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Import multiple PST files

Created: 13 Mar 2006 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 6 comments

I need to import a lot of PST's with EVPM. I know how to do it one pst at a time. Is there a way to change the evpm.ini file to let me do several at a time? Importing them one at a time will take a long time.

Thank you.
Ed

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Michael Feldman's picture

Yes, add into the ini file the PST you want to import. like so


PSTLanguage = Western European
FileName = x:\work\example1.pst
RetentionCategory = ?
ArchiveName = eMail Archive


PSTLanguage = Western European
FileName = x:\work\example2.pst
RetentionCategory = ?
ArchiveName = eMail Archive


PSTLanguage = Western European
FileName = x:\work\example3.pst
RetentionCategory = ?
ArchiveName = eMail Archive

etc...

add as many as you need to...and put them all under the ...at least this is the way we have it setup here...Actually I'm sure you can set all that other info as part of the default and just add the including the FileName only...

Micah Wyenn 2's picture

Why are you guys using EVPM for the imports? Is there a reliability or stability issue with the wizard?

micah

Ed Jackson's picture

I'm importing into a journal archive. I don't believe I can do that with the wizard. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Micah Wyenn 2's picture

Whelp,
I've never tried it...but i've been doing a lot of pst imports over the weekend. The wizard _does_ allow you to specify an archive for the pst to be imported in to. I'm not sure if it'll do it to a journal archive tho. Can't think why not, but it wouldn't be the first time my gut's been wrong about EV. ;)

micah

Michael Feldman's picture

Well aside from being lazy and not wanting to go through the wizard all the time for a bunch of pst's i dont think there is any reason...although i think i did read in one of the Doc's that the wizard should be used for a small amount of pst's while I constantly need to import 100's ...:)

Micah Wyenn 2's picture

hmmm, good to know.

micah