Outlook 2000 pst file corrupt from importing Outlook 2003 pst file

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Barry RL

I am running Outlook 2000 and made the mistake of trying to import an Outlook

2003 pst file into my personal folder. Got the about half way thru the import

process and I got an error msg that the file is corrupt and it will no longer

open. I ran the scanpst.exe. It takes a couple of hours to scan but when 99

PCT complete it failed and posted an error log. I need the data out of this

file desperately. Is there any solution?
 
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neo

Outlook 2003 and later can create a PST file that isn't compatible with

older versions. An easy way to see if this is the case is try and open the

PST file directly in Outlook 2000 via File > Open > Outlook data file. I

believe Outlook 2000 will throw an error message if this is the case.

If my hunch is right, do you have access to Outlook 2003/2007 where someone

can move the items into a legacy PST file for you?

"Barry RL" <Barry RL> wrote in message

news:C9C7F13A-95EF-4B6B-A825-47218B10734D@microsoft.com...
> I am running Outlook 2000 and made the mistake of trying to import an
> Outlook
> 2003 pst file into my personal folder. Got the about half way thru the
> import
> process and I got an error msg that the file is corrupt and it will no
> longer
> open. I ran the scanpst.exe. It takes a couple of hours to scan but when
> 99
> PCT complete it failed and posted an error log. I need the data out of
> this
> file desperately. Is there any solution?
 

Diane Poremsky

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How big are both pst? Outlook 2000 is limited to just shy of 2GB file size.

if this is the problem, see

http://www.slipstick.com/problems/pst-repair/repair-a-2gb-personal-folders-or-offline-folders-file/



"Barry RL" <Barry RL> wrote in message

news:C9C7F13A-95EF-4B6B-A825-47218B10734D@microsoft.com...
> I am running Outlook 2000 and made the mistake of trying to import an
> Outlook
> 2003 pst file into my personal folder. Got the about half way thru the
> import
> process and I got an error msg that the file is corrupt and it will no
> longer
> open. I ran the scanpst.exe. It takes a couple of hours to scan but when
> 99
> PCT complete it failed and posted an error log. I need the data out of
> this
> file desperately. Is there any solution?
 
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Barry RL

Re: Outlook 2000 pst file corrupt from importing Outlook 2003 pst

Neo, Opened Outlook. Went to File , Open, but did not have the option to

select Outlook data file. I tried opening the Ootlook.pst file but it

displayed an error and advised to use the inbox repair facility. That was the

2 hour process I mentioned before and it bombed out at the very end.

Unfortunately I don't have anyone with Outlook 2003 to see if it will open.

If I were sure that Office 2003 was the solution, I would purchase a copy on

Ebay.

By the way the Outlook.pst file is 2.06 gig.

"neo" wrote:


> Outlook 2003 and later can create a PST file that isn't compatible with
> older versions. An easy way to see if this is the case is try and open the
> PST file directly in Outlook 2000 via File > Open > Outlook data file. I
> believe Outlook 2000 will throw an error message if this is the case.

> If my hunch is right, do you have access to Outlook 2003/2007 where someone
> can move the items into a legacy PST file for you?

> "Barry RL" <Barry RL> wrote in message
> news:C9C7F13A-95EF-4B6B-A825-47218B10734D@microsoft.com...
> >I am running Outlook 2000 and made the mistake of trying to import an
> >Outlook
> > 2003 pst file into my personal folder. Got the about half way thru the
> > import
> > process and I got an error msg that the file is corrupt and it will no
> > longer
> > open. I ran the scanpst.exe. It takes a couple of hours to scan but when
> > 99
> > PCT complete it failed and posted an error log. I need the data out of
> > this
> > file desperately. Is there any solution?


