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Need Help Removing A Profile For Outlook 2003 I Have Two

Question: Need Help Removing A Profile For Outlook 2003 I Have Two

I use Genie Backup Manager Pro 8.0 Tools to backup my outlook 2003 and it's showing two outlook profiles which one should I remove the 1st outlook or outlook 2

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Answer: Need Help Removing A Profile For Outlook 2003 I Have Two

Hi highbids

It is ok to have more than one profile in Outlook, I have several myself.
If you really want to remove one of the profiles, login to each profile and verify the contents of each.

Right click on the Top/Root folder of the Personal Folder.
Select: Properties for "Name of Personal Folder" > Advanced button
In the Filename: field should be the directory path and .pst file name, make a note of it for each profile.

One of the .pst files can be connected to the profile you are keeping and the other profile can simply be deleted.
Let us know what you find.

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I had a corupt profile in Outlook and MS had me set up a new profile, but didn't tell me how to remove the old. Can anyone help with that?



Answer:Removing a Profile in Outlook 2003

Control Panel / Mail
Show Profiles
Highlight the one you want to delete and click on the Remove button.

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I have newbie webmaster for a small E-store domain. We created 5 email addresses like
- [email protected]
- [email protected]
- [email protected]
- [email protected]
- [email protected].

All this time, I was using HORDE webmail for accessing all the above email accounts. I was not comfortable with the user interface.

Then I came across this article, which explained that I can have outlook 2003 as a mail client. Just I have to create seperate profile for each email account.

Following are the steps it was detailed out in that article.

Step 1:
open Control panel.

Step 2:
Open Mail.

Step 3:
Show Profile will be displayed. Then click add for adding a new profile.
My problem is, show profile is not visible. Instead it is displaying email accounts. As per the article, why it is not showing up in my system.

I tried my level best to find "show profiles" but no.

Can anyone help me with this problem?

O/S: win XP with SP2
Outlook 2003

Answer:"show Profile" for adding a new profile is not visible in Outlook 2003

Hi maddy2007

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

In Microsoft Outlook:
Help > About Microsoft Office Outlook
Does it say: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Or does it have a different version listed?

The Outlook you are using appears to be an older version, maybe Outlook 2000?
Which is fine, as the mode can be changed from Internet Mail only to Corporate/Workgroup mode, where you can add Profiles.

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I am using Outlook 2003.  I am a contractor inside of BP and I have a BP email address and my company's email address.Both have been set up in Outlook 2003 in seperate profiles (both are on networks).My problem is managing both (especially the calendars). Any ideas / suggestions?ThanksOG

Answer:Outlook 2003 Profile Question

Do you now have two separate calendars in Outlook or are you asking how to do that?  Do you want to share calendars with other Outlook users on the network?  I don't think I can help you with the latter but another forum member, who is more familiar with using Outlook on an Exchange server, may see your question later today and have some comments for you.

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Hello, two of our users at work are getting a dialog box "Choose Profile" coming up when they boot up their machines. They claim it was fine a couple of days ago...! Has anyone any ideas how to cure this problem from popping up? Nothing's changed on our server to my knowledge...!Thanks.

Answer:Choose Profile in Outlook 2003

In Control Panel, double-click on the Mail icon. Select "Profiles" and check the option to "Always use this profile." Unless more than one profile has been created for that user, just go with the default or "Outlook" profile.

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I create a new Outlook 2003 profile, complete the data for the ISP e-mail and then start Outlook using the new profile. The 10 days of saved e-mails at the ISP download. These are duplicates and not a problem.

My old PST was named Outlook1. I also have a new PST named Outlook which I guess was created with the new profile.

I want to use Outlook1 as my only PST or I want to move all of the data from Outlook1 into the new PST named Outlook. What is the best procedure to accomplish this?

I'll save your answer so I don't have to ask again.

Thank you

Answer:using an existing PST file in a new Outlook 2003 profile

two choices
you can set outlook1 as a data file and read it from there or

I would copy both the outlook .pst files somewhere as a backup
on the exchange directory I would delete outlook.pst and replace it with outlook1.pst and rename outlook1.pst to outlook.pst

now open outlook and it should see your old outlook1.pst as the main service
at whatever state it was last in when you copied it

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I want to set up outlook on my workstations so that who ever logs into the computer can get to there mail. Is there a way to setup the outlook profile so that it sees that current user and logs into there mailbox? I have tried to use the %currentuser% command in the profile, but that doesn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Outlook 2003 Profile for current user?

The user needs to log in and configure Outlook for their account. No special magic or commands or parameters involved. Outlook automatically keeps separate profiles for separate logins

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Hello all

I am new to this forum and have a question. I want to be able to send and receive email from my work email remotely from home. I think I need to set up a profile using my home isp settings. Correct? Also is there a way in Outlook to set up two profiles one for home and one for work? And how do I send and receive from one and not the other?

Sorry for all the questions. Can anyone help?

Thank you

Answer:Outlook 2003 Profile Question-new to forum

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I tried Outlook 2007 Trial and didn't like it. After removing and reinstalling Outlook 2003, the send/receive button is missing in the tool bar, I can no longer edit "rules", among other things.

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I had a trial verson of Outlook 2007. After the trial, I uninstalled it. Now I cannot see send/receieve, cannot make rules plus other things.
Any ideas?

Answer:Outlook 2003 errors after Removing Outlook 2007

Found the answer.
had the answer, all you need to do is so a search for 'mapisvc.inf' on your C: drive. It will find 2 files, one in C:\Windows\System32, one in C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033

I renamed both of them to mapiscv_old.inf - call it what you like, delete it if you are feeling game. Then run Outlook 2003, it will configure and put the file back there for you, and allow you to setup your account.
Posted by Rod at 10:32 AM


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Hi there,

I need to backup Outlook 2003 profile and restore it into another computer but I don't have a clue how to do this. Anyone knows how this can be achieved?


Answer:How to backup Outlook 2003 profile and restore it into another computer?

Hi, I just did the same thing with Outlook 2002. Locate the .pst file. Usually it's located in this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook (change [username] to your user id.

Copy this to the new computer.

You will still need to recreate your email account settings.

Hope this helps.

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I am trying to take a friend's Outlook 2003 settings from an old Dell Dimension 3200 XP Home system & migrate them into a (newer) Dell XPS w/ Vista Home Premium. Does anybody know how I can transfer the accounts? Outlook 2003 is installed on the XPS system, but I haven't tried to configure anything yet.

Answer:Migrating Outlook 2003 profile from XP to Vista Home Prem.

Welcome to the forum,

Have a look at this to see if that helps you out,

How to Migrate Microsoft Outlook Xp/2003 Settings to a New Pc - wikiHow

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A couple of days ago when booting up my computer informed me it could not load my profile (XP proffessional) so was creating a temporary profile for me. I found a post about recovering lost profiles and followed the instructions (create new profile copy of local settings from my old to my new profile). Time to get my e-mal back. I have followed the instructions for recovering Outlook Express files (*dbx) but they won't import into Outlook 2003.

Any thoughts?


Answer:Solved: Recovering Outlook 2003 files from corupt profile

OK, figured it out myself but will post for anyone else who runs in the same problem.

1st make sure you have set your windows explorer to view system files and hidden files

1. go to old profile/application data/ mircrosoft/ outlook and copy the Outlook data file (this is a .pst file)
2. paste this on the desktop of your new profile
3. Open Outlook go to File->import export
4. Select: Import from another program or file click next
5. Scroll down to: Personal Folder file (.pst) click next
6. Browse to select file location of Outllok data file, select do not import duplicates
7. make sure you select checkbox for "include subfolders" and import items into the same folder in "Personal Folders"
8. click Finish

This imported all my e-mails, contacts, calenders but did not import my e-mail rules. No bigie, I can recreate the rules easily


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i have looked on here and other sites- and no matter what i do after i uninstall and then reinstall outlook all my old data is still there..

