Import pab from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2000.
Posted on 2004-11-03
For some reasons, I need to transfer the settings and address book from a more update version of Outlook 2003 in one computer to an eariler version Outlook 2000 in another computer. According to the experts here, I think that all the stuff (includes the address book) is in the .pst file. Then, I create a .pst file, in the format of office 97 - office 2002 version, so that it is compatible to the Outlook 2000. I create the account for the staff who are going to use the Outlook 2000 (who previously use the Outlook 2003). Then I import the pst file. But it seems that no previous settings are loaded into the Outlook 2000. For example, the address book, there is no one in the contact. I changed to corporate mode and hope to import the .pab. I go to the Contact, right click, properties, contact address book, but my .pab file is a file. What should I put this file in? What name should I put in the "Name of the Address Book"? The file name is mailbox.pab. I tried to put this in already. But I still can't see any contacts.
I also tried to import the pab by Files, Import and Export, Import other programs and files, Personal address book, browse and choose the mailbox.pab file (which is copied from the Outlook 2003) Note that I am transfering from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2000, not the other way around. However, I still can't see anything in the Contact...
It is very urgent, pls help, any idea is welcome.
What is the concept of .pst, .pab and profile?
Does .pst include address book?
What else should I do to migrate from Outlook 2003 in one computer to Outlook 2000 in another computer?