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NEED HELP SOON: Win7 Files & Settings Transfer Wiz & Office Outlook PST Mailboxes

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Tecknomage, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Tecknomage

    Tecknomage Flightless Bird

    I'm going to help a friend setup his new DELL with Win7 Pro & Office
    2007 this weekend 4/6.

    I have used the [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard] between WinXP SP3
    systems many times at work. But I've always transferred the user's
    folder that had the Outlook PST files to ensure the mailboxes were
    transferred, but that was with *Office 2000 or 2003* installed in
    source and Office 2003 in destination.

    How well will the *Win7* [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard] work
    from a WinXP with Outlook 2000 to Win7 with Outlook 2007?

    In Win7 with Office 2007, where exactly (path) are a user's Outlook
    PST files kept?

    As you can guess, this will be my first Win7 setup.



    --
    ======== Tecknomage ========
    Computer Systems Specialist
    IT Technician
    San Diego, CA
     
  2. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Tecknomage <tecknode@NOSPAM.com> wrote:

    >I'm going to help a friend setup his new DELL with Win7 Pro & Office
    >2007 this weekend 4/6.
    >
    >I have used the [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard] between WinXP SP3
    >systems many times at work. But I've always transferred the user's
    >folder that had the Outlook PST files to ensure the mailboxes were
    >transferred, but that was with *Office 2000 or 2003* installed in
    >source and Office 2003 in destination.
    >
    >How well will the *Win7* [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard] work
    >from a WinXP with Outlook 2000 to Win7 with Outlook 2007?
    >
    >In Win7 with Office 2007, where exactly (path) are a user's Outlook
    >PST files kept?
    >
    >As you can guess, this will be my first Win7 setup.



    It's been a long time since I used Office 2000, but there should be an
    export function in Outlook 2000 that creates one gigantic PST file
    that can then be imported into his new copy of Outlook. I'd at least
    try it that way first.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  3. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Re: NEED HELP SOON: Win7 Files & Settings Transfer Wiz & OfficeOutlook PST Mailboxes

    Joel wrote:
    > Tecknomage <tecknode@NOSPAM.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm going to help a friend setup his new DELL with Win7 Pro & Office
    >> 2007 this weekend 4/6.
    >>
    >> I have used the [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard] between WinXP SP3
    >> systems many times at work. But I've always transferred the user's
    >> folder that had the Outlook PST files to ensure the mailboxes were
    >> transferred, but that was with *Office 2000 or 2003* installed in
    >> source and Office 2003 in destination.
    >>
    >> How well will the *Win7* [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard] work
    >>from a WinXP with Outlook 2000 to Win7 with Outlook 2007?
    >> In Win7 with Office 2007, where exactly (path) are a user's Outlook
    >> PST files kept?
    >>
    >> As you can guess, this will be my first Win7 setup.

    >
    >
    > It's been a long time since I used Office 2000, but there should be an
    > export function in Outlook 2000 that creates one gigantic PST file
    > that can then be imported into his new copy of Outlook. I'd at least
    > try it that way first.
    >


    And you would have advised the OP to do a very stupid thing. PST files
    must be *opened*, not imported. Outlook 2000 has the old type of .pst
    file which has a limit of 2 gigs. The new .pst files have no limit and
    are set by default to 20 gigs. The .pst file doesn't need to be
    exported. It needs to be copied to external media and then pasted into
    the new computer where, after installing Outlook 07, one should go to
    File/Open/Personal data file and navigate to where the .pst was pasted
    and open it. Then one can move all the emails to the new .pst file and
    then close the old one.

    --
    Alias
     
  4. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >> It's been a long time since I used Office 2000, but there should be an
    >> export function in Outlook 2000 that creates one gigantic PST file
    >> that can then be imported into his new copy of Outlook. I'd at least
    >> try it that way first.

    >
    >And you would have advised the OP to do a very stupid thing. PST files
    >must be *opened*, not imported. Outlook 2000 has the old type of .pst
    >file which has a limit of 2 gigs. The new .pst files have no limit and
    >are set by default to 20 gigs. The .pst file doesn't need to be
    >exported. It needs to be copied to external media and then pasted into
    >the new computer where, after installing Outlook 07, one should go to
    >File/Open/Personal data file and navigate to where the .pst was pasted
    >and open it. Then one can move all the emails to the new .pst file and
    >then close the old one.



