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Converting Outlook 2002 PST to 2007 PST?

Hello,
I am using outlook 2007 and am experiencing the slowness like many other people here. That isn't my question but something i am wondering about is that the DataFileManagement suggests that my PST file is a 2002 file, which it could possibly be as i have used access for years, and just carried on with the same PST.

Is there an easy way of "converting" the pst to a 2007 pst, and any thoughts on whether it would be worth it!

Thanks in advanced

Graham
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war1Commented:
Greetings grae-uk !

Yes, it would be worth it create an Outlook 2007 format PST.  It can store more data. Outlook 2002 format PST stores only 2 GB of data. Outlook 2007 format PST stores about 20 GB.

Create a new PST file.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829971

Then drag all the emails and contacts addresses to the new PST file.
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=52

Hope this helps, war1
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grae-ukAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the welcome!

And thanks war1, i will have a go at those and come back with the results!

Graham
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grae-ukAuthor Commented:
ok, the emails are across!! But i have a huge problem...my calendar items seem to have gone!
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war1Commented:
grae-uk,

Calendar items are in PST file. They should have come across also.  Did you drag the calendars items from old personal folder to new one?
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grae-ukAuthor Commented:
Hi War1,

I can't actually see the calendar items anyway! This is really concerning me now! :S

If i click on the calendar icon i get shown an empty calendar which is called calendar in personal folders and above that there is one just called calendar that is not ticked, i have tried ticking them and both seem to be empty!!

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Graham.
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war1Commented:
Are you able to open the 2002 PST file as a personal folder?  You should see you calendar items there.  Drag them to the new Personal folder.  Are you saying that the calendar items are not in the 2002 PST file?
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grae-ukAuthor Commented:
I have both the original folder and the new folder open as PST files, and no matter which one is set as a default there are no calendar items.

When both PST files are open there are two calendars listed under MyCalendars.  1) Calendar  2) Calendar in Personal Folder.  Neither have content

Any ideas where all my appointments have gone?

Thanks.
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war1Commented:
When you were using Outlook 2002, were you using Exchange server?  If so, the calendar items are on the server.  

If not on server, check if you have any backup PST files, like archive.pst that has the calendar items.
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grae-ukAuthor Commented:
Right, progress made.  There wasn't any Archive file. But i did open up the backup i made before doing all this and the calendar dates are in there, which is great! But i can't see how to drag them across.  Am i missing something or is it not that easy??

Cheers,

Graham.
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war1Commented:
Graham,

 In order to move appointment from one mailbox/pst to another mailbox/pst without loosing associations of the attendees you need to make sure that that you move the calendar items not copy/paste or export/import Just switch the calendar view to category view by doing the below Click on View->current view -> by category click on Edit->Select all ->Cut Than go to the target calendar Click on View->current view -> by category Click on Edit select all ->paste Click on View->current view -> day/week/month Now you can open any appointment and be able to send updates to the meeting If you do a copy/Paste or Import/Export you will be unable to send updates to the attendees

http://msd2d.com/Content/Tip_viewitem.aspx?id=7081e654-5fd7-490b-8a4f-f5bd4ce6b9fc 
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grae-ukAuthor Commented:
Ok.

If i set it to category view whenever i press the calendar i need to get the data from Outlook crashes.  If i turn it back to normal view of day/week/month it is fine.

I am not on an exchange server and i have no attendees on my appointments, it is purely for my purposes so could i use another method?

The link takes me to a long in page.

Thanks,

Graham.
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war1Commented:
Graham,
The only two ways of moving calendar items is to drag & drop and changing to category view.  


The old PST must be corrupt. Make a backup copy of the old PST file.  Then run the Inbox Repair Tool on the file
http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/outlook/repair.html

Then try what I have suggested earlier.
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grae-ukAuthor Commented:
ok, we are getting there i think! Teh repair enabled me to transfer the calendar data. But, some of it is missing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Some of the more recent stuff (added in the last month)

Now, i have the data on my phone which was sync'd fairly recently (before i started playing!) But when i plug it back in and set it to replace the data on the desktop rather than on the phone it tells me it can't because it was previously set to work with a different PST file :(  Any way round this..

cheers for your continued support with this.

Graham.
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war1Commented:
Graham,

Glad you got most of your calendar data.  Can you re-sync the phone to the new PST file?
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grae-ukAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Nope, it just wiped my phones contents when i tried. So...i had to put everything on that i remembered, and i am hoping what i don't remember is not important! :)

cheers for your assistance with this, at least i am now using the correct type of PST file, which was teh aim! :)

Graham.
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