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Outlook 2003 "Out of Office" message targeted suppression

Question: Outlook 2003 "Out of Office" message targeted suppression

I would like to be able to suppress the Out of Office message for particular email addresses (like I could on Lotus Notes!), but cannot see a way to do this.

The need is especially useful for newsletters and other non-manned addresses, because the ooo message triggers an auto response from them which triggers another ooo from me.... well you get the picture.

I also have my home emails copied to my work Outlook account, and when I have the ooo message set, it triggers an ooo message to the sender - I may be out of the office, but not necessarily away from home!

Hope someone can help.

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Answer: Outlook 2003 "Out of Office" message targeted suppression

Has this problem been solved?

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Hello!
I keep getting the "Please wait while Windows configures Ms Office Professional Edition 2003" popup whenever I open a Ms Office Document, or the System Restore, or even when I open a conversation in Yahoo Messenger! I have to cancel it 3 times before it dissapears.
I mention i have no incomplete instalations cuz i have the habit of goint into "Program Files" and deleting any folders of software i uninstalled long ago.
My system:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 35000 MB, Free - 9573 MB; D: Total - 41307 MB, Free - 24610 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, U-100, Ver.001, FFFFFFFF
Antivirus: Avast! Free
I've been researching this issue for a loooong time and no solution worked for me(
Please!! Any help will be hugely apreciated!!
THX!
 

Answer:"Please wait while Windows configures Ms Office 2003" ERROR MESSAGE

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Hello!
I keep getting the "Please wait while Windows configures Ms Office Professional Edition 2003" popup whenever I open a Ms Office Document, or the System Restore, or even when I open a conversation in Yahoo Messenger! I have to cancel it 3 times before it dissapears.
I mention i have no incomplete instalations cuz i have the habit of goint into "Program Files" and deleting any folders of software i uninstalled long ago.
My system:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 35000 MB, Free - 9573 MB; D: Total - 41307 MB, Free - 24610 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, U-100, Ver.001, FFFFFFFF
Antivirus: Avast! Free
I've been researching this issue for a loooong time and no solution worked for me(
Please!! Any help will be hugely appreciated!!
THX!
 

Answer:"Pls w8 while Windows configures Ms Office 2003" ERROR MESSAGE

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I have an IBM T43 Centrino Laptop with 1.6 GHZ CPU, 512MB RAM, 60GB HD, 128MB on board video, with DVD/CDRW +-, running MS Windows XP Pro and MS Office 2003

I have followed all of the pre-posting scans and instructions....and will attach my hijack, panda, and bitdefender scan logs...

My problems just recently occured - in summary, my MS Office applications began to slow significantly - especially MS Outlook. It would be ok for about 30 seconds, and then the error message "not responding" would appear in the very top of the Window title bar....it would remain this way for a minute or two and then allow me to work, check email, change folders, etc for about another 30 seconds and then back to the "not responding". I did a detect and repair in the help drop down menu for office application along with scanning my system with adaware, spybot, WebRoot's Spysweeper. Also ran Norton anti-virus and Norton SystemWorks. Excel, Word, and Publisher seemed to be working ok but I still had a problem with Outlook basically freezing every couple of minutes or so. I tried to do a complete detect/repair, reinstall from the MS Office CD ROM but got the following error message:

Error 1406

\software\microsoft\internetexplorer\extensions\{92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}

I've never seen or received this error before and I was unable to proceed.

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Answer:PC slow - primarily MS Office 2003 (Outlook repeatedly shows "not responding" status)

Welcome to MGs!

I doubt your problems with Outlook are related to malware. You do not show any major issues but you should delete the below:

C:\Documents and Settings\Mark Carey\My Documents\XP Wallpapers\KISS\600.exe

Also empty your Junk email folder where Panda detected the following:

Code:

Virus:W32/Sober.AH.worm!CME-681 Not disinfected Personal Folders\Junk E-mail\X-IMail-SPAM-Premium hi, ive a new mail address\mailtext.zip[File-packed_dataInfo.exe]

I'm going to move this to the Software Forum as I do not think your problem with Outlook (or Office) is a malware issue.
 

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After reading this site and searching the net, I tried to rename the user, backed up files, started from scratch and tried to import the old files....still no success...I need some actual walk me through it help.....I went to the mail icon in the control panel...set-up a user then associated a data file, in the email section, I tried to switch the default file to the one I wanted....still no luck....Please, if you are very well knowledgeable about Outlook 2003, I need help....I have some business files which I am trying to restore and business contacts to contact so I'm in a bind because Outlook is not working....Stoe

I have a Toshiba Laptop running Windows Vista 32 bit Home Edition.
 

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 Error Message, "can't open the default folders"

Hi stoe2000

Is this a continuation of the same problem from this thread?
http://forums.techguy.org/business-...open-settings-change-default.html#post8031158

Does Outlook 2003 open for you?
 

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Hello,

I'm a new member but have gotten a lot of useful info from this forum over the past couple months, thank you! Hopefully someone can help with this issue.

I have a user at my work who is having an issue in Outlook 2003. When she replies to or forwards a message, the spell check is checking the entire document even though she has the "ignore original message text in replies and forwards" option checked. Here's some info on her setup:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Standard Service Pack 3
Does not have the "prefix" option set
Uses Word as the email editor

I have read in other forums that opting to not use Word as the email editor can cure this issue, but all of our users use Word as their email editor. Also, this issue just appeared out of nowhere a couple days ago. Possibly a windows update?

Please help!
 

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When starting a new message, the "TO" button does not bring up the address book.
 

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 "TO" button in new message doesn't show address book

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I have email service with msn.com. The emails on the msn server are ok. But when I download some html email messages using Outlook 2003, the emails appear with "on behalf of" the sender at the top of the email, and the email message has been blanked out.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:outlook 2003 "on behalf of" blank message

that sounds like spam. I get blank emails on my throwaway spam account that I use for usenet. "on behalf of" means, I believe, that the from address is different than the sender address, in the email headers.
 

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Hello,

I recently installed Office 2003 and set up my Outlook rules for messages received through "specified account" to be moved to "specified account". This way when a message arrives that's addressed to account "a" it gets moved to the folder named "a" and when a message arrives addressed to account "b" it gets moved to the "b" folder, and so on.

I have 14 accounts and all the rules work fine, except for the "default" account. For this topic, let's say that my default account is called "a" and my inbox account folder is also called "a".

I created the rule exactly the same as all the other, however, when I try to run it, I get a dialog box called: Rules in Error and it contains two columns named "rule" and "error". Under rule it says "a" and under error it says Cannot move to the "a" folder.

I've looked through the microsoft Knowledge Base and done several Google searches but can't find the identical problem.

Anyone have a clue what could be causing this error?

Thanks,

Rick
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 "Rules In Error" message

Try making a folder "z" and see if it will move to there.
 

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Outlook 2003:I'm a massive fan of outlooks Search folders, I receive in excess of 400 emails per day, of which approximately 250 need my attention, even if to reply back and give someone an answer.

A problem I find is that I am so busy with my emails, I often need to clean out my inbox. I do this by setting up basic search folders such as "all emails from my team which are in my inbox only" or "any email sent to me which was part of a distribution list in my inbox only" etc...

This is great for filtering my mail and I would like to create a rule as such:

"All mail within my inbox which has been either replied to forwarded by myself".

I can't seem to find any options and I'm hoping an Outlook guru can help

If you don't know the answer, can you try googling it for me to see if you can find anything, loads of heads are better one...

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Search Folder: viewing "replyed to" & "Forwarded" mail

52 views and no replys? - come on guys I thought this stuff was easy for you lot
 

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Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm using Outlook 2003. I'm designing a new Contacts screen, which better suits the needs of my business.

