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Earlier this evening I had a problem that ended up requiring me to do a fresh install of Windows XP Pro with service pack 2 onto my computer. I did not format, rather I installed over the current and problematic install. I've done this a number of times in the past with very few problems. Tonight was not one of these times however.

For some reason (and this has not happened in the past) when I went to open up Outlook I could not find the program at all. I cannot in fact find any Office programs when I had the full suite installed.

When doing this in the past, all my desktop icons remained in tact as did my startup menu. Now, this time, the only thing missing is Office.

What I'm trying to figure out, before I do much else here, is can the files, specifically my email data, be recovered in any way?

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Hello !
How can I recover Outlook Express 6 data ? I still got the .dbx folders but they’re from the former Outlook Express version. I tried with a tool called Outlook Express Recovery but it only recovers a few messages if you don’t buy the full version.
Can anyone help ?

Answer:Solved: recover Outlook Express 6 data?

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I have after a bad case of clumpsy fingers deleted my much used folder in Outlook Express called Unread Email. I hope that some one can help me to create a rule for the folder when I create it again so that all my unread emails are there for easy access.

I am not great at explaning what it is I need and will happily answer your questions if you think you can help me!

Many thanks!


Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 - how to recover Unread Email folder

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I have a desktop computer and a laptop computer that are networked together.

I run Microsoft Outlook 2003 on both computers, and I would like to share the data between the two.

For example, is it possible to automatically have Microsoft Outlook 2003 synchronise elements such as the address book and e-mail messages? I am looking at a way to avoid having to manually update new contacts, etcetera, on both machines.

More can I have the "Data File" (".PST") automatically updated between the two machines?

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Sharing Data Between Networked Computers With Microsoft Outlook 2003

Still no ideas on this one?

Any help would be appreciated.

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i had whs 2003 installed with 2 drives, 3 tb off an hp mediasmart. The os must be corrupt cause i cant get into it.

I have whs 2011 installed on another computer. Is it possible to restore the whs 2003 data from whs 2011? I understand the data is spanned over my 2 drives -- that's why i can't just copy and paste it off the drive.

Answer:corrupted WHS 2003 install, want to recover data from whs 2011

You should be able to access the data on any of the drives that haven't failed. Simply attach them to WHS 2011, hit the start button, type folder options, go to folder options and select the view tab, select "show hidden files and folders" then apply. Navigate to the drive(s) in question, and you should see a hidden folder named DE, open that folder and navigate to shares. Your data resides there. Pay no attention to any of the other folders except that one. The rest are tombstones for DE.

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As a translator I need to recreate old e-mails and attachments to avoid to have to translate an entire novel once again. (After a few years, the publisher now wants to publish a new edition).

But the only place this file is located, is as an attachment in my old outbox in Outlook Express 6.

Unfortunately OE6 is history long ago on my computers, and no longer available.

But I have managed to get out the .bak files from the old hard drive. Now I need to get out the contents.
The files are inbox.bak, sendt.bak and deleted.bak

Now I use Outlook 2013.

I have seen for me to first convert .bak file to .dbx, then convert .dbx to .pst, and finally to import .pst into Outlook 2013.

But whether this is possible or the best way, and how I do this easiest, I have no idea.

All the solutions I've found on the web until now requires that I have OE6. Which I have not.

Is there anyone who can help?
Is there a procedure or an utility to help me out?

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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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I know its possible to recover old deleted outlook files, and I know you can get outlook repair programs. The problem is I have just installed Vista, and I had another windows installation (XP) on a different hard drive (D. After Vista installation, I can't boot up old XP installation, but all the files are still on D drive. Can I recover my old outlook folders from the raw data still stored on D drive without accessing the outlook 2007 program itself, and backing it up? I thought the emails, and address book etc must still be on there somewhere, if not in the correct file format. Thanks.

Answer:Recover old Outlook data.

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Hey people,

Just wondering if anyone could help me out with this pickle i got my self into. I own a v2000 presario laptop and it just gave me the motherboard of death action and died. Now i took the hard drive out of that laptop and put it on a usb adapter on another laptop. Now I have Microsoft Office 2003 on the compaq and 2k7 on the new laptop.

How would I go about retrieving the data like emails, addresses, etc. I read something about .pst files and .ost files but tried importing to 2k7 and error.

If i just need to install 2003 on a comp to get it i will but im looking for an easier route if you know what i mean.
Thanks alot.

Answer:How to recover data from outlook on removed H.D.

Hi o\/3r(lo(k3d

Were you able to locate the .pst files?

Try copying the .pst files to the Desktop on the receiving computer.
Start Outlook and open the .pst file:
File > Open > Outlook Data File
Browse to the location of the .pst file and select it.
The Personal Folders should then appear in Outlook​
Just to clarify, the .pst files were made using Outlook 2003 and you attempted to Import them into Outlook 2007?

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Dell Dimension 2400 running WinXP Pro got bit by the downloader.trojan virus.

The only way I could get Safe Mode to run, so I could run BLBETA.exe, was to reload the operating system from the CD. The process managed to save all critical files, but I'm not having success restoring Outlook 2003.

Firstly, it's not clear to me when I choose FILE > IMPORT from within Outlook, which action to perform (because none of the action descriptions refer specifically to Outlook, just OE and other programs). When I do choose "Import Internet Mail and Adresses" it says there aren't any files to import, which makes me suspect that the file may be corrupted.

In the research I've done, there are a number of off the shelf products that might recover file(s) handling the email messages, addresses, and other Outlook data. Does anyone here recommend any of these or have ideas of how to recover this data.


Answer:Recover Outlook 2003 mail & addresses

Not sure whether you have formated or booted from CD, if you still have files on your system you can do a search for all .pst files. (*.PST) and if you find any make a note of the location and import that into outlook.

The pst files are normally in application data\microsoft\outlook under your user name.

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A friend using Outlook 2003 has recently made a change that we would like to reverse if possible. She had two email accounts configured in Outlook 2003 and deleted one of them. When deleted, it removed all the corresponding messages.

Is there anyway to recover these messages? Regards,

Answer:Outlook 2003 Recover Deleted Account?

Steve_East9 said:

If not retained on the server, and Outlook data was 'compacted', ie deletion made permanent, then only a piece of undelete software is likely to trace that data on their system.Click to expand...

As the Original Poster does not understand how to do this, hence the post, it would be really helpful to them if you could provide links to software that is able to do this, rather than just mention it. The OP may not be aware such software exists or which software is capable of this. Not doing so makes your advice nothing more than "hearsay" to the OP.

Please ensure you back up advice with links when available.

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I use outlook 2003 with Win XP. I have an extensive calendar set up with hundreds of appointments. A few days back it was misbehaving. I wanted to delete an appointment, and somehow ended up deleting the entire calendar. All that I did was click "delete" in the pull down menu under edit. The calendar disappeared completely.

Now when I left click on Calendar, nothing opens. If I was in mail, the display continues to be mail. In the sidebar, the list of calendars presents, but none of them are the main calendar.

Now here's the strange part. The calendar is still functioning and is synchronizing with my smart phone. And, I've discovered by right clicking on calendar, (which presents the option to open in a new window) and opening in a new window, the calendar is visible. It just isn't visible in my normal Outlook session where I toggle between mail, calendar, contacts and tasks.

Here is another strange thing. After I open the calendar in a new window, the sidebar permits me to toggle between mail, address book, tasks, etc. However as soon as I do that, the calendar no longer is visible and I have to reopen it in a new window again.

I already tried going back to a restore point prior to the problem. It didn't make any difference. Is there a solution so that I can restore my calendar view in Outlook 2003.

