Fire up the old PC and launch Outlook
Create a new PST file in the correct format, not Outlook 97-2002.
Import the data from the original PST file into the new one.
Copy the new PST onto a thumbdrive and put it on the Mac.
Launch Outlook on the Mac and import the PST file.
HI! I just bought a new Mac and am transitioning from PC to Mac. I have Outlook 2002 on my old PC and am trying to import all the email to the version of Outlook that came with my Office for Mac 2011. It keeps telling me I can't import the old email because it's in the wrong format:
"Outlook for Mac
can only import Unicode-based .pst files which are the standard
format for Personal Folders files for Outlook (for Windows) 2003 and
later versions. ANSI-formatted .pst files, also known as Outlook 97-2002
Personal Folders Files, were the standard personal folder format for
saving data in Outlook for Windows in versions 97-2002. This file format
can't be imported into Outlook for Mac. If you have the older version
of ANSI-formatted .pst file, there is no automated procedure to convert
that file to the newer file format. However, you can create a new
Outlook Data File (.pst) in Microsoft Outlook for Windows 2003 or later,
and then import items from the older file into the new file. You can
then import the new .pst file into Outlook for Mac. For more information
about how to create .pst files and importing items, see Help for your
version of Outlook for Windows."
Any suggestions as to how I can get my old email onto my new Mac?
Thank you in advance for the help!