How to get my emails from office?

November 26, 2010 at 17:14:57
Specs: Windows 7
My computer's motherboard fried and i took the harddrive out and put it in an external case so i could access my files, but i cant figure out to view the outlook emails that i had on it? How do i look at all the emails that were stored in the harddrive in outlook? It was from a comp with vista, now i have a comp with windows 7.

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November 26, 2010 at 21:17:44
Your Outlook mails will be stored in a file called Outlook.pst in your old hard drive. Search for that file and configure it with the MS Outlook of your new PC.

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November 27, 2010 at 05:48:44
how/what do i have to do to configure them to the new OS?

Thank you

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November 27, 2010 at 06:04:44
i found the file, but it wont let me open it. Idk what program to use...i havbe outlook on my new comp but i cant find it to use

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November 27, 2010 at 06:36:44
This is the default location of the outlook.pst file....but it depends on your OS.

If its XP - C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

Win 7 - C:/users/"your computer name"/appdata/local/microsoft/outlook

Copy the outlook.pst file to the oulook folder as shown in the path above according to you OS.

Then open outlook.

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November 28, 2010 at 11:00:47
I dragged the outlook.pst file from the old hard drive to the folder as stated in the instructions above. But when i double click on it an error message comes up saying "the different options for opening contacts (wab.exe) from the run command are:" and then there is a list. Idk what im doing wrong here

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November 28, 2010 at 11:06:42
Ok, if you already put the PST file in the folder, dont double click the file. Just open Microsoft Outlook. You will see all the emails available in the PST file in your Outlook.

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November 28, 2010 at 11:55:12
where will the pst file be, once i have opened outlook.

Thanks again for the help, im a novice with all this, but i appreciate your help

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November 28, 2010 at 11:56:26
Lol i just found it, thankyou so much

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