Answer:COMPLETELY removing outlook 2003

That's because Outlook stores all your data - emails, calendars, address books - in a separate file that can be located anywhere on your computer. Uninstalling has no effect at all on this file.

If you want to create an entirely new data file that is simple, and many web pages describe how to do it. Here is just one -

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I have removed McAfee from my domain computers and installed ESET NOD32. Since I removed the Mcafee (it was not a very clean remove as McAfee does not want to uninstall properly) some of my Outlook 2003 clients cant print a e-mail but can print attachments (Word and Excel) nd their calendars. When you go File - Print, the print screen comes up but everything is greyed out, u cant change the printer. When you open the e-mail and Click File - Print, nothing happens, nothing comes up. I have un-installed Office 2003, re-installed, cleaned the registry and even re-created the profile on Xp SP3. Still nothing. Please help.

Black Mist

Answer:Outlook 2003 Not Printing after Removing McAfee AV

Did you use the McAfee removal tool? McAfee, like Norton, can't be uninstalled properly without a tool.

Have you tried uninstalling the printer's driver and reinstalling it?

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In my Outlook 2003 there are large lines separating the items in the inbox by date. How does one remove them?

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Removing Date Separation In Inbox

Solved it! I thought it would be in options, but one deselects "sort in groups" under View/Arrange by


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Afternoon everyone,

I've come with a question, asking if anyone could explain the following occurence:

Last night, my father emailed a mass Christmas wish to a significant number of contacts. He tells me he sent 4-5 batches each of 30 recipients.

When he logged in to his mail this morning, he had received several notifications of bounced emails. Some of them were due to the contact being unreachable, too many recipients in the email or their mailbox was full.

To my dad's surprise, when he attempted to send out another set of emails on the same topic, some the contacts had disappeared off his Outlook contact "quick list". These contacts in his quick list are those that he hadn't saved to the Address Book, they seemed to be only 'hanging' around in the Outlook quick list until now, where they have just disappeared.

Could anyone possibly explain this occurrence? To me it's not logical for such things to happen. Is there some way to recover the lost contacts?


Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 removing contacts from quick list?

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iam using Outlook 2003 , when iam sending or receieving mails through outlook 2003 and then iam checking on any browser (Internet Explorer etc)... i cann't find mail there... i want to keep the mails there too ...any option so that after receiving mails from outlook 2003... they will also remain over there...

Answer:Outlook 2003 mails vanishes from Browsers when downloading in MS Outlook 2003

On the Tools menu, click E-mail accounts.
Select View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
Under Name, select the POP3 account you want to change, and then click Change.
Click More Settings.
Click the Advanced tab, and then under Delivery, select the Leave a copy of messages on the server check box.

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I have the same problem in both applications (outlook XP/2003 beta).
I have two E-mail accounts.

1. is an exchange account (current set as default)
2. a private email account
when I send internal mails (in the office) outlook use the exchange I set (that is OK!).
but when I will send an external email (for example to [email protected] )
Outlook use also the exchange server to send the email and I get an error message.
The only possibility to send external mails is for me to set the email account by hand for every
outgoing mail.

The proble doesn't exist with outlook 2000.
Outlook 2000 automatically use the second email account when it see that the mail must
be send to an extrenal account.

How can I set Outlook XP / Outlook 2003 beta to do the same as Outlook 2000?


Answer:(Solved) Outlook XP / Outlook 2003 beta problems...with Exchange 2003

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I have the same problem in both applications (outlook XP/2003 beta).
I have two E-mail accounts.

1. is an exchange account (current set as default)
2. a private email account

when I send internal mails (in the office) outlook use the exchange I set (that is OK!).
but when I will send an external email (for example to [email protected] )
Outlook use also the exchange server to send the email and I get an error message.

The only possibility to send external mails is for me to set the email account by hand for every
outgoing mail.

The proble doesn't exist with outlook 2000.
Outlook 2000 automatically use the second email account when it see that the mail must
be send to an extrenal account.

How can I set Outlook XP / Outlook 2003 beta to do the same as Outlook 2000?



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I did a repair XP and inadvertantly created a second user profile. I would like to get rid of it. Can it be disposed of without a reformat or another repair.Thanks

Answer:Removing a second profile?

xp remove a profile

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We are running Exchange 2003 SP2 and our clients have Office 2010. Our Outlook profiles are created automatically by using Group Policy to set a registry key which points to a PRF file with all the Outlook settings. Lately, many of our users are reporting that their emails are getting stuck in the Outbox. If you look at their Outlook profile, they have two Exchange accounts listed. You cannot delete either of them; it gives a message that this is the default email account.
The immediate solution is to recreate the user's Outlook profile. This allows the stuck email to send. The real issue is that this keeps occurring. Recreating the Outlook profile sometimes fixes the problem for a long time, months maybe. But other times the problem occurs the next day. This is happening with users who have established Outlook profiles as well as new users logging into their PCs for the first time. I've attached the code from our PRF. Any help is appreciated, as we have around 400 active users and we're constantly chasing after this issue.

Answer:Outlook 2010 Email Stuck in Outbox; Corrupt Outlook Profile

Couple steps you may apply...
1. Repair the offline file with a Microsoft utility called SCANOST.exe. I’ve seen this file reside in a number of different locations, mainly within Program Files. It might be best to search for it with Windows or Google Desktop. SCANPST.exe will also work, though you’ll have to go digging for your outlook.ost, which should be near c:\Documents and Settings\ %profile%\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ Microsoft\ Outlook\ outlook.ost. If your file is significant in size, you’ll save a lot of time with the repair operation by not creating a backup. Because if the repair finishes successfully and Outlook still bombs, you’ll need to.
2. Shutdown Outlook completely, including any runaway outlook.exe processes in the task manager. Open Mail in the Control Panel and before you delete your profile completely, write down the server settings! There’s no need to worry about backing up your mail as it’s stored on the Exchange server. (Essentially, you’re deleting that outlook.ost when you drop your mail profile.) Now, start Outlook and it will create a new profile, where you’ll configure the server with the information you wrote down previously.
If steps above don’t work or you need to get more variants of .pst restoration, visit... - multi functional user comm... Read more

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I had Office 2010 installed temporarily a WHILE ago. I have had 2007 installed for a while again..suddenly I started getting the error message that Outlook profile was created with a newer version of Outlook. I have tried everything to get this fixed..with no luck..

Here is what I have done:
1. Deleted mail folder. Made new mail profile in Windows and in Outlook. Didn't change anything despite losing messages. I created "new" mail profile for 2007, and it is still telling me profile was created in Newer Version
2. I totally deleted and reinstalled Office..still getting error message..

This is driving me crazy. It's not a big deal-Outlook still works. It is just bugging me..
Any assistance is appreciated. I thought I had tried everything.

Answer:Outlook-Mail Profile Created Newer Version of Outlook..How to fix?

You might want to go to control panel, programs and do a repair on office/outlook 2010, some of the microsoft office updates do strange things with outlook. I have had to repair my 2010 a few times.


