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Outlook always creates a new .pst even if I connect to the old one

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Hi guys!

 

This is a nightmare that I wish Microsoft would fix.

 

I go through the process of starting Outlook for the first time and then connecting to an existing .pst file that I want to use.

 

The problem is when Outlook starts it isn't connected to the .pst file I chose during installation but a new one it creates...

 

This has happened so many times now...can't see the Point of having the chance to connect to the old one if Outlook creates a new one every time!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I then need to Point Outlook to the old one and move all folders when Outlook starts so that I have only one profile...

 

Please...tell me I am not alone trying to make this crap work....

 

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If Outlook (have and don't used it because... using OE6) is anything like OE, then a "default" is always created. Why? :unsure:

"Outlook For First-Time User Dummies"?


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I go through the process of starting Outlook for the first time and then connecting to an existing .pst file

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Outlook creates a new one every time!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many times can you start Outlook "for the first time" ?

If AutoArchive is activated, Outlook will create an archive pst in your profile, until you tell it to auto-archive to an other pst or to not auto-archive,



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Hi guys!

OK...I am talking about moving the .pst file from one computer to Another in its  "Outlook-files" directory. I have followed other "How to's" in the past and they say move/copy the folder to "My documents" before opening Outlook for the first time...

 

I then choose to add the new account and click on the " configure manually" option...I then add the link to the .pst which is in Outlook-files and add server settings etc...

 

After this tests OK I contiue with the account...

 

But when Outlook opens I find it has created a new .pst and is filling up that one from the original....is this just standard procedure?

 

Is it because I have moved the file from one computer to Another?

 

If the answers are yes to my questions - then the "How to's" are crap....

 

People go to such lengths to create informative "How to's" and they don't work....why?

 

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Can you link to the said "How To" so we can understand what it is about ?

What do you mean by "it has created a new .pst and is filling up that one from the original"? Is it transferring data from one to the other?

What do you mean by "Outlook Files" directory?






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