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Old 09-06-2006, 11:01 AM
Ned_ie Ned_ie is offline
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Hi all

I am leaving work today and need to copy some emails on my personal folders to my hard drive (and ultimately to a USB stick).

Can anyone tell me how to do it? I am using Outlook. I have tired the import export but that won't work. If i use "file" "Save As" that works but only on individual emails not on a block of them. I have about 500 that need to be copied.

Would appreciate any help

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Old 09-06-2006, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: Copy emails to hard drive

Choose file, archive. Give it a name, specify the folders you want to backup. You can save it directly to the usb drive
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:12 AM
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I have tired the import export but that won't work.
Why not? What happens (e.g. what errors)?
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:34 AM
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rkeane
When I do that it saves as a PST file that I can't open?

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The import export only saves as a pst file also so I can't open it either
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:36 AM
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rkeane
When I do that it saves as a PST file that I can't open?

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The import export only saves as a pst file also so I can't open it either
you open it in outlook.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:40 AM
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Do you not get options to save in other formats (e.g. CSV etc.)? I get 7 different target file type options when exporting in Outlook 2003.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:43 AM
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yes. but when I save as CSV it seems to open in excel with just the header details and not the message itself.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:44 AM
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just out of curiosity, why do you not want to open it in outlook?
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:51 AM
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I'm not sure if the new office uses outlook or something else!
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:53 AM
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If they have Lotus Notes then I think you can convert a pst to an nsf.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:35 PM
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That would be great so - will try that.
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:07 PM
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yes. but when I save as CSV it seems to open in excel with just the header details and not the message itself.
Try opening it in a text editor. All the details should be there. However attachments might not be handed by this. Chances are PST is the best way to go as described above.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:14 PM
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You could always open a gmail account and email the lot of them to that.
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Old 15-06-2006, 10:34 AM
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Well folks thanks for your help. All transferred accross now to new job and emails came with me as a pst. They use outlook here so it worked perfectly.

Thanks again
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Old 15-06-2006, 10:49 AM
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On a non technical note are you sure that copying emails which may be the property of your old employer is legitimate?!
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