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Hi there Timw sent me over here after helping me remove some malware. I have lost my user profile after getting a virus and am hoping to recover it now that all malware is gone. My first post to Tim, for the sake of not having to explain everything again was:

Hi this is my sisters laptop running windows xp home. It started when I borrowed hers to fix mine uhg. I started it up and when i did it wanted to do check disk. I didnt bother as she told me she didnt shut it down properly because it hasn't been letting her. then as it was starting to load the user screen, it said it couldnt load the local profile as it couldnt find it. so when it started up it redid the desktop etc(like a new install of windows). then when starting internet explorer it started it like it was new? wasnt sure if she had just added it so I set it up and went on with what I was doing. when turning off IE (after downloading a few programs I needed)then restarted IE it did it again. Thats when I knew something was wrong. so I resarted the computer to see if it would do the same thing again. it did and when returning to the desktop for my downloads they were gone IE the same as before. So I checked her documents and they are all gone pictures too. I started the read me but when having to restart everything was lost from the desktop, however the mgtools is still there as well as the sas under program files. What should I do??? Is it gonna be possible to recover her files?

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Answer:Recovering user profile after removing malware!!

Note for helpers:


C:\Documents and Settings\"
DEFAUL~1 Aug 17 2004 "Default User"
ALLUSE~1 Aug 17 2004 "All Users"
USER Aug 17 2004 "user"
ADMINI~1 Jun 10 2005 "Administrator"
TEMP Oct 14 2008 "TEMP"
USER~1.GAR Oct 14 2008 "user.GARY"
TEMP~1.GAR Oct 14 2008 "TEMP.GARY"

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Two questions please:

1. Is there a thorough way to rid the system of a User Account aside from simply going into the "User Accounts" in the Control Panel and deleting the "account"? I'm wondering if all (or any of) the files/folders etc., etc. will be left hanging-around somewhere in the PC?

2. Would a thorough deletion or removal of this User, who has been on/accessed this PC for approximately six months to a year, free-up much space and/or increase performance (speed)?


Answer:Removing/Deleting a User Account/Profile

MarkTrent said:

1. It is logically advisable to erase any visible file contents of that user first, before deleting the account itself.

2. No, unless that user profile had a ton of contents, it's unlikely to make any real difference on a well-maintained machine.

Do a thorough disk clean up and defragment after you have deleted that user account.Click to expand...

Thank you. I suppose what I am after here is a systematic or ordered approach to the task of erasing visible file contents, just to be sure that i get (erase) as much as possible, and so that I don't erase any shared files or settings - anything that the remaining users rely or depend on - stuff that they would need for the system to continue to operate normally.

The machine in question is my parents, which I use when I come to visit, but I really no longer need my own account (I reckon I never really did) when I can simply log into mom's account/profile, to check my email, etc.

I'm hoping to simplify things here on this (their) machine, reduce clutter, and reduce some of the space that's being taken/used, etc.

Thanks again.

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ok.. i am a network administrator at work.. and i fucked up my profile.. it just won't load.. and it is 1.3gb.. i think it is mp3s.. but i wanted to see my profile.. and it says access denied. i am using a user that is a member of the domain administrator group and nothing else.. i even tried logging in as administrator.. and it didn't work..

so what is preventing me from seeing the profiles? i remember at work at my college we would go into the profiles and delete things when people got corrupted profiles, but here i can't even view the size of them or anything.. it jsut says "access denied"


Answer:how do i see my profile on server 2003?

Hehe how's that MCSE coming?

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Outlook 2003, part of Office Teacher & Student
Windows XP Home SP2 with all updates
No LAN involved; no Exchange server involved.
Norton AV 2005 & Norton Personal Firewall 2005 [ separate programs ];

unable to log onto pop server
1 solution suggests creating a new profile.

1. If I create a new profile, can I import the messages & addresses / contacts? If so, how?
I found this for exporting / importing contacts.

2. If I use Microsoft's backup add-in, will the problems come along?

3. After backing up, should I delete the existing profile before creating a new profile?

4. After creating the new file, how do I access the messages & contacts? I found this.

Thanks for your help.

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Just joined this forum recently, so this is my first post. Anyways, I've been looking online for a method to simply delete the folder of an old user profile in C:\Users. I have yet to come across a successful method. The message that appears when I try to delete the folder is "You require permission from ('computer-name'\Administrator to make changes to this folder". Any proven methods or tips? It's not a big problem or anything, just a mere nuisance.

I also wish to rename my active user profile folder to something else...

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Just joined this forum recently, so this is my first post. Anyways, I've been looking online for a method to simply delete the folder of an old user profile in C:\Users. I have yet to come across a successful method. The message that appears when I try to delete the folder is "You require permission from ('computer-name'\Administrator to make changes to this folder". Any proven methods or tips? It's not a big problem or anything, just a mere nuisance.

I also wish to rename my active user profile folder to something else...

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Hello - I have a Windows 7 laptop with a user account that was not created with my knowledge. The laptop seems to have some type of malware, but this user account blocks any attempts to run programs or switch to another administrator.
I'd like help removing this profile and returning control back to me. Thanks!

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Mabey this should be in the networking area but there was a lot viewing this section. I am having trouble with user profiles in server 2003. I cannot login locally to the server with a local profile for a user unless I make them an administrator. Any hints? Thanks.

Answer:Server 2003 local profile...

Does group policies come into play?

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One user has worked in our office for a about 5 years and her first computer on the domain started creating a folder with her name on our server. It would do it every day, after I deleted it again (I finally just gave up and hid the folder). I couldn't track down what software might be creating the folder, and since the folder was empty... I shrugged it off. I figured when we got her a new computer, the fresh install of Windows / Office etc. would deal with it.

Nope. The new computer does it too. Still, no big deal, and I consider it a secondary problem.

The main problem is that we're using Tasks more in Outlook for managing our workload. Except when we send her a task, she can't do anything with it. She can't even open it, let alone accept it or edit it...

This use has installed a lot of software over the years, and I'm wondering if her Windows profile has some junk in it that we just need to leave behind, and just make a new profile for her and import her e-mail from her old account. Or perhaps I should just delete her Exchange mailbox and recreate it, as was suggested to me by our IT company? If I have to create a new account on the domain and export her e-mail to that account, so be it. So I don't know if the problem is in her domain profile, or her Exchange account.

Any suggestions on this?


Answer:Junk in user profile under SBS 2003

Hi.... I really haven't worked with SBS 2003, but I do work with Exchange & Server 2003 daily.

What type of profile do you have assigned to this user? How is the user setup? Are you using folder redirection? Any special logon scripts being pushed out?

What version of Exchange, as in what updates have been applied? When and how was her account in Exchange created?

What version of Outlook are you using? Updates applied?

The statement "Nope. The new computer does it too" makes me look strongly at her user setup on the server.

I think that's enough questions for starters! Sorry, but there are many possibilities on this one.

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First of all, my present pst file seems to be working fine. What I want to do is use the Outlook Backup Addin application to backup my pst files -- which I was able to do without issue after exiting Outlook _BEFORE my computer totally short circuited and I had to buy a new one.

Since having my files reloaded onto a new computer (my last one short circuited) I have been completely unable to backup my critical Outlook pst file. The Outlook Backup Addin application intiates after exiting Outlook HOWEVER then it pops an error message.

I receive the same error messages each time I try. The error message reads as follows:

"Error Moving File or Folder

Cannot move Outlook Backup: It is being used by another person or program.
Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

I think it is because the File that Outlook is using is also called "Outlook Backup." The IT Repair shop reinstalled files and used the backup itself for the reinstall of my Outlook Professional 2003.

Before the whole computer meltdown issue on the prior computer -- I was indeed able to regularly exit the application and initiate the backup add-on feature that MS Outlook provides an back it up to a separate dedicated backup folder. The process mentioned is my elusive goal.


I have tried to do the copying maneuver (It worked the first time I tried it on the last computer just one time but wou... Read more



If all you want is the .pst file then why can't you simply backup the file itself?