I'm stumped and don't know how to overcome this. I don't want to reinstall outlook, because I have a large number of personal fo... Read more

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If I never deleted some personal folders, they still have to be there somewhere right? If someone clicks CLOSE PERSONAL FOLDERS, does that delete them? There has to be a way to restore them if they are missing from the Mailbox tree.

Answer:Recover Personal Folders In Outlook 2003

Hi, jgadrummer:If all you did was use the option to Close Personal Folders, the file will still exist somewhere on your computer. If you can find the personal folder file(.pst), you can add it back to Outlook by using the Mail icon in the Control Panel. Click Data Files..., Add..., follow the rest of the prompts by selecting the proper personal folders file type, and locate and select your Personal Folders file. By default, mine opened in the folder location where the existing personal folders file was located.Hope that helps,

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Dear All,
A system got corrupted its WinXP PRO, randomly restarting due to hardware issues.
Outlook Express from MS-OFFICE 2007 was also installed and configured for use under this installation.

For a crude recovery procedure, somehow ALL possible contents of windows installation partition including outlook installation were copied to another partition as backup.
Now we need to pull outlook account and its all data from that manual backup to a new system with new windows XP PRO and MS-OFFICE 2007 installation.

please suggest steps.


Answer:how to recover OUTLOOK data from a crude backup?

does this topic hold any clues..?
Preserving data: full format proposed..

I had to restore my contact list..

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The icon to recover deleted files under "tools" in my Outlook 2003 is gone. Why did it disappear? How do I get it back?

Answer:Outlook 2003 icon for Recover Deleted Files Gone


Is this a home PC or on a corporate network?

Are you viewing the Deleted Folder while trying to use the Recover Function?

Some info

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I'm workin on a computer here that has a slew of problems. The HDD is going bad. It's heating up reaaally bad and has a hard rumbling feeling to it when it runs. The owner of the computer is in need of the sub folders of the personal folder.

No backups were made. This is simply a question of "Can I retrieve this deleted folder?"

If not, oh well. But I'm giving it a shot while I have the opportunity available.

EDIT - I just remembered I had a pst file backed up of this person's computer from the last time I worked on it. Funny, isn't it? Trick is, I can't get the pst to work. I even did a scan with Microsoft's pst error checking tool, and the thing checked back 100% file.

I tried importing it both on her computer using Outlook 2003 and my laptop using Outlook 2007. Each one yields the same response. When I import the pst, personal folder appears. But once I hit "finish", personal folder closes... whattttt?? Why does it close when I just tried to import it?

EDIT AGAIN - PST has a blank folder in it.

I absolutely with a passion hate Microsoft.

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Recover deleted personal folder?

Hey Jayce,
You ran outlook before restoring the new .pst didn't you?

If that is the case, outlook simply made a new .pst and is just a little confused about what to do. When this happens to me, i just search for *.pst, delete everything I can find, copy in my backups, and run.

If that doesn't work, repeat until you get to copying them back in, and instead just run outlook. It will complain that it can't find its percious little .pst file and allow you to browse. Assuming the .pst is on a fixed drive (not a cd,) it will allow you to import anything you would like.

I wonder why they didn't fix that in '07??

Let us know if that works

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One of our users accidentally deleted an entire public folder (she meant to delete one contact but had the folder highlighted instead of the one contact). When we try to recover that folder by using the "Restore Deleted Items" in Outlook, we receive an error that she does not have permission to do so. Only 4 users had permission for that folder, and we receive that error on all 4 user's computers when we attempt to recover it. I've tried to recover it from my computer (I have administrative rights on our network), but that folder doesn't even appear in the list of available folders to recover. The person that deleted it was owner of that contact folder, so I don't know why she wouldn't have permission to recover it. Anyone have any ideas?

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I have the task of migrating an email system from Outlook Express on an old PC to Outlook 2003 on a newer PC. Both PCs run Windows XP SP3. The older PC also has Outlook 2000. Basically the software is so old I've forgotten how to do it!

When I try to export the email from Outlook Express on the old PC in toto, it fails - Outlook Express hangs - because the total email size is > 2 GB. I'm aware that I can export subsections of the mail: I'm thinking of splitting it into Inbox and Sent. When I initiate the export process I do not get asked for a file name. I do not recall if the export process will append or replace. So how can I export the email from Outlook Express to multiple PSTs?

Answer:Migrating Outlook Express to Outlook 2003 with > 2 GB data

Make sure the deleted and junk folders are empty. Also, ask the user if you can delete the sent mail, up to a certain point (say 30 days). That should help reduce the size of the data.

The other option would to just manually grab the PST file from the users folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

Then create the user in 2003, and select to import the PST.

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Is an Outlook 2003 data file compatible with Outlook 2007? I hope to be able to copy the details of my Outlook 2003 email accounts, emails, contacts etc into an Outlook 2007 installation on another machine. Can I simply copy the data file over to the Outlook 2007 installation and select it as the data file to use in Outlook 2007?

Will this process copy the passwords and settings stored in my Outlook 2003 installation? Or, will I have to reconfigure the email accounts and passwords again in Outlook 2007?

Any advice most appreciated.

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I'm working in Windows for Mac on a MacBook Pro. I'm trying to import my old PC email archives files (in pst format). I get the message:
ANSI-formatted .pst files, also known as Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders Files, were the standard personal folder format for saving data in Outlook for Windows in versions 97-2002. This file format can't be imported into Outlook for Mac.
Beginning with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, a new Personal Folders file (.pst) format was introduced that supports multilingual Unicode data and offers greater storage capacity for items and folders. Outlook for Mac can import this newer, Unicode version of the Personal Folders file (.pst) format.
If you have the older version of the ANSI-formatted .pst file, there is no automated procedure to convert that file to the newer file format. However, you can create a new Outlook Data File (.pst) in Outlook 2003 (for Windows) or later versions, and then import items from the older file into the new file. You can then import the new .pst file into Outlook for Mac.But how do I create a new Outlook Data File (.pst) in Outlook 2003 (for Windows) or later versions??

Answer:How do I create an Outlook Data File (.pst) in Outlook 2003

try this pdf I made

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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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A friend asked my advice with a problem I've never encountered. He's a computer novice running Office 2010 on an Acer laptop with Windows 10 Home. He is recently unable to open Outlook 2010. The program is suddenly asking for a Data File Password which he did not install. We're guessing that the need for password started after a family member visited and used his laptop.

I have searched the web and found a few options including a free recovery tool at

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to recover an unknown Data File password, or any experience with the recovery tool at Nirsoft? The Nirsoft site warns that the tool sets off a false positive with anti-virus thinking it delivers a trojan, when really it's because of the nature of what it does...crack Data File passwords.

Any thoughts from the TenForums family is appreciated.

Answer:Help to Recover Data File Password in Outlook 2010, Apr 2017

I've not tried this utility but NirSoft are well respected site and I use some of their (his?) other utilities for checking context menu items and so on. They work well.

I honestly think they are safe site.

Discussing recovering passwords is against forum rules though so you'll probably not get a answer on that front.

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Excel 2003 SP3
Could anybody suggest a way, using whatever method you prefer to copy existing data to another tab, but have the data go transparent by 50%(or thereabouts, so you can just see it), but keep the headings normal font.

