Question about Microsoft Outlook 2003 for PC

5 Answers

Outlook 2003 backup

White preparing for formmating, i decided to backup all outlook data. i copied Outlook.pst to another directory and saved it. after formatting windows and reinstalling office i replaced the new file with the old one i had. when i opened the inbox there was nothing there! but the strange thing is file is big, so it must contain something, only i cant see it.

Posted by Anonymous on

5 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Microsoft Expert
  • 401 Answers
Re: outlook 2003 backup

On my way of thinking there is a tool, which might aid in this complicated situation. It quickly helped me much in similar proposition some days ago - outlook backup microsoft.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Expert
  • 1,257 Answers
Re: outlook 2003 backup

Just configure your outlook setting with your email id and when it is synchronised copy the backup file to its original location..
Good Luck
low feed backs hurt my ratings and I am tring to help you with your problem,so let me know that the information i given you is helpfull or not

Regards :

Technical Associate

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

Re: outlook 2003 backup

There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your Password was rejected. Account: '', Server: '', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR invalid user/password', Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC92

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 151 Answers
Re: outlook 2003 backup

First of all create a new file and save it. See its extension. And replace that extension with your current outlook file extension.

Posted on Sep 23, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 124 Answers
Re: outlook 2003 backup

File -> open -> outlook data file direct it to the location of the file.

Posted on Feb 22, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

4 Answers

Outlook pst file corrupted

Try these; Hopefully your third party software or you created a backup before trying to repair the files.

Repair Outlook Data Files pst and ost

Jun 21, 2015 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC


How to repair Outlook folders using the Inbox Repair Tool

Inbox repair tool(scanpst) is the best tool that can be used when you are finding any difficulties to connect your inbox folders or pst files or it is reporting that your Inbox folders or Outlook PST file may be damaged in Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 (or higher).Scanpst is a tiny tool installed by default when installing Microsoft Office 2000 or higher.

PST files or Personal Folder Files are used by Microsoft Outlook for storing Outlook data, including mailbox files, email folders, contacts or any other personal data related to Microsoft Outlook.

By default, Microsoft Outlook stored these PST files at the following location:

"C:Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook",

where USER_NAME is your Windows logon name.

The default PST filename for your active mailbox is Outlook.pst, while the archive file is stored as archive.pst.

"Before doing any types of repairing pls keep a back up of the pst files"

Using Inbox repairing tool

By default, Microsoft Outlook will install the Scanpst.exe file within your Program Files folder, in 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI1033'.

If you can't find the Inbox Repair Tool, you can download it from here then copy it to the above folder.

Make sure Microsoft Outlook is not running when you try to run the Inbox Repair Tool. When starting it, you should see the following screen:


If you get an error message like the following one:

then make sure you copied the Scanpst.exe file to the right location. If you still have problems running it, then search your hard disk for a file named "CNFNOT32.EXE" then run it: it should unpack and copy the Scanpst.exe file to its default path ('C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI1033').

Once you started the Inbox Repair Tool, use the Browse button to select your personal PST file. Remember, its default location is "C:Documents and SettingsUSER_NAMELocal SettingsApplication

DataMicrosoftOutlook",(It can be vary depending on how where you configured the pst files). where USER_NAME is your Windows logon name. Then click on the Start button. When the scanning process is done, you should see a notification screen like the following one:


Make sure you mark the checkbox for making a backup of the scanned file, then click on the "Repair" button. When this process is done, you should be able to properly start Outlook and use your recovered personal Outlook folders

on Mar 17, 2010 | Microsoft Outlook 2003 for PC

2 Answers

Microsoft Outlook 2003 error.

Did you copy this pst onto your desktop from a CD? If so, then select the properties of the file and turn off theRead Only check mark. To select the properties, justright click the file and select "Properties".
Also u can find info here:
Or you can try a tool called Outlook Recovery Toolbox

Feb 12, 2015 | Microsoft Outlook 2003 for PC

6 Answers

How do I transfer my Lotus Notes data to outlook.?

Lotus Notes data transfer to Outlook PST file with the use of eSoftTools NSF to PST file converter software. This is advanced solution to recover Lotus Notes file and successfully export NSF file to PST file, EML format and MSG format.

Read More


Jan 12, 2015 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC

4 Answers

.olm files import to Outlook 2010

Using Kernel for OLM to PST Conversion Tool you can easily migrate your Outlook 2011 Mac mails olm files to MS Outlook 2010 pst files successfully. Go to and to know more about the tool and download the demo application.

