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windows cab files for when upgrading to outlook 2003

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I just installed a new system with Windows XP Pro and had to install Office 2003 because the company I am working with can only support that version. I was previously using Windows 2000 which had been upgraded from Windows 98. I copied the files from my old hard drive onto an external hdd. I then tried to copy the old Outlook files into Outlook 2003 with no success. For some reason, it did not recognize the .cab outlook files. Maybe someone knows how I can get my address book, etc. from the old version.
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to my knowledge outlook has never stored any of the address book or contacts in cab files....if it's OUTLOOK and not outlook EXPRESS then the files should be stored in pst files....do a file search for *.pst to locate any old pst files.....then in outlook you can use the import/export wizard (from the file menu) to import those pst files into the 2003 profile
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