Problem transferring data into Outlook 2003 f

April 22, 2011 at 05:53:16
Specs: Windows Vista
Problem transferring data in to Outlook 2003 from Outlook 2003 back-up .pst file

Applies To: Office | Office 2003 | Microsoft Office Outlook | Windows Vista

Problem transferring contact, calendar, tasks and notes data from back-up .pst file

I previously created a back-up .pst file from my 2003 Outlook program on laptop (running windows VISTA) installed and reinstalled Office 2003. Opened Outlook, then File/Open/Outlook Data File. It only transfered folders related to email.

Only partial data associated with this .pst file is transfered from the back-up .pst file.

My Tasks, Contacts, Calendar and Notes are not showing up. Contact subfolders are showing up in my address books, however there is no data in them. In the Go/Folder List - no folders appear menu there.

Have I lost them? How can I retrieve them without purchasing a third party recovery software?

I have tried more than once creating separate .pst files thinking a files may have been damaged but the same thing happens.

Any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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April 27, 2011 at 12:38:49
So if you actually click on "Contacts" on the Navigation Pane, is the Contacts folder in the old pst empty?

How did you create the backup?

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May 20, 2011 at 04:44:51

To restore all your Outlook 2003 objects like emails, tasks, notes, contacts, calendars you can use the backup copy of the original .pst file. You can import or restore the .pst file in Outlook by following below mentioned steps-

1. Copy the backup .pst file to the hard disk of your system from the storage media like CD-ROM, portable hard disk etc. on which you have stored the file.
2. Make sure that the read-only attribute is not selected otherwise it will give you an error. If you got the error then clear the read-only attribute and copy the file again.
3. Start Outlook, Go To Import And Export. If command is not found then rest pointer over chevrons at the bottom of menu and click Import And Export.
4. Select “Import from another program or file, and click next.
5. Enter the name and path of .pst file that you want to import and click next.
6. Select the folder to import. Select top of the hierarchy to import everything in the .pst file. Click finish.



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