After a notebook hard drive crashed, it needed to be replaced. I pulled all the data successfully off the drive using GetDataBack and it is stored on another computer. I installed a new drive in the notebook, reinstalled Windows XP from the original manufacturer supplied disk and reinstalled Microsoft Office 2000 Premium with Outlook.
Here is the problem. I can't get my old Outlook files to work in the replaced installation of Outlook. I get the error message "The file ...\outlook.pst is not compatible with this version of the Personal Folders information service. Contact you administrator.", when I tried to insert old .pst files into new location.
It is the same Office suite and Operating system I had previously had on this computer. I noticed that the Outlook files are distributed differently in the new install, but don't know how to get them back into Outlook. They are important.
I also tried inserting the files into another working computer, running Windows Me, and using files and settings transfer wizard in Windows XP, to no avail.