By the way, how LARGE is this .pst file? Outlook has issues with .PST files larger than 2 gigs.

You can do a search for *.pst to find your .pst file, then save it somewhere else, instead of using a 3rd party utility.

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Can't sync iPas/iPod with Outlook

I have an iPad 2 and Outlook 2003. Outlook won't sync with my iPad..

However, they will sync on another computer. Then I can clear the iPad calendar and then sync to main computer but the old calendar info syncs.

Outlook/ my computer seem to be holding on to the old calendar info in some kind of cache.

Any ideas?

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Using Outlook 2003, Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003, which has the capability of having multiple, separate & complete email addresses, each functioning in their own profile.

E.g. I open Outlook and it gives me a drop-down box to choose which email I want to go to, say email1 or email2.

Email1 has 2 "Contacts" areas defined.
1st problem is how to combine and synch these two. I don't want two.

Email2 as 1 "Contacts" area.
2nd problem is to combine the contacts from Email1 with Email2.

I thought these were *.pab files, but a search for *.pab comes up empty.
I do find multiple *.pst files

Any suggestions?


Answer:Help with Contacts Merge in Outlook 2003,Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003

Oh, and I need tips on how to make SURE I've got the existing stuff backed up before I mess with anything. This isn't my computer I'm working on, and there are 4000 contacts involved.

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Dear All,

Im new to this so be basic with me!

I currently have a problem at work, where a user sends an email it gets stuck in the outbox folder until you click on another folder within outlook - I have the same problem with receving emails, you dont know you have a new email until you click on another folder, then suddenly you recieve a new email.

This is happening with four of our Windows XP machines, we have 6 Windows XP machines in the office approx, and 60 Windows 2000 machines, running from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003... We use the SMTP type for our emails..

I have been looking on the internet for months but not found anything, I would appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction

Answer:Emails stuck in Outbox - MS Outlook 2003. Windows Exchange Sever 2003

Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I am having the exact same problem and can't figure it out. My email used to work fine, so I am not sure what changed.

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We have removed a computer from the domain because of some network issues.
When we logged in to the computer as a local administrator we've noticed that the user folder of the domain user who was previously logged to that computer was almost empty(except for the appdata folder).
When we joined the pc back in the domain the computer made a new profile.
Unfortunaly the user did save some documents on his dekstop in the old profile.
Is there a possibilty to recover the documents.

The computer runs Windows 7 64 bit.

The old profile is not listed in the profile list in the system properties and also not visible as a profile in the register.

Answer:Corrupt user profile when removing and adding computer to domain

It's not a roaming profile and the hidden files are shown (also the protected operating files ares shown)
I only see the appdata folder

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I have a laser jet printer HP 2015. If i print email recd. with excel embedded cells in Landscape mode from a XP OS / Outlook 2003 / Excel 2003, the contents are fully printed.

But if i print the same email in landscape mode from Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Outlook 2003 / Excel 2003, the contents are not printed in full, i.e the last 3 to 4 columns of excel embedded cells are not printed.

Pl. help.


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I have a few computers running Winxp sp2 @ my company. I got most of the PC connected to the Exchange server 2003 via VPN (Exchange offsite).

I have one stubborn machine that is having trouble finding the exchange\host name. During the setup it will prompt me servername: "server" (checked cache mode). The second is the firstname.lastname, and when I click find, it could not locate the server or/global list.

Why can't it find the server or global address list? I was able to connect via VPN.

Thanks in advance.

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I don't know if anybody out here wil be able to help - but I hope so.

I have a windows 2003 PDC which has clients connecting to it and using Mandatory Roaming profiles for each user. The only problem is that the wallpaper for the user will never stay applied after logoff. (clients are all running windows xp pro)

The display control panel remembers the option and opening Display and closing it again will apply it however, as you can imagine, opening this each time you login is annoying just to set a background.

Does anybody have any ideas about how to get it to apply?

I've read things about permissions which seems likly however have tried putting it on the local machines, in a mounted drive letter and on a standard file share (all with everybody access) - all with little joy.



Answer:Windows 2003/XP Roaming Profile Issue

You just stated what your problem is, the mandatory profile setup leaves the desktop wallpaper in it's original state, if you change it it will always return to the original. You just need to change the profiles from mandatory to normal roaming profiles.

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I'm wondering if there is an easy way to keep the users old SBS 2003 profile settings and move over to the new SBS 2011? The new SBS is all set up. I'm able to unjoin the old SBS domain and join the new SBS domain with 0 issues. But How to keep all user setting on client PC?. There is only 1 login per PC. Is there a registry hack I could do to fool the new SBS? I know I could of migrated from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 but the server had tons of issues and didn't want the issues on the new SBS 2011 so I did a fresh install. All user profiles, AD setting, GP setting, Share drives, everything but user settings. Both SBS domain names are the same mydomain.local. I would like to take the old SBS offline put the new SBS online and rejoin the pc's to the new SBS with old profiles running on the pc.

Thank you for your help!

Answer:Migrate user profile from old SBS 2003 to SBS 2011

You mean something like this:

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Ok so I downgraded to office 2007 after experiencing some showstopper bugs in outlook 2010, also outlook 2007 32bit is way faster than 64bit outlook 2010 so still some work for MS to do

Now whenever I start outlook I get a message telling me that my profile was created with a newer version of outlook, I click on ok and everything works however if possible I would like to get rid of this message.

Can my profile simply be converted to outlook 2007 format, or is the only solution to make a new profile?

Answer:outlook 2010 profile on outlook 2007

You can't just convert it. You have to make a new profile and copy your stuff across.

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I installed Exchange Server 2003 for one of my clients and they're really happy with it. the only problem I'm having is sharing calendars between some people. the CEO's assistant wishes to create a company-wide calendar on her Outlook and share it with the rest of the company, without having to share her personal "default" calendar.

I created a new calendar folder under her mailbox and named it "Company Calendar". I right-clicked on it and shared it, giving everyone Editor or Reviewer rights depending on the person. the problem comes when I go to open a shared calendar in someone else's Outlook. if I look up the assistant's name, it will give a message saying it can't find the "Calendar" folder..but that folder isn't shared because that's her personal calendar.

can anyone help me share a different calendar other than her default "Calendar"?
Thank you

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i have the hardest time trying to get the formatting in otlook 2003 right; basically, i need to send a press release so i draft a cover letter ; after that, i paste the press release (in word 2003) into outlook; it looks fine before sending but when i send it to myself (both in oe and outlook), the received mail's format doesnt look quite the same as what was sent

ie. some paragraphs are underlined and i cant seem to get rid of it; i tried the reveal code to figure out where the underline came from but no luck so far

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I am having issues with Word and Outlook 2003. I just upgraded them from 2000 and now I am running into a couple of issues. Help!

Microsoft Word 2003
- Can't highlight or select an area on my Word page with my mouse. I can use my keyboard, but that becomes quite annoying as you can imagine.

Microsoft Outlook 2003
- Can't highlight or select an area on my page with my mouse. I can use my keyboard, but that becomes quite annoying as you can imagine.
- Can't open Word document attachments only. I can open excel, pdf, etc..., but not Word.

I have restarted my pc, reinstalled office 2003, erased the profile, removed the 11.0\Word\Data registry and no luck. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Can't highlight in Word 2003 and Outlook 2003. Can't open Word 2003 attachments.

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Here I'd like to say that Toshiba software (the utilities, which come within laptops) is poor, unstable and mostly useless. I think it makes sense to make an appeal to Toshiba management to stop treat us with such the ugly software.

For example: In my new Toshiba laptop LAN/WLAN profile utility (the only useful program) did not work. After I uninstalled some of Toshiba utilities, it did not remove their shortcuts form programs menu and I also can see their icons left in notification area settings.