I have been able to figure out how to everything except for this:

How to I design the "date" and "dollar amount" field values to default to blank/empty instead of defaulting to the word "None" in the case of the "date" field and "$0.00" in the case of the "dollar amount" field?

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I do not know what I did. When I opened a message it open it "Message"; now it opens in "File". How can I get it back to open in "Message"?

Answer:Outlook 2016 - Message opens in "File", not "Message"

If you minimized the Ribbon, this caused it. Open a message and maximize the ribbon.

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Hi,

My organisation has just rolled out an Exchange 2007 Server.
I am a desktop support engineer for my unit. We are setting up access to the server through Outlook 2003.

A small number of Outlook 2003 users get this error message when they are using a .prf file to configure their clients.

"Your Exchange Server administrator has blocked the version of Outlook that you are using. Contact your administrator for assistance."

This is XP SP2 running Outlook 2003 (error occurs on Office, Office SP2 and Office SP3) connecting to Exchange 2007.

I have tried tried applying SP2 and SP3 to Office and completely reinstalling Office but it still occurs.

I am told by the Server Administrators that this is a local problem so I am not getting any help from them. I tend to believe them that it's not server side because I set one of the profiles up on two PCs next to eachother. On one it worked fine but on the other it had this error message. I could not see a difference in the two Outlook installations.
I have read this article here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924625 but a lot of the questions it asks and tests involve having administrator access over the server which I do not have.

Does anyone know of anything in the local Office installation that I do have control over that has been known to cause this?

All the best,

mantis484
 

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003/Exchange 2007 - "Your Version of Outlook has been blocked..."

Hi we managed to find the solution so I'm posting it here to help others.

We inherited a number of builds that were done by other companies. It appears these builds have in the past had previous versions of Office installed. This has resulted in registry keys lurking around from the old installs.

Once we removed these registry entries it worked.

Best way to do this that I could think of is to

1) Uninstall Office and then search the registry for any references to Outlook. You can do this using AML Free Registry Cleaner http://www.amltools.com/ (which has a search function). Ignore any hits for Outlook Express you are only insterested in Office Outlook.

2) If this is the problem that you are having then you will find registry entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\7.0 or 8.0 or 9.0 etc.

3) Delete any Outlook folders in the above tree. Onc eof the keys in the Outlook folder will be Version and this appears to be what is being read when the server asks what version you have.

4) Reinstall Office - it should now work.

All the best,

mantis484
 

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I have a Dell Precision M60 workstation, and currently use XP Pro SP2.

I replaced my hardrive earlier this year. After reinstalling all the software and updating everything, my computer ran very slow, and would freeze without an error message when using any office program.

I have contacted dell about this. They checked out my computer remotely and said everything was OK. Then they tried to run "detect and repair" for Office 2003. It took about 15 minutes to configure, then we got an error. The tech told me all he could recommend is to reinstall office. So I did. Same problem happening, and same error when I try to run detect and repair.

I don't know what to do next! Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:Error when running "detect & repair" in Microsoft Office 2003

Welcome to TSF....

Go thru add/remove programs in control panel and find Microsoft office 2003 and click the change button then when asked run the repair option that is on the screen.

THe office 2003 disks are they original install disks from Microsoft?

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Just an update to my old post, Found the link I was clicking on was in my program list on My wife's Dell SC430 XP machine and it was for MS Word office 97, that is why it was crashing. Deleted reference out of my program list and made a link to MS Word 2007. It had Office 97 at one time in a previous incarnation.
 

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Hello all,

I write you to give my experience about this annoying MS Office error. I tried almost all solutions explained in this forum, all solutions from http://support.microsoft.com, but none of them helped me completely. That includes:
- uninstall and then install from all accounts. Uninstall includes deleting all Office related files on hard drives and deleting all Office related registries
- perform a Windows Restore form a day that MS Office was generally working via Run->msconfig->Launch System Restore
- give permissions to "everyone" for C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\OFFICE\DATA or delete these files
- delete MSO.dll and then repair MS Office in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11. I also tried with other MSO.dll files
- I also deleted my account on my PC and created a brand new account with the same name(I could not afford to change it)
- go to user account that has a working MS Office. Run->regedit go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office and under the menu File->Export. After that go to normal user and open registry again and under the menu File->Import. I have to tell that this last fix has an impact! It removed the annoying error, but only MS Word was working as expected. Every other MS application was taking one of main CPU's cores and stopped working. So Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint were braking every time.

Finally, I solved the problem by performing a Windows repair... Read more

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Using Windows Vista, I have a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 file which I use regularly. It is password-protected, contains Macros and has many sheets which contain linked formulas between sheets.

Yesterday, I went to open it after I used it several times throughout the day. It's now giving me a "Unable To Read File". I clicked "OK" "Enabled Macros", typed in password, and it gave me "Excel found unreadable content in myfilename.xls. Do you want to recover the contents of this Workbook? If you trust this Workbook, click Yes." I clicked "Yes", and it took me back to click "Enable Macros" again, then to insert password again. Then it gives me the "Unable To Read File" again, then password again. Then it brings up a window with "Damage to the file was so extensive that repairs were not possible. Excel attempted to recover your formulas and values, but some data may have been lost or corrupted." I clicked "Close".

When I looked at the sheets, it just contained alot of numbers; no format or words, etc.

I've tried to open it in Word, as others have suggested, but it has not worked. Can someone help me recover this file? I really need the contents in it's original format.

Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:MS Office Excel 2003 "Unable to Read File"

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Hi;
I need to type some Hebrew using either MS Word 2003 or Word 2000.
For Word 2000, I have the MS Office Proofing Tools CD, but I do not have this for 2003.
I do not believe that Word 2000 supports a right-to-left language, however, Word 2003 does.

When I set up Word 2003 with a Hebrew font (which I copied from the Office 2000 Proofing Tools CD), and enable right-to-left language in Office Language Settings, I can have the paragraph start at the right margin, however, when I start typing (Hebrew characters), the new character is always inserted to the RIGHT of the last one, causing the entire line to shift to the left.
This is not true right-to-left, as you well know. I don't really know what the purpose of this feature is, since it is not correct for a right-to-left language.
What I really need is to have the insertion point (the cursor) always appear to the left of the last character I have typed.

Is there a software "wedge" that can be installed to work with MS Office 2000 or 2003?

Thanks

FW
 

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I have a Windows issue (happening on Win XP, Vista and 7), that when I try saving a document, normally the Save dialogue box appears and "Save as type: " would normally show the file extension. Instead, now it's only listing "All Files (*.*)" and adding the file extenison to the "File name: " box just above.
I have also checked / unchecked the "Hide extensions for known file types" in the "Folder Options", both settings not changing anything to the Save box.
Had anyone come across this issue, and how can I once again have the File extentions in the 'drop down' list instead of just "All Files"?
Thank you for any help.
John

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 "Save as" dialogue box issue

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Save as" available file extension options will vary per program. By default, there should be a drop down menu available where the "All Files (*.*)" is to select from what is available for it though. Since there isn't, you might consider a repair install.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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when I try to email a page I get "operation failed". This happens whenever I try to send a web page or file of any kind. I just get an "operation failed" error. Was working but now it its not.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Has any other business gotten this? We got a letter from Microsoft corperation that their Office 2003 suite contained 3rd party code and they require for us to stay licensed and compliant that all installs have to be upgraded to SP 2 and then to SP 3 when it gets released...

It does not go into specifics but is on Microsoft company paper and is addressed from them so I am not thinking this to be some kind of HOAX... but I can't find anything mentioned online about it at all on the internet.

Has anyone else seen this does anyone have a link to the story as to who the third party and why they are sending out this letter and what was infringed upon enough to require a mailing to customers? (PS I only spent about 5 mins looking for it under search terms like Office 2003 service pack 3rd party code.)
 

