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    transferring .pst files (98 - me 2000 - them)

    This is an interesting one ...

    A colleague, with o/l 2000, has forwarded me by e-mail a .pst file containing some 'contact' information. I saved it to my local disk. When I open it (File->Open->PST) on my o/l 98 machine the folders show up with the correct names, but the file appears to be empty. Same thing happens when I 'import' it, or (File->Open-PST) it from a shared network drive.

    The file that I received is exactly the same size as the file on the owner's PC and she has successfully transfered contact info the same way between two o/l 2000 machines.

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    Re: transferring .pst files (98 - me 2000 - them)

    I would not expect this to work for you because there are major structural changes to pst files between 98 and 2000. If memory serves (granted not well, and I'd fire it if I could) an upgrade from 98 to 2000 had a conversion phase. I think the original user will have to do an export for you to import.

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    Re: transferring .pst files (98 - me 2000 - them)

    Thanks John,

    Will give it a go next week when my colleague is back in the office. If we do an export, would we export to a .pst file, or is this going to have the same result? Should I try comma or tab seperated values, for example.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

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    Re: transferring .pst files (98 - me 2000 - them)

    I would export to something that provides more structure. Access, if you both have the same version, has proven best for me. Otherwise Excel should work. The main advantage with these products is that you can use the field names or set up column headings that will help to map the incoming data. Also, CSV files can get confused if one of the delimiter characters is used as a data value.

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