Moreover, some of utilities did not work from start (like Toshiba Disk Creator). Also Toshiba utilities are very different, badly described and localized, do not seem each other and their shortcuts are mixed up in Programs menu with shortcuts to documentation.

Answer:WLAN profile utility doesn't start after removing some Toshiba tools

Hi buddy,

To be honest I don?t understand why people only post the negative side of preinstalled Toshiba utilities? Do you also noticed that they make your life (computing) easier?

I don?t want to count every Toshiba tool but they provide useful functions like CD burning, hardware diagnostic, assistant for LAN/WLAN connection and so far.

If you don?t like it, nobody said that you have to use them. Uninstall it and be happy with your notebook. :)

Regarding your problem:
I don?t know why the tool don?t work anymore because you didn?t post the exact name of it and what tools you have removed but do you mean ConfigFree? The program is useful for WLAN/LAN connections so try reinstalling it from Toshiba page.

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I have two Win 2k3 servers - one as AD server and second as SQL server. Today something happens to the AD server but people had problem with SQL server too, so they went to reboot that second. After all they lost admin profile for SQL server (admin profile at the domain not local comp). I have no idea what happened, but when I arrived after each SQL server start and log on to the domain as admin I get message that server can not run admin.domain profile because some kinds of security issues (what kind of issues?) so it will start as temporary profile.

Under My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> User Settings I can see correct user profile but as Local/Backup not Local/Local. How can I restore correct profile? Any idea Thanks

Answer:Windows 2003 Sever and crashed user profile

If its just a member server, I would stop the SQL Services first. pull the server out of the domain. Reboot the system. with the SQL Services still stopped, bring the server back into the domain. Restart the server again, then when you get back into Windows reconfigure the services as the were. I would assume that is going to be the cleanest way to get it working correctly again.

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I was recently called out to a client's business to address their Outlook 2003 problem on a computer running Windows XP SP 3 2GB DDR1 no CPU specs at the moment.

Once you open Outlook the only thing you get is an hour glass cursor, and the entire system hangs. You can press control alt delete and see the option to use task manager, but you can't click on anything. The only option is to hold the power button to shut down the system.

I've tried the repair option in add / remove programs, renaming the PST file, creating a new profile, deleting cached files outlook uses, running scanpst.exe, and installing Office 2003 SP3. Automatic updates are turned off at the moment, because it seems "hot fixes" seem to run a "cold chill" down my spine when 5 other things break.

The only time I've noticed any difference in the way the program responds is if I create a new profile and select the option to choose a profile when loading Outlook. As soon as a profile is selected you see all the directories flesh out and the program hangs.

The new profile I created is a blank slate and has nothing more than the MS Welcome e-mail in the inbox, so I'm guessing the problem is occurring as soon as the profiles are loaded, but I have no idea how to fix this issue.

The only step I haven't tried is completely uninstalling Office 2003 and reinstalling because they can't find their original discs. If it comes down to that I've got magic jellybean... Read more

Answer:Office 2003 Hangs system when loading profile

Status Report:

Still haven't managed to keep the system from hanging when Outlook 2003 is opened so we've opted to use Outlook Express. I'm having a slight problem with it though. My client somehow created a hotmail account in Outlook, and now the old PST file is not the file the default profile is using.

Since I can't open outlook without taking down the whole system, do you guys know of a way to import the pst file into Outlook Express, or any other programs that might be able to convert it to a csv file for me?

I've tried the normal import option and selected the "outlook" profile, but all I get is a set of empty folders and no contacts at all.

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Is there a way to have multiple user-accounts use the same profile?

Preferably by setting group-policies.

Answer:Windows Server 2003 -> Multiple Users - One Profile

No. Someone is going to get on your case about how you shouldn't bother with this OS if you have to ask a question like that but I'll be nice and spare you.

Through group policy you can point everyone to a specific desktop and other shell folders but local settings, appdata, registry and other items are stored per user.

If you are in a domain then you can be specific about who gets redirected to this standard desktop and start menu. If you need more than that like Favorites, My Documents etc, then you can create custom ADMs that will map various Shell folders to specific locations that you specify.

If you are not in a domain then you have some script writing and registry work to do if you want to redirect more than just the Start Menu and the Desktop. It's not hard to do if you are familiar with these things.

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I am looking for help in writing a macro that will do the following.

With Excel 2003 open and the current workbook open. The macro should be able to save 3 variables from the current spreadsheet (some text, a value and a date ) The macro should open up Outlook 2003 as a task, attach the current workbook. In the Subject field of the task it should add the user's name, then the attached spreadsheet's filename then the text variable, then the value variable and finally the date.

Also it would be great if the Priority of the task could be set to High and the Start and Due dates set to 3 calendar days before the date variable.

Finally the macro would set a list of people the task is assigned to. The macro should NOT save the task as a check would need to be done manually.

I have tried unsuccessfully to write a macro in Outlook as I cannot seem to access the attachment filename or any data from the file. I have tried a macro in Excel which I can create a task and add some text to the Subject of the task but with no real progress on the attachment.

I have tried searching the net for help but a lot of code for Outlook is for the mail side of things rather than tasks and the little code snippets I have found have been of limited use. I have limited skills in programming Visual Basic and C so quite prepared to get my use code which does similar things

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I am at a users desk as we speak. Using Outlook 2003.

When I sent an email to myself or anyone in the GAL for that matter, the email remains in the outbox for 30 secs plus. If I click another folder the email sends immediately. If do not click on a folder it can take up to the before mentioned 30 secs plus.

I have checked DNS/WINS, and all are correct.

Any ideas?

Answer:Exchange 2003 Outlook 2003, Messages stuck

Having same problem

Have you got any feedback as of yet?

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This issue has been driving me crazy for weeks now.

OS is XP Pro, SP2.

I work for a large ISP here in Atlanta. We get e-mails from vendors, peers, customers, internal departments, etc., all the time. I have to keep them in separate personal folders so I can easily sort them, and because we have very limited mailbox space on the Exchange server.

I easily get 1000 e-mails a day.

I currently have 28 rules setup. The first 3 are server side rules, deleting a lot of crap that I just don't need. Those 3 server side rules run just fine automatically.

The other 25 rules are client side (because they are the ones moving e-mails to personal folders).

The first two work fine automatically. They are:

Apply this rule after the message arrives; with XXX in the subject; move it to the XXX folder; and stop processing more rules.


Apply this rule after the message arrives; with XXX in the recipient's address; move it to the XXX folder; and stop processing more rules.

("XXX" being work related terms / addresses)...however, *none* of the rest of the rules will run automatically. If I run them manually, they work just fine. The next rule after the two above is:

Apply this rule after the message arrives; with 'Read:' or 'read:' in the subject; move it to the [B][U]Read Receipts[/U][/B] folder; and stop processing more rules.

...and so on and so forth. Every rule has the "and stop processing more rules." on the end.

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Answer:Outlook 2003 / Exchange 2003 / Rules Not Running

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This appears to be a common problem, with many solutions, though I have yet to find one that works for me. When using Outlook 2003 with Word 2003 set to be the email editor, Word opens and works fine to CREATE a new email. However, when trying to REPLY TO or FORWARD an email, I get the error message "Microsoft Word is set to be your email editor. However, Word is unavailable, not installed, or is not the same version as Outlook. The outlook email editor will be used instead...," and when I click OK to that message the native Outlook email editor opens. Word 2003 worked fine with Outlook 2003 replying to or forwarding emails till this morning, but the behavior described above now applies. The OS, by the way, is Windows 10. I have tried to both "repair" and "reinstall" the 2003 Office 2003 suite, both to no avail. Would appreciate a much needed solution to this puzzle.

