How to move your data to a new Identity

[This article was written for Users that had issues upgrading from Office 14.1.x to 14.2.1. If you did not upgrade from 14.1.x and need to move to a new Identity, follow steps here to move to a new Identity.]

How to move your data to a new Identity

Even though some users had what seemed to be a successful upgrade to the 14.2.1 database, issues in the Identity are causing concern. You can try rebuilding, . . .

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How to recover your data when rebuilding, restoring and upgrading fails

When rebuilding, restoring and upgrading fails, you can recover your data. Outlook stores your data in the Data Records folder in your Identity folder.

~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities/Main Identity/Data Records

If you restore your Identity from Time Machine or another backup and it fails to rebuild, or you upgraded to Service Pack 2 (SP2) 14.2.1 and you have missing data you can restore your data from your old Identity. ALWAYS WORK OFF A COPY . . .

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Outlook crashes & hangs

Is Outlook constantly asking to be rebuilt, hanging or crashing? Unlike Microsoft Entourage, which stores messages within the Database file and creates one multi-megabyte or even multi-gigabyte file, Outlook stores messages separately from the Database file. You can read all about the new database in Outlook, Outlook, how does your Database grow? Even though we have a new improved database there are still issues. Many involve the initial import into Outlook. Let’s first look at . . .

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