Copy Outlook 2007 .pst file to Outlook 2003 i

Microsoft Outlook 2003 (full product)
January 12, 2011 at 13:21:09
Specs: Windows XP Service Pack 3, ~1861 mgh/2gb

I have copied the .pst file from my Outlook 2007 machine in the US to a thumb drive. The I placed that file in the proper place in the path of my laptop running Outlook 2003. So Far, so good.

Before I departed the US I opened the Outlook 2003 software and opened "Contacts." Still so good--I could see all of the contacts!

Then I traveled far, far away from the Outlook 2007 machine and later discovered that even though I can see the contacts in the Outlook 2003 machine, OUTLOOK cannot see them!

I now understand that copying and replacing the file from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2003 is not the way to get what I wanted, appearances notwithstanding. So...I asked a friend to EXPORT the .pst file from the 2007 machine and e-mail it to me here in the Dominican Republic, only to discover that Outlook 2003 prevents me from receiving a "potentially dangerous file," the .pst attachment.

MS Outlook help offers a work-around by renaming the file according to a scheme something like "backup.pst_OK" but the clever software appears to add its own extention (.pst) and triggers the whole denial-of-attachment situation again.

Do you have any suggestions as to how I might receive that file as an e-mail attachment or, in the alternative, how I might be able to use the COPY of the Outlook 2007.pst file in the Outlook 2003 machine.

For bonus points perhaps you can help me feel the MS love...



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January 20, 2011 at 04:44:45
"even though I can see the contacts in the Outlook 2003 machine, OUTLOOK cannot see them!" Where are you seeing the contacts? So is the issue that you don't have your Contacts from the 2007 pst file? Or are they just not showing up as an address book?

Or, do you want the entire contents of the pst file? If so, just have your friend change the extension to doc or zip and then rename it. Then open it in Outlook after saving the file locally.

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