Answer:Outlook 2003 Can't Use Word 2003 As Email Editor

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I have automatic Windows Update on each day but it will not update for OutLook 2003 and Office 2003 including Security Updates. Help?

Jerry Ryan
Gulf Breeze, Florida

Answer:Failing to Update for Office 2003 & OutLook 2003

Jerry: Go to Start>Windows Update. At the site you will see Update to Microsoft Update. if you have not already done this, do it now.
If you update to Microsoft Update, then both your Office product updates and other updates will be listed when you click Custom updates.
It's a good idea to do this periodicaly, even if you have Automatic Updates checked, because there may be hardware drivers on your system that need updated. Automatic updates will give you both Office and Critical updates for your computer, but not Hardware updated.s.

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For the past two weeks I have noticed that hyperlinks placed in email I am sending are being stripped by Outlook. I use Word 2003 as the email editor. I can write an email, insert (or have automatically convered) emails but if I either send or save those emails, the hyperlinks are removed. The problem does not occur if I use Outlook's email editor.

I have made no setting changes on my system, except moving from XPSP2 beta to XPSP2 Final.

Answer:Word 2003 hyperlinks stripped in Outlook 2003

Security by MS turned on by default in the final version.

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I originally posted this question on November 3, 2010 in the Email section and in spite of many views, there were no replies. That is when I thought I might be going about asking the question the wrong way.

Windows XP - SP3 Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook 2003

I use Word as my email editor for Outlook. I had had a problem or two awhile back and I used the Detect and Repair Function that comes with Outlook 2003. Problems cleared up HOWEVER I got a new and IMHO worse problem: my emails that are advertisements like Newegg, TigerDirect, Overstock, etc. are fine but anything else that is actually text that is sent to me comes in very, very small and I can not find a way to change it. I have looked everywhere in Outlook; Microsoft online, and Google. Sample attached.

I can't find it and it is driving me crazy. If anyone could help, I'd sincerely appreciate it!

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Word 2003 used as email editor for Outlook 2003

Hi and welcome to TSG.

From the main Outlook Mail screen, try ...

Tools ->
Options ->
Mail Format Tab ->
"Fonts ..." button in Stationery and Fonts section ->
"Choose Font ..." button under "When composing and reading plain text"

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Hi there,
I want to push specific data from a selected contact in Outlook 2003 to a predefined Excel 2003 spreadsheet. The scenario is that I want a naive user to enter data into a new contact in outlook be able to push a button and insert that data into a quotation that exists as a excel file. The data that I am interested in moving includes.

First name
Last Name
Address Fields
Telephone Number

I have already created the spreadsheet based Quotation form in a file called Quote.xls. I have not named the individual cells at present just having the Name in Cell B1 The company in B2 and the address fields in B3 to B7.

I have done some macro and VBA programming in Excel, but have little or no experience in using Outlook macros.

Any help/suggestions/solutions gratefully received.



Answer:Pushing Data From Outlook 2003 to Excel 2003

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Hi all,

Has anybody come across this error "Calendaring agent failed with error code 0x80150856 while saving appointment.". This appears in application log files in exchange server 2003. Does anybody know how to fix this issue?


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Ho can i do this any ideas

Answer:Reading addresses in Word 2003 from Outlook 2003

A lot more explanation please!

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Please let me know what you're using to encrypt or protect your emails:

1. do you encrypt all emails or on individual basis
2. cost and setup time - any anual fees
Were using Outlook 2003 on a Exchange server.

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Hello my never-disappointing friends,

Today i am here to request help on this situation:
The old server has crashed. It was a Windows NT Server.
It was running a local domain but the backup is also fucked and as such, no information was retrieved

Afterwards, a new server with SBS 2003 Premium was installed, new domain name (mydomain.local).

After the crash, some computers were immediatly moved to a (temporary) workgroup so they could work together and stayed like this for a couple weeks. For these, the transition for the new domain was painless (using the http://server/connectcomputer migration wizard).

But one or two computers were left on the old non-existent domain.
I need to migrate these two babies to the new SBS domain.

The profiles are local, not roaming.

How do i migrate them?

Answer:SBS 2003: Migrate user profile from another domain (with the old server dead)

Remove the machines from the old domain using the old domain admin account then connect them to the new one.

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Hey everyone, I've run into a bizarre problem, and was hoping someone here can help.

I am having a problem, when a user is sending an email, the "to" recipient is 'disapearing.'

Meaning, the person the email is sent to still gets the message, but they do not appear on the to line.

This has happened a few times and I do not know if it is an Outlook 2003 glitch or a Exchange 2003 glitch.

It happened to different users with different recipients.

Thanks much.

Answer:Exchange 2003/Outlook 2003 Issue

Are they not appearing on the "To" line at the recipients end or the senders?

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I have one user trying to open and edit another user's calendar (which is ok and should be happening). Let's say Bob is opening Mary's calendar for reference purposes. Bob has Owner rights on Mary's calendar. I had to set Bob with full rights to Mary's mailbox within Active Directory Users and Computers to get this to work in OWA, otherwhise Bob could only open a read only version of the calendar.

From Bob's Outlook 2003, Bob can add new entries to Mary's calendar, but when he opens an occurance of a series, he gets 20 error messages in a row and then an illegal operation error. The 20 messages read something about cannot read the occurance.

Any ideas?

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We recently had a server crash, recreated a new server.
Connected some users through connectcomputer to the new domain.
Once we did this, open outlook, outlook recreates profiles and updates.

We can not close outlook on any machine that we joined.
Ive tried googling around, but nothing.
Tried detect repair.. and still nothing.

Seems to be only our Outlook 2007.

Any recommendations would be great.

Answer:Outlook 2003 / server 2003 problem!!!

lol. You probably had an Outlook window opening underneath the main program. Outlook wouldn't let the app do anything until the window was completed and closed.

Stupid MS, this was a problem in Office 2003 too.

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Hi folks!
Weird issue here. WHen I have an Excel spreadsheet open at the same time as Outlook, I try to copy and paste a portion of the spreadsheet to a new Outlook message. But as soon as I click on "New Mail Message"....Outlook stays open, but Excel closes immediately and what I copied to the clipboard isn't there any more.
I tried this on a second computer and it seems to work fine.
Any ideas on why this is happening on this one computer?

You people provide a wealth of information!!!

Answer:Outlook 2003 / Excel 2003 issue

Have you tried to perform a Detect and Repair to see if that resolves the issue?

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I have a server with SBS 2003 on it, and am trying to install outlook 2003 onto a new workstation. How do I do it? I went through the SBS 2003 discs and found a folder called outlook11_sp1 which contains an msi but when I try to install that directly on the workstation it says it is a patch upgrade or something to that effect. Am I missing something? I know Outlook 2003 is included with SBS 2003 but how am I supposed to deploy it to workstations?


Answer:SBS 2003... How do I install Outlook 2003 onto workstations?

Trying to remember specifics here... try browsing to something like \\serverName\ClientApps and have a look around. All the client software you have configured should be in there.

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Whenever I e-mail a Word document in Outlook 2003, it changes the format. I have several options, but if I choose mail recipient. The format changes. Is there anyway to correct this?


Answer:Word 2003 format in Outlook 2003

You talking about this?

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I have multiple mail profiles (corporate/Workgroup setting for outlook) set-up on a single desktop.

When I access OUtlook I'm presented with a drop down list to select the appropriate profile. I'd like to see or have displayed the "Profile Name" or some identifying name that tells me what profile I'm in.

There doesn't appear to be a view status bar or toolbar line that I can turn this on.

