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can't load outlook 2000 database in outlook 2003

Hi folks:

 I just got a new laptop and installed MS Office 2003. I wanted to use my Outlook 2000 database in 2003. So I copied the outlook file on to the lap top and stored in the same folder as archive. but this has not worked as when I bring up Outlook (2003) it does not bring up my old folders/emails from Outlook 2000. What am I doing wrong here?

thanks in anticipation
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Greetings, rxraza !

Make sure PST file is not write protected.  Right click on the file and select Properties. Then uncheck "Read Only" and "System".

Then import the PST file into Outlook 2003.

Best wishes!
Is this an additional file to the .PST from Outlook 2003?  Outlook does not automatically open every .PST in the default folder, only the primary message store (the main Outlook.pst).  If you added the .pst file to that folder, you need to do a File, Open, Outlook Data File, then select the archive to open it.  It will show up as an additional folder tree in Outlook's folder view, and will open automatically from that point on, unless you close the archive.

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