    Importing does not keep using the exported PST file copied from the
    old computer - it just imports the data into the new installation. It
    will be saved by Outlook 2007 natively. Your method is really more
    complex. As long as the export is done with all folders selected for
    exporting, it's a cleaner method for transferring - it does take time
    to build the exported PST on the old computer, but one can just let it
    work in the background until it's done.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  5. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Re: NEED HELP SOON: Win7 Files & Settings Transfer Wiz & OfficeOutlook PST Mailboxes

    Joel wrote:
    > Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >>> It's been a long time since I used Office 2000, but there should be an
    >>> export function in Outlook 2000 that creates one gigantic PST file
    >>> that can then be imported into his new copy of Outlook. I'd at least
    >>> try it that way first.

    >> And you would have advised the OP to do a very stupid thing. PST files
    >> must be *opened*, not imported. Outlook 2000 has the old type of .pst
    >> file which has a limit of 2 gigs. The new .pst files have no limit and
    >> are set by default to 20 gigs. The .pst file doesn't need to be
    >> exported. It needs to be copied to external media and then pasted into
    >> the new computer where, after installing Outlook 07, one should go to
    >> File/Open/Personal data file and navigate to where the .pst was pasted
    >> and open it. Then one can move all the emails to the new .pst file and
    >> then close the old one.

    >
    >
    > Importing does not keep using the exported PST file copied from the
    > old computer - it just imports the data into the new installation. It
    > will be saved by Outlook 2007 natively. Your method is really more
    > complex. As long as the export is done with all folders selected for
    > exporting, it's a cleaner method for transferring - it does take time
    > to build the exported PST on the old computer, but one can just let it
    > work in the background until it's done.
    >


    Bzzzzzzzzzzzt wrong! I suggest you repeat that in this newsgroup and get
    ready to be slammed big time: microsoft.public.outlook.

    --
    Alias
     
  6. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >Bzzzzzzzzzzzt wrong! I suggest you repeat that in this newsgroup and get
    >ready to be slammed big time: microsoft.public.outlook.



    I suggest you prove (or at least substantiate) your idiotic assertion
    or shut the fuck up. Since when are you a credible character for
    contradicting people without any evidence?

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  7. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Re: NEED HELP SOON: Win7 Files & Settings Transfer Wiz & OfficeOutlook PST Mailboxes

    Joel wrote:
    > Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >> Bzzzzzzzzzzzt wrong! I suggest you repeat that in this newsgroup and get
    >> ready to be slammed big time: microsoft.public.outlook.

    >
    >
    > I suggest you prove (or at least substantiate) your idiotic assertion
    > or shut the fuck up. Since when are you a credible character for
    > contradicting people without any evidence?
    >


    Go to the newsgroup. State your case. You will be corrected by at least
    five Outlook MVPs. Insulting me is not going to do anything but make you
    look bad.

    --
    Alias
     
  8. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Re: NEED HELP SOON: Win7 Files & Settings Transfer Wiz & OfficeOutlook PST Mailboxes

    Joel wrote:
    > Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >>> It's been a long time since I used Office 2000, but there should be an
    >>> export function in Outlook 2000 that creates one gigantic PST file
    >>> that can then be imported into his new copy of Outlook. I'd at least
    >>> try it that way first.

    >> And you would have advised the OP to do a very stupid thing. PST files
    >> must be *opened*, not imported. Outlook 2000 has the old type of .pst
    >> file which has a limit of 2 gigs. The new .pst files have no limit and
    >> are set by default to 20 gigs. The .pst file doesn't need to be
    >> exported. It needs to be copied to external media and then pasted into
    >> the new computer where, after installing Outlook 07, one should go to
    >> File/Open/Personal data file and navigate to where the .pst was pasted
    >> and open it. Then one can move all the emails to the new .pst file and
    >> then close the old one.

    >
    >
    > Importing does not keep using the exported PST file copied from the
    > old computer - it just imports the data into the new installation. It
    > will be saved by Outlook 2007 natively. Your method is really more
    > complex. As long as the export is done with all folders selected for
    > exporting, it's a cleaner method for transferring - it does take time
    > to build the exported PST on the old computer, but one can just let it
    > work in the background until it's done.
    >


    I wonder what the good folks in microsoft.public.outlook think of this
    exporting/importing method.