Anybody know if this is actually available.

Answer:How to display Outlook Profile Name on Outlook

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Due to numerous computer crashes over years as well as regularly back-up my Outlook folders on DVD's, I got stuck end of last year with all these back-ups.

The Outlook did not work when I tried to import all this data, most of which will in any case be duplicates.I believe there is some or other 2 GB cap.

Outlook 2010, which I have on my PC, is now working well, having started from scratch, without the old emails.

I would like to try to recover some of these old emails/contacts and delete all the duplicates.

Due to limited space on my PC's, I downloaded the 20GB pst's and other files on my daughter's laptop. She has Windows 7 and Outlook 2007.
I downloaded it into C: User\...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst.
All these emails are visible as far as I can see when I open Outlook 2007 on her laptop.

I have installed Accurate Outlook Duplicate Remover on her laptop in order to remove the duplicates, but it gives me the error message when I open the programme that it "cannot find the Outlook files"

So my questions-

Where should I store these Outlook files on her laptop, for AODR to find it?
Is there another way of deleting all these duplicates?

Kind regards


Answer:Removing Outlook Duplicates using Accurate Outlook Duplicate Remover or any other pro

Re: Removing Outlook Duplicates using Accurate Outlook Duplicate Remover or any other

avz10 said:

The Outlook did not work when I tried to import all this data, most of which will in any case be duplicates.I believe there is some or other 2 GB cap.Click to expand...

You should not "import" PST files into Outlook; just open existing PST files with Outlook. You can then (if you want) copy the old data into the default PST file, or keep the old one as an archive.

The 2GB limit is for old (Outlook 97-2002) data files; Outlook 2003 and up has no such limit.

I do not know AODR, but it is possible that it is looking for data files already connected with Outlook. You can see what files are used by Outlook in the Control Panel Mail applet (Outlook Data Files).

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Due to numerous computer crashes over years as well as regularly back-up my Outlook folders on DVD's, I got stuck end of last year with all these back-ups, but an Outlook that did not work when I tried to import all this data, most of which will in any case be duplicates.I believe there is some or other 2 GB cap.Outlook 2010, which I have, is working well, having started from scratch. I would like to try to recover some of these old emails/contacts and delete all the duplicates.Due to limited space on my PC's, I downloaded the 20GB pst and other files on my daughter's laptop. She has Windows 7 and Outlook 2007. I downloaded it into C: User\...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst. All these emails are visible as far as I can see when I open Outlook on her laptop.I have installed Accurate Outlook Duplicate Remover on her laptop to remove the duplicates, but it gives me the error message when I open the programme that it "cannot find the Outlook files"So my questions-Where should I store these Outlook files on her laptop, for AODR to find it?Is there another way of deleting all these duplicates?Kind regardsAlbie

Answer:Removing Outlook Duplicates using Accurate Outlook Duplicate Remover

Office 2010 has a limit of 20Gig PST Files, so I would recommend using the most recent one and forget the rest.

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Hi All

I am beginning to think this is impossible but........I have spent the last 10 days or so getting really fed up with W8. My lovely old XP is dying so I thought I would upgrade (big mistake). However I have managed to get around all the problems it has thrown at me. I was just tidying up the homescreen when I espied an Outlook icon. I installed Office 2003 on the W8 PC (I really only need Excel, Word and Powerpoint and that version is good enough). The only problem I have now with W8 is that it will not work with a POP email account (I know, I know) but there is a work around that I managed to do using a GMail account, and that is okay I guess.

However as Excel etc seem to work fine, I wondered whether I could run Outlook on the new PC even though it is running W8? I got quite far, I set up the account okay but when I tried to import my old emails it told me it could not open the folder. I am wondering if this is because it searches for a file location that does not exist (at least that is what I found in the guts of Outlook) but equally I could have made a schoolboy error and it will work it is just I am doing something wrong.

Would be grateful for any help, but don't point me to the MS solution because I have tried that and it does not work. Perhaps it is not compatible but it seems odd that Excel and Word etc work okay.


Rob S

Answer:Outlook Express 2003 (XP) to Outlook 2003 (W8)? - Help!

Hi there
try this - it DOES work so I'm not sure why you are having problems - but follow the instructions EXACTLY.

Outlook Express to Outlook 2007/Windows 7 - Microsoft Community

If you have any problems post again - I've got OE on a Windows 2003 server Virtual machine with Office installed so I'll have a test with 2 or 3 emails to check the procedure.

(You can backup your Outlook 2003/2010/2007) files with pfbkup.exe outlook backup program from the ms site so save your existing outlook files , delete etc and then do exactly what the ms post says --you can then re-import your original outlook files again by opening the backup file created).


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I am trying to setup email in Outlook 2003. I imported all settings from Express into Outlook and and then click on "Test Account Settings", everything seems to work fine.

However, emails are still being delivered into Express and when I try to send an email from Outlook I get the following message.

"The operation failed. An object could not be found."

Any ideas on what I am missing?

Thank you

Answer:Outlook Express 2003 to Outlook 2003

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I've got a Server 2003 domain with a roaming user profile.

Works great in XP, but when I try the Vista machine it fails to load it and just gives me a default profile.

I can get a screenshot of the exact error but it's just not loading the profile. Is there anything in particular I need to double check here, or what am I missing?

Answer:Vista and Server 2003 Domain Doesn't Load Roaming User Profile

is this the first time this person has logged onto the Vista machine?

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Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the useless Search Bar in ICQ 2003 Pro. I have gotten rid of the ads but cannot find any way of killing the Search Bar.

Answer:Removing Search Bar in ICQ 2003

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how can i get norton systems works out of my pc. somehow ,somthing went wrong. i can't use live update, can't reinstall ,it says clean sweep is still in there,but i can't find it. tried uninstalling live update,can't do that either. windows xp home edition thanks scott

Answer:removing norton sys 2003

I had that problem with anti-virus. The only I could get rid of it was to reinstall Windows and use AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition instead. No problems after that.

It's extreme but will work AS LONG AS you back-up data you want to keep.

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I want to remove a pc from our Windows 2003 Small Business Server network. The last time I tried it with a different pc I got locked out and don't want that to happen again. This pc is running WindowsXP. What are the steps to do this successfully? The pc would be used at home and not connected to a network or the internet. No password log in would be all right.


Answer:removing pc from SBS 2003 network

Disjoin the domain. Do you have the local admin password?
Right click My Computer, select Properities, under the Computer Name tab click Change - create a workgroup name for it.
It will want to reboot to complete. Youll need the Admin password to log in again.

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I am runing Windows XP, sp2. I have MS Office Pro 2003 and just installed MS Office 2007. I am trying to remove Office 2003 but continue to get the following error message. "The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it." I have the disk and put it in the cd drive but I still get this message. Any suggestions?

Answer:Removing Office Pro 2003

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I tried to remove One Note 2003 since I didn't have a key (even though it came preloaded with my laptop), and this is the error I get. How do I remove it?

Answer:Removing One Note 2003

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I have office 2003 installed on my asus laptop with windows xp.  When I X out of outlook it continues to check my email every 3 minutes.  It is set to send and receive every 3 minutes but it is only supposed to check while outlook is open.  I went to my task manager and found that outlook.exe is still running after i X out.  I compared it to another computer and outlook.exe is not in the task manager once you X out of outlook.  All office and windows updates are done and this is a fresh copy of XP SP2 installed on this laptop.  Please help.  Thanks...

Answer:Outlook 2003 Help Please - send and receive when outlook is closed ASUS Laptop

Is Outlook in your startup folder ? ?

