Office 2003 import

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by George, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. George

    George Guest

    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
     
    George, Feb 19, 2006
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  2. George

    me here Guest

    "George" <> 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
     
    me here, Feb 19, 2006
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  3. George

    Alan Guest

    me here wrote:
    > "George" <> 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?
     
    Alan, Feb 19, 2006
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  4. George

    pcbutts1 Guest

    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" <> 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
    >
     
    pcbutts1, Feb 19, 2006
    #4
  5. George

    George Guest

    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
     
    George, Feb 19, 2006
    #5
  6. George

    pcbutts1 Guest

    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_ms_outlook_pst_files.html

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    "George" <> wrote in message
    news:JO2Kf.123642$0G.73568@dukeread10...
    > 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
    >
     
    pcbutts1, Feb 19, 2006
    #6
  7. George

    George Guest

    "pcbutts1" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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_ms_outlook_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
     
    George, Feb 20, 2006
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  8. George

    Gordon Guest

    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.

    --
    Gordon Burgess-Parker
    Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
     
    Gordon, Feb 20, 2006
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  9. George

    George Guest

    > 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
     
    George, Feb 20, 2006
    #9
  10. George

    old man Guest

    OL2003 uses unicode format though you can creat a pst in old format

    "George" <> wrote in message
    news:AUnKf.125252$0G.9966@dukeread10...
    > > 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
    >
    >
     
    old man, Feb 20, 2006
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  11. George

    George Guest

    "old man" <> wrote in message
    news:mKoKf.35191$...
    > OL2003 uses unicode format though you can creat a pst in old format


    Does it do it automatically? Or will I have to set it up? More importantly
    how can I tell which I am using?
    George in Las Vegas
     
    George, Feb 20, 2006
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  12. George

    old man Guest

    In OL2003 if you select File New/Data File it will create a unicode format
    pst unless you specifically select the old format
    If you open a pre OL2003 pst the format of the old pst will be retained
    In order to use the new format from an 'old' pst you need to create a new
    pst (in OL2003 format) then with the old pst opened (within OL) copy the
    data to the new pst.

    As others have said do NOT use the import option.
    Create the new pst and copy from old

    "George" <> wrote in message
    news:_1qKf.125760$0G.91131@dukeread10...
    >
    > "old man" <> wrote in message
    > news:mKoKf.35191$...
    > > OL2003 uses unicode format though you can creat a pst in old format

    >
    > Does it do it automatically? Or will I have to set it up? More importantly
    > how can I tell which I am using?
    > George in Las Vegas
    >
    >
     
    old man, Feb 21, 2006
    #12
  13. George

    George Guest

    "old man" <> wrote in message
    news:26tKf.42815$...
    > In OL2003 if you select File New/Data File it will create a unicode format
    > pst unless you specifically select the old format
    > If you open a pre OL2003 pst the format of the old pst will be retained
    > In order to use the new format from an 'old' pst you need to create a new
    > pst (in OL2003 format) then with the old pst opened (within OL) copy the
    > data to the new pst.
    >
    > As others have said do NOT use the import option.
    > Create the new pst and copy from old
    >



    Thanks for the info. I have used import export many times without a problem.
    George in Las Vegas
     
    George, Feb 21, 2006
    #13
  14. George

    old man Guest

    If you read OL specific ng's the std advice is not to use import/export

    "George" <> wrote in message
    news:EItKf.125951$0G.78374@dukeread10...
    >
    > "old man" <> wrote in message
    > news:26tKf.42815$...
    > > In OL2003 if you select File New/Data File it will create a unicode

    format
    > > pst unless you specifically select the old format
    > > If you open a pre OL2003 pst the format of the old pst will be retained
    > > In order to use the new format from an 'old' pst you need to create a

    new
    > > pst (in OL2003 format) then with the old pst opened (within OL) copy the
    > > data to the new pst.
    > >
    > > As others have said do NOT use the import option.
    > > Create the new pst and copy from old
    > >

    >
    >
    > Thanks for the info. I have used import export many times without a

    problem.
    > George in Las Vegas
    >
    >
     
    old man, Feb 21, 2006
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