Answer:Solved: Excel 2003 help to copy data to new tab and make data transparent

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i cannot send or receive email using my normal email address. It works on my desktop, iPad and iPhone. When I check Accounts it shows my email address however it states under DataFile, not avaliable. Don't know what to do. I'm using Outlook 2010 on my desktop, and Outlook 2003 on my laptop. My laptop is the problem.Please help.Rudy

Answer:outlook 2003 data file not available

You can fix this by creating a new Outlook profile. Follow the instructions posted here: LeonardBL Technical ServicesBaltimore IT Support

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I have Windows XP Home and I belive Outlook 2003. I have another thread in the XP forum at the moment describing my problemsn (, but the short is that I did a hard shut down of my computer and now can't open outlook - it says it can't open the set of folders and that the server isn't available.

I looked online and found some posts elsewhere saying that the data files for outlook are in outlook.pst or some other .pst file - it could vary.

When I look at my carbonite backup (internet service) there's an outlook.pst file but it's 414mb! Yikes! Is that really how big it's supposed to be?

I see also an archive.pst file that is 65.9mb. Both were last modified on 4/29/11 in the backup.


Answer:Outlook 2003 Data Files?

Those are your data files. Yes, they can easily be that big. Many are larger. Take a closer look at the error message you're seeing. Is it referring to a problem with the PST file or the OST file?

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My old hdd was used to run Windows XP Pro, where my profile was password protect and set for private. Since replacing that crashed pc with a new 1 that runs Windows Media Center I have been able to recover all except the data listed under my account's My Documents. When I scroll over it it says folder empty. When I click on it it says access denied (something like that). How can I retrieve this data. I tried some freeware I found online, but all it did was locate previously deleted files to recover. I want to recover stuff not previously deleted.
Any help or suggestions, other than shell out big bucks, would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: How do I recover data from old HDD?

See if this article will help you.

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We have a user who when opening Outlook 2003 on a Win XP machine gets the following error message:

"Microsoft Office Outlook-Data file mailbox %user% not closed properly. File being checked for problems".

This takes approx. 15-20 minutes to run.

Answer:Outlook 2003 data file error

Make sure the user is closing out of Oulook properly, also try the SCANPST.EXE tool located somewhere in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 folder.

You could also delete and let Oulook rebuild the .OST file.

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Hi All

I have today taken delivery of my brand new Dell Latitude D820 - and boy oh boy am I happy!!

However, I want to copy all of the data from my MS Outlook 2003 app to the new laptop. Is there a way to do this? I have tried first with Notes and seem to get an error saying another application has lock a portion of the file and I seem unable to import all the notes into the Outlook on the new Dell.

Is there a way to import ALL my notes/contacts/calendar/emails etc in one go?


Answer:New PC, wanting to copy MS Outlook 2003 data across... how?

Find your .pst files (probably Outlook.pst) file on the old PC.
Back this up, and put a copy on the new PC. It should be quite a large file.
Open Outlook, File - Import and Export - Import from another program or file - select Personal Folder file (.pst) - next - Browse to the file you transferred, follow the menus as required.

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How do you extract and import data from Outlook 2003 on a system with a crashed Windows XP OS, but you can access the data by plugging the HD in as a Slave drive to navigate through the files and folders that are all accessible?The OS is swiss cheese after adware and virus's. I got rid of the problems and now need a way to copy the data over from one hard drive to the now healthy laptop waiting to have the outlook e-mail, address book, contacts, etc imported to it. BTW: The virus did not penetrate through e-mail it was free downloaded junk that was a download trojan. Looked for an Archive.PST, but it appears as though the user did not have autoarchive enabled...--  If I could load or launch the Outlook 2003 off that Hard Drive, I could probably do the Export to File and Import from File, but I know that this wont work, because of the lack of registry keys tying my OS to the Outlook 2003 on this other hard drive.Thanks for your help on this one... Dave

Answer:How to extract and import Outlook 2003 data from

How about backup.pst or Outlook.pst?

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This is a question but also possibly a solution. I have just been migrating data from an old computer with W98SE and Outlook 2000 to a new one with XP and Outlook 2003. Should be simple but no, what a pain! I decided not to use the XP wizard as I only wanted to migrate My Documents and Outlook data (I tried it though - didn't work). Admittedly there were a lot of subfolders in the Inbox and many emails. My Documents was easy. Just a transfer of a copy on CD. Outlook was much harder. Previously I have just copied the .pst file contining all the folders. However Outlook 2003 didn't accept this. The Import/Export feature didn't work either. The data just would not load onto the new machine. To make matters worse data files stored on CD by the old machine were invisible when the CD was read by the new one (WHY?). Finally I found the only solution was to transfer the data to Outlook Express, then export it to CD, then import it to OE on the new machine, and then import it from OE to Outlook. Not very elegant or efficient but it worked although the emails were all dated for that day.Is there a better way? Why was it so difficult?

Answer:Migrating data to new computer with Outlook 2003

The .pst file on your back up CD is a 'read only' file and you can't import it directly from the CD into Outlook. The easy way is to copy the.pst file onto your new hard drive. Right click to change the properties and uncheck the 'read only' box. You should then be able to import into outlook without problems. Hope this helps. kp

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I am converting from ACT! 6.0 to Outlook 2003. I have converted all of the contact files and Outlook seemed to be behaving. When I went to enter data for a new contact, however, five of the Outlook fields would not let me enter data: "Business Address Street"; "Home Address Street"; "Email"; Email 2"; and "Email 3." There seems to be a trend here but I cannot find any info at Microsoft for this type of problem. Any ideas?

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Problem transferring data in to Outlook 2003 from Outlook 2003 back-up .pst fileApplies To: Office | Office 2003 | Microsoft Office Outlook | Windows Vista Problem transferring contact, calendar, tasks and notes data from back-up .pst fileI previously created a back-up .pst file from my 2003 Outlook program on laptop (running windows VISTA) installed and reinstalled Office 2003. Opened Outlook, then File/Open/Outlook Data File. It only transfered folders related to email.Only partial data associated with this .pst file is transfered from the back-up .pst file. My Tasks, Contacts, Calendar and Notes are not showing up. Contact subfolders are showing up in my address books, however there is no data in them. In the Go/Folder List - no folders appear menu there.Have I lost them? How can I retrieve them without purchasing a third party recovery software? I have tried more than once creating separate .pst files thinking a files may have been damaged but the same thing happens. Any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Problem transferring data into Outlook 2003 f

So if you actually click on "Contacts" on the Navigation Pane, is the Contacts folder in the old pst empty?How did you create the backup?

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I have a new computer with Outlook 2003 installed. I moved my Outlook 2002 personal.pst from the old machine to the new one and opened it in Outlook 2003 and copied each file folder’s information to the new file folders in Outlook 2003. Every thing is ok except the calendar.

I can't figure out a way to copy the calendar folder from the old pst file without creating a new calendar folder in the Outlook 2003 file. I end up with two calendar folders and I only want one.

I've tried to drag and drop from the left window pane under calendars and nothing happens. I've also tired to select the pst calendar/right click/copy and paste to the new calendar folder and it creates a second copy.

I've also tried to export to a text file, but you lose all your reoccurring appointments.

I know there must be an easy way to do this. Any help would be appreciated!

I’m using:
Windows XP Media Edition SP2
Office 2003 Basic

Answer:Outlook 2003 calendar - copy data from old pst

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Installed Norton System works had a major problem,( go back sucks ) had to install new hard drive.....But I am trying to recover my old data from hard drive via a sata external hard drive kit.

Used one before and plugged old drive in, recognized it fine. I was able to get the data out. Now I have a fresh operating system and tried to use the usb connection for the drive, PC recognized it installed it, but its nowhere to be found in my computer.I looked in disk management it recognized it says ACTIVE, only gives me delete partition option. I am stuck, I really need the data off of that drive. Can anyone offer any suggestions??

