import pst file #2
yet, another problem with importing a pst file:
When I have chosen the file to import I get the message:
'Properties for this information service must be defined
prior to use'
But I cannot find anywhere to define it when importing???
I obviously made a definition naming the pst file when
exporting it. But how do I import the file?
How did you create this PST file? Was it ever on a CD? If so, remove its
read only attribute.
"carsten" <email@example.com> wrote in message
news:firstname.lastname@example.org....Sync. question for .pst file.
If anyone can help, I would like to sync my .pst file from my office PC to
my laptop. Now I am using the sync program in Windows 2K and I get the
error that says this type of file is unable to be Synchronized.
I have done this before, I know you can go into the Registry and change what
types of files can and can't be Synchronized. Can anyone tell me where that
setting is. It's been a while since I had to do this and I completely
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Running Win 2K and Office 2003.
...How do I move current faulty pst to backup and set up a new pst?
Yesterday I had my laptop turn itself off, probably because of overheating.
When I started it again Outlook can read but not write to the outlook.pst
file. I've tried to run scanpst.exe but it freezes everything but the mouse
about 6% in to the first step scan and I have to cold boot the laptop. I've
tried copying outlook.pst to a different folder, a usb memory stick and via
LAN to another pc but no luck, the copy locks up and never finishes. I have
also run chkdsk several times and it recovered some misallocated sectors so
something did go wrong with the file system.
...size of .pst file #2
I have attempted to find the answer to this question by searching this
group, but to no avail....
Until recently I was running Outlook 2003 with a single pst file.
However, given that it has reached 800MB, and since I wanted to split
the storage of personal and work emails, I decided to create 2
additional pst files ('personal' and 'work'). I did just that,
following which I moved the relevant folders from within my Inbox
structure to the two personal folders.
To my suprise the original .pst file did not change in size. I shut
down, restarted. I also tried to compact it, which...Old pst file
I have an old pst file saved on cd that I need to get an email address from.
I no longer am on an exchange server. Is there a utility for viewing emails
in the pst file? Is there a utility that will import the pst file into
Outlook Express without having full Outlook on my system? Currently Outlook
Express keeps saying to configure the Outlook email client before import.
Thanks in advance for any help.
OE cannot use PST files.
The messages you are getting are correct. Believe them.
"Outlook Dummy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
news:...backup Outlook.pst file if busy
Some users leave their Outlook up overnight & our backup
can't pickup a busy outlook.pst file. Can I automatically
close Outlook say at 11:00pm before our backups run?
Doug <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Some users leave their Outlook up overnight & our backup
> can't pickup a busy outlook.pst file. Can I automatically
> close Outlook say at 11:00pm before our backups run?
Some remote-control programs allow this.
...Outlook PST file empty.
I have 2 .pst files. When I view the file properties in
Explorer/File Manager etc they show as 4MB and 40MB in
When I open them through Outlook (2000, 2002 on NT and
XP) both files show as completely empty, and the file
size as 0KB.
I've run scanpst.exe, and it can't find any problems with
the files. Has anyone got any ideas?
See if any of the additional tips on the following page help:
MVP - Outlook
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reply only to the n...why outlook1.pst and outlook.pst?
A friend's PC using Outlook 2003 has 2 .pst files - Outlook.pst and
Outlook1.pst in Documents and Settings\<his name>\Local
One is about 1/10 the size of the other and one starts with upper case
letter O and the other with lower case letter o. I cannot remember
which way round.
Why are there 2 .pst files?
Are both constantly updated? Maybe one is his archive PST file where old
data gets moved during the AutoArchive process. If not maybe he created one
by accident and it's just sitting there unused.
I know PSTs over a LAN aren't supported, and are a crappy idea but they used
to work fine with the Novell server used in exactly the same way. Since
migrating it to windows server 2003 we;re getting problems with people being
able to open them. They work for a bit and then stop.
I'm assuming it's some network configuration that needs to be changed on the
server. But does anyone have any idea what?
I am sure you have seen
http://www.swinc.com/resources/exchange/faq_db.asp?status=questions&faqID=1000&faqname=Exchange%205.5§ionID=1013§...PST file over 2GB and corrupted
When running the PST crop tool from MS to crop some data from an oversize
PST file, from what portion of the file does it delete data? Start (old
stuff?), middle, or end of file (new stuff?)?
There is no real way to determine what content will be cut. Take a backup,
run the pst2gb utility and assess the result in Outlook.
"Gregg Hill" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> When running the PST crop tool from MS to crop some data from an oversize
> PST file, from what portion of t...import outlook.pst from outlook 2003 to winmail in vista
Any one have any doc's on how to import an outlook.pst file from 2003 into
winmail in vista?
