Can I Import Outlook 2003 PST into Outlook 2010

From yesterday I am trying to use Outlook 2003 PST file to import into Outlook 2010. I am able to create the PST file but unable to import it. Actually, PST file is from my old computer which has Outlook 2003 which I am trying to import it into new laptop which has Outlook 2010, but not able to do. Any suggestions?

There are number of reasons behind such situations, so before knowing the solution, it is recommended to understand the reasons behind it:

  • Saving the exported Outlook 2003 PST file in location affected with virus or bad sectors may lead to its corruption and block its access to Outlook 2010
  • Improper Outlook 2010 setup, software conflicts upgrade
  • While configuring, if PST file is transferred on new Outlook 2010 then it may cause an error
  • Incomplete import or export of Outlook 2003 PST file can stop its accessibility to open the Outlook 2010 PST file

In such situations, no need to worry, because this page will provide you all possible solutions to resolve this problem.

Solution 1:

From your Old PC, with outlook closed copy the PST files to data stick, on the new laptop copy from stick to Documents folders, then start OL and browse to / open the data file (In other words do not create the pst by exporting, or use import on the new)

Solution 2:

Yodot Move Outlook PST is a prominent application, which helps you to import Outlook 2003 PST into Outlook 2010. This application can migrate all the PST attributes such as, emails, personal folders, notes, signature, calendar event, journals, contacts, setting and entire PST file. It has the capability of backing up Outlook items along with its settings. This utility consists of three major options that are backup, restore and migrate / move Outlook PST file. Its in-built scheduler feature helps to create automatic backup of Outlook data. Along with Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2010, it also supports Outlook 2007, Outlook 2013 and Office 365 MS Outlook versions. This tool is compatible to work on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.

Direction to use the software:

Download and install Yodot Move Outlook PST software on your Windows computer. Before launching the tool, terminate Outlook if it is open. Then run the application and follow onscreen instructions. Then main screen will come up with three option namely, Backup, Restore and Migrate. To move PST, one must need to take backup of Outlook data, so for that make use of Backup option first. When you click on it, a window appear with two options namely, smart backup and advanced backup. Select appropriate one and proceed. To regain previous backup into Outlook, run the tool and click on ‘Restore’ option. Further, click on Migrate (move) option which provides you the details to move from Outlook PST to other computer. Once the required information is backed up from Outlook profile, copy that data to the computer where it has to be used.