I’m running Outlook 2000 and would like to import my *.pst file into my home system. However, I receive an error message saying that the file needs to be prepared first. The work system is password-protected (I obviously know the password) and the home system is not. Also, the work system hangs off Exchange Server and my home system does not.
Is there a way to import this information?
Without knowing what steps you’ve already taken, let me just give you a short step-by-step that should be pretty fool-proof:
- At the work machine do a File | Import & Export and Export to a .PST file.
- Transport that .PST file home?it may be quite large so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t fit on a floppy. Using a Zip drive or dialing-in to the work machine might work best.
- Once you get home you should save it to your hard drive. If it’s going to be your only .PST file, then point your Tools | Services | Personal Folders service at the .PST file. If you’re going to have another .PST file, you can click File | Open | Personal Folders File to open it in addition to your existing .PST file or you can do a File | Import & Export to import it to your existing .PST file.