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Moving Outlook 2003 pst file to Outlook 2007 file

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Moving Outlook 2003 pst file to Outlook 2007 file

livelove_laugh
Hello,
I have not been able to successfully move my Outlook 2003 .pst file over to Outlook 2007. What I did was close Outlook 2003 on my Windows XP machine and went to the location of the .pst file. I then burned that .pst to DVD (since it was so big). I put the DVD in the Vista machine with Outlook 2007 on it and tried to import it and get the error "Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file." It is located in the same folder as the original 2007 .pst file yet it is renamed. What am I doing incorrect?? Please help.
Miya
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Michael Jay
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Copy the 2003 pst file to the vista hard drive and remove the read only attribute. Then try to import it to 2007, I think that may help.

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HAL 9000 Moderator
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It will help no end so I would suggest coping the Complete contents of the File on the DVD to a Temp Folder on the Vista HDD which can be called anything but it's generally easier if you call it Temp E-Mail or something similar as you'll never mistake it at a latter point.

Then you should be able to do a standard Import into Outlook without a problem.

Col

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livelove_laugh
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Well...I tried this too and still cannot movemy .pst file from 2003 to 2007. More suggestions are welcome, please. Thank You, Miya

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livelove_laugh
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This was done and still getting the same error. Thank You Miya

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Michael Jay
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The copy to dvd may have corrupted the pst file on the dvd copy, try copying the 2003 file again from your xp pc to another dvd, then copy it to the vista pc. The point of getting it to the hard drive of the vista pc is to eliminate the inherent read only status of the dvd, you cannot import pst files directly from cd or dvd. If you still experience problems try this from Microsoft:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA100758311033.aspx?pid=CH100788841033#1

this details the use of the Inbox repair tool.

Come on back if you still need help.

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livelove_laugh
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Well, this did not work either. I am beginning to think that 2003's .pst file is not compatible with 2007's .pst file. My next move is to try using a serial cable and try moving it that way but I will have to try that maybe late tonight or tomorrow because I know it will take some time.

Miya

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Michael Jay
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open this pst file in outlook 2003 without trouble?

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livelove_laugh
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The .pst file does open in 2003

Miya

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