Answer:Solved: Office 2003 - Letter from Microsoft stating to be "compliant" we HAVE to upgrade SP?

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MS office both 2003 and 2007 version are not letting me open any word file on my laptop. I had used office after a pretty long time.Error in 2007 is "The file ___ is not available" and in Office 2003 additionally it shows "The file normal already exists. Do you want to replace it?" when i try to close the window.
I have uninstalled and re installed both 2003 and 2007 numerous times but it didn't help. I have also tried to delete the Normal file ( as suggested in a post) but that didn't help either.
Give a solution asap.
 

Answer:MS Office 2003/2007- "The file ____not available"

Given that you write about the "normal" file, is this just a word problem?
are you trying to open a file on a network or on your hard drive?
 

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I've got Windows XP Pro, running Office 2003. When I right click on a Word file, and go to "Save As", it will only give me the options to save the new file as a Word 2007, or a Word 2007 Macro-enabled Document (.docm)

How do I change this, as no one in my company uses Office 2007 yet? I know I can open the document and save it as a .doc file from there, but just thought I'd try to find a way to simplify the process. Thanks in advance!!
 

Answer:Office 2003 Word "Save As..." Options

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I'm getting: "A problem cause the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available". This happens within minutes of starting Outlook (in the non-safe mode)

Outlook works in safe mode.
I cannot turn off the addins.... see attached
Also attached is a snapshot from the event viewer...
Thoughts???
Thank you
Running Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64 bit) SP1
Computer: Dell XPS 435T/9000
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007

Answer:Outlook 2007 "Microsoft Office Outlook has stopped working"

since when are you getting this error. have you tried a repair install from control panel >add/remove programs. you can also let this tool "microsoft office diagnostics" check for errors & fixes.

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Hi i have avast server edition on a windows 2003 sbs server and it recently detect and remove the file autorun.vbs since then im not able to open my hard drive with a double click i get the message " can not find script file c:/autorun.vbs" I've seen this same issue on other threads but the programs they use doesnt work with windows 2003. i'll be very glad if someone could help me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:13:07 AM, on 5/30/2007
Platform: Windows 2003 SP1 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.3790.1830)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Management Tools\mirror\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Management Tools\avEngine.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Dfssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dns.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_0\bin\fbguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_0\bin\fbserver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SHAREPOINT\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\MSSQL\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntfrs.exe
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Answer:Same 'Can not find script "c:\autorun.vbs"' message on Windows 2003 sbs

Hi, alejandr0

If you have a USB Flash drive, make sure you have it plugged in.

Please re-open HiJackThis and scan. Check the boxes next to all the entries listed below.

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe,autorun.bat

Now close all windows and browsers, other than HiJackThis, then click Fix Checked.

Close Hijackthis.

Download the enclosed folder. Save and extract its contents to the desktop. It is a folder containing a Batch file, Autorunsquery.bat. Once extracted, open the folder and double click on the Autorunsquery.bat to run the file.

Hopefully, It will produce one file, Report.txt.
Please post the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.

 

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the users on the network I am the administrator for are showing a very peculiar issue. Anything related to "word" documents are slow.

This affects anything that interacts with them, Windows Explorer, Word, Outlook. The word docs vary in size from 5 kb to 1mb in some folders, but the delay is the same. It also doesn't care if the files are on a server or on the hard drive. If there's a word document, it's slow.

Examples.

I want to browse a folder with word documents, it pauses for a painful amount of time before displaying the folder. On subsequent returns to the same folder, it is not as slow per say, but not quick either. If explorer is closed then the new instance of explorer is reset to being slow for the initial browse.

I want to open a word document. It's hit or miss but it's definitly "slower" than normal.

I want to put an attachment into an outlook e-mail but when you attach the file it is painfully slow. Eventually it will attach. Also noticed winword is running when in outlook, but thinking about the integration of office small business edition, it's not too unusual per say.

It's not the virus scanner as I disabled it and noticed no change. Also 2 different computers one with Norton and one with AVG showed the same issues.

A detect and repair for outlook and word did nothing for the system.

I'm going to try a uninstall/reinstall over the weekend to see if "word" is truly the culprit.

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I'm running Office 2003 in Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7) with no visible issues.

Except that when I want to save a Word document using "Save As" it prompts me for all sorts of unsuitable locations...My Music, My Pictures, My Videos, and some random programs which somehow landed up in the "Documents" folder. None of the shortcuts I'd like to see there (and which are in the folder, because I put them there!) show up. What to do?

Answer:Office Word 2003 "Save As"

What do you have defined for where documents should be saved under Tools->Options->File Locations?

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Though I might have found a fix for my problem. Not sure if it will work for me or not so let me put it out front here.
I have Office 2003 installed here at home. Now, frequently (not always), when I click on a specific site from my Favorites list, I get the installer routine for Office 2003. I have checked both properties and they are accurate for each one. The favorite that it happens with is http://www.knoxnews.com
This also happens at work occasionally only there it starts the installer for Office XP. I have (at home) removed and reinstalled Office 2003, and deleted and re-added the URL to my favorites list. Still happens now and then.
Anyone with any ideas to correct this? It's a simple matter of just exiting the installation window when it pops up, it's just mystifying and annoying.
 

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When you open word and excel in Office 2003, you get a toolbar that is shown in the attachment. You can get rid of it by hitting the x or going up to view, toolbars, task pane. Is there any way to make it so this does not show up when you open word or excel?

Answer:"Getting started" toolbar in Office 2003

tools, options, uncheck startup task pane, close word, opn up, gone

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I have a user who is up to date with Windows updates (WinXP Pro). He is running Office 2003 as well. We have done the http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165? update and he still freezes up when trying to change the location to save to, when doing a save-as (word and excel). It also freezes when trying to attach something in Outlook. He has run Office sp2 as well.

I am stumped. Any insight or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

J
 

Answer:Office 2003 freezes when trying to "save as"

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I'm running Office 2003 in Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7) with no visible issues.

Except that when I want to save a Word document using "Save As" it prompts me for all sorts of unsuitable locations...My Music, My Pictures, My Videos, and some random programs which somehow landed up in the "Documents" folder. None of the shortcuts I'd like to see there (and which are in the folder, because I put them there!) show up. What to do?

Answer:Office Word 2003 "Save As"

What do you have defined for where documents should be saved under Tools->Options->File Locations?

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Office 2003, mostly outlook, is spending a lot of time "spinning it's wheels". Temporary freezes, not responding etc.

Dell laptop Latitude 600
XP Pro
Office 2003 Professional
Windows Exchange Server 2000

No indications that it is the server. Other PCs and Macs on the network are not having the issue. I defragmented the laptop's HD, cleaned up the disk. Once before (about 6 weeks ago) it went into this kind of behavior. Then I reinstalled Office and all was fine until now. Ideas? Help?Save me!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Office 2003 - "Spining It's Wheels"!!!

Have you scanned for spyware? If not, download, install, immediately update and then run Spybot and/or AdAware. Read the help files to familiarize yourself with how they work. I recommend you use them both since each tends to find things the other misses. Let them clean up any spyware found.

I've seen spyware create some weird and not-so-wonderful things, including slow performance and unexplained freezes.
 

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Apologies if this isn't the correct forum but im having problems saving spreadsheets in excel. When saving to a specific folder on my hard drive I receive the error message "Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy)". It doesn't happen every time but most of the time. It only happens in Excel and only happens when saving to one specific folder. Does anyone have any ideas about the problem?

Thanks.
 

Answer:"Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy)" - message received when saving in Excel 2003

The hard drive has a bad sector under that folder?

Test the hard drive with the manufacturer-provided utililty to confirm.

