How to transfer MS outlook files from desktop to laptop

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Hi! I need to transfer Microsoft Outlook files from my desktop computer to my laptop; it’s just that I am not quite sure how to do it.

My MS Outlook is the 2003 version while my laptop is running the 2007 version.

Can you tell me the necessary steps I need to do when I transfer my MS Outlook files to my laptop?

And if it isn’t too much, can you include information on removing the current MS Outlook files on the laptop.

I am looking forward to your reply.

Thank you very much.

Best Answer by Clair Charles
Answered By 80 points N/A #109873

How to transfer MS outlook files from desktop to laptop


Hi Maureen, The fastest way to transfer or send data to Ms outlook from laptop to desktop is by zipping up the files.

Try using winzip. Just right click the folder that you want to transfer and then choose send to compressed files.

By doing that, you can now email the files from your desktop to your laptop.

For more information you can visit the site.

I hope it helps. I already tried doing this solution, and it really helped me a lot.

I hope it would be the same to you.

Have a good day and good luck!


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Answered By 15 points N/A #109874

How to transfer MS outlook files from desktop to laptop


For you to transfer outlook files to a new computer, you may first need to create a new, secondary .pst file that you will use for transferring data.

You will then need to save the data that you need to transfer in the new .pst file that you have created and leave out any data that will not transfer.

The following is the procedure to help you create a secondary .pst file.

  1. You will need to go to the File menu, and then point to New, and from there you will click on Outlook Data File.
  2. You will then need to type a unique name for the new .pst file, and then click OK.
  3. You will also need to provide a display name for the Personal Folders file, and then click OK.
  4. When you have done all that you will need to close Outlook.

But in the case that you already have a .pst file created, use the procedure below:

  1. First you will make a backup copy of the data, and you will have to ensure that  you copy the backup .pst file to a CD-ROM or other kind of removable media.
  2. Then you will copy the backup .pst file from the removable media that you have stored it, and then export it to the second computer.

Clair Charles

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