Outlook.pst file is located at C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\My Documents\ in XP for anyone else's future reference.
  7. Best answer selected by ahthurungnone.
  8. That must be the new location for Office 2010...previously it had been buried in hidden folders in:

    c:\documents and settings\(username)\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook

    I can never understand why that would be the default location.
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