The bad sectors can be marked unusable with the chkdsk utility to make Windows work around the bad areas, but you should consider repacing that drive.
 

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Hi guys. I bought a new laptop a couple months ago with Vista on it. It had the usual trial version of Office 2007. Now when I initially used the trial version i went through whatever steps were to start it up. The weird thing is whenever I would open a doc from say Firefox or even save to my hard drive it would always give me the message "Preparing to Install" almost as if Word/Office was being installed or started for the first time. The trial verision ran out and I was able to get a discounted full version of Office 2007 through student discount. So I uninstalled (or at least believe I fully uninstalled) the trial version and installed the new copy I purchased.

Now the message still appears and furthermore if I attempt to open a doc from Firefox it stalls on that message and then gives me an error about Windows Installer not being found or something along those lines. If I open from IE it works fine...in other words it still brings up the Installing message but then actually opens the doc.

Any ideas? The documents open fine, just seems a bit annoying to have that process each time, plus the fact that i cant open from firefox now.
 

Answer:"Preparing to Install" message wehn loading Office 2007

You probably need to remove the entry for the trial version from the Windows Installer. You can use the Microsoft Installer Cleanup Tool available at this link. When you run it, you'll be shown a list of all programs installed on your PC. Scroll down and highlight ONLY the trial version entry, then click 'Remove'. That should do it. Be sure you run the cleanup tool as Administrator (right click the MSICUU.EXE file and select 'Run as Administrator'). Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

[dlb]
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I have Windows Vista Business

I Recently purchsed MS Office ultimate with SP1 and successfully installed it.

It worked just fine.

A few days later I installed 25-40 updates from microsoft.

After reboot when I started any application I got the messge

.." application .. Not installed for current user. Please run setup to install the application"...

I am the only user and I ran as admin / guest but no luck.

I re-installed (repair) - same problem

I un-installed and re-installed .. worked fine. But as soon as I installed updates I got the message.

What is wrong here?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: MS Office 2007 - message "has not been installed for current user"

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I just started getting an error message headed "Miscrosoft Genuine Advantage" stating my copy of Office is about to be marked "not authentic." How can I delete the source and cause of this message. Why am I getting this. My computer is 5 years and this has never happened till now.
 

Answer:How to Remove Error Message: "This copy of MS Office is not Genuine."??

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All had been going well and then this past week everytime I try to open a MS Office 2007 program a screen comes up saying to "Configuring MS Office 2007" It only take a minute or so to run but it is rather a pain...any clues on how to fix it. I have Windows XP Pro as an operating system.
 

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I've just installed Microsoft Office 2003 and found that I'm unable to open any documents, even ones that have just been saved.

Scouting around on the web I've learned that the culprit is probably Norton Antivirus. The program came with the computer and when the time on it ran out I uninstalled it. Checking in the registry I can see now though that it left a mass of registry entries behind it (looks like over a hundred) and these, according to many of the sites I've seen, are the source of the problem.

My question is, has anybody here experienced this or heard of it, and is there an easy way of removing the damn Norton entries, other than going through and deleting them one by one?
 

Answer:Office 2003 - "File is not available"

Click Here for all the information you could ever want on uninstalling Norton.

There is a link to download an uninstaller but it's for NAV 2003 and earlier so if you're not sure which version you uinstalled, see the information at the bottom of that page for manual removal instructions.
 

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Hi,

Is there an Office 2003 equivalent tool to the Windows "ei.cfg" tool ?


Rgds
Auld Bint

Answer:Office 2003 "ei.cfg" Tool - Is There One ?

No, different office install media actually have different files, they are not layed out the same as a win7 disc.

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I have a machine (win XP SP3 OS) with Office 2007 installed, but also with Office 2003 installed with all patches up to the intallation of Office 2007. I couldn't get rid of the Office 2003 install when I put Office 2007 on the machine.

Office 2003 doesn't seem to be doing any harm, in particular, at the moment, but it takes up a lot of space on the HD, and in general I don't like the concept of having 2 versions of Office duking it out on this machine.

Have tried (obviously) using the Install/Uninstall Programs option through the XP control panel. Have tried (only slightly less obviously), downloading the Uninstaller Tool from MS, but it says it is not to be used in uninstalling Office.

I can't use the original disks from MS because the software was patched and so the uninstaller on the CD says "not the same version."

Other than ignoring this problem (always an option for me :cool), are there any other next steps I can take to uproot this outdated software? I'd rather get rid of it if I can.

Gratefully

FJM
 

Answer:Office 2007 "on top of" Office 2003

FighterJetMom said:





Have tried (obviously) using the Install/Uninstall Programs option through the XP control panel.Click to expand...

What happens when you try to uninstall? Does it give you an error message of any sort? Does it just not allow you to uninstall?
 

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hey guys, im using outlook 2003 and ive installed and uninstalled this 1000 times trying to get it to work. Whenever i click on outlook, it doesn't even give me a chance to set anything up, it just gives me the error message "Unable to open default email folders. The file C:\users\..\appdata\local\microsoft\outlook\outlook.ost is not an offline folder." This is getting extremely annoying...any suggestions?
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - "Unable to open default email folders"

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Hi,

How do I stop Outlook 2003 from restricting FF42 "email Link"?

Had to re-install Outlook 2003 and now when I,m on the Web, when I select FILE> EMAIL LINK, there is no pop-up allowing me to select an email address in Outlook 2003 to send it to.

Must be hidden somewhere, looked for ?? to no avail.

Answer:How do I stop Outlook 2003 from restricting FF42 "email Link"?

Open FF Options (Menu > Tools > Options).
Select Applications in the left side navigation pane.
Scroll Content Type (right pane) down to "mailto" (without " ").
Click the down arrow to expand the drop box.
Select "Always ask" from the drop list.
CLOSE the Options tab.
Menu > File > Email Link... should enable the dialog box you are looking for.

Regards,
GEWB

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Our office uses an exchange server that has no configured organizational forms library configured. Whenever any of our client machines selects "choose form", outlook will automatically try to open the Organizational Forms Library and repond with the error: "Form load failed. You don't have apporpriate permission to perform this operation", after which a drop down box will allow the user to switch to a different folder and find the forms to choose, relegating this to a nuisance. In any case, I'm looking for a way to change the default locatoin to look for "choose form" so this error message won't appear every time. Perhaps it's something blatantly obvious, but I haven't found it yet.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I cannot make my outlook 2003 program my default for responding to a mailto: link on a web page using firefox. Every time I click onto such a link on any web page, it opens with my gmail. If I use internet explorer, It opens with outlook 2003.

I have set all my option settings in outlook and firefox for outlook 2003 to be my default program for email. Is there anyway I can make outlook to handle these mailto: links on webpages in firefox? I don't think I missed any settings. Thanks in advance.

Craig O2
 

Answer:Solved: can't make Outlook 2003 my default for "mailto:" links on a web pag

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Just wondering if there is a way to remove the automatic phone number formatting in Outlook 2003's contacts?

instead of its auto (xx) xxxx-xxxx when I enter in a mobile number I'd like it just as xxxxxxxxxx with NO formatting at all.
 

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Hello all fairly new to this page so would gladly apreciate some advice on trying to get past a niggly error message which is recuring despite carrying out Microsofts Solutions.
Any feedback will be a bonus as this fault is randomly popping up and is incredibly annoying doesnt seem to happen at specific times say when creating a task as microsoft document .
We are recieving a "Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid".
For which i have tried a number of differing solutions via microsoft including creating new mail profile, renaming outlook data files, .ost and .pst repairer tool, outlook check and repair facilty as well as removing live meeting which can aparently cause a conflict. We are using Office 2003 SP1 and this is a networked PC gettin mail from Exchange 2003 server. An isolated incident here but still very annoying as other computers run fine using same hardware and OS ) Thanks Again Have fun all
(Work to live dont Live to work)
 

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Outlook 2003sp2 with Exchange 2003sp2.

