outlook 2000 compatible with 2003?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by greggustin, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

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    I upgraded my desktop to 2003
    and still have my legal version of office 2000 in the box
    Just built a new laptop
    if I load the office 2000 on the Laptop
    will it be compatible with 2003 PST and contact folders?
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    That's a tough question. The PST is converted when going from 2000 to 2003. I don't know if you will be able to open it with 2000 once it has been converted.

    Backup the PST and give it a try.
     
  3. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    if you are using outlook 2000 on windows 2003 it will work if you are using outllook 2003 you can use the 2000 PST, i believe the PST on outllook and outlook 2003 are the same but outlook 2003 has a bigger size limit, max the PST can be on 2003 is 20gb
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Wow, there was a Windows 2003 version? ;)

    Outlook 2003 created a new PST type that supports Unicode, and is not backwards compatible. If you can view the .PST within Outlook 2003 and have the desire to view it in Office 2000, you need to create a .PST in the old format, then copy all your files from the new to the old. See this for more info:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011190371033.aspx