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Windows 7: How to access old email from XP Outlook 2003

01 Feb 2010   #1
CarolC

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How to access old email from XP Outlook 2003

I need to restore, copy, bring over, what ever you want to call it, but I need access to all of my personal folders and email that was left on my computer when I changed over to Windows 7. I successfully completed a Windows 7 Clean install after backing up my hard drive on to an external 250 gig flash (G). I also know and found that Windows 7 created a “Windows old” file on my hard drive, that also houses my Outlook 2003 backup (As I use the PST Backup utility).
I thought I could just copy the outlook file, rename the file (OutlookXPEmail) and place it in the Windows 7 Outlook file. See attached. But what do I do now? I am still running Outlook 2003, the same program that I was using when I was running XP. Can anyone help me?
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01 Feb 2010   #2
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file / open / outlook data file?
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01 Feb 2010   #3
CarolC

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01 Feb 2010   #4
CarolC

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Well, that's what I thought too. I go to File, Open, Datafile, and choose OUtlookXPEmail (this is my old email)
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Click of and the Outlook stops working and I get the following message

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Now what ??


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