- Use an Offline Folder File
- Copy the Personal Folder File
- Copy only the Calendar, Contacts and Task Folders
Use an Offline Folder FileIf you are using Microsoft Exchange Server as your mail service, the best way to synchronize data between two computers is to use an offline folder (.ost) file; this allows automatic synchronization between the data stored on the server and each computer using the server.
For more information on using an .ost file, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Copy the Personal Folder FileYou can use a .pst file and copy it from one computer to another. Microsoft provides a free add-in that automates backing up a .pst file. The Microsoft Outlook 2000 Personal Folders Backup utility is available for download at the following Internet address:
NOTE: When you can use the Briefcase utility included with Windows 95 to synchronize the two computers, the .pst file is less than 1.44 megabytes (MB) in size. The Briefcase utility included with Windows 98 does not have this size limitation.
For more information on the Briefcase utility, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Copy Only the Calendar, Contacts and Task FoldersA large .pst file is usually the result of e-mail stored in the Inbox, Deleted Items, and other mail folders. You can share only your Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks folders, without sharing all your mail folders by using the following procedure.
- Create a second .pst file.
- Copy your Calendar, Contact, and Task items to the new folders.
- Remove the contents of your Old Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks folders.
Create a Second .pst File
- On the Tools menu, click Services, and click Add.
- In the The following information services are set up in this profile list, click Personal Folders, and then click OK.
- Type a unique name for the new .pst file such as, Shared.pst and click Open. Type a display name for the personal folder, such as Shared Folders, and click OK, and OK.
- Quit Outlook.
Copy Your Calendar, Contact, and Task Items to the New Folders
- Start Outlook.
- Right-click your old Calendar folder, and then click Copy Calendar.
- In the Copy Folder dialog box, click Shared Folders, and click OK.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for your Contacts and Tasks folders.
IMPORTANT: Verify these new folders contain all the items in the old folders before you continue.
Remove the Contents of Your Old Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks Folders
- Click your old Calendar folder, and on the View menu, point to Current View, and, click Active Appointments.
- On the Edit menu, click Select All. Right-click the selected items and click Delete.
- Repeat these steps for your Contacts and Tasks folders.
Artikelnummer: 238777 – Letzte Überarbeitung: 26.10.2013 – Revision: 1