Please help.



Answer:Solved: Need Help To Try Data Recover From Old Drive!

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Hi all,
I had about four years worth of pictures on a USB drive that I was using to transfer stuff from one computer to another. Unfortunately, I sort of lagged on completing the transfer so they stayed on the USB drive for quite awhile. As of about two weeks ago, everything was still there. A couple of days ago I put my drive into the computer and it said that the last time I used it, I didn't eject it safely (this is entirely possible). And now ... nada. Everything's gone. I know there are programs that can be used to attempt to recover data, but does anyone have any experience with any (hopefully free) programs? Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Recover Data From USB Drive

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So i was reformatting from Vista back to XP x64 because a piece of my hardware was incompatable with vista and kept crashing. I go to delete the partitions of my internal HDD and i forgot that my External HDD was still plugged in and i deleted the partition of that too. I got pissed and restarted my comp. I had to go back thru the partitioning and i recreated the partition for the External HDD along with my internal and all that. My question is, "Is there any possible way to recover the data from a repartitioned drive?" I have not yet reformatted the External HDD. The data should still be there, but the indexing is gone? IF anyone has a way to recreated the index it will be much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Recover data from an external HDD that has...

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I accidentally deleted hundreds of my PSD files and like to retrieve all of them. I'm running XP Pro 64 and somehow, everytime I delete something, it doesn't go to the dustbin. back to my problem, what is the best free program I can use to recover my data? I have not formatted or done anything else to my hdd. please help. this is urgent and so important!

Answer:[SOLVED] Please help recover deleted data

Undelete has a free 30 day trial. I would recommend not using your hard drive for anything at all. If at all possible disconnect it and use another computer to recover the files.

Any time something gets written to your hard drive you risk overwriting the "deleted" data.

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My friend has inadvertantly deleted my external 750Gig HDD and fomatted it into FAT32!!!!
Well, he at least tried too. It did not proceed with the format, always popping up with an error message. Guess this is due to the HDD being to large for FAT 32.
The drive is an WD MyBook Essential 750Gig. It had (and hoefully still does) 320Gig of data on it.
My friend had it connected to his pc and forgot to unplug it. When he decided to re-install his os's starting with 98SE it for some reason decided that the external drive looked the best to install too. So the prompts went through to deleteing the partition and then trying to format to FAT32. Thats as far as it got.
When I plug in my drive and select it, it reports that it is not formatted and do I wish to proceed with this. Of course I chose not too.

ALL of my critical data and back ups are on this drive!!
Is there any way to retrieve this data from the external drive. There is 320Gig of data on it. 200Gig being VERY important information on it. The rest I do not care about. As opposed to spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a company to fix it, is there a way to do this myself?
Any trustworthy and proven software that you are familiar with?
Can the drive be changed back to NTFS before recovery?
Does that matter?

Any help here is soooo much appreciated and If I can somehow retrieve this data, then I may not starve to death for as long as my wifes memory remebers this horrible event....

Answer:Solved: recover lost data!!

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i'm running windows xp 2005 sp2
As the free space in my %systemroot% was getting low ... i decided to "move" my "my documents" folder to some drive that had enough space.. so i CREATED a folder that named "My Documents", say

"e:\My Documents"

( as the windows xp originally has) and put all my documents in that folder (that i created myself)... then ( i thought it would "just link" to that folder ) i opened properties of original my documents folder and gave the target as

"e:\my documents"

and what xp did... !! it just replaced my "my documents" folder that i had created with an empty "my documents" folder ..

now i want to retrieve my all documents ............... i really need those ...
help required....... ..i can't afford losing those documents and all the data in the sub folders ..

Answer:Solved: Recover data that was overwritten by Win XP

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Hi all,
I have been wondering about something for a while, could someone maybe clarify?

Do you just use the same programs for recovering over-writed worked in like word for example, as you would for say, a reformatted hard drive?

Okay, here's and examaple.
Like in My Docs. If you have a file called 'accounts', and a file called 'reports'

You work on 'reports', and delete a bit of what the documents contains, and then save it. Then you realise that what you deleted is actually something you need.

You work on 'accounts', and accidently overwrite 'accounts'

How would you co about restoring this? would it e the same software again? but just with a decreased chance of succsess?
Hope that makes sense,
Many Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Data Recover - Question

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Hi All,
I accidentally formatted my Seagate Ext. HDD!!!! As you know my life & more is on the drive... all stored safely on this 'offsite' back up drive!' There is another back up on DVD but that doesn't have all the info, so it will help but not by much! I don't want to take the drive to a technician, they charge way to much, for something that can be done on my own computer - I have Windows 7 and a Toshiba laptop.

I have looked at some data recovery sites and recommendations; am undecided, what is the best software to use for the Seagate FreeAgent HDD?

My question: Is there any ultra-reliable free or low cost software that can retrieve my data this HDD??


Answer:Solved: Recover data from External HDD

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I have Outlook 2003 and have lots of emails from my clients that I used to keep in individual folders in my personal folders.After looking at data file management, I created new data files for each of my clients and moved all their emails into each data folder - all OK so far!I also use an add in for Outlook called pfbackup which is to automatically back up my pst folders. This worked prior to me creating the data folders.When I try and back up now I get an error message which says "cannot move personal: The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"I can manually export the datafiles but I really would like the ability to back up the files on a weekly basis with just mouse click rather than spending 15 mins or so manually backing up.Any suggestions?Thanks

Answer:Outlook 2003, data file management and PST Backup

Outlook pst backup is a time consuming process if it is a full backup. It may be good to consider a product which have incremental feature and ability to deal with open files. From the documentation of pfbackup, I could not makeout if it was incremental. One example of scheduled incremental backup of open pst would be <click here>.Regards.

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Now that we have started a new year, I would like to start "from scratch" with Microsoft Outlook 2003, but I do not want to completely delete all of the e-mails received during 2006, although I will no longer require them to be accessible from within Microsoft Outlook 2003.

Is this as simple as moving the current Data File (“.PST”) to a back-up location, and creating a new, empty one for 2007?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Outlook 2003 Data File Management

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We need to build a form in Outlook 2003, which will be sent to a customer to fill out their details. The details should get sent back to our email, we also need to be able to edit these fields and resend to the customer to update at anytime.

I have gone through the process and seem familiar with making the forms.

But when it is sent, it appears blank in the inbox and sent items...

What do I have to do in order to have it working, and working on the customers ensuring there settings will allow it to work?

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I am setting up a new computer and want to move my outlook data to the new machine. I can not find the file, even with show hidden files checked. Search shows no .pst files. Any ideas? Thanks, Carol

Answer:Finding Outlook 2003 data file in Vista

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I am trying to create a new outlook data file, but when I open the new file I have the same info that my other file has. And if I change one thing it changes in both files. Can you tell me how to create a new pst data file with no data in it.

Answer:Need help to create blank Outlook 2003 pst data file

Create a new profile

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I had Outlook 2003 for years and my computer died. The refurbished computer I bought has Outlook 2007 pre-installed. I have all my old data including Outlook pst backed up on Carbonite and just did a restore. I want to import all my old emails and contacts. From what I have gathered, I can import the info (pst file?) into Outlook. Is is possible that I could mess up outlook if I don't do it exactly right?

Answer:outlook 2007 import data from 2003 version?