Dec 09, 2013 | Microsoft Outlook 2010

5 Answers

I can't open microsoft outlook 2003 or check my e-mail


If you are unable to open your MS Outlook 2003 profile, it means your PST file is corrupted. This might be due to improper closing of Outlook. Because if PST files get corrupted it not only restricts you from sending/receiving mails but also leads to inaccessibility of Outlook. Now you must be frustrated and finding a way to recover your Outlook data.

Even I was stuck under same situation where my PST file was damaged and I was not able to use my Outlook. Then one of my colleague suggested me that there are software's available online to recover emails from Outlook 2003.One such software is Outlook recovery software which helped me to recover my lost data and allowed me to access my Outlook once again. As it helped me to recover my data it may also help you. First you can download trial version of the software if you are pleased with the performance then you can buy the full form of the software .

Nov 18, 2012 | Microsoft Outlook 2003 for PC

5 Answers

Microsoft Outlook 2003 Stopped Working

The main cause of outlook not working is the corruption of pst file, To repair corrupt pst file i would suggest you to try Kernel for PST repair tool. You can download it from

Sep 25, 2012 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC

2 Answers

Outlook1.pst file disappeared when installing updated drivers for LogitechQuickCam. I think they are related as QuickCam has some kind of mail interface. Can I get my e mails back? Jim Moore

could be a corrupted mail file,

just track down the folder where the file is 'normally' found, c:\documents and settings\user\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook (XP)

or c:\users\user\appdata\local\microsoft\outlook (Vista, 7)

make a copy of the file just in case, note the location you save the backup.
. now go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033

and run ScanPST.
navigate to the location where your PST is stored and click Start.

You have the option here to create a backup .bak file as well.
when this completes, you can try to open the PST file in Outlook again , via File > Open > Outlook Data File.

You can use this same method to scan .OST files that might be errored, or corrupted as well. OSTs are used with Exchange server accounts , also known as Offline STorage Files.

Jun 24, 2010 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC

2 Answers

Outlook.pst SEEMS to be hidden

Hi there
When you find the file all you have to do is copy the file to your documents, if you have to right click on it, go to properties and uncheck "hidden" you will then be able to view the file and copy it to a flash drive or any other removable media, Microsoft do this for security reasons

Kind regards

Dec 23, 2008 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC

2 Answers

Outlook pst file creation and export

All your mail, your contacts, your calendars, and almost every other detail of your life is in Outlook. To make sure you don't lose all this in case of a hard disk crash or some other disaster, you can create backup copies of your Personal Folders (.pst) files — that's where Outlook stores all the essential data.
Back Up or Copy Your Outlook Mail, Contacts and Other Data To create a copy of your mail, contacts, calendar and other data in Outlook for backup or copying:
  • Go to your Outlook folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Highlight all files ending in ".pst".
    • Make sure in particular your selection includes "outlook.pst" and "archive.pst".
  • Select Edit | Copy from the menu to copy them.
  • Open the folder where you want to put your backup copies in Windows Explorer.
    • Ideally, this will be on another computer, on a removable disk stored far away from your home, somewhere on the Internet, or at least on a different hard disk.
  • Select Edit | Paste from the menu to paste your .pst files to the backup location
Restore from Your Outlook Backup Your backup copy of Outlook data is now in place, ready to be restored when you need it.

Restore Outlook Mail, Contacts and Other Data from a Backup To restore your mail, contacts and other data from a backup copy of an Outlook PST file:
  • Select File | Import and Export... from the menu in Outlook.
  • Select Import from another program or file.
  • Click Next.
  • Highlight Personal Folder File (PST).
  • Click Next again.
  • Now use the Browse button to select the backup copy of the PST file you want to recover from your backup location.
  • Make sure Replace duplicates with items imported is selected.
  • Click Next.
  • Finish the import process with Finish.
Usually, the default import settings work fine, but you may want to tweak them to suit your needs.
check this important link also where you can download a software to backup your outlook..
I hope you are satisfied with Fixya technical support.
It will be highly appreciated if you could take a minute and provide us your feedback..

May 07, 2008 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Outlook 2003 for PC Logo

99 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Internet & Communication Software Experts

Alex Krenvalk

Level 2 Expert

401 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Internet and Communication Software Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides