Can Outlook.pst be copied from an old Win7 to a brand new Win10


  1. Posts : 10
    Windolws 10
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    Can Outlook.pst be copied from an old Win7 to a brand new Win10


    Do you have to use the Export/Import vs just copy?

    I'm going from Outlook 2007 on a Win7 to Outlook 2016 on a new Win10.
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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    I've never needed to do this since I use the IMAP server option to synchronise emails across all devices.
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  3. OldNavyGuy's Avatar
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    As I understand it, when you uninstall Outlook 2007 and install Outlook 2016, 2016 will recognize the .pst, as long as you leave it in the same location.

    I would back up the .pst as well.
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    Windolws 10
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       #4

    Thanks guys but to clarify I'm going from a old Win7 with Office 2007 to a new Win10 with a Office 2016 already installed.
    I just need a yes or no answer:

    Can I Copy my .pst file from the Win7 to the same location in the Win10 without using the Export/Import function?
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  5. Pollensa1946's Avatar
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    robls99 said:
    ...Can I Copy my .pst file from the Win7 to the same location in the Win10 without using the Export/Import function?
    Yes, I did that in moving from Win 7 on 1 PC to Win 10 on another.
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  6. Posts : 10
    Windolws 10
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       #6

    Pollensa,

    Great, that's a big relief.

    Have a good week,

    Bob
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