You can use Import/Export Function in Outlook to import all your old emails and contacts. Yes importing function can mess up the already existed data if an orphan PST file possesses some of duplicate items. To deal with it, deploy the filter available in the Outlook import function like Remove duplicate entries, etc. Its just about how and what data you are going to move.
For more information click here:
Thanks & Regards
Clark Kent

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Hello all, I'm VERY sorry if this is in the wrong category but I have no idea where else to put it. A few days ago my grandmother's laptop wan unable to fully start up Vista, and the Startup Repair does nothing, and neither does a Memory Check. I can easily just boot from the CD and reinstall Vista, but she never backed up her data and I know there's a way to get things off of a computer without using the GUI/OS. I would ask my friend but he's never online any more after moving.

I know that I can launch CMD after the startup repair fails, and I'm going to try that, but feel free to suggest something else.

Answer:Solved: Vista is malfunctioning, need to recover data

Boot using a recent Linux LiveCD, it should be able to mount Windows drives, and you would see all content. Then copy off the files to a USB memory stick.

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On My XP MCE I wanted to print an interesting file and started the CTRL and P. When it was taking a very long time to load the data I realized there would be a multitude of pages to print and the only way I could interrupt the process was to power off. Upon reboot, it kept cycling offering a screen with choices -- Safe, Last known normal, etc. It did not matter which I selected it would cycle and return to that screen. Giving up, I replaced the HD and now I would like to recover the data. I have the failed drive in an external case and when I try to access it I get, "Corrupted file -- cannot access". The HD with the corrupted file is a WD SATA 250G. Is there software that will allow me to gain access to the data? I have the files backed up on another drive but the last back up was two months ago. Thank you for considering my question.

Answer:Solved: Recover Hard Drive Data

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got a pc which wont work, it keeps asking fr the boot disk. this doesnt matter - its an old heap of junk which doesnt need fixing. i dont even know which OS it was using at present. (i will find out tomorrow)

I need to get the data off the the harddrive which it used.

the drive is only 10gb, its a fujitsu MP3102AT drive.

i tried ubcd4win but the pc kept asking for floppy, i set the boot options in the bios to cd, but it still wont load.

EDIT: got it to load the cd drive - ubcd loaded, but isnt recognising the hard drive.

This hard drive just wont be picked up or recognised in any machine i have, is it just fuked completley?
this all adds to experience!

Answer:Solved: trying to recover data from harddrive - unsucessfully...

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When I was uninstalling Aurora, I had no idea that the user profiles were linked to my Firefox's and so I chose to remove all User Profile settings, bookmarks and others. Now my Firefox is brand new without any bookmarks.

How may I recover my User Profile settings, bookmarks and everything else? I have no backup of my bookmarks either.

Recuva doesn't seem to be working for me as well. I need help ASAP.

Answer:Solved: How may I recover my lost Firefox data?

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Can somebody please help?
My C:\ is a WD300BB (Western Digital 30gb). I ran Disk Defragmentation and when i finished I ran Scan Disk. Scan Disk wanted me to restart first. With the Restart it never loaded my XP, instead I recieved a message to start up in "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode With Networklng" or "Safe Mode with Comand Prompt" or "Normal Windows".
No matter which one I choose, my Computer starts up, up to the black screen with the XP logo and blue bar showing progress. The next moment it just restarts again.
I think my partition table is broken.
I've tried fixing the problem by booting with XP cd and restore/fix, with no success. It wants me to format the HDD and re-install XP.
There is no software tool from hard drive manufacturer that I can find.
I've even made a old 20gb HDD as my C:\ (master) and installed XP on it, then connected my 30gb HDD as slave to try and recover the data. My 30gb is displayed in explorer and Disk Management, but it is not accessable.

How can I retrieve/save my data from that HDD? Or how can I fix my HDD?

I will apreciate all help.

Answer:Solved: Recover data on hard drive

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I just deleted data from my pc could you please tell me how to recover?

thank you

Answer:Solved: Just deleted precious DATA how to recover

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Hello. I am using Windows XP. I just tried to create a new outlook data file (Outlook 2003) and it was successful except for the fact that instead of the usual set of default folders it only has 2 folders in it, the "Deleted Items" and "Search Folders". Nothing else.

In the past when I have created a new pst file it has always had the usual default folders in it:
Deleted Items
Junk Email
Sent Items
Search Folders

I have done a "Detect and Repair" on Outlook 2003 which it completed successfully, but with no changes to this problem. Googling the issue has yielded no results either, so since I have frequently found answers to my problems on this forum I am trying you guys to see if anyone might be able to help me learn what the trouble is here.

Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to offer.

Answer:Outlook 2003 new data file doesn't have default folders

Hi SomePerson
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

That is normal, when the Personal Folders (.pst file) becomes the Default Delivery Location, it will then take on the Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items etc., folders.

Are you planning on using the new Personal Folders for storage?

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My old computer was dieing, so I backed up the harddisk and bought a new computer. The old computer ran Windows XP, the new one is Vista (because I wouldn't give another $200 to get it with XP and "Vista ready"). Now that I've reinstalled Microsoft Office 2003, I cannot get my emails, address book and calendar to load into Outlook. I've copied the .pst file into the user/app data/local/microsoft/outlook folder. Based on web searches, I've also tried using the user/app data/roaming/microsoft/outlook folder. I tried importing, I tried opening a new file. I checked the Microsoft site and did google searches to get other ideas. I've done this before when I've had to wipe out a hard disk and start from scratch and got everything (but I didn't change OS then). Now, I get nothing. But the file sitting there is 257K, so it must contain some data.

Is this an XP->Vista problem? Would upgrading to Office 2007 help? I need my emails, my addresses and most importantly, my calendar! Any help will be greatly, eternally appreciated.

Answer:Restore Outlook 2003 data; old computer was WinXP, new one is Vista

I can think of no rerason why you cannot "import" the old .pst using file-import.
Look for all .pst files, you may be using the local one and not the roaming one?

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My Vista will not load, there is a bunch of errors and I don't even want to get to the bottom of fixing them. A format will do fine. However, prior to a format I'd like to recover my files. Ubuntu cannot open my hard drive due to a corrupt systemrestore file it seems. I would like a portable linux recovery application that will allow me to recover the files from my hard drive and save it onto my external.

So I was wondering if someone can point me in the right direction. My version of Ubuntu is 8.04

Answer:Solved: Use Ubuntu To recover Data Files from Vista

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We have a dead raid motherboard. We have data on 2 raid hard drives that we need to recover. Is there any way to do this without installing a new raid motherboard? Is there any company that can recover this data?

Answer:Solved: Recover data from dead raid system

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I have to sort out a huge base of about 2500 contacts infortunatelly in excel

The data is entered in a sloppy way ... you got writen comments next to mobile numbers, mixed Greek and English languages, full text Addresses (Not separated in Street, Region, Country etc), and any other stupidity you can immagine.

Nevertheless I managed to import this mess on to Outlook 2003 (the standard way - put headers in the excell according to Outlook requirements (LastName, FirstName etc) selected the data area (all data columns) and inserted a name for it. When mapping fields in the outlook import interface I decided to map the full text addresses column as Notes (full text supported)

All went fine (after several tries though) and imported this huge list of contacts.

THE PROBLEM: there is data missing randomly in over 50% of the contacts.
Some Contacts are without "BusinessPhone" numbers, others without MobilePhone and so on...

I cant figure out what is going on since every time I import the Contacts (tried many times to find some paterns) there seem to be different data missing ... even though Greek fonts (that I feared would be an issue)
are imported properly (Unicode Supported)

Could it be that the Outlook refuses to import some data because the formating in the excel sheet does not correspond to what it expects to receive ?

Is there any particular formating that has to be applied to the ecxel sheet or cells for the data to be properly imported?

