1.    11 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Portugal
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)

    How to move emails from one Outlook account to another?


    I've heard this is possible, by using Outlook 2013 and exporting all emails to a .pst file, but I added my Outlook account and after it synced everything looks like this:



    Obviously i'm doing something wrong, so I came here to ask for help. I want to move every email I have in my original Outlook account to a new Outlook account I made, because i'm ditching the original's email address for a new one. Maybe i'm completely off and this is impossible xD

    Thank you for the help
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  2.    12 Jun 2015 #2

    Hi there

    I think this method will work.

    (I'm using IMAP so I need to copy from the SERVER first to a LOCAL PST file).

    Note I think OUTLOOK 2013 has problems -- OUTLOOK 2010 and OUTLOOK 2016 (the latest office preview trial) BOTH work with this method.

    1) create a .pst file somewhere on your PC and open it in outlook

    2) copy email folders to your temporary .pst file usually SENT and INBOX are the mails you want and close outlook.

    3) Now do your delete old account / create new account.

    4) Open in Outlook the local pst file you created in step 2 with open file. (in outlook)

    5) select all the emails you want and copy to relevant inbox / sent mail etc. (select all the emails and with right mouse choose copy / move to folder -- and move to relevant folder -- WARNING - MOVE seems to LOSE email on Outlook 2013 but works fine on outlook 2010 and 2016.

    6) close the pst file.

    Job done. You can delete the .pst file after you exit outlook.

    Outlook 2013 doesn't do this properly for some reason --seems to LOSE email -once it was sent - Anyway I HATED outlook 2013. The preview Outlook 2016 in the office preview is MUCH better and works just like Office 2010 did -- i.e correctly. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    20 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64

    Howdy Folks,

    I'm a newbie to Win10 but *not* to computers. I regularly copy my outlook folders for a backup to another drive.
    After doing a clean install of Win10 I reloaded Outlook 2010 and *it set up a new .pst file*. I don't recall it asking me where to find my old .pst. (maybe it forgot?)

    I've tried just about everything I can think of or that Google offers and just can't get it to go to a secondary drive and latch onto my old .pst file.

    This would be the last major issue I have to fix before I can go back to "normal" computer use.

    My appreciation goes out in advance to *All* who read this and those who reply!

    Best,
    /jdU
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  4.    20 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 36,547
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by jdUnionngarden View Post
    Howdy Folks,

    I'm a newbie to Win10 but *not* to computers. I regularly copy my outlook folders for a backup to another drive.
    After doing a clean install of Win10 I reloaded Outlook 2010 and *it set up a new .pst file*. I don't recall it asking me where to find my old .pst. (maybe it forgot?)

    I've tried just about everything I can think of or that Google offers and just can't get it to go to a secondary drive and latch onto my old .pst file.

    This would be the last major issue I have to fix before I can go back to "normal" computer use.

    My appreciation goes out in advance to *All* who read this and those who reply!

    Best,
    /jdU
    Read this article and see if this helps you.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/291636
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  5.    20 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64

    Thanks OldMike65 !
    Sounds like something I've tried, but I'll do it step-by-step per your link in the morning and see what happens.

    Best,
    /jdU
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  6.    21 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 36,547
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by jdUnionngarden View Post
    Thanks OldMike65 !
    Sounds like something I've tried, but I'll do it step-by-step per your link in the morning and see what happens.

    Best,
    /jdU
    If you do change it according to those steps showed by Microsoft in that link, its a permanent change. You can't have TWO different locations for your *.pst files. I always keep mine on my C drive. Which is where my office is installed.
    Their is also a Outlook Tips web page if you want to do more research on your Outlook 2010.
    http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner...outlook-files/
    Between these two links I've given you, they should help you decide.
    Mike....
    Last edited by OldMike65; 21 May 2016 at 06:09.
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  7.    21 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64

    Hi All!
    I'm thinking I'm making a real mess of this and am considering uninstalling Outlook then reinstalling ... but I'm not sure if that's a good idea. i.e. Starting from the beginning -> then what? LOL
    -
    If you don't mind sticking with me a little longer, please take a look of the annotated screen captures attached.

    Thank you!

    Best,
    /jdU
    *-*
    Names have been changed to protect the innocent!
    [As always Jim, if you or any of your agents are killed or captured, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This message will self-destruct in 10 seconds to protect the guilty. Mission Impossible TV show theme song - YouTube ]
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 160521 Outlook Setup Failure-(copy)+.JPG   Outlook Files on C & D-Drive+.JPG  
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  8.    21 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Professional x64

    Issue has been solved by:
    determination,
    brute force (delete, delete and delete you too, darn it!)
    with a tiny bit of intellect! *

    Thanks folks!

    Best,
    /jdU


    * the faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, especially with regard to abstract or academic matters.
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