When I try to "Send on Behalf" an email in mailbox that I have the appropriate delegated permissions where the email was saved in the Drafts folder my credentials are in the "From" field once the recipient receives the message. Even though I add the mailbox owner's name in the "From" field before sending.

Any ideas? This only happens when a message is stored in the Drafts folder. And to the best of my knowledge I used to be able to send from Drafts without issue.

Thanks for the assistance.
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - "Send on Behalf" from Drafts folder

Did you try changing the from field to represent the mailbox you are trying to send on behalf of. Also on the Exchange server they can give you implicit rights which will make it not say sent on behalf of.
 

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Outlook 2003sp2 with Exchange 2003sp2.

When I try to "Send on Behalf" an email in mailbox that I have the appropriate delegated permissions where the email was saved in the Drafts folder my credentials are in the "From" field once the recipient receives the message. Even though I add the mailbox owner's name in the "From" field before sending.

Any ideas? This only happens when a message is stored in the Drafts folder. And to the best of my knowledge I used to be able to send from Drafts without issue.

Thanks for the assistance.
 

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On our domain environment we use Exchange and Outlook 2003. A user brought up an issue that seems to be affecting me and probably everyone else, now that I look at it.

At random, some users will show //////////////////// lines with "no information". This is completly random, and it does not even cover the whole time span. It's in gaps, while other times it's the whole line. It's random on a per user bassis.

I googled this and it seems to be a big issue yet I have not found any working solution. Has anyone seen this before and been able to fix it?
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 calendar booking showing "no information"

This has to do with clients not posting free/busy information, i saw it in exchange 2007 with older outlook versions. Take a look at this article

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2004/06/10/152698.aspx
 

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I have a problem when creating an email message in my Outlook 2003.
1. I create a “New Untitled Message”.

2. I ‘left click’ on the “TO:” option to search my Contacts for the name I want.

3.I get this error: “The address list could not be displayed. The Contacts folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or deleted, or you do not have permissions. For information on how to remove this folder from the Outlook Address Book, see Microsoft Outlook help.

4. If I click on the “OK” option, a “Select Names” drop-down menu opens with
“Contacts” in the show names from:

5. Using the down arrow \/ ,a list containing the following appears:
“Outlook Address Book”
“Contacts”
“Contacts”
“Personal Address Book”
The first item “Outlook Address Book”, shows “no entries in this address book.

The next, “Contacts” shows the error message in item 3 from above.
The next “Contacts” shows ALL my contacts, which is what I want.
The last, Pesrsonal Address Book, shows nothing.

I tried following the “help” for removing a contacts folder that isn’t desired, but since the name is the same, I can’t delete/remove the one that has nothing in it.
A point of info for you…I installed Outlook 2003 from my original CD,
I then opened Outlook, created a dummy contact, then deleted the OUTLOOK.pst file,
Then I imported (moved) my saved OUTLOOK.pst into the same location where the file belongs.
Additionally, because of this “glitch” I c... Read more

Answer:Solved: OUTLOOK 2003, Contacts folder "glitch".

I moved this problem to business apps, maybe someone there can help me solve this.
I don't know how to actually "move" this, so I copied it and posted it there, Sorry if I did something incorrectly.
 

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I would like to have the people on my distribution list see only the name of the distribution list in the "To:" field of the e-mail I've sent, rather than the names of all 25 members in the dist list. I'm aware of using the BCC method, but am wondering if there is a better way.
 

Answer:Show ONLY Dist. List name in "To:" Field, Outlook 2003

I think this is only possible if you are using a MS Exchange Server distribution list that was set up as 'Hide Distribution List Membership'.

I don't think you can do it with your local distribution list.

However, there are some clever people in TSG so .....

rgds
Hew
 

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When utilizing the registry entry to control Transport order on an Outlook 2003 client in a 2003 SBS domain; (i.e. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\smallbusinessserver\clientsetup]"NoTransportOrder"=dword:00000001 )
it works properly when sending new messages and replying to messages that were originally sent to that specific account. However, when forwarding a message that arrived via the local Exchange server, it DOES NOT follow the transport order as configured in Outlook. This has been confirmed on three different 2003 SBS domains.
The current workaround is a bit "convoluted". I add a column to the view that shows what account the message was received from and give users specific instructions to have them manually change the outgoing account selection at the time of forwarding.

Does anyone know of a mechanism, registry entry, or programmatic method to force the default account to be used under all circumstances?
 

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Hello -

Using Windows XP Pro with all the available patches and SRs fyi.

I've had this sending phantom messages problem for several months and finally decided to do something about it today I'm posting my case here in the hopes that it might help you fix this issue with Outlook 2003 (and/or possibly other versions of Outlook as well).

In addition to the phantom message issue, I was having an issue where messages would hang around in the Outbox and not be sent even after restarting Outlook 2003, and sometimes even after rebooting. That was causing some real problems, particularly when I wouldn't notice messages were hanging until several hours later lol.

So I started researching both problems at the same time, and just for kicks decided to change the port for outgoing mail (SMTP) to see if it helped with the stuck/hanging messages in the outbox. I set my main email account to use port 465 with SSL. I then sent a test message to myself and watched to see if it got hung up, but it did not. Cool, I thought, that might be one problem solved.

Then, before I received the test message back, I saw two read receipts arrive in the inbox - they were from January of this year! Having read that the "Sending 1 of X messages - when the outbox is empty" issue in Outlook can be related to read receipts I was curious if that problem would go away as well.

Sure enough I sent another test message, and for the first time in months Outlook said "Sending 1 of 1 ... Read more

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I'm running Outlook 2003 on XP

Today I changed my verizon password, so went in and changed the POP3 password in my Outlook.

Now I get the "Enter Network Password" box. I click the save password box and ok, but it keeps popping up repeatedly. The password and user namer Are correct.

I can send emails. I can't receive them.

I have tried to add another profile. I have also gone to microsoft and tried to troubleshoot. I can not open my Outlook in safe mode.

I have also made sure it was not my firewall or antivirus that was the problem.

My question:

I have the installation CD. Can I do a reinstall? If I can, do I need to uninstall it first? Will all my saved emails be gone?

Thanks
 

Answer:MS Outlook 2003 "Enter Network Password" box popping up

check the smtp in your account,I have this problem,too.If you can't receve the mails then your smtp is not right.Checkthe manual from your ISP.
 

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Hello,

I had a problem where Outlook could not use Word as an e-mail editor. From this board I found a solution, run Regsvr32.exe %Windir%\System32\Ole32.dll, and immediately I was able to use Word as my e-mail editor.

However

Immediately afterwards when I rebooted, Windows (not Outlook) began behaving in a strange manner. It would load my wallpaper, populate the launch pad with icons, populate the taskbar with the icons for Threat Fire and volume control. Then it pauses for two or three minutes. After that time the balance of the programs in my autostart, firewall-AV-battery backup, load and their icons display in the taskbar.

During the time it is "pausing" none of the icons respond by loading their program. After the two or three minute pause the program whose icon I clicked does load. Equally, clicking Start and a program does nothing until the end of the two or three minutes.

I will be grateful for any help.

Bob
 

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In Outlook 2003, when I forward an appointment for someone to drag into their outlook calendar, it shows up as a "note" even though when I forward it, it is a calendar item.

Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can fix it?

Thanks!
 

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My manager's pc is running xp sp2 and outlook 2003 sp2 on a HP compaq dc7100.

When he randomly opens emails (by double clicking on them, not previewing/reading) and tries to print them (either menu/icon/right click), he gets the error "operation failed".