Any ideas on what migh... Read more

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I have two hard drives on a computer. I started reformatting the secondary drive, which doesn't have the operating system on it, and realized soon after I started that it has some important data on it. It had barely started when I cancelled it. Now the drive needs to be formatted to be used. Is there a program that can recover deleted data from an unformatted hard drive?

Answer:Solved: Cancelled reformat hard drive, trying to recover data

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Hi All,

I have a Dell D410 about 2 yrs old and I recently got a Blue Screen and need help getting my data out. Reading through many articles on google regarding this error, it seems like I am out of luck. But I still want to know if I can still recover my data before I chuck this HD away. I was reading somewhere that I should literally freeze my HD. I did however did the Dell Dianostic test by pressing FN + Power and it gave me this error:

Start DST SHort Test
Test Results : Fail
Error COde : 1000-0146
Msg : Unit 0: DST Log contains previous error(s).

Basic facts:
System= Latitude D410
BIOS Version: A02 (02/03/2005)
Processor = Pen M
HD = 60 GB HDD

Please walk me through to either retrieve my files or at least allow me to get into windows long enough to extra as much data as I can. Is there a place where I can take my HD to have the data extracted?

Please help!

Answer:[SOLVED] Error Code : 1000-0146 Need help to at least recover my data

Hi and welcome to TSF.
Provided your HD is not totally dead, the best way would be to slave it to another machine, preferably a desktop. You will need an adaptor for the IDE cable as the socket is smaller on the 2? inch drive. Provided you can then read it you should be able to copy your data. To slave it to another laptop you will need a special enclosure with a USB connection.

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In one office decided to reinstall Windows 7, became ill after working virus.
As expected, copied documents from the desktop to the disk D, format screw and reinstall Windows and a bunch of programm.
Then came the user of this computer and was horrified to find that it has no data in Outlook 2010, and he had already warned that it has a post office.
In general, the file Outlook.pst stayed somewhere on disk C, has already lost.
D drive someone 2 years ago made a backup copy of this file - there is 5GB.
But it is very necessary for the letters of 2012 and 2013.
How can I restore the whole thing? In general, is it possible?

Answer:"How to recover data, Outlook 2010?"

You might be able to try one of the data recovery programs that are out there. But that is not a guarantee that it will work to recover those letters. This is why you and any computer user essentially should have a backup device of some sort to fully backup your drive(s) at all times; even if you manually make a backup you should still use a backup device. Im not totally familiar with the the data recovery programs that are out there that actually work; so you may have to google search and see what comes up.

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I just launched my email and I've lost everything. It looks like a whole new program has launched (Outlook Express 6), whereas I used to have Outlook 2003. The only thing I can think of is I needed to find my email password to set up email on my mobile, so I went to Start/Programs, but all I could find was Outlook Express 6. Perhaps an automatic update has taken place. Anyway, I went to Tools/Accounts/double clicked on my username/Servers, but the password was blanked out. I therefore killed the program, but when I hit the email button on my keyboard to launch Outlook 2003, Outlook Express 6 launched, which has no emails at all.

The only thing I can think that has changed since yesterday is my Norton 360 Antivirus software expired today and I intend buying an update tomorrow. Perhaps there's a connection? What do you think happened, are my old emails stored somewhere, and how can I restore Outlook 2003?


Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 Suddenly Replaced by Outlook Express 6

When you launched Outlook express do you remember that box that came up and said something along the lines of:

"outlook express is currently not your default mail application, do you want it to be?"
and you clicked yes without reading it properly...?

Well it has done exactly that. You have two email apps on your computer, one of them has to be default. when you did that you changed it to outlook express. Luckily for you it is easy to fix.

All you need to do is go into the Start menu and find Outlook 2003 and run it. It will prob be under All programs > Microsoft Office> Outlook. Run it and then you will get the same prompt as you did for outlook express about making it the default app, choose yes to this. This will now make Outlook 2003 your default email app again and fix your problem.
Let us know if this works.

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I've scoured the web and can't find anything on this....Basically I've been trying to recover emails from 9/9/11 via the recover deleted emails tool in outlook. After recovering them they're nowhere to be found. They're not in my deleted items, not in my inbox, not in my unread folder...nowhere. Here's the thing, I tried to recover random emails from about a month ago and they were recovered just fine. It's just the specific emails from 9/ idea what happened to them! Any ideas? It's very frustrating haha

Answer:Solved: Outlook 07 won't recover emails

Recover deleted emails only works when you are connected to an Exchange Server.

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I am trying to export my Outlook contacts in 2003 to another computer that is using Office XP. When I try to import them I get an incompatible message. Is there anyway to convert the file to work with officeXP?

Answer:Solved: Exporting Outlook 2003 to Outlook standard

Standard is not an Office version, it is a edition of Office applications. Such as:
Office Professional includes Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook.

Office Small Business includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook. (not Access)

Office Standard and Office Student include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (not Access, nor Publisher)

The version would be like Office 2003, or Office XP, or Office 2000.

More detail can be found at:

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I carefully followed all the steps for converting from OE 6 to Outlook 2003. I have just only one email account, so I have one password. After all the neccesary steps were followed to convert to Outlook, I used that same password and saved that for Outlook. (Outlook came pre-installed on the desktop with Microsoft Office 2003).

Now, I have OE 6 and Outlook 2003 both running at the same time. OE6 can receive email as well as Outlook. And they can both send email. I don't understand how to disable OE6 because I don't want to use it any longer.

What do I need to do to have only Outlook 2003 running as my email account?

Answer:Solved: Conversion from Outlook Express 6 to Outlook 2003

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I was wondering if anyone has seen this and has the fix for it. I'm running Outlook 2003 under Windows XP. When starting Outlook, I will momentarily see pending calendar items and tasks on the Outlook Today panel but it then goes blank. In addition, the Save Changes function on Outlook Today customization seems to be ignored. I'm the administrator of my local PC. I've tried the Detect and Repair option with no luck. Following a Microsoft tech letter, I renamed outlwvw.dll and had the system reinstall the dll - again no change.

If anyone knows what is wrong I'll be very grateful. Many thanks.

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Well I was downloading mail in office, suddenly power was cut off. After power was ON when I started my computer and opened outlook express, all my email was lost. Outlook express was opened as I was using it for the first time. I tried to import mail from stored folder but no success.

Can any one help me to get those mail into my outlook exspress.

thanks in advance.

with regards

Answer:Solved: How to recover mail in outlook express

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I have a table with rows and columns. See below.

Number 1 2 3 4 5
1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 4 8 16 32
3 3 9 27 81 243
4 4 16 64 256 1024
5 5 25 125 625 3125
Input row say x
Input coloumn y

Answer =

If I input row as 5 and coumn as 2 in the answer cell the result should appear as 25. The answer cell should not contain formula.

What is the solution for the above. Use of Vlookup, Index and Match etc.

Answer:Solved: Excel 2003 - Data extract

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I have been tasked to create a Repair tracking database using an Access 2003 frontend and customer data from our Accounting and inventory system which is SQL 2005 based. I have 3 Linked SQL tables that make-up the customer section of my form with a query of the 3 linked tables; the tables are linked by a unique document number. I have 2 Access Tables one contains parts data (Parts) which I want to use in a combo box and the other (Workorder) will hold the repair information added when the product is repaired. Because the customer data comes from linked tables and (Parts and Workorders) are Access tables I am unsure of how to link them. I added the document number as a field in my access tables and tried to use that as the common link but there is no data in that field in my Access Tables. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the long winded post.

Answer:Solved: Linking data Access 2003

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Please assist...

I have had a recent laptop failure. I put the hard drive in an enclosure and was able to copy it to another hard drive.

