pst files - changing non-unicode to unicode


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Guest

I am moving pst files from Outlook 2002 to Outlook 2003. Is there any way of
changing the files from the non-unicode format to unicode? If not, and I copy
the pst files to Outlook 2003, will it mean that any on-going e-mail,
calendar or contact entries will remain in the less efficient Outlook 97-2002
format?

If at some point I archive the current files (or most of them at least) can
I then change to the 2003 format?

Thanks for any input.
 
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Roady [MVP]

You can't upgrade the pst-file format. You can however create a new pst-file
and move the messages from the old to the new pst-file. In your e-mail
account settings you can set the new pst-file as your default delivery
location so that it will show as your primary folderlist and deliver new
messages to it. When archiving to a new pst-file by default this will happen
to a unicode formatted pst-file.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
www.howto-outlook.com

Tips of the month:
-FREE tool; QuickMail. Create new Outlook items anywhere from within Windows
-Properly back-up and restore your Outlook data

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I am moving pst files from Outlook 2002 to Outlook 2003. Is there any way of
changing the files from the non-unicode format to unicode? If not, and I
copy
the pst files to Outlook 2003, will it mean that any on-going e-mail,
calendar or contact entries will remain in the less efficient Outlook
97-2002
format?

If at some point I archive the current files (or most of them at least) can
I then change to the 2003 format?

Thanks for any input.
 
G

Guest

I have run into some problems with this process and want to try again.

I am unsure about the process of 'moving the messages from the old format
file to the new pst-file'. What is the step by step process? Does it mean
copying the outlook file with the old information and placing it in the
'C:\Documents & settings\User\Application data\Microsoft\Outlook' folder,
where I have the new unicode pst file set up? How do I then move the
information between the files?

Sorry if this is quite basic but I want to ensure that the pst's I propose
to use are in the unicode format.

Thanks again for any input.

Beagslife

Beagslife

Roady said:
You can't upgrade the pst-file format. You can however create a new pst-file
and move the messages from the old to the new pst-file. In your e-mail
account settings you can set the new pst-file as your default delivery
location so that it will show as your primary folderlist and deliver new
messages to it. When archiving to a new pst-file by default this will happen
to a unicode formatted pst-file.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
www.howto-outlook.com

Tips of the month:
-FREE tool; QuickMail. Create new Outlook items anywhere from within Windows
-Properly back-up and restore your Outlook data

-----
I am moving pst files from Outlook 2002 to Outlook 2003. Is there any way of
changing the files from the non-unicode format to unicode? If not, and I
copy
the pst files to Outlook 2003, will it mean that any on-going e-mail,
calendar or contact entries will remain in the less efficient Outlook
97-2002
format?

If at some point I archive the current files (or most of them at least) can
I then change to the 2003 format?

Thanks for any input.
 
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cjohnso3

You can check out the tools from www.priasoft.com. They have a tool
that will extract all email from a PST to the MSG format. You can then
use the other tool to take the MSG files back into Unicode PST's.
Since these tools and command line tools you should be able to automate
the whole processes.

Hope this helps!

L8r
 
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Guest

Thanks for the help. It worked a treat. 'It's easy when you know how!'

I wasn't aware of the Google Groups but now that I am, I'll make good use of
them.

Thanks again.

Beagslife
 
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Guest

Thanks for the suggestion. I looked at the site and it does indeed seem to
have a great selection of tools. I managed to sort it out though using the
Google Groups walk through.

Thanks again.

Beagslife
 

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