Can I transfer my Outlook 2000 profile to another computer?

Vincent June 11, 2010
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Outlook 2000 will attempt to load, and then crashes. 147MB PST file and runs on an XP Pro machine. Can I port the PST file to another system running Outlook 2000? Or am I screwed?

  1. Tina
    July 2, 2010 at 7:22 pm


    were you able to transfer your Outlook profile to another computer? Were the suggestions above helpful? Please let us know what worked for you!

  2. Alanjm
    June 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Within the Outlook account properties, select "cache mode", this will create an off-line file (outlook.ost file) when you close/re-open Outlook (you will see "updating folders" on the bottom right).
    Next, locate the ost file (usually in your Windows profile, you can also do a search for *.ost).
    Next, copy the ost file to a (flash?) drive (somewhere accessable to the 2nd PC as well).
    Copy the ost file to your PC profile on the 2nd PC.

  3. Artur Wrona
    June 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Nice and handy article with all necesary dialog windows and videos to help you through the process.

    Hope it helps ;)

  4. Jack Cola
    June 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    That article is pretty detailed. I am not sure if this is mentioned but it may work.

    Create a normal Outlook account, browse to where the .PST file is located, and over write it with yours. (C:WindowsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlookOutlook.pst) Hopefully, Outlook will load it up and show you all your emails.

    • Aibek
      June 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

      I did this several times on Thunderbird and it worked, not sure if it's going to work for Outlook though.

      • Jack Cola
        June 16, 2010 at 4:04 am

        Often when I have to format my PC or get a new PC, this is what I do. Basically copy and paste the profile and Outlook should do the work for you

  5. Saikat Basu
    June 12, 2010 at 8:40 am

    The Microsoft Support article addresses the issue for Outlook2000. Do see if it helps.

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