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Outlook 2003 stoppped functioning in Vista Business


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I wanted to start using my Vista business notebook for all my Outlook duties. I use all the features of Outlook (email (several accts) tasks, notes, calendar).

On my desktop, all is well.

I installed Office 2003 on the notebook and transferrred my outlook files to my (dave;appdata;local;microsoft;outlook folder. I opened Outlook and all was well. I entered my email settings and everything worked fine; for about 48 hours.

Now, my email does not download, when I try to open my email acct settings, i get a message "This operation failed due to an installation or registry problem, restart, and if it doesn't work , reinstall". if I try to add a task I get, "The messaging interface has returned an unknown error, please restart." if I try to save a calendar item, it says the folder has been moved or deleted or I don't have permission - then asks if I want to save to the default folder. If I say yes, i get the same "messaging interface" error.

I have run the "Outlook repair tool" on all my personal folders. One folder had a couple issues. it was a hotmail folder. I have deleted all my files from the location previously mentioned and uninstalled and reinstalled Outlook. As soon as I open outlook it says it can not find my folders and won't open unless they are in place. As soon as I copy the folders over, all the issues still exists.

So, where are the settings located, telling Outlook to find these folders. If it has been uninstalled, I hoped it would not remember my personal files. I can not open anythings under tools to find a storage location.

Any Ideas? I really need all the features of Outlook, but if we can not find a solution, please give me an alternative to Outlook. The new Windows Mail feature in Vista is OK, but it is not "All-in-One" like Outlook.
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OK - I found a fix. I went into control panel and "Mail". Create a new profile. When creating profile tell Outlook to "ask" which profile to open. Now when I click on Outlook it asks which profile to open, I opened the new profile then transferred all my old personal files to the new profile. All is good. I hope this helps someone else.
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