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Importing from 2003 into 2002 [message #39730] Mon, 09 October 2006 13:28 Go to next message
Ernie Fenwick
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Registered: October 2006
Junior Member
I am running Ooutlook 2002 and I need to import from another computer
running Outlook 2003. I have exported/imported into Excel but that doesn't
give me the attachments. When I try to carry out a straight Import from pst
I am told that the files are incompatible. Is there any way of resolving
this issue?

Regards

Ernie
Re: Importing from 2003 into 2002 [message #73530] Mon, 09 October 2006 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bens
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Registered: June 2006
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Aloha Ernie,

If you have access to Outlook 2003, create a PST file in Outlook 97-2002
format and export or copy the items to that. Then open that with Outlook
2002.

-Ben-
Ben M. Schorr - MVP
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http://www.rolandschorr.com
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> I am running Ooutlook 2002 and I need to import from another computer
> running Outlook 2003. I have exported/imported into Excel but that
> doesn't give me the attachments. When I try to carry out a straight
> Import from pst I am told that the files are incompatible. Is there
> any way of resolving this issue?
>
> Regards
>
> Ernie
>
Re: Importing from 2003 into 2002 [message #84940] Wed, 15 November 2006 11:11 Go to previous message
Brian Tillman
Messages: 25117
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
Charles <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> When I go to Export the PST (File ->Import and Export) from Outlook
> 2003, I do not see an option to export a PST into Outlook 97-2002.
> Where can I find this option?

Never export to or import from a PST. You lose data that way. Instead,
create an ANSI PST with File>New>Outlook Data File. Choose the 97-2002
format and click Next. Browse to the folder where you want it (or accept
the default), give it a name (or accept the default) and click Next. Give
it a display name (or accept the default - I'd change it so you don't
confuse it with what you already have) and click Finish. You now have a PST
that the older Outlook can read. Copy all your folders to it, close it with
right-click>Close, and exit Outlook. The PST you created will be able to be
opened in the other Outlook. Do NOT import it.
--
Brian Tillman
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