A reset doesn't fix the problem and I'm aware that html pages need to be opened properly before printing, but like I said, he opens them and gets the error.

Does anybody know of a solution/patch or an explanation?
Or is there anything else I should check for?

EDIT

The emails he gave an example of have rich text, not plain black and white. But there are plenty of rich text emails that do work.
 

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I have a working Exchange 2003 server and clients running outlook 2003. Everything seems to be working well except for one thing.

I created a shared contact folder in the public folders. I then added a bunch of contacts and gave editor permission to a "Staff List". Staff List is a distrobution group in AD.

Each member of the group and go down to public folders and open the Public Contacts folder and see/edit the contacts in there. So that seems to be working great.

I then right-clicked on the folder and checked the box to add the Public Contacts to the outlook contacts options. Now when I user starts a new message and clicks the "To" button they see a option under "Global Contacts" for Public Contacts.

The problem is that the Public Contacts are empty there. It is as if they can't see them at all, but they can if they go down to the actual folder in the public folders.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

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A few users in our network started using this feature and now when the user removed the delegates. The delegates are still able to view the other person's In-Box.

I checked the permissions - it's empty of other users
I checked the "Delegates" folder and it's empty.

So why is it that user1 is still able to view user2's Inbox?
I tested another user, for example: User3's permission is normal because User3 cant view User2 or User1 by using the "Open other user's folder: Inbox"
 

Answer:Solved: Outlook/Exchange 2003 - "Delegates" feature

User1 had "Admin" rights in the AD - duh
ran gpupdate /force /sync /boot
 

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Alright, this issue stems from a bizarre Outlook 2003 "feature" (bug?). My setup looks something like this:

Personal Folders
|
+ - Archive
|
+ - Inbox
|
+ - Sent Items
|
...

Sometimes, instead of dragging an email to "Archive", I accidentally drag it to "Personal Folders". Outlook allows this, strangely, and the email is then stored in the "Personal Folders" folder rather than the one I wanted. But, if I click "Personal Folders" in an effort to view the hidden email, Outlook takes me to the "Outlook today" screen.

I know there is a way to un-hide these emails because I've done it before: my question is how? Googling is difficult because using the words "Personal Folders" results in a bunch of irrelevant hits since the context I'm using it in is different from the normal use of the term.

Thanks for any insights!
 

Answer:Outlook 2003: Moving emails out of "Personal Folders"?

Use the Folders view.
 

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Is this possible? I Googled some suggestions, but I wanted to come here because you people have helped me before and not steered me wrong.

I am wondering if....and hoping that....I can retrieve a couple of emails. I deleted them by mistake and, of course, my boss asked me for those in particular! Not any other ones! The ones I mistakenly deleted! MONDAYS!!!

Anyway...I am curious about where the .pst file is that I'm thinking I need. We have a server here at work that we backup our emails to. Is this where any deleted files would go or do they go to the archive.pst file (on my computer) that I've been reading about when I Googled this?

PLEASE HELP ME!! Please tell me I can get them back!

THANK YOU!
 

Answer:Recovering "Shift-Deleted" emails in Outlook 2003

I don't actually think there is a way to get back files once they have been shift-deleted, as that bypasses storing them in the deleted items folder (unless you still hold a copy on the mail server that you can re-download).

This site seems to think that the following will work, so it may be worth a try - but I wouldn't hold out too much hope

http://jsbi.blogspot.com/2007/06/how-to-easily-recover-permanentlyshift.html
 

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Hi.

OUTLOOK 2003: "the requested operation failed" error appears on Internet E-Mail Settings IMAP pop-up?

I have been using & setting up Outlook on 2 identical W7 pro 32 bit pc's for several yr with little or or problems.

My wife & I are moving to a new area and will have new email addresses and haven't been able to get past the above error (pix below). My ISP Charter & they are always making changes to their email program & settings. Also, after months of no W7 updates, I have just started rec'd updates for both PCs.

I'm trying to track this problem down: Am I making an operational error, or is Charter trying to get everyone using their web mail, or is MS slipping something into W7 updates to force customers to W10??
If you guys have any suggestions, etc, please advise as I will be with out an email client on my PC when our move is completed. Please see image below.

cheers,
klxdrt

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Hi All,

I'm using Outlook 2003 on Widows XP. One of my rules includes "Mark As Read" after moving the email to a folder. It does get marked as read, but the tray notification (envelope) still appears. This defeats the purpose for me, and actually makes it harder (I use multiple folders, so I hunt through each to find the new message). What am I missing, or is this a glitch? I just want it to be marked as read, and NOT show the tray icon.

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - "Mark As Read" Rule - Tray Enevlope Still Appears

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Hi: I want to add the Notes field to a Category view of appointments.

I managed to get the Notes field showing by using the Field Chooser, and picking Notes from the All Appointment Fields list.

I later removed the Notes column by dragging it off the bar with column names, and now can't get it back again.

I've looked in the Field chooser, but Notes no longer appears in the All Appointments fields list in Field chooser.

Help!
 

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I have a chart in an Excel spreadsheet, and it has several "series" in it. Some of the series are charted as "lines", and some are "areas" that fill in the entire background of anything from 0 to the value I have entered.

I have one particular series that is showing up as an "area" but I want it to be drawn as a "line" instead, so it DOESN'T fill in the area below it. I currently have the "background" as "none", but now I have a line from the last value down to "0", and that's what I want to avoid...

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Solved: Excel 2003 - how to change a chart data series from "area" to "line"??

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Hey TSG,

STATISTICS:

Windows XP SP2 with all updates
MS Office 2003 with all updates
Windows is set up with 3 user profiles - error only occurs on "administrator"

PC appears to be clean: I run SPYBOT and AdAware regularly, and CCleaner and Registry Mechanic occasionally. I use fully updated Trend Micro PC-cillin Virus Protection and firewall.

PROBLEM:

For no apparent reason, when I open Outlook I get the message "Data file 'Personal Folders' was not closed properly. The file is being checked for problems" .....pause

...and then Outlook closes. (NOTE: any recommended solution that requires Outlook to be open cannot be applied). I have researched the Web forums and one suggestion was that the .pst file is too large. I back up the .pst file every night and last night's file was 352 meg which does not seem to be too big.

HELP!

Thanks,

kurley

PS: I can get e-mail on-line
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Error "Data File 'Personal Folders' was not closed properly"

Well the good news is that your .pst file is not too large... the maximum limit for previous versions of office .pst files was 2 GB... usually corruption occurs before this point though (post 1.5 GB is about the point where it becomes prominent), and with the new office 2003 4TB is the theoretical limit of your PST files.

One thing to try... move the location (into another folder) of your .pst file, so that the association of the outlook and the pst file is broken... see if this allows you to open outlook... if so try to remap to the .pst file in its new location, close outlook and see if the issue has been resolved or if it fails to open again.

If you are able to open outlook (with the pst disconnected) and the previous step has failed try using the import/export function and see if you can import your .pst file from the old (corrupted one) to a new one...

There are utilities out there that are able to check the integrity of .pst files, but right at the moment... it escapes me as to which are the recommended scanners.

Other suggestions are welcome...
 

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HELP! I cannot open Outlook 2003 due to ... "The file add-in "MSSPC.ECF" is missing or is not valid."
I tried to open Outlook in Safe Mode without success. I also ran "Detect and Repair" without success.
I was told by folks at ChaseandSam.com that there is a fix for my problem that should not destroy my unsaved Outlook Address Book and unsaved emails (Note: I did backup my Outlook.pst folder onto a DVD. Will that backup save my email?)
Is there a way I can search/locate and backup my Address Book even though I cannot open Outlook?
Does anyone know the fix for my problem?
If I have to reinstall Professional Office 2003, is there a way to only reinstall Outlook and will the reinstall destroy my Address Book?
Thanks for your help and feedback, Jim Lance
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Cannot open_File add-in "MSSPC.ECF" missing ...