    --
    Alias
     
  9. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Alias

    You were correct with your answer to the OP in the alt.group. Importing and
    Exporting will corrupt the files

    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:hp26ve$uoo$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Joel wrote:
    >> Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>
    >>>> It's been a long time since I used Office 2000, but there should be an
    >>>> export function in Outlook 2000 that creates one gigantic PST file
    >>>> that can then be imported into his new copy of Outlook. I'd at least
    >>>> try it that way first.
    >>> And you would have advised the OP to do a very stupid thing. PST files must be
    >>> *opened*, not imported. Outlook 2000 has the old type of .pst file which has a
    >>> limit of 2 gigs. The new .pst files have no limit and are set by default to 20
    >>> gigs. The .pst file doesn't need to be exported. It needs to be copied to
    >>> external media and then pasted into the new computer where, after installing
    >>> Outlook 07, one should go to File/Open/Personal data file and navigate to where
    >>> the .pst was pasted and open it. Then one can move all the emails to the new
    >>> .pst file and then close the old one.

    >>
    >>
    >> Importing does not keep using the exported PST file copied from the
    >> old computer - it just imports the data into the new installation. It
    >> will be saved by Outlook 2007 natively. Your method is really more
    >> complex. As long as the export is done with all folders selected for
    >> exporting, it's a cleaner method for transferring - it does take time
    >> to build the exported PST on the old computer, but one can just let it
    >> work in the background until it's done.
    >>

    >
    > I wonder what the good folks in microsoft.public.outlook think of this
    > exporting/importing method.
    >
    > --
    > Alias
     
  10. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >> I suggest you prove (or at least substantiate) your idiotic assertion
    >> or shut the fuck up. Since when are you a credible character for
    >> contradicting people without any evidence?

    >
    >Go to the newsgroup. State your case. You will be corrected by at least
    >five Outlook MVPs. Insulting me is not going to do anything but make you
    >look bad.



    That's what I thought - you have no evidence, you're just asking me to
    prove you wrong. Typical trolling idiocy - fuck off and die.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  11. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Alias
    >
    >You were correct with your answer to the OP in the alt.group. Importing and
    >Exporting will corrupt the files



    I guess that's why I've done it that way multiple times, for a family
    member who actually uses Outlook for God knows what reason, and has
    changed computers multiple times, and it didn't "corrupt" anything.
    And I guess you enjoy using a product that you claim "corrupts" files
    for absolutely no good reason. Two for two on Microsoft Office
    lameness.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  12. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >I wonder what the good folks in microsoft.public.outlook think of this
    >exporting/importing method.



    I wonder why you care, Ubuntu toy-Linux-distro luser. I only answered
    the OP to be helpful, since I loathe MS Office, even though I run
    Windows, but happen to have done this for another person's computer.
    It's funny how you'll stoop to spamming the Outlook NG just to troll
    a.win7.gen.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  13. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Re: NEED HELP SOON: Win7 Files & Settings Transfer Wiz & OfficeOutlook PST Mailboxes

    Joel wrote:
    > Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >
    >> I wonder what the good folks in microsoft.public.outlook think of this
    >> exporting/importing method.

    >
    >
    > I wonder why you care, Ubuntu toy-Linux-distro luser. I only answered
    > the OP to be helpful, since I loathe MS Office, even though I run
    > Windows, but happen to have done this for another person's computer.
    > It's funny how you'll stoop to spamming the Outlook NG just to troll
    > a.win7.gen.
    >


    You wanted proof and Peter gave it to you. If you can wait, I am sure
    that more Outlook experts will correct you as well. You hurling insults
    towards me and Ubuntu does nothing for your credibility except to reveal
    how desperate you are to be right.

    --
    Alias
     
  14. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Re: NEED HELP SOON: Win7 Files & Settings Transfer Wiz & OfficeOutlook PST Mailboxes

    Joel wrote:
    > "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Alias
    >>
    >> You were correct with your answer to the OP in the alt.group. Importing and
    >> Exporting will corrupt the files

    >
    >
    > I guess that's why I've done it that way multiple times, for a family
    > member who actually uses Outlook for God knows what reason, and has
    > changed computers multiple times, and it didn't "corrupt" anything.
    > And I guess you enjoy using a product that you claim "corrupts" files
    > for absolutely no good reason. Two for two on Microsoft Office
    > lameness.
    >


    Did you know that insulting people is not an acceptable way of
    conducting yourself in a debate? In fact, you lose as soon as you start
    your insults.

    --
    Alias
     
  15. Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

    Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook] Flightless Bird

    "Joel" <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:qoa9r5h5mj3vvhekeskq33d4lufi37f2iq@4ax.com...