How can i recover my outlook inbox, contacts and calendar from the hard drive when outlook is reinstalled on the laptop?

note - I have not backed up in a couple on months and need to recover the non backed up information.

Thank you.

Answer:Solved: recover outlook inbox from external harddrive

Search for your PST file. This contains all of the data for Outlook (except accounts, but it'll have emails, calendars, tasks, etc). Exchange accounts use OST files.

Edit: And welcome to the board!

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WHen I started outlook express this morning, all my email in all my outlook express folders (inbox, sent, delete) were gone. I am using Windowes XP Home edition. I recall there was a popo window last night asking if I want to compress email to save on disck space which I indicated yes.

How can I go about recovering them?



Answer:Solved: how to recover lost outlook express email

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i have just created a search form. I will select a job number from the combo which displays my results on a form.

Now what i want to do is have a button on the search form when pressed it transfers all that information to my invoice form to the corresponding fields just leaving me to fill out the payment side of things.

If anyone could help me with the VBA i will be greatful. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Access 2003 transfering data from one form to another

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Hi All

Thanks for your help.

I am trying to write a macro that will allow me to go to the same cell in a sheet, but then sum the total column data that is at the top of the sheet.
My problem is that we add a new line every month to the data so the sum of data needs to capture not only what was previously there but the new cell that has been added.

So far i have put this together:
Cells.Find(What:="CellName", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas _
, LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate
ActiveCell.Offset(2, 5).Range("A1").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(R[-121]C[-4]:R[-113]C[-4])"
This works as long as you don't add data, but if I add data, then it doesn't capture the new line put in above R[-121] which is now R[-122].

I have worked out how to capture the whole data within the column that I need, but don't know how to put the two together.
Range("c4", Range("c4").End(xlDown)).Select

Thanks again for your help.

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Excel 2003 Sum data help needed

try this...

Sub summy()
Dim eRow As Long
eRow = Range("c4").End(xlDown).Row
Cells.Find(What:="CellName").Offset(2, 5) = "=sum(c4:c" & eRow & ")"
End Sub

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hello everybody. its been a while since i have been on this site..anyway this is the situation:

i would like the number in cell A1 to increase by 1 everytime there is data entered in cell A2 and A3( data must be entered in both, reject and do not increment if data only entered in A2 or A3). any way to do this in excel?

thanks all!

Answer:Solved: Excel 2003 - how to perform some data validation..

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Hi All

I need a criteria within a query to return the last 12mths data from a date field, it must return 12 mths data from the most recent date in the database not from todays date.
All help is appreciated
Cheers Brian

Answer:Solved: Access 2003 filter data by date

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Okay, I've got an Access 2003 database. For this particular task I have a form with 3 comboboxes and a textbox, all four unbound. The data on the comboboxes are populated (RowSource) from three separate queries, which run fine. I have a button which, when clicked, I want to take the information and add it to a table (tData). My SQL is very rusty and I can't get it working right. Here is the SQL statement...

INSERT INTO tData ( CowType, CowLocation, CowMovement, [User], [Date], CowValue )
SELECT Forms!fData!CowType AS Expr1, Forms!fData!CowLocation AS Expr2, Forms!fData!CowMovement AS Expr3, CurrentUser() AS Expr4, Date()+Time() AS Expr5, Forms!fData!CowValue AS Expr6
FROM tData;

As you can see, the form (fData) should take the controls and add the value of each to the respective field in the table (tData). It's not working though, and I'm getting the retarded "Invalid SQL statement; expected 'DELETE', 'INSERT', 'PROCEDURE', 'SELECT', or 'UPDATE'". Can any Access/SQL guru tell me what I'm doing wrong? Driving me crazy here.

Answer:Solved: Access 2003: Add data to table from form

Nevermind, I got it. Went away from the Append query I was trying and did it via VBA...
Dim rsData As ADODB.Recordset
'Create data set for entry into table
Set rsData = New ADODB.Recordset
rsData.Open "SELECT * FROM [tData];", CurrentProject.Connection, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic
If rsData.Supports(adAddNew) Then
With rsData
.Fields("CowType") = Me.CowType.Value
.Fields("CowLocation") = Me.CowLocation.Value
.Fields("CowMovement") = Me.CowMovement.Value
.Fields("User") = CurrentUser()
.Fields("Date") = Date + Time()
.Fields("CowValue") = Me.CowValue.Value
End With
End If
Set rsData = Nothing


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Our computer department has set me up with an Excel add in called Client Access to transfer data from the AS/400 to an Excel file. The problem data file is about 27,000 records but when I download it stops at 16,351 and I get an error message, "The data will not fit in the worksheet. You may want to choose a different starting position." They have the same problem when usign Windows XP and have to use a Windows 2000 machine to be successful. For this reason they believe the issue is Windows/Office related rather than the AS/400 program. Unfortunately my laptop has Windows XP and Office 2003. Has anyone heard of this sort of limitation? I know Excel will hold many more rows and my downloaded file has only 10-11 columns.

Answer:Solved: AS/400 Data Download Limitations in Excel 2003

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Well, here is the problem, I appreciate that this may be specific to my works network etc. but just wondering if anyone had come across anything similar or had any ideas what may cause it?

I worked all day yesterday on a document I am producing, did regular saves throughout the day as I always do. It is a big file (52.5Mb) containing a lot of pictures, hence the size.

Finished work yesterday, saved again and shutdown the machine, same as normal.

When I came in this morning, started her up and opened the file, it had lost all the work I did yesterday with the file reverting back to as it was when I finished on Monday. No errors came up, did not ask to recover from a temp file or anything, it opened as normal apart from missing all the work I did yesterday.

It was saved on a networked drive, I.T. guys are a little stumped at the moment, they say there is no version controlled backups on that particular network, I have searched to ensure I didn't randomly save it anywhere else and I hadn't.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Answer:Solved: Lost data from MS Word 2003 document.

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Definitely feel like the South end of A North Going Horse.

Have a text file that I delimited thus
Sub ParseWorkbook()
Workbooks.OpenText:=Filename:="C:\Forecast\November\salast_2001026.txt", DataType:=xlDelimited, Space:=True
msgbox "stop"
end sub

with a break at msgbox

At the break I can see the worksheet stored in VBAProject(salast_20031026.txt).Sheet1(salast_20091026)

But I cannot figure out how to access the cells in sheet1 created in Excel 2003 VBA -- at least in the immediate window.

Any Ideas?

Grnadpa Brian

Answer:Solved: Excel 2003 What vBA command to get parsed data?

Appears that cannot apply a macro to a delimited .txt file. For grins, I went to the post-delimited worksheet (VBA Project.Sheet1) itself and found that the tools->Macro->Record-a-Macro was disabled.

As such I conclude that parsing a text file doesn't buy me much.

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Came across this article that might be useful for others.
"In this article we will describe logical data recovery from a hard disk drive or other storage device in perfect physical conditions. If you suspect your storage device has any kind of physical damage ? do not try to use any recovery or test software on it. Provided methods can be used right away and without any special knowledge."
Read the rest here: Data Recovery for Dummies: simple way to rescue your files

Answer:How to rescue files and recover data - Data Recovery Guide

Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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I recently had to install Windows on another hard drive because of a problem on my previous drive. I can still access that drive from my new drive, but i need to recover important files/folders from my Outlook Express on the old drive. Right now i'm using the standard Outlook Express that comes with XP Pro, but if i remember correctly on the old drive i upgraded it to Microsoft Office 2003 Outlook...don't know if that matters...

Answer:Solved: How do i recover files/folders from Outlook Express on a different drive?

