I have Outlook 2010 on both of my computers (Desktop and Laptop). I have been using desktop for quite a while, while my laptop is a recently bought. I would like to copy Outlook database (?) or more specifically the address book and emails from my desktop to the laptop. What's the easiest way to do it. I have identical accounts on both machines. Thank you.
asked Jul 27 '12 at 12:04
If the groups are in the contact list that you exported then they should be there. It may be something to do with only using the first 2 fields.
On your computer find the the group in your contacts (the group in this example is called work), right click the group and choose “Forward Contact” “As an Outlook Contact". Send it by email to your laptop.
On your laptop open the email and drag the group over your contacts folder.
The group should now show in your contacts folder on your laptop.
Regarding the autocomplete list, the data for this is stored here:
The file you are looking for begins with “Stream_Autocomplete" and ends in .dat
Copy this file from your computer and rename it to the same as the one being used by Outlook on your laptop. Then overwrite the file on your laptop with the renamed file from your computer.
You should now get a list of suggested contacts as you type an email address
Everything you need to know is here on the Microsoft office website.
answered Jul 27 '12 at 15:59
It shouldn’t matter where you keep the data file and you can call it whatever you want.
If you exported the contacts as CSV then imported them into Outlook they should be available.
One simple reason why contacts don’t show in the address book is that they aren’t selected to show as an address book.
To rectify this, click on address book then open the dropdown box and select contacts.
answered Jul 30 '12 at 10:01
All you need to do is search for your .PST file in our outlook profile folder and copy it over to your new PC and re-import it.
answered Jul 28 '12 at 12:00