[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Trying to open Outlook 2000 PST in Outlook 2003

Posted on 2007-10-12
10
Medium Priority
?
1,435 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I had someone using Outlook 2000 reach the magic number (2GB PST) I up graded to Office 2003 Pro but now I can not use his PST from 2000. I have tried changing locations, that does not work. I tried to fix with SCANPST and it locks up. It says not compatable with this version. and another PST says has errors fix with SCANPST, again it locks up. I have 2 PST's I need to open and recover. Please help??
0
Comment
Question by:jmo7014
  • 5
  • 4
10 Comments
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 20070245
Greetings jmo7014 !

Outlook should be able to run 97-2002 formated PST.  But no Outlook can run a full PST. You need to remove some emails to open it. Run PST2GB to repair a 2GB Outlook Personal Folder, as dmcuriman suggested.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=B33B1DFF-6F50-411D-BBDF-82019DDA602E&displaylang=en


Hope this helps, war1
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmo7014
ID: 20072043
I have tried that. I am also having a problem with the SCANPST tool. it locks up when I push start. I used the 2GB tool and it worked just fine. but I can not SCANPST it. Any thoughts on a free tool that does the job? Also, Any thoughts on how to open a Outlook 2000 PST in Outlook 2003?
0
Get quick recovery of individual SharePoint items

Free tool – Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, enables fast, easy restores of SharePoint sites, documents, libraries and lists — all with no agents to manage and no additional licenses to buy.

 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 20072053
Outlook 2000 pst file should open in Outlook 2003. OL2003 can open bother versions of PST.  

Make sure PST file is not write protected.  Then run ScanPST again.  

ScanPST is the only free tool.  Outlook Recovery Toolbox has a free trial and is a good tool for fixing corrupted PST file.
http://www.oemailrecovery.com/outlook-recovery.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmo7014
ID: 20073072
OK at your advice (war1) I downloaded and bought outlook recovery toolbox. It is right now doing it's thing but it took 2 hours for the first part of the scan and it has been 3 hours and is now at 40%. However it seems to be workinig. But after the Outlook 2000 PST has been "fixed" Than what?  I still am faced with the problem of opening and/or using that PST in Outlook 2003. I goto File-Open-Outlook Data File and I have tried to open other Outlook 2000 files and I get the not compatable with current version thing. I have read the Microsoft link stuff.
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 20073903
Not sure why PST will not open in Outlook 2003.  Try importing the emails from the Outlook 2000 PST.  Go to File > Import and follow the prompts.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmo7014
ID: 20079001
Again I used that tool recommended and it recovered come things but not all of it although it says that it can see all of it or at least more that it gave me to work with. I did get 2003 to reed the repaired PST in a limited form. About half of the email folders and none of the contacts were saved. so over all this sort of was a bust. I still have the OG file to work from whitch stands at about 1.95GB. Would taking that file and putting it on a stronger computer with 2003 or even outlook 2007 work?
0
 
LVL 97

Accepted Solution

by:
war1 earned 2000 total points
ID: 20079449
>> Would taking that file and putting it on a stronger computer with 2003 or even outlook 2007 work?

It may work. You should try it.  Any Outlook 2003 should be able to read the file, although it is close to 2 GB limit.  But your old Outlook 2003 may have a corrupted profile, so trying in new computer with new profile should help.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jmo7014
ID: 20089691
before I read your advice, I brought the file to my computer that is much faster. I also used this software
http://www.oemailrecovery.com/outlook-recovery.html and saved them as indviduel files and emported them into Outlook 2003. It saves them as .EML files. All this time I needed a faster computer. Speed Kills.

Thanks.
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 20089798
jmo7014, glad you found a solution. Thanks for the points.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2013 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
MS Outlook undoubtedly is the most widely used email client.Its user-friendliness, cost effectiveness, and availability with Microsoft Office Suite make it the most popular email application.  Its compatibility with Microsoft applications like Exch…
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…
Suggested Courses

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question