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i have lost my tally recovery data wheni pasted from pendrive tally data to computer was replaced

Answer:tally recovery data how i recover my replace data from my pc

Recover your data in Tally - Some Tips & Tricks to Recover Tally Data

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I need to export data from a quite complex database (which I didn't build), the problem I'm facing is that the data is structured in a way that it would require me to "merge" contents from different tables, and I haven't been able to do it properly.

Lets say I have 3 tables with this content:
UserID - Name - Phone

IdRepA - UserID - Date1 - DescriptionA - PartsA

IdRepB - UserID - Date2 - DescriptionB - PartsB
And I need to extract something like

UserID - Name - Phone - Date - DescriptionA - PartsA - DescriptionB - PartsB
Now, here is the problem: customers do not get Repairs A and B done on the same day/visit and a record is stored only in the table corresponding to the performed Repair, then when a customer does have both repairs the IdReps do not match because of the offset introduced earlier.
- IdRepA-1 - 03/03/2008 - is assigned to Customer-001
- IdRepA-2 - 06/06/2009 - is assigned to Customer-002
- IdRep[I][U][B]A[/B][/U][/I]-[B]3[/B] - [B]01/01/2010[/B] - is assigned to Customer-003
IdRep[I][U][B]B[/B][/U][/I]-[B]1[/B] - [B]01/01/2010[/B] - is assigned to Customer-003
So far the best I could get with my queries is something like
UserID - Name - Phone - Date - Description - Parts
0001 - John - 555-5555 - [B][I]01/01/2010[/I][/B] - some-descrip - some-parts
0001 - John - 555-5555 - [I][B]01/01/2010[/B][/I] - another-descrip - another-parts
meaning that I get two entries f... Read more

Answer:Solved: Export combined data from different tables in Access 2003

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I have attached a (very) stripped down version of what I'm trying to achieve. I have three tables HOUSES, ROOMS and ITEMS. A HOUSE has many ROOMs and a ROOM has many ITEMS. Pretty standard stuff. My opening screen has a continuous form based on HOUSES, where the user can click a command button to see the full record in a single-view form. This form has a subform for ROOMs, also in single-view and that form has another subform in continuous view, based on ITEMS.

When my users want to input a new HOUSE, they would like to be able to base it on an existing one, which will have very similar ROOMS and ITEMS. The plan is they will use their own local knowledge to select a similar HOUSE and they want a kind of "copy/paste" functionality. A new command button (or if necessary multiple buttons) should copy the HOUSE record, copy the related ROOM records and copy the related ITEMS records. Then it should paste all of these as new records in those tables and allocate all the necessary foreign keys to keep the data related.

Furthermore, when the new records are created, they should be in the same order as the original, e.g. Kitchen, Living room, Bedroom. And within each new ROOM the new ITEMS should also be in the same order as the original e.g. chair, table, cabinet.

The reason for all this is that the database is concerned with inspections of rented properties, which may be very similar and the guy with the clipboard will want to take the same route through each... Read more

Answer:Solved: Access 2003: Add data to several related tables in right order?

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Hi, I'm a beginner when it comes to formula for selecting date ranges! I have tried =SUMIF combos but and hitting a wall. Any help would be very welcome. Pretty basic the request.

2 colums, 'A' with the year (currently as plain number) 'B' with a simple number. There are roughtly 5/8 entries for each year, from 1989 to 2008. I need to sum 'b' for a range of years, (say 1990 to 1995), I can do it for one year value but not more.

Just tired this =SUM(IF(D,">1995",E:E)(D,"<1990",E:E)) but did not work.

[I do have a slightly more complicated request of using real dates and being able on select all for the last 15 years for example and 15 to 20 years, but I think we should leave that for another day}

Any help very welcome, thanks.

Answer:Solved: Excel 2003 - Selecting data within a date range

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I was losing track of things on my website, so I thought a data base would be very helpful. I've set out to learn Access, but I'm still a beginner and I'm stuck on 3 things so far.

I have set up and related several tables including:
website pages (title, description, date written, etc.) auto number primary key
graphics (file name, size, description) file name primary key
keywords (word, stat1, stat2, stat3) word primary key

I've also set up junction tables since the website pages table has a many to many relationship with both graphics and keywords.

Question 1: How do I make a form that has multiple sub-forms?

I tried to use the wizard to make a data entry form. I wanted a form with multiple sub-forms.
If I enter the fields from 2 tables, I can easily make a form with a sub-form. If I enter fields from all 3 tables, the wizard acts completely differently and I can't figure out how to do sub-forms.

Question 2: How can I make a combo box that will cover multiple fields at once?

I fill the graphics table as I make the graphics. I wanted to use a combo box so I could choose an existing graphic OR add a new one. The combo box works fine for the file name.
The problem:
I want it to auto fill the size and description if I choose an existing file name OR allow me to enter size & description if I enter a new file name.

Question 3: How can I handle many to many relationships between records within one table?

I want to track links from each page to ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Access 2003 Data Entry Forms - beginner needs help please

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Hi, this is going to be a tricky one for a first post, I fear. I need to export email from Outlook 2007 on my old laptop to an external hard drive, then import it to a new machine running Outlook 2010.

Sounds simple, right? Well, here's the rest of the story:

My old laptop threw a major fit after I updated the AV suite last year, and now refuses to launch Outlook at all. Instead I get an error message telling me that there is insufficient disk space to run Outlook, and to reinstall it. I have defragged and deleted 100's of GB from the main disk (C drive) but still no go. I bought my old PC several years ago with Windows Vista (32bit) and MS Office 2007 preinstalled, so I don't have the disks to reinstall Outlook, which might fix the issue. Currently, my old PC is behaving like it has never had Outlook installed - it doesn't even appear in the list of programs running on the machine.

Unfortunately I didn't run a backup before updating the AV suite (which I haved previously updated with no issues) so I don't have the PST file on an external storage device. I have tried to back my old machine up to my external hard drive now but with no success where emails are concerned.

I know the PST file is still there because I downloaded a free file recovery tool (Phoenix) and it grabbed everything that is in my email and listed it all for me to see, but to save my emails using this tool would involve paying a fair whack of money that I just can't a... Read more

Answer:Solved: Recover and export PST file from corrupt copy of Outlook 2007

You need to locate the old PST file and copy it to the new machine... no special software is needed. Then in Outlook 2010 use File > Open > Import > Import from another program or file > Outlook Data file.

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If I wish to append the current record on a form there seems to be only two ways. One is in the append query for the table to leave all criteria blank in which case all records are appended not just the current record. The second is to enter a parameter value in the append query for the table which just deletes one specific record.
For each record on a form I can have a number of different records and I want to be able to append those.
Would appreciate some help here. Thanks

Answer:Solved: Append all data from records returned on form Access 2003/7

See my response to your other Thread.

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I am looking for a way to insert rows automatically with a formula or some other function. I have large spreadsheets where the data will be the same in a certain column for two to 50rows. When that data changes in that column, I want a row inserted before the new data item. I've searched ?Help with no solution. Is there a way to do this so I don't have to go line by line looking for the data to change, then manually adding a blank row between the changed data?

Answer:Solved: Excel 2003 insert rows when data stops duplicating

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Hey all,

Just trying to save some time for anyone that runs into this error.

If you are using Outlook 2003 and using Word as your text editor, you may get one of the following messages when sending an email:

Interface not registered
Unspecified Error

To fix this, in the run box type (without quotes):
"Regsvr32.exe %Windir%\System32\Ole32.dll"

I just had this happen to two different machines within a week so I am expecting more


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