Where are my Contacts and Calendar

Not open for further replies.


I have an XP Pro SP3 system just loaded Office Pro 2010 after uninstalling Office Pro 2000. This was because Outlook 2000 stopped without warning which I discovered was due the 2GB limit which no-one telle you about. Outlook 2010 started up Ok (as does Word etc) but when I bring over the pst file I only get the emails. What happened to my Conacts and Calendar, both of which have great deal of info in them? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. I am brain dead with trying things and overlaoded with info, none of which has worked so far. Then I found Spilstick and hence this thread. Thanks.

Forum Admin

Senior Member
I hope I don't totally ruin your day - but you didn't *have* to install Office 2010, although Outlook 2000 is really old. You could have repaired the pst and cleaned it out or made a new pst. You would eventually hit the ANSI limit of 2GB again though, so at least now that's not a worry.

Did you open the old pst in Outlook 2010? Go to Folder list (Ctrl+6) and you should see the calendar and contacts - how many folders do you have and are they empty?


Thanks for the reply. On your first point, you are the first person who has been positive about 'repairing' the Outlook 2000 pst. Ecerything I did at that time resulted in the error message that I had to make it smaller bu using Shift+Delete, which just went round in a circle, never letting me reduce anything. I believe I have a Systen Restore Point which I could go back to. Any comments?

On your second point, I used the Conrtol+6 and could see the structure in the two pst's I have. In the first there are 73 Contacts which I have no idea how they got there, but they do show some similarity with what was my Contacts Folder (all 973 of them). The second pst was empty and in both the Calendar had no 'content' from the OL2000 one. Again, any comments.

Thanks for your time looking at this.

Forum Admin

Senior Member
As long as you can open the pst in Outlook, Shift+Delete will permentely delete the items and it should work as long as you delete enough to get under 1.87 GB. (More if you want to keep using it for mail.) If you can't open the pst in Outlook you need to trim the pst and repair it using scanpst. See http://www.slipstick.com/problems/pst-repair/repair-a-2gb-personal-folders-or-offline-folders-file/

System restore won't help- it only restores programs, not data.

Is one of the pst files the one that you used in Outlook 2000 or did you import it? You want to open it directly using File Open, assuming it will open. If not, you need to repair it using the steps in the url above.


Thanks for your suggestions. The problem is that Shift+Del does not work. It just returns me to the message that says 'ile over 2GB so delete some stuff using Shift+ Delete'and we justgo round in circles. I will try scanpst again and see if it helps. I wil get back to you.
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
tswatek Issue with where Outlook saves new contacts Using Outlook 3
J Lost contacts.pst afer sync with iCloud: where has contact.pst disapperaed to? Using Outlook 3
O Outlook 2013 contacts - Where to find "Display as"-field Using Outlook 2
J Linking Contacts to a Message Where the Contact isn't an Addressee Using Outlook 1
M Add Columns to Outlook 2010 Window Where You Pick Contacts Using Outlook 1
M Where are contacts stored for BCM 2010? Using Outlook 1
T In Outlook 2003 and 2007 you had Categories for contacts. Where is it in Outlook 2010? Using Outlook 3
J How can I search my contacts by where businesses are located? BCM (Business Contact Manager) 2
J Outlook 2016 After a search in all mailboxes, where is each message that was found? Using Outlook 6
M Where is the setting to *turn off* open calendar in a new window? Using Outlook 3
C Long List Of Outlook 2016/Outlook.com Bugs // Where To Report? Using Outlook 10
S Views ans Where Settings AreSavd Using Outlook 4
F Move mails from Deleted Items folder back to its original folder where the mails got deleted Using Outlook 0
N Wishlist Opening Outlook where we left off Outlook Wishlist 0
Horsepower Where did Evenote come from? Using Outlook 6
snissen Where is "Edit Message" in Outlook 2016? Using Outlook 2
C Where are BCM User Customizations located? BCM (Business Contact Manager) 9
Mark Foley Where are Outlook categories save for IMAP? Using Outlook 12
T Where did my categorized emails go? Using Outlook 1
H Where to post code in Outlook Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
R click to toggle quick click category reasigns to where ? Using Outlook 2
P Where are the cached emails stored? Using Outlook.com accounts in Outlook 2
D VBA Script (Ask to where to save send mail) Outlook VBA and Custom Forms 1
R Outlook 2013 People Pane - Where is the "Add" button for social networks? Using Outlook 4
L How do i choose where i file my sent messages? Using Outlook 1
C Outlook 2007 Contact Card opens in margin of screen where I can't see it Using Outlook 3
P Where the heck is the data? Using Outlook 10
G Modify Subject line of incoming mail where I am in Cc line Using Outlook 1
B Can't locate in Outlook custom form where is message from Using Outlook 4
B help: where are outlook2000 email accounts stored Using Outlook 14
Rupert Dragwater Where to find folders in Outlook 2010 Using Outlook 4
S Where is the BCM SDK?? BCM (Business Contact Manager) 1
B Where are my emails that I already? Using Outlook 1
G Where are Saved Reports physically stored? BCM (Business Contact Manager) 0
O Where is Launcher, the custom action for Exchange server? Exchange Server Administration 1
P where can i store hyper links so that they aren't detected as a threat to the computer Using Outlook 2
B Where is my Outlook Calendar Using Outlook 1
C Where's my Outlook 2010 mail? Using Outlook 7
A Where are outlook email rules Really stored? Using Outlook 6
A button in Outlook 2007 that connected you to the web, where is it? Using Outlook 2
M Where are the Calendar Diagnostic Logs supposed to be? Exchange Server Administration 6
G Share calendar between two Outlook 2010 OR 2007 without exchange where both users can make appointme Using Outlook 1
S The public folder store where the offline address book is hosted was not detected. The hosting serve Exchange Server Administration 11
P Home and Business, Business Contact Manager using passkey. Where can I find this program? Using Outlook 1
D Where can I see incomming POP3 connections? Exchange Server Administration 4
L Overnight my outlook disappeared from desktop, replaced by outlook express icon. Where is it, how do I get it back? Been using Outlook 2007 for mont Using Outlook 1
M Duplicate Office somewhere - but where ? Using Outlook 2
R where did the 'send picture from the Internet' go in Outlook 2007? Using Outlook 1
D Where Did Managed Default Folders Go In SP1...? Exchange Server Administration 1
Similar threads