    > I guess that's why I've done it that way multiple times, for a family
    > member who actually uses Outlook for God knows what reason, and has
    > changed computers multiple times, and it didn't "corrupt" anything.
    > And I guess you enjoy using a product that you claim "corrupts" files
    > for absolutely no good reason. Two for two on Microsoft Office
    > lameness.


    I think "corrupt" is too strong. It's undeniable, however, that importing and
    exporting _change_ the data. It's undeniable also that importing and
    exporting leaves out some of the data, like links between contacts and
    calendar events, Distribution Lists, and other metadata. Importing and
    Exporting is for moving data between Outlook and other non-Outlook programs,
    not for moving data between Outlook instances.
    --
    Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
     
  16. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Perhaps sometimes with some people, but not all the time, nor most of the
    time. Our company did it numerous times with numerous flavors of Outlook
    many many times over the years. Not one iota of corruption. But, we have
    discontinued using Outlook anyway.

    "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e6GIWAa0KHA.364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    : Alias
    :
    : You were correct with your answer to the OP in the alt.group. Importing
    and
    : Exporting will corrupt the files
    :
    : --
    : Peter
    :
    : Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    : Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    :
    : "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    : news:hp26ve$uoo$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    : > Joel wrote:
    : >> Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    : >>
    : >>>> It's been a long time since I used Office 2000, but there should be
    an
    : >>>> export function in Outlook 2000 that creates one gigantic PST file
    : >>>> that can then be imported into his new copy of Outlook. I'd at least
    : >>>> try it that way first.
    : >>> And you would have advised the OP to do a very stupid thing. PST files
    must be
    : >>> *opened*, not imported. Outlook 2000 has the old type of .pst file
    which has a
    : >>> limit of 2 gigs. The new .pst files have no limit and are set by
    default to 20
    : >>> gigs. The .pst file doesn't need to be exported. It needs to be copied
    to
    : >>> external media and then pasted into the new computer where, after
    installing
    : >>> Outlook 07, one should go to File/Open/Personal data file and navigate
    to where
    : >>> the .pst was pasted and open it. Then one can move all the emails to
    the new
    : >>> .pst file and then close the old one.
    : >>
    : >>
    : >> Importing does not keep using the exported PST file copied from the
    : >> old computer - it just imports the data into the new installation. It
    : >> will be saved by Outlook 2007 natively. Your method is really more
    : >> complex. As long as the export is done with all folders selected for
    : >> exporting, it's a cleaner method for transferring - it does take time
    : >> to build the exported PST on the old computer, but one can just let it
    : >> work in the background until it's done.
    : >>
    : >
    : > I wonder what the good folks in microsoft.public.outlook think of this
    : > exporting/importing method.
    : >
    : > --
    : > Alias
    :
     
  17. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >> I guess that's why I've done it that way multiple times, for a family
    >> member who actually uses Outlook for God knows what reason, and has
    >> changed computers multiple times, and it didn't "corrupt" anything.
    >> And I guess you enjoy using a product that you claim "corrupts" files
    >> for absolutely no good reason. Two for two on Microsoft Office
    >> lameness.

    >
    >Did you know that insulting people is not an acceptable way of
    >conducting yourself in a debate? In fact, you lose as soon as you start
    >your insults.



    Who the f--- are you kidding? You're the one who brought their group
    into your manufactured "debate", troll. That one MSO fanboy happened
    to support your insane statement doesn't add much to the debate,
    unless you would take his word for it just to suit your agenda (which
    it appears you would).

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  18. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >You wanted proof and Peter gave it to you.



    Am I supposed to know *what* proof he claims he has just because, like
    you, he spouted some ridiculous tripe? I have successfully used my
    suggested method, multiple times. Maybe Peter made some mistake. And
    why did another poster contradict him, other than myself? Doesn't
    that "prove" anything, or is it only "proof" if someone makes an
    assertion that supports *you*, dips---?


    > If you can wait, I am sure
    >that more Outlook experts



    Is that anything like "military intelligence"?


    > will correct you as well.



    And I will laugh at their Wintendo luserdom.


    > You hurling insults
    >towards me and Ubuntu does nothing for your credibility except to reveal
    >how desperate you are to be right.