I thought I heard that file was a Schedule+ add-in.

One suggestion was to search for and rename the extend.dat file
 

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I hate the monotone "you've got mail" and "you have X unread messages" audio alerts in Outlook 2003 and can't find a way to turn it off. I do want a tone to alert me to new mail but "Gunther" as I call him has got to go. Does anyone know how to turn him off?
 

Answer:Turn off Outlook 2003 "You've Got Mail" alert

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This is probably too simple to fix, but I have searched throughout my Outlook options and searched the forums and have not seen where this has been addressed.

When I go to my "For Follow Up" search folder and mouse-over a message, the small pop-up window that gives me the "Received date" and "Size" information about that message used to also tell me in which folder the original message resides. Am I crazy? I'm no longer seeing the "In Folder:" information in this mouse over and I KNOW I used to see that information.

Can someone tell me how to get information about messages in a search folder that will tell me in which folder the message actually resides?

Thank you!!

Kathy
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - "for follow up" folder question

...and it helped to read my own question. I have fixed the issue....
k
 

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Hi,

Last week I've noticed that whenever I create a new email, everytime I try to insert an email message as an item, I get the following error: 'object could not be found'. This was working fine a week ago. I'm running XP pro SP3 and the Outlook is 2003 SP3 as well. What can I do to fix this? Thanks.

Answer:Getting error "object could not be found" in Outlook 2003

Have you run the Office Repair Tool? Have you run the PST repair tool? It would be found on the start menu under Office in the Tools folder.

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I have Outlook Express 6 on my old computer (with Windows XP) and have exported the address book as a .WAB file. With this .WAB I have imported the contacts on my new computer (with Windows Vista) into the "Windows Contacts" thing.

The problem is that I can't then manage to export the contacts to Outlook 2003 which is the program I'm now using on the new computer. Exporting leaves me two choices, creating a .csv file or a bunch of .vcf files. .csv doesn't work (it comes out all jumbly when I try importing) and .vcf works but I can only import the contacts one by one and I have over 1000 to import.

What can I do?
 

Answer:Importing "Windows Contacts" to Outlook 2003

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Running WIndows XP Pro with Office 2003 Pro...

Right clicking on the Outlook 2003 icon in the systray and checking the "Hide when minimized" does not check or work. Outlook 2003 still sits on the taskbar.

I tried reinstalling Office and even deleted and recreated the profile.

I went to the registry... HKey_current_user\software\microsoft\office\11.0\outlook \preferences and made: MinToTray REG_DWORD 0x000000001 and it still isn't working.

Seems like Outlook is not communicating with the registry.

Any thoughts would be most appreciative.

Thanks
 

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I've been using Outlook 2003 for a long time, but just today, when it connects to send/receive mail, a window pops up asking me to enter the network password for the account (I have 5 accounts). It seems I have to manually do this before the mail for that account will be sent or received. What brought this on and how do I stop it?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Outlook 2003-"Enter Network Password"

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I recently downloaded and tested out a Web Ex plugin to launch Web Ex from Outlook. I have since removed the plugin through and/ remove. I then started to get a "Duplicate Key In Index" notice each time i open outlook. Some research had indicated that i must have some duplicate emails or other entries in outlook, but i see no duplicates. Any advice how i can clear this notice?

Thanks,

Rick
 

Answer:"Duplicate Key In Index" Opening Outlook 2003

hummmm, Duplicate Key In Index. sounds like sql error.
u can try to run a reapir for your outlook.
i would copy my data & pst files to a save location before i do that.
it's possible that the removal of Web EX has deleted some files that need for the outlook processes.
u also should have a copy of your MS Office 2003 in case it asks you for it
 

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Everytime I import the "pst" or Personal Folders file for Outlook 2003 from another computer that I have, to update, it inevitably creates a NEW "Personal Folder" file, that shows on the right hand side.

I now have 4 "Personal Folders" files! It takes forever to import now, because it imports 4 of everything!...INbox, Outbox, Sent Items, etc.

How do I import the pst file,without it creating a whole new set of folders (inbox, outbox, sent items, etc) under yet another "Personal Folders" heading?

Thanks!
 

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Hi guys, I got this problem recently with my Outlook 2003. Previously i am using a IMAP account for my 2003 but recently i had add another MS Exchange Server account into the same profile and this where the problem start. I need to do this because I will need the IMAP users to have access to the Global Address List.

Before whenever i print the my email, it will always show my name on top of the printout, but after adding the MS Exchange Server account, it just disappeared. Tried alots of ways but it just would not work. Can someone help me on this?

Someone on other forum mention that the outlook will go bonker if i tried add a exchange acc into a IMAP profile ..
 

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I am having the same problem that the person that posted below. Does anyone have a solution to the problem? I have done the same that is described below. Thanks in advance.

I am suddenly unable to open Outlook 2003 - I get the following error messages: "The extension configuration file "C:\Program Fils\Microsoft Office\Office11\ADDINS\msspc.ecf could not be installed. There is an error in the syntax or format of the file."; then, "The extension configuration file "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Pffice11\addins\MSSPC.ECF could not be installed. There is an error in the syntax or format of the file."; then, "The file folder in "MSSPC.ECF" is missing or not valid. This problem may be resolved by using Detect and Repair in the Help menu.", then, "Cannot start MS Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window." The problem appeared on the first reboot after a dowload of an update from Microsoft. Among other things, tried uninstalling and reinstalling MS Office, replacing the file, and running Detect and Repair from the installation CD, but to no avail. I'm a bit nervous about editing the Registry to change the path so did not attempt that. OS is XP. Any suggestions? Thx., piecd[/QUOTE]
 

Answer:Can't open Outlook 2003 - "msspc.ecf" error

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Hi all

Our firm has recently upgraded from Outlook 2002 on XP SP1 to Outlook 2003 on XP SP2. We have noticed an increase in the number of "Not found" messages that people receive when trying to send an email/appointment containing an attachment(s). These attachments are inserted via 'Insert menu --> Item', then selecting another email.

I have searched MS Support website and google'd it, but no joy.

Has anyone else seen this issue before? Do you know what the fix is please?



Thanks
Scott
 

Answer:"Not found" when sending Outlook 2003 attachments

How about just dragging and dropping the file into the message?
 

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Running WIndows XP Pro with Office 2003 Pro... Right clicking on the Outlook 2003 icon in the systray and checking the "Hide when minimized" does not check or work.  Outlook 2003 still sits on the taskbar. I tried reinstalling Office and even deleting and recreating the profile.I went to the registry... HKey_current_user\software\microsoft\office\11.0\outlook\preferences and made:  MinToTray   REG_DWORD    0x000000001 and it still isn't working. Seems like Outlook is not communicating with the registry.Any thoughts would be most appreciative.Thanks

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Hit the road today and got online with the hotel broadband. Fired up Outlook '03 and downloaded mail from 3 accounts, no problem. Went to send one, and now I keep getting the "Enter Network Password" dialogue box. Never had a problem before, and nothing's changed. All 3 accounts had their pw's saved, and there are characters in the pw field (the right number of characters as well), but I can't send mail. Sent a test from webmail, and after a couple of tries, Outlook received it OK. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 "Enter Network Password"

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_20746817.html
 

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I have a tricky problem a user is experiencing with outlook 2003.

He has access to view several other users calendar.

When looking at the calendar view in outlook 2003, down the left hand side he can see each shared calendar he has opened under the “other calendars” section. Each calendar can viewed or hidden by ticking or un-ticking it’s check box.

The problem is for one specific users calendar, this check box refuses to appear, this users calendar can be viewed okay when opened normally. He has tried several other machines and the same problem occurs.

