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Bringing up my outlook info in someone else's outlook

by bigCnote23 / May 16, 2008 7:31 AM PDT

So my computer went into a coma yesterday and will cost $600 to fix. Therefore, i am becoming a Mac man today. From what i understand, the only real work i have to do is buy a $10 program to turn my outlook files into something that will work with Mac. That being said, i no longer have a pc to do this on. I have my old hard drive plugged into my wife's computer right now and am trying to open up my Outlook. The thing is, every time i click on "Outlook EXE" in the E drive (which is my external hard drive) it still opens up HER outlook with all of HER mail and addresses. Can someone please help me learn how to view MY outlook info on HER computer? Thank you so much in advance for any help you can provide.

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Re: outlook.
by Kees Bakker / May 16, 2008 7:43 AM PDT

The easy way: rename her outlook.pst file and put your outlook.pst file on that place.

Somewhat more involved: make a new account for yourself on her machine. Setup Outlook. Find out where the .pst is. Copy your original one over that one.

Also possible: let her make a second personal folder. Then copy your .pst file over that (empty folder).

Three ways. At least one of them should work.


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We Do It By Creating a New User On the Computer
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 16, 2008 12:35 PM PDT

Once that's done, open the installed Outlook on the computer from the new user.. Once that's done, set up the Outlook account so it accesses your ISP's "incomingPOP3" and "outgoingSMTP". It will then download your mail like you other computer.. If you have important messages and addresses in your other hard drive, then import the .pst from the other hard drive to the new account. (It's usually done by clicking on "File", "Open", then select "Outlook Data File", then navigate to the file on the other hard drive..) Outlook will incorporate the .pst file as a "Personal Folder" in Outlook.

Hope this helps.


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