Skip to comments.MS Outlook 2003 help needed (Vanity)
Posted on 03/30/2005 8:49:23 AM PST by PackerBoy
I need help with my MS Outlook 2003.
I run MS Outlook at the office and at home. I would love to copy whatever file is appropriate from my office PC, and copy it onto my PC at home -- to replicate my calendar, contacts, things to do, etc.
Is there a way to do this?
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You can try export file...export to a pst file....save to cd ...take home and copy to pc ..then import into Outlook
There's apparently a lot of different ways to do what you want.
Take a look at these links:
Theres a site listed on there that details how to synchronize your outlook ino on 2 different machines as well.
Doesn't Windows have a version of iCal and iSync?
I would copy your office directory. If they are the same version it seems to me that you could just copy the entire MS Office directory and paste it at home.
Ooops - this might be a better link for you:
That is the way to do it.
Export .pst file of EACH mailbox (in,out,saved,addressbook,etc.) move to other PC, then import.
I have never have done it or tried it myself, but I just looked at it and you can export it into several different Windows file types.
Here's a good tutorial:
if coping to a cd, be sure to change the attributes and de-select read only
what is the lan like at work, exchange? pop3 available ? vpn ?
POP3 I believe.
Office 2003 at your office should be hosting your calendar items and many items under your Mailbox on the Exchange server. The Calendar items may not work correctly when you send them to your home computer unless your home PC has a connection to the same Exchange server your office machine has. If you have VPN access or other secured access to your office network it is then a simple matter of setting up a new profile on your home Outlook that will use the VPN connectivity to your office Exchange server.
In the worst case scenario you may cause your home PC to crash when attempting to run Calendar items at home whose active content is hosted on Exchange.
Emails to your Outlook 2003 Inbox at work can be automatically copied and forwarded to your home email account by the use of a rule for this purpose.
A rule in Outlook is the equivalent of a macro in Excel. It is a small program that carries out instructions and you are the programmer. If you decide to use a rule for this process instead of just forwarding mail to yourself at home then I caution you to test the rule thoroughly before setting it and forgetting it.
The best thing I can recommend that you do is get a PDA such as a Blackberry and use it to synchronize with your Exchange account. Then you will have a copy of all of your Exchange items that will work correctly.
First, go buy yourself a USB flash drive of 128MB in size to make it easy to store your file.
Then search for outlook.pst on your work system. The one you want is under Documents and Settings\USERNAME where USERNAME is your login name. Make a careful note of where this file is in the file system.
Copy the file to your USB drive. Carry home with you to your home machine. Replace the outlook.pst on your home machine (assuming there is nothing there you need) with the one on the USB drive.
Before you go to work , copy the file with any changes you made back to the USB drive, then do the same copying step to put it onto your work system.
well you can create a new profile in outlook, get the pop setting from work (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com)and just add them to your home pc. Also be sure to leave a copy on the server so you don't sync and pull all the mail to one spot.
In addition to copying your files as indicated herein by others, you can also transfer all of your office settings so that your Office Programs at home look exactly as they do at work. Simply go your "start menu," and then "office tools," and then "microsoft office settings wizard." Follow the prompts.
the pst file would not keep you up to date, so i doubt that is an option, you would have to take a pst home everynight. Also, Outlook 2003 has an awsome web client why not use that from home? Same look
Set up pcAnywhere at office and at home, and your problem is solved.
It depends how Outlook is set up at work.
1 - If you are on an exchange server, then all you really need to do is add that account to your home copy of Outlook and connect to it (probably via VPN), and you will have all your info because it is on the server, not your local computer.
2 - If you are connecting to a server via POP, or or using something like chached exchange mode, and you do keep all of these files locally, also, they will be stored under (assuming you are on XP) documents and setting\yourusername\local settings\application data\microsoft outlook\ Within this folder you will see a file called either outlook.pst or outlook.ost (depending on how you are configured...) You can copy the .pst file into the same folder on your home computer if you don't already have one. If you do already have one there, you can copy it someplace else on your PC and use Outlook's import function to add the data from this file into Outlook. .ost files I wouldn't copy that way. If you have those, then you are on an Exchange server, and i would go with option 1 above. That is the easiest way.
I hope this helps. I probably made it sound more difficult than it really is...
If your office is using Exchange 2003, you can set up a VPN account to access your email directly from home. Or you can use web mail, but the format is different.
Why don't you just bring your office pc home with you?