Copy emails to hard drive

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  1. Ned_ie

    Ned_ie Frequent Poster

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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

    Thanks
     
  2. rkeane

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    Choose file, archive. Give it a name, specify the folders you want to backup. You can save it directly to the usb drive
     
  3. ClubMan

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    Why not? What happens (e.g. what errors)?
     
  4. Ned_ie

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    rkeane
    When I do that it saves as a PST file that I can't open?

    Clubman
    The import export only saves as a pst file also so I can't open it either
     
  5. rkeane

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    you open it in outlook.
     
  6. ClubMan

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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.
     
  7. Ned_ie

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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.
     
  8. rkeane

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    just out of curiosity, why do you not want to open it in outlook?
     
  9. Ned_ie

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    I'm not sure if the new office uses outlook or something else!
     
  10. rkeane

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    If they have Lotus Notes then I think you can convert a pst to an nsf.
     
  11. Ned_ie

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    That would be great so - will try that.
     
  12. ClubMan

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    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.
     
  13. europhile

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    You could always open a gmail account and email the lot of them to that.
     
  14. Ned_ie

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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
     
  15. ClubMan

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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?!