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George
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      02-19-2006
My computer is running Windows XP Home Edition service pack 2. It is a
Compaq SR1120NX with 2.67ghz , 504 RAM, and 34.7 Gigabytes of free space.

I am having trouble inporting my old messages into Outlook 2003. I get a
"the file c;\documents and settings\owner\userdata\backup2000.pst has
reached it's maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file, select
some items that you no longer need, the permanently (shift + del) delete
them.

I can't import the file to work with it. What do I do?
George in Las vegas


 
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      02-19-2006

"George" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> My computer is running Windows XP Home Edition service pack 2. It is a
> Compaq SR1120NX with 2.67ghz , 504 RAM, and 34.7 Gigabytes of free space.
>
> I am having trouble inporting my old messages into Outlook 2003. I get a
> "the file c;\documents and settings\owner\userdata\backup2000.pst has
> reached it's maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file,
> select some items that you no longer need, the permanently (shift + del)
> delete them.
>
> I can't import the file to work with it. What do I do?
> George in Las vegas
>


Rather than import from it, can you attach and open it


 
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      02-19-2006
me here wrote:
> "George" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:FoTJf.123390$0G.42827@dukeread10...
>
>>My computer is running Windows XP Home Edition service pack 2. It is a
>>Compaq SR1120NX with 2.67ghz , 504 RAM, and 34.7 Gigabytes of free space.
>>
>>I am having trouble inporting my old messages into Outlook 2003. I get a
>>"the file c;\documents and settings\owner\userdata\backup2000.pst has
>>reached it's maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file,
>>select some items that you no longer need, the permanently (shift + del)
>>delete them.
>>
>>I can't import the file to work with it. What do I do?
>>George in Las vegas
>>

>
>
> Rather than import from it, can you attach and open it
>
>


Just how big is the PST?
 
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      02-19-2006
Outlook pst files has a maximum size limit of 2gb. If the file is anywhere
near that size then it is probably corrupted. What you can try is to run the
built in utility called Scanpst. That file is located C:\Program
Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033, do a search for it and run it.

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"George" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> My computer is running Windows XP Home Edition service pack 2. It is a
> Compaq SR1120NX with 2.67ghz , 504 RAM, and 34.7 Gigabytes of free space.
>
> I am having trouble inporting my old messages into Outlook 2003. I get a
> "the file c;\documents and settings\owner\userdata\backup2000.pst has
> reached it's maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file,
> select some items that you no longer need, the permanently (shift + del)
> delete them.
>
> I can't import the file to work with it. What do I do?
> George in Las vegas
>



 
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George
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      02-19-2006
There are two files, one is just over 2 gig, the other is 131 meg. Scanpst
doesn't seem to do any good I have tried it.
Any suggestions?
George in Las Vegas


 
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pcbutts1
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      02-19-2006
You can rename it then import it, that may allow you to open it and delete
some stuff to get it way below the 2gig limit. Or you can try something like
this http://www.mailnavigator.com/reading...pst_files.html

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"George" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> There are two files, one is just over 2 gig, the other is 131 meg. Scanpst
> doesn't seem to do any good I have tried it.
> Any suggestions?
> George in Las Vegas
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      02-20-2006

"pcbutts1" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> You can rename it then import it, that may allow you to open it and delete
> some stuff to get it way below the 2gig limit. Or you can try something
> like this http://www.mailnavigator.com/reading...pst_files.html
>


That would be handy. If you were going to have to do this sort of thing all
the time it would be worth having.

I used system restore and went back to my old version. Performed a export.
Restored my system to office 2003 and imported the messages.
George in Las vegas


 
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Gordon
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      02-20-2006
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 19:14:21 -0800, George wrote:


> I used system restore and went back to my old version. Performed a export.
> Restored my system to office 2003 and imported the messages.
> George in Las vegas


First of all, exporting and importing a pst file is the fastest way to a
corrupt file. Do not Export and import, just copy the pst file and then go
to File-Open-Outlook Data File.
Secondly you would be very wise to create a new Personal Folders file in
Unicode format and transfer all your data from the old pst file to it.
Unicode-format pst files have no theoretical size limitations.

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      02-20-2006
> First of all, exporting and importing a pst file is the fastest way to a
> corrupt file. Do not Export and import, just copy the pst file and then go
> to File-Open-Outlook Data File.
> Secondly you would be very wise to create a new Personal Folders file in
> Unicode format and transfer all your data from the old pst file to it.
> Unicode-format pst files have no theoretical size limitations.
>


Does Outlook 2003 still use the old style PST file? I read the help
instructions and they only mention converting Outlook 97-2002 files.
George in Las Vegas


 
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old man
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      02-20-2006
OL2003 uses unicode format though you can creat a pst in old format

"George" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > First of all, exporting and importing a pst file is the fastest way to a
> > corrupt file. Do not Export and import, just copy the pst file and then

go
> > to File-Open-Outlook Data File.
> > Secondly you would be very wise to create a new Personal Folders file in
> > Unicode format and transfer all your data from the old pst file to it.
> > Unicode-format pst files have no theoretical size limitations.
> >

>
> Does Outlook 2003 still use the old style PST file? I read the help
> instructions and they only mention converting Outlook 97-2002 files.
> George in Las Vegas
>
>



 
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