> .
>
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"Barry RL" <Barry RL> wrote in message

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> I am running Outlook 2000 and made the mistake of trying to import an Outlook
> 2003 pst file into my personal folder. Got the about half way thru the
> import
> process and I got an error msg that the file is corrupt and it will no
> longer
> open. I ran the scanpst.exe. It takes a couple of hours to scan but when 99
> PCT complete it failed and posted an error log. I need the data out of this
> file desperately. Is there any solution?


Do not import. Click File>Open>Personal Folders File, browse to the PST,

select it, and click OK.

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Brian Tillman

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"neo" <neo> wrote in message

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> If my hunch is right, do you have access to Outlook 2003/2007 where someone
> can move the items into a legacy PST file for you?


I don't think it is because he wouldn't have been able to even begin to import

a Unicode PST. He'd have received an error immediately, that error stating

the incompatibility of the PST.

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Barry RL

Re: Outlook 2000 pst file corrupt from importing Outlook 2003 pst

Diane, you were right on the money. From the Slipstick website I followed

their link to Microsoft and downloaded the PST2GB truncation file. I had the

program truncate the 2.06 Gig file to about 1.8 (initially I tried 1.9 and it

still did not work) and then after running Scanpst.exe I was able to recover

a good portion of the old pst file. The contacts and calendar were still

messed up but most of the emails ere still there.

I initially searched the MS website for PST file help and got nothing. I am

happy Slipstick had the link.

Thanks

Barry

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


> How big are both pst? Outlook 2000 is limited to just shy of 2GB file size.
> if this is the problem, see
> http://www.slipstick.com/problems/pst-repair/repair-a-2gb-personal-folders-or-offline-folders-file/

> >

> >

>

>

>

> "Barry RL" <Barry RL> wrote in message
> news:C9C7F13A-95EF-4B6B-A825-47218B10734D@microsoft.com...
> > I am running Outlook 2000 and made the mistake of trying to import an
> > Outlook
> > 2003 pst file into my personal folder. Got the about half way thru the
> > import
> > process and I got an error msg that the file is corrupt and it will no
> > longer
> > open. I ran the scanpst.exe. It takes a couple of hours to scan but when
> > 99
> > PCT complete it failed and posted an error log. I need the data out of
> > this
> > file desperately. Is there any solution?


> .
>
 
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Barry RL

Re: Outlook 2000 pst file corrupt from importing Outlook 2003 pst

Brian, thanks for our support. I was able to truncate the file with the help

of Slipstick website link that Diane provided and was able to recover most of

the data.

Thanks

Barry

"Brian Tillman " wrote:


> "neo" <neo> wrote in message
> news:eVeI2mOUKHA.1280@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>
> > If my hunch is right, do you have access to Outlook 2003/2007 where someone
> > can move the items into a legacy PST file for you?


> I don't think it is because he wouldn't have been able to even begin to import
> a Unicode PST. He'd have received an error immediately, that error stating
> the incompatibility of the PST.
> >

> .
>
 
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wangdong

Re: Outlook 2000 pst file corrupt from importing Outlook 2003 pstfile

If your pst file is corrupt, you can try a tool called Advanced

Outlook Repair. You can download a free demo version at

http://www.datanumen.com/aor/aor.exe . I think it is a useful repair

tool for you. It is easy to recover your PST file by using its wizard.

It is a powerful tool to recover messages, folders and other objects

from corrupt or damaged Microsoft Outlook PST files.

Detailed information about Advanced Outlook Repair can be found at

http://www.datanumen.com/aor/

Wangdong
 
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wangdong

Re: Outlook 2000 pst file corrupt from importing Outlook 2003 pstfile

If your pst file is corrupt, you can try a tool called Advanced

Outlook Repair. You can download a free demo version at

http://www.datanumen.com/aor/aor.exe . I think it is a useful repair

tool for you. It is easy to recover your PST file by using its

wizard.

It is a powerful tool to recover messages, folders and other objects

from corrupt or damaged Microsoft Outlook PST files.

Detailed information about Advanced Outlook Repair can be found at

http://www.datanumen.com/aor/

Wangdong
 
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