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    This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Cthru 1 month, 1 week ago.

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    • #2018798 Reply

      Cthru
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      I’m using Office 365, local not cloud, moving from a W7 PC to a W10 one.

      In moving over, I had some trouble getting all my Outlook data. I thought I had done it all several days ago, but realized today that my contact subfolders had not come over; I guess I forgot to check the relevant box.

      Today, in the course of re-exporting, copying the pst, re-importing, etc., I managed to bring in a backup.pst. I thought I thought I was merging its data into my user pst. However, it’s sitting as a separate “profile” in my Outlook email lists. See attachment, showing the un-expanded backup and the user, below it, expanded.

      The same is true in the calendar and contacts, where everything is duplicated: two calendars, two full sets of contacts. However, in all three, when I perform a search, I get a message saying “Something went wrong; search could not be completed.”

      How should I proceed to get this straightened out?

      Thank you.

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    • #2019784 Reply

      Cthru
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      I found the answer and, after a number of tries,with data showing up and then disappearing, finally got my various pst files properly combined. MS had the answer in a help document online. It certainly isn’t self-evident.

       

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Cthru.
    • #2019794 Reply

      WSruosChalet
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      I found the answer and, after a number of tries,with data showing up and then disappearing, finally got my various pst files properly combined. MS had the answer in a help document online. It certainly isn’t self-evident.

       

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Cthru.

      So, in a nutshell, what WAS the answer?  How did you get your PST files “properly” combined?  At least, can you give us the link to the “online” document that provided your answer?

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    • #2019863 Reply

      Cthru
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      Actually, I ended up using this one, though I looked at several. It gave me the right start, and then I resolved further problems with a little experimentation. My problems with it may have had to do with the I originally imported save my main pst file.

      https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/janeparker/can-i-merge-multiple-outlook-pst-files-into-a-single-file-022817

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