    I am right - you are a joke of a Linux user, and Outlook along with
    all of MSO is a complete piece of trash, and my suggested method does
    work. I stand by it all.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  19. Diane Poremsky [MVP]

    Diane Poremsky [MVP] Flightless Bird

    No, it won't corrupt the files. It can corrupt the profile. In the specific
    case in this thread, importing is acceptable as much of the hidden crap that
    is not exported can't be used in Outlook 2007 and won't be moved either.
    Importing can be faster than moving everything manually. (Hidden things,
    like Views and Published forms are stored in folders - if you don't move the
    folder, you lose these things.)

    PST Conversion methods are here:
    http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ansi-to-unicode.asp
    Last modified date, links, and anything using the items GUID is messed up by
    import/report, but these are also affected by copying - only Moving will
    preserve the data and I'll bet most people who use the open and move method
    actually copy, not move, the data.

    Importing should not be used when you are moving to a new computer and
    keeping the same version of Outlook. Its not recommended when you are
    upgrading 1 version, but when upgrading multiple versions or from ANSI to
    Unicode, its acceptable. Why? Because each new version of Outlook adds more
    properties and hidden content. Outlook can add the properties to the
    existing pst, but it's better to make a new one. Importing is the easiest
    and less confusing "KISS" method for many users to upgrade to a pst.

    Yeah, for a long time Microsoft recommended importing when opening the pst
    would be better, but in the last few years we've gotten just as bad by
    insisting that all import/exports are evil and should *never* be used.


    --
    Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
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    Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

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    "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e6GIWAa0KHA.364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Alias
    >
    > You were correct with your answer to the OP in the alt.group. Importing
    > and Exporting will corrupt the files
    >
    > --
    > Peter
    >
    > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    > news:hp26ve$uoo$3@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Joel wrote:
    >>> Alias <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>> It's been a long time since I used Office 2000, but there should be an
    >>>>> export function in Outlook 2000 that creates one gigantic PST file
    >>>>> that can then be imported into his new copy of Outlook. I'd at least
    >>>>> try it that way first.
    >>>> And you would have advised the OP to do a very stupid thing. PST files
    >>>> must be *opened*, not imported. Outlook 2000 has the old type of .pst
    >>>> file which has a limit of 2 gigs. The new .pst files have no limit and
    >>>> are set by default to 20 gigs. The .pst file doesn't need to be
    >>>> exported. It needs to be copied to external media and then pasted into
    >>>> the new computer where, after installing Outlook 07, one should go to
    >>>> File/Open/Personal data file and navigate to where the .pst was pasted
    >>>> and open it. Then one can move all the emails to the new .pst file and
    >>>> then close the old one.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Importing does not keep using the exported PST file copied from the
    >>> old computer - it just imports the data into the new installation. It
    >>> will be saved by Outlook 2007 natively. Your method is really more
    >>> complex. As long as the export is done with all folders selected for
    >>> exporting, it's a cleaner method for transferring - it does take time
    >>> to build the exported PST on the old computer, but one can just let it
    >>> work in the background until it's done.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I wonder what the good folks in microsoft.public.outlook think of this
    >> exporting/importing method.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
     
  20. Diane Poremsky [MVP]

    Diane Poremsky [MVP] Flightless Bird

    > Exporting is for moving data between Outlook and other non-Outlook
    > programs, not for moving data between Outlook instances.


    Not necessarily. If you only need to move *some* data to another outlook,
    say calendar and contacts, then exporting to a pst is fine. Moving a
    multi-GB pst for 200 contacts is nuts and exporting recurring calendar items
    to another format removes the recurrences.

    Also, if the person uses Copy to move the data into the new pst, everything
    that import breaks is broken by Copy. Only Move will reserve the properties.

    --
    Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
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    "Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]" <tillman1952@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:#LScpja0KHA.4832@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > "Joel" <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:qoa9r5h5mj3vvhekeskq33d4lufi37f2iq@4ax.com...
    >
    >> I guess that's why I've done it that way multiple times, for a family
    >> member who actually uses Outlook for God knows what reason, and has
    >> changed computers multiple times, and it didn't "corrupt" anything.
    >> And I guess you enjoy using a product that you claim "corrupts" files
    >> for absolutely no good reason. Two for two on Microsoft Office
    >> lameness.

    >
    > I think "corrupt" is too strong. It's undeniable, however, that importing
    > and exporting _change_ the data. It's undeniable also that importing and
    > exporting leaves out some of the data, like links between contacts and
    > calendar events, Distribution Lists, and other metadata. Importing and
    > Exporting is for moving data between Outlook and other non-Outlook
    > programs, not for moving data between Outlook instances.
    > --
    > Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
     

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