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Outlook 2K PST

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by Theprof, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hey,

    I am trying to import a pst file into outlook 2003 and this is what I run into.

    The pst file was created in outlook 2000 and I am importing it into outlook 2003.

    I successfully archived a folder in the users inbox and when I import the .pst file into outlook, navigate to "Archive Folders" expand the folder and click on the folder that I archived I get the following "There are no items to show in this view" on the right hand side where you see the messages usually.

    I've checked the size of the PST files and its in the megs range, to precise its in the 30 megs. I am also able to open the pst file in the outlook client that it was created in which in this case its MS outlook 2000.

    I've imported the pst file in the following way File-open-outlook data file. The files are located on my local c: drive in the temp directory.

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    I believe archived messages are stored in a different location than the PST. I don't care much for the archive feature in Outlook anyway, as messages tend to get "lost", as you're describing here, since nobody remembers to grab/copy the archive. Rather than archiving, I'd recommend that you export the data to a PST, then copy that PST to wherever you're trying to import the data.
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

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    pst might be damaged? have you tried scanpst.exe against the file?
     
  4. Fergal1982

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    Archive will archive into a specified pst file. By default this isnt one you already have, but its easy enough to change the location of the pst.

    Not to sound patronizing, but I would double-check that the pst size isnt actually in the gigs range. You could then try running scanpst on it (search for it on the pc, if you have outlook, you have scanpst).

    I would also try using it on another 2k outlook on a different machine, to see if the problems replicate. That will help narrow down if its 2k3 or the pst file itself.
     
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    your archive folder should be in this location

    C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\(Archive.pst)
     
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    Yep, that'll do it. You should be able to grab the archived mail from that PST.
     
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  7. Theprof

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Here is the thing, I manually changed the location of where to store the pst file which in this case its c:\temp. What I did was I copied the PST file from the station I created into my workstation. Both the files have identical size in the pst format.

    The only thing I havent checked was the size of the folder in outlook.


    Fergal,

    we use citrix at work and on my machine I only have outlook 2k3 that is locally installed. I tried opening the pst file using outlook 2k through the citrix metaframe console and got the same issue I get with outlook 2k3


    I guess tomorrow I will try opening the pst with a locally installed outlook 2k.
     
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    Doesn't matter where you stored the PST file... you should be looking for the archive. Do a search on your computer for *.PST.
     
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    Have you checked the NTFS permissions on the PST file? Long shot! :biggrin
     
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  10. Theprof

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    I've done a search and I only get one .pst file called archive.pst in my temp folder where I originally placed it.


    Sparky,

    I checked the permissions and ownership of the file and everything is good. I am the domain admin, administrator for local systems, etc.
     
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    Ah, gotcha.
     
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