Getting error message when you try to link to a .pst file from a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site to Outlook 2003

Getting error message when you try to link to a .pst file from a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site to Outlook 2003

If you are thinking how to link PST file Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site then you are in right place. If you are trying to link pst file from the Microsoft windows SharePoint services site to the Microsoft outlook 2003 then the process is failed and you may receive “The link could not be created. You cannot connect to a Windows SharePoint Services site with an Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders file (.pst)” error message in your computer. This is a pst file error that occurs generally in Microsoft outlook 2003. The causes and the solution for this error are available in this page by which you can solve or remove your problem in pst files.

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Causes of the pst error
There are so many reasons due to which you are getting error message when you are trying to link to a .pst file from a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site to Outlook 2003. If the NewPSTFormat registry value is set as Default ANSI or Enforce Unicode creation or Enforce ANSI creation then you may receive the above error message. The solution for this error is available in the below paragraph.

Process to fix pst error in outlook 2003
If you want to fix the error message then you have to edit some settings in registry entries so if you want then go to start and then click on run and then type regedit and then press enter to open the registry editor. When the registry editor window become appears then locate the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook sub keys and then see if the NewPSTFormat value is exist then right click on it and then click on modify and then type 2 in the value data box and then click on ok.

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If the NewPSTFormat value not exists then after locating the above given sub keys click on new and then click on edit menu and after that you have to click on DWORD value and then type NewPSTFormat and after that press enter. After pressing enter right click on it and then click on modify and then type 2 in the value box and then click on ok. Now exit from the registry editor and then try to link to a .pst file from a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site to Outlook 2003, this time you will not face any type of error message.

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