revert outlook 2003 pst to 2000/xp

July 12, 2005

Outlook 2003’s new PST format is not backwards compatible with previous versions of Outlook. To import a 2003 PST into the older versions, you can:

  1. Create a new PST on the PC with 2003 installed in the old format.
    Control Panel > Mail > Data Files... > Add > Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders File
  2. Open Outlook 2003 and export the existing PST to the new one you just created
  3. Close Outlook and move or import the new PST into the old version of Outlook.

2 Responses to “revert outlook 2003 pst to 2000/xp”

  1. Steve Says:

    Great! This helped very much. Thank you for posting it.

  2. Seth Says:

    Thank you so much for posting this information!! You should have a Paypal button!!

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