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I have some users on Outlook 2003.
Here is the situation: When he opens outlook it automatically opens with the Outlook Today window. That is fine. But after he moves around and goes to the Inbox and then clicks on the Tasks. When he clicks on mail again he wants to go back to the Outlook today window.
He says he has done this on his home Outlook but can't remember how he did it.
Is there a way to do this.
I have played around but could not find a setting.
Any help would be great.

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Always move back to Outlook Today (Personal Folder)

All I do is click on the very top "Personal Folders" and it takes me back to Outlook Today.

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We're running Server 03 w/ Exchange here at work and 99% of the clients are using Outlook 2007. There is a shared calendar in the mix, also on Outlook 2007. Is there a way to get Outlook 2003 fired up with being able to have read permission to that shared calendar, or do I have to upgrade the 2003 client in question to 2007?

Answer:Server 03 - Outlook 07 Shared Calendar - Outlook 2003 Clients - Readable?

You should just have to get the compatibility Pack for the Office 2003 users.

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I just put in a new hard drive and installed the latest version of Office 2007. I kept the data and archive files from Outlook 2003 so I could import them into Outlook 2007 and get back to business. However, that did not happen. It was able to read and bring up most of the data, but I am missing some folders which are critical.

The critical folders are folders that were created manually. They were used to store email messages that came in that were important. They were simply dragged from the Inbox and put into that folder. There were also folders within that folder. I'm not sure if these folders and subfolders were in the Inbox or not. They may not have been.

The way I imported it was by going to TOOLS>ACCOUNT SETTINGS>DATA FILES tab>and pointed to the old PST file.

I also pointed to the archive.pst file as well, but later went to FILE>ARCHIVE and pointed to the old archive.pst file in there. Bot ways did not reveal the folders that are needed.

Is Outlook 2007 not able to read all data from Outlook 2003 pst files, or is there a fix for this?

Please advise.

Answer:Move from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007 not successful; not reading certain folders

I purchased a new Notebook with Office 2007 installed and copied over my Outlook 2000 pst file. I also had manually created folders for filing important emails. Mine were sub folders within the Inbox folder. Everything copied over, but I could not see the manual folders at first until I double clicked the Inbox folder in the side panel and then they spilled out. I would look for them in that panel and double click anything there starting with Inbox, Sent etc. Also try doing a search for any subject or address of an email you may have saved.

When copying over the pst file I think everything is copied. Appears you did not just copy contacts for example, but the complete pst file. I think the folders are there as Sub Folders, just hidden within one of the main folders such as Inbox.

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Having successfully moved my address book (.WAB format) to w7 and converted it to .CSV format I can get as far as “Select the Contacts folder that you want to import to” as in the website but when I click “next” the box is blank where a Contacts folder should be.
In outlook 2003 I have some contacts which I added manually to address book so there should be an address book of some sort. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Importing Address book from outlook express under XP to MS outlook 2003 in windows 7

There is another way to transfer all of your Outlook files - this article explains.

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I can't open Outlook 2003 to get my email and the error message I get says: "errors have been detected in the C:\Users\Sparky\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst." THe error message goes on to say to use the "Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe)
to diagnose and repair errors in the file." 
I cannot find my outlook.pst nor the scanpst.exe files. 
Got online and tried 4 different suggestions and none worked. Would anyone please have suggestions? I want to upgrade my OS & Office, but don't know if my files will be retained or not. Thank you to anyone who can help. 

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Hi everyone,

At work we have outlook 2003 and I cannot upgrade that computer, at home I have recently upgraded to outlook 2007 but it left me with a little problem.

I use tasks to delegate jobs out to my team and I have it set up so categories are in fact their names. I used to send task requests with the name of the employee in the category section and when it arrived in the work inbox someone would accept the task and it would immediately go into that particular employees task category.

Now I have 2007 Outlook and although I have set categories up as they used to be (employee names) the task request gets accepted (at work) and instead of going under the employee name it goes into it's own category with no specific category.

Can anyone tell me (short of going back to outlook 2003) how to solve this issue?



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We are using Exchange Server 2010.

Some staff are using Outlook 2007. They are creating calendars which need to be shared with other employees, most of which are running only Outlook 2003.

All Outlook 2003 users get an email with a link to Microsoft explaining how to open shared calendars. Off07 users get the icon to click and open specified calendar.

Outlook 2003 user then follows MS instructions, and pulls up the Outlook 2007 user's default calendar, then they get this message "Unable to display the folder. The Calendar folder could not be found".

Is there something lacking here? Anyone have any work-a-rounds for Outlook 2003 users to open a shared calendar of an Outlook 2007 user?

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I had a Windows XP corruption to my system folder wherein I had to reinstall my operating system and "wipe out" my harddrive.

I have my entire "old" harddrive with all settings, files, etc. on it, and now my computer is up and running with Windows Vista Business.

I have successfully added my old PST file to the new OS and it works, however how can I get my Outlook 2003 rules, email accounts, etc? I'm not able to "export" as I cannot run the old Outlook program?...

Are these files located somewhere that I can manually add them (replace, whatever) to the new Vista OS/hard drive?

Thanks in advance...

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I have been using the beta version of Office 2007 til it expired last month and during that time exported a back up of Outlook (contacts, calendar etc) to My Docs.
Not all that fussed with the '07 Office suite, I uninstalled it and then reinstalled Office 2002 but when I try to import the pst file to this earlier version of Outlook, it tellss me that it is not compatible and to contact the Administrator (me!).

If I cannot work around this somehow I intend laying on the railway tracks quite shortly as life without my files will no longer have any meaning to me!

I guess as a last resort I can download the latest trial of 2007 Office and see if that will let me re-import the backed up pst file but what a drama!

Answer:Cannot import Outlook Beta 2007 pst files to Outlook 2003

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We are using Exchange Server
Some staff in our executive branch have brand new laptops (lucky guys) with Office 2007[Of07]. They are creating calendars which need to be shared with other employees, most of which are running only Outlook 2003 [OL03].

Calendar(s) are made, and invites sent for specific calendars to specific groups of users.
IE: Regional Sales Mgr. creates several supplemental "events" calenders he wants to share with his different teams.
---Default, Corporate, Dist1, Dist2, Dist3, Region
---DistGrp1, DistGrp2, DistGrp3
---Dist1 calender --> DistGrp1
---Dist2 calendar --> DistGrp2
---Dist3 calendar --> DistGrp3
---Region --> DistGrp1, DistGrp2, DistGrp3

All OL03 users get an email with a link to Microsoft explaining how to open shared calendars. Off07 users get the icon to click and open specified calendar.

OL03 user then follows MS instructions, and pulls up the Off07 user's default calendar, with no option to open or even locate any other calender.

Is there something lacking here? Anyone have any work-a-rounds for OL03 users to open a shared calendar (other than the default or main calendar) of an OFF07 user?

Thank you.

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i run outlook 2003 on windows xp. Send and receive does not start immediately when I open outlook, as it used to do. How can I fix this???? it is very annoying.

thanks in advance,

Answer:Outlook 2003 send and receive does not start up when outlook is opened

Usually, it would not do so immediately, but rather on a schedule per your settings.
To get email upon startup, just click send/recv to get the first downloads for the day.

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We've purchased a new laptop and are using Office 07 now, Windows XP, instead of the old office 03. Regarding Outlook, when I tried to save the old .pst file(Outlook 03) and then import old emails and contacts, the emails imported very easily into Outlook 07. However, none of the contacts were imported. Is there a simple way to export or save Outlook 2003 contacts to a file that can then be imported into Outlook 2007 on a separate computer??



Answer:Trouble transferring Outlook 2003 contacts to Outlook 2007

Export the old contact as a .CSV file and then re-import into the new installation.


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