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outlook 2003 folder character unreadable.

Posted on 2008-06-11
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I restored the pst file to a new computer. When i open the pst file, the inbox, trash become unreadable characters. I am using the english 2003 office with vista now, and the pst file is from english office 2000.
Any advise? Thanks.
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Question by:dickchan
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I believe you have answered your own question. Try it on an XP computer
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Hello dickchan,

Outlook 2003 should be able to read Outlook 2000 created PST file.  PST file may be corrupt.  Repair Damaged Outlook PST File
ScanPST
http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/outlook/repair.html
OR
Outlook Recovery Toolbox
http://www.oemailrecovery.com/outlook-recovery.html

In Windows Vista, PST file is located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

It is a hidden file, so you have to unhide hidden files. Open Windows Explorer folder and select Layout > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.

Hope this helps!
war1
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