The 2003 client access and Exchange 5.5 back-end. Running Outlook 2003 on win XP pro.

Any ideas would be appreciated!
 

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Hello,

I have read, but did not understand, articles on the memory limitations in Outlook 2003 when using Rules. I think I understood, that there is a limit to the number of Rules. Each rule uses approximately X percentage of the memory.

The memory limit was expressed in some computer unit of measurement and then further qualified. What I am seeking to know would be expressed in a approximate number of rules.

If you're familiar with this topic and can help me I would certainly appreciate it.

Thank you

K2B
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 "Rules" memory limit

Covered here - also changes with 2007 version of Exchange that increase the limit;

http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache...+Message+Rules+limit&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ca
 

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I installed a MSI MS-3871 WLAN 802.11b/g/n 1T1R+BT2.1 EDR Combo Slim Module on my Intel DX58SO running Win 7 Pro x64 and MS Office Pro 2007.

Desktop Boards — Wireless LAN (WiFi) and Bluetooth* module

The software/drivers for the module added Bluetooth features to the Office 2007 applications.

Every time I reply to an email for the first time, I get the following pop-up error box:

Custom UI Runtime Error in Send to Bluetooth






Quote:
Error found in Custom UI XML of "Send to Bluetooth":
Line: 1
Column: 143
Error Code 0x8000405
Failed to find Office control by ID
ID: FileSendMenu

Two buttons: OK & OK to All


I can disable the pop-up error box by unchecking "Show add-in user interface errors" under "In all Microsoft Office Programs:" in Tools/Options/"Other" Tab/"Advanced Options..." button.

I'd like to know if there is a solution for this issue other than turning off the notification of the add-in user interface error?

How do I troubleshoot this issue?

I have the latest drivers installed. The drivers for the Bluetooth side of the module are from Motorola and the drivers for the WLAN 802.11bgn side of the module are from Ralink.

Bluetooth Devices:

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR USB Device

Driver Provider: Motorola, Inc., Driver Date: 22-Nov-10, Driver Version: 3.0.0.285

Network adapters:

802.11bgn 1T1R Wireless Adapter

Driver Provider: Ralink, Driver Date: 27-Jul-10, Driver ... Read more

Answer:Office 2007 Outlook "Send to Bluetooth" Error

This issue is resolve for now. The problem is a Bluetooth driver that causes issues with MS Office as well. See the link below for more details:

Word 2007 Copy and Paste Issue

In addition to disabling the "Show Add-In user interface errors" option as described in post 1, you can disable the "Send to Bluetooth" feature under Tools/Trust Center/Add-Ins/Manage: COM Add-ins (drop down menu and click "Go")/uncheck "Send to Bluetooth."

With Win 7, you need to right click the application exe file, select "Properties"/Compatibility and check the box to run the program as an administrator to be able to uncheck the "Send to Bluetooth" options in all the Office applications.

Regards

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I can't open any messages, opened or unopened. I have tried "repairing" Office 2013--both the quick and full repair--to no avail. 
I can send email I can open my email on my phone. And I can use Outlook Web Access to access a Microsoft account.

But I can't open it on my computer. Using Windows 8.1 HELP!!!

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My issue is with microsoft office pro plus.

This software is currently working on a windows 7 machine so not strictly for this forum.

The software interacts with a mail server belonging to my employer.

The issue is that i have dozens of emails which have attachments . Each attachment is a multi page pdf document.

I need to find a way of saving off all those attachments perhaps to an external drive so that they dont go missing/get lost hence why i cant just delete them.

Can anyone suggest a way forward please?

Answer:MS office pro plus-outlook...mailbox full,need to "save"attachments

See vbs here:

Office Space: Saving All the Attachments in Your Inbox

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We've having problems getting the "Out of the Office" function to work. Well, it works just fine internally, but if someone outside our company sends any of our users that has "out of the office" function enabled an email he/she won't recieve the OOTO message.. It works just fine internally (ie I send a mail to another colleague that is away).

Could it be some setting on the Exchange server I've not discovered/I've overlooked?
 

Answer:Outlook 2000 and "Out of the Office" doesn't work externaly

Solved! My mistake. The "Allow out of office responses" wasn't turned on for some reason..
 

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I am going to be out of the office for a few days and would like to set my email account to auto reply that I am out of the office to any emails I get.
How can I set this up?
I am using Outlook Express 6.00 and I am on a network.
Thank You
 

Answer:Setting Outlook Express for "out of office" auto replies

To my knowledge, this feature is not available in Outlook Express. If it were, you would have to leave your machine online while you were gone.
 

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It was working fine until today. System restore, rebuilding profiles and none of the Vista fixes seem to work! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

build 7127 64 bit
offfice 2007

Answer:"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook, Unable to open"

What version of Outlook are you running?

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My issue is with microsoft office pro plus.

This software is currently working on a windows 7 machine so not strictly for this forum.

The software interacts with a mail server belonging to my employer.

The issue is that i have dozens of emails which have attachments . Each attachment is a multi page pdf document.

I need to find a way of saving off all those attachments perhaps to an external drive so that they dont go missing/get lost hence why i cant just delete them.

Can anyone suggest a way forward please?

Answer:MS office pro plus-outlook...mailbox full,need to "save"attachments

See vbs here:

Office Space: Saving All the Attachments in Your Inbox

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hi !

some office 2010 problems: when i try to view "Outlook Today" i get an error message:
"cannot display the folder. out of memory or system resources".

right-clicking on outlook today → data-file properties → home page,
the problem seems to bee that it changes from the default outlook.htm to outlook3.ht

res://E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\1033\OUTLWVW.DLL/outlook3.ht

clicking on "Restore defaults" fixes it.

but the next time i start Outlook, or sometimes even if i just take a look at some inbox-folders and then go back to outlook today,
then it?s the same problem all over again.

i have used 2010 for a while, and never seen those problems before,
it all started a few days ago after i changed some other settings, only problem is that i can?t remember exactly what i did.

one weird thing is that the problems only seems to be with my user-account, if i use my admin-account everything works ok.

i have uninstalled 2010, used ccleaner to fix the registry, manually removed all office-related files from the users-folders,
then reinstalled 2010.

the problems are still there.

any ideas ?

Answer:Office 2010, "Outlook Today"-problems ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1


hi !

some office 2010 problems: when i try to view "Outlook Today" i get an error message:
"cannot display the folder. out of memory or system resources".

right-clicking on outlook today → data-file properties → home page,
the problem seems to bee that it changes from the default outlook.htm to outlook3.ht

res://E:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\1033\OUTLWVW.DLL/outlook3.ht

clicking on "Restore defaults" fixes it.

but the next time i start Outlook, or sometimes even if i just take a look at some inbox-folders and then go back to outlook today,
then it?s the same problem all over again.

i have used 2010 for a while, and never seen those problems before,
it all started a few days ago after i changed some other settings, only problem is that i can?t remember exactly what i did.

one weird thing is that the problems only seems to be with my user-account, if i use my admin-account everything works ok.

i have uninstalled 2010, used ccleaner to fix the registry, manually removed all office-related files from the users-folders,
then reinstalled 2010.

the problems are still there.

any ideas ?



Hello,

Try this command Start > Run > Outlook /resetnavpane see how it goes

Good Luck,
Captain

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I will be out of my office for several weeks and although I will be able to leave Outlook running most of the time, I won't be able to access email, so I want to use an out of office message. However, I have never tried this using pop3 email and I can't figure out how to do this. I have looked at help inside of Outlook, but I can't seem to save my message as an Outlook template.

If anyone could set me up with some instructions I would appreciate it.

Thanks, Delta
 

Answer:Need "out of office" reply for Outlook using pop3 email?

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