November 21, 2012 6:30 AM Subscribe
!#*! Outlook! Trying to move over 100000 emails from a local machine to a new machine.... problems inside.
posted by handbanana to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I am trying to move over 100000 emails that are needed on one locql machine to the users new computer. I've gone through making .pst files and they fail. Every.single.time when trying to apply them. So I am getting tired of trying this method only for Outlook 2010 to crash and try to reapply the file. Problem is if it crashs outlook thinks the file is loaded even though it isnt. The user is not connected to a traditional mail server but has google apps handling their company mail.
So how do I migrate all these messages? I know on Thunderbird I can simply take a local file folder on my machine and drag it into my gmail account and it is uploaded to gmail. Will doing the same actions allow me to move folders and their messages in Outlook to move to gmail and pull down on the new computer with the same account setup? Is there another way perhaps I am overlooking?
Thank you very much for your time in advance.