Migrating from one computer to another


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jared

Hello,

Had a couple people in my office migrate to newer computers. What I have always done in the past when migrating is just save the PST files, then on the new computer, replace the PST's and have outlook automatically load them.

After doing it with these two computers, they seem dog slow in outlook. I created a new profile on one that just downloaded new emails (no import) and it ran great.

So my question is, is just swapping out PST files bad practice? Should I use the Import features instead? Or am I missing something entirely?.
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Roady [MVP]

Yes, that is really bad practice and so is importing.
Use File-> Open-> Outlook Data File... instead.
You can then set the data file as the default via File-> Data File
Management...
 
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jared

Thanks for the info.

Now I have another quick question. We always leave a copy of all our messages on the online server, just to have an added backup. If I download all the emails from the online server, then do an import of the data file, I won't get duplicates. How would I go about not getting duplicates using your method?



newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Mon, 07 December 2009 10:3
 
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Roady [MVP]

Via an import you would be redownloading the messages and having duplicates
as well since the download tracking is located in the pst-file and tied to
the mail profile. This will be changed in Outlook 2010 where the download
tracking will be stored fully in the pst-file.

An easy way around this for now would be to create a rule which moves all
the messages to a different folder for your first send/receive process. Once
everything is downloaded again, remove the rule again.
Moving all your on-line messages to a separate folder on-line woudl get rid
of the issue as well since POP3 only sees your Inbox folder.
 
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jared

newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Mon, 07 December 2009 12:14
Via an import you would be redownloading the messages and having duplicates
as well since the download tracking is located in the pst-file and tied to
the mail profile. This will be changed in Outlook 2010 where the download
tracking will be stored fully in the pst-file.


If you downloaded the emails first, and then did an import after, it has an option or a prompt about duplicates I believe?
[quote title=newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Mon, 07 December 2009 12:14
An easy way around this for now would be to create a rule which moves all
the messages to a different folder for your first send/receive process. Once
everything is downloaded again, remove the rule again.
[/quote]

Hmm that seems a bit awkward? You wouldn't know what was just new email you hadn't read and what was emails you were just redownloading.

[quote title=newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Mon, 07 December 2009 12:14
Moving all your on-line messages to a separate folder on-line woudl get rid
of the issue as well since POP3 only sees your Inbox folder.
[/quote]

I thought the same thing too (that is what it does with my Yahoo email). But when I started outlook up, it said it was downloading like 400 new emails, so I knew that hadn't worked. Gotta love GoDaddy.

Thanks for all your input btw.





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Roady [MVP]

Hmm that seems a bit awkward? You wouldn't know what was just new
email you hadn't read and what was emails you were just redownloading.

Sure you would; you know when you last used Outlook especially when you sync
one last time yourself just before the rebuild or simply take a look at the
modified date of the pst-file you are transferring. With everything moved to
a separate folder, it's easy to move the newly received emails after that
time back to the Inbox. If you want, you can even run rules manually against
your Inbox folder then to move them to where they would have otherwise been
moved to without the catch all rule.

I'm not sure how GoDaddy handles POP3 folders. If it adds message properties
instead of actual folders, then the trick of moving them to another folder
on-line indeed wouldn't work.



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jared said:
newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Mon, 07 December 2009 12:14
Via an import you would be redownloading the messages and having
duplicates as well since the download tracking is located in the pst-file
and tied to the mail profile. This will be changed in Outlook 2010 where
the download tracking will be stored fully in the pst-file.


If you downloaded the emails first, and then did an import after, it has
an option or a prompt about duplicates I believe? [quote
title=newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Mon, 07 December 2009 12:14
An easy way around this for now would be to create a rule which moves all
the messages to a different folder for your first send/receive process.
Once everything is downloaded again, remove the rule again.

Hmm that seems a bit awkward? You wouldn't know what was just new email
you hadn't read and what was emails you were just redownloading.

[quote title=newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Mon, 07 December 2009 12:14
Moving all your on-line messages to a separate folder on-line woudl get
rid of the issue as well since POP3 only sees your Inbox folder.
[/quote]

I thought the same thing too (that is what it does with my Yahoo email).
But when I started outlook up, it said it was downloading like 400 new
emails, so I knew that hadn't worked. Gotta love GoDaddy.

Thanks for all your input btw.






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