Outputting Outlook


I am starting to back up all my files to CD in anticipation of buying a new computer this fall when Windows 7 becomes available.

I have a Windows 98SE system using Office 2000 and I cannot find my Outlook 2000 .pst files so I can save them to CD and then move them to the new system when it arrives. I have searched the entire disk for “*.pst” and the only thing it shows is the “default.pst” file which is way too small (300KB) to be the file I want. Also, is there a way to save my Outlook settings so they can be moved to the new Outlook?

—Allan Kjeldsen
Allan, Microsoft’s Knowledge Base article 196492 ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196492 ) gives instructions on exporting your .pst files and settings. Briefly, to find your .pst files, right-click Outlook Today and hit Properties, then Advanced. The Path box should show your .pst file location; the default is C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst. The Knowledge Base article also includes instructions for backing up your Outlook 2000 settings, rules, contacts, calendars, and tasks so you can export them to newer versions of Outlook.

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