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Outlook pst file W98 ok to use on Outlook XP?

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  1. GEOFF

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    I have been backing up my Notebook(Windows 98 second edition) Office 2000 Outlook pst data file onto a Iomega Zip drive. My new desktop runs XP Home Edition and I loaded onto it Office 2000 with Outlook and did "all" the Office updates.

    I want to copy my Outlook pst data file from my notebook with W98 on the new desktop with XP. But, the Outlook data file on Windows 98 visually looks different than the Outlook data file running on XP. Is it just a visual difference and the Outlook data files on W98 and XP are the same? Can I just remove the existing XP Outlook data file and drop in the W98 Outlook pst data file? In other words is a Outlook data file running on W98 interchangeable with one running on XP?
    A related question I also have is: My Iomega Zip drive is rather dated. Will I have to download new drivers for it so that it will run on XP when I copy the W98 Outlook file onto the desktop with XP?
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    I see no reason why not, particularly because I assume you're running OFFICE 2000 on the Win XP machine?

    The version of Windows isn't nearly so important as the version of Office for Outlook stuff.

    Iomega: Probably. But it shouldn't be a big deal.
     
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  4. GEOFF

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    Thank you Dreamboat and Bob. All points noted and all is clear. Appreciate the Corporate Workgroup link Bob. I am set now. (y)
     
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