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Old 11-30-2007, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My laptop crashed about a week ago and I've since bought a new one. But the hard drive is still ok (from what a computer tech told me) and I have a HD enclosure that I'm going to put it in later today. So assuming that I will have access to the HD, my question is:

How do I get to my emails that were in outlook on the old computer? I don't have outlook or anything like that on the new one. Is there a file or group of files that contain the contents of my Inbox, and if so, what will I need to open it?

And I'm pretty sure it doesn't work this way, after plugging the old HD into my USB port with the enclosure, will I be able to run outlook? If it does work that way then I guess I wouldn't need to know the answer to the other question since I could just grab the emails I need.

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Default location for the .pst file is C:\Documents and Settings\user_id\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.

You will need to import that into Outlook on your new computer. Outlook will need to be installed onto the workstation.

(make sure you show hidden files)
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OK, I finally got into the old HD and copied the outlook.pst file to my new system. But now I have a new problem.

I don't have outlook on the new comp because I bought Home and Student Office, and I dont particularly want to install the entire office pro trial.

Is there a freeware viewer out there that just lets you open pst files and then drag those over to microsoft mail?
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"It's not possible to directly import .PST files into any
Microsoft-provided email clients ( such as Outlook Express or Windows
Mail) unless Outlook is installed in a Microsoft OS) without using a
third-party email conversion utility."

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