Can't be done.
You'd have to export the Contacts to a format Windows Mail can import.
You'd have to have the PST connected to Outlook on the same partition so you
could import the messages.
"Andres M. Hidalgo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Any one have any doc's on how to import an outlook.pst file from 2003 into
> winmail in vista?
&g...archive.pst and outlook.pst
Can anyone help to tell me what are those files that outlook keeps?
The reason i ask you this is because i'll have to format my pc and then
reinstall outlook. My question is: if i save both this files i will keep my
emails and contacts right? If not, what do i have to do to keep them?
Tks in advance
That is correct.
> Can anyone help to tell me what are those files that outlook keeps?
> The reason i ask you this is because i'll have to format my pc and then
> reinstall outlook. My question is: if i save both this files i ...Outlook 2003 pst files
I have four personal .pst files. I want to delte three of them. When I
try to delete I get an error message "object could not be found".
I don't know where Outlook is looking for these .pst files or I would
just create them and then close. I think the problem was caused by the
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If you go to Tools | Options | Mail Setup | Data Files do you see them
listed there...PST server h/w specs
Due to the restriction of mailbox size on our organization I have
decided to build a server for storing pst files of approximately 100
users. PST files will be ranging from 50-100 MB up to 2-3 GB.
Can anyone recommend what h/w should be used in general. Not planning
on spending much money-budget issue.
e.g Could I build the server and not buy a brand one (like ibm,dell,hp
etc.) cons ?
one processor or two ? (in the case of the scratch build should
I consider just pentium D 900 series or bigger ?
intel m/b - which one ? )
SATA or SCSI ...PST File not going larger
I am currently having a problem with my PST file on a company computer.
The problem appears that the PST File is too large, asking to archive
things and the like, however the file is only 1.9GB. I am at a loss as
I don't often interact with outlook on a "problem solving" basis.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
Through some inspection I noticed that the file was being stored in
another directory, what I suspect is an older outlook's version of the
PST file. The only item using the Outlook 2003 pst file, it appears, is
one of the Archi...Sharing a .pst
I have a .pst on the file server(not exchange just a win2k box with a
shared directory) and i want my second machine to be able to access
it...i know that both will not be able to access it at the same time..i
am not interested in commercial/third party apps...i just want the other
computer to be able to use that remote .pst in the primary window(aka in
the outlook today area and not as another folder)...how do i link the
second computer to the pst? I do not want to copy it..i want any
changes the second computer makes to be reflected in the pst so the
first computer when it comes up ...Recover or Change PST password
Does anyone know of a way to recover or change the
password on a PST without opening the file. The user
forgot his password.
The user is out of luck. There are password recovery services that you can
utilize - check on google for some possibilities.
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to the
Swen virus, all e-mails sent to my actual account will be deleted w/out
After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer
Eric <email@example.com> asked:
| Does anyone know of a way to recover or ...Outlook 2003 .pst --> Outlook 2002 .pst Argh!!!
I installed Office 2003, determined after the
installation Outlook 2003 is not compatible with a 3rd
party software. Uninstalled 2003, installed Office 2002
now I can't import my .pst back into Outlook 2002.
The file .....Outlook.pst is not compatible with this
version of the Personal Folders information service.
Contact you administrator.
Anyone have a solution to this problem? I need to get
the e-mails back.
You need to install Outlook 2003. Create a new pst file. Make sure you
select Outlook 97-2002 compatible format. Export those emails to that newly
created PST file. Then o...converting ANSI .pst to unicode .pst
Have a user that has reached the 2GB limit of the .pst
file in outlook 2002. Want to move her to Outlook 2003 but
was wondering if it's possible to convert the ANSI .pst
file to a UNICODE .pst file?
I was thinking just create a new .pst then drag and drop
the old email within the ANSI to the new one???
Yes, that is the method. After you install Outlook 2003, create a new
Outlook Data File and choose the 2003 version. Open the old .pst file and
drag and drop to the new .pst.
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
the SW...Import PST tool for Entourage 2004
I would be extremely thankful if anyone could tell me where to find the
import beta tool for a non-mvp...
...Converting old PST files to Outlook 2003 PST
Do you know a program to easily convert old pst files (97, 2000, XP) to
Outlook 2003 PST format ?
Thanks in advance
ALWAYS make a backup copy of the .pst file before doing anything to it!
I have used this method to import an Outlook 2002 .pst file (even corrupted
ones!) into Outlook 2003
In Outlook 2003 I created a new .pst file (Tools, Services, Add, Personal
File | Import and Export | Import from another program or file | Personal
folder file (.pst)
Follow the prompts to select the old .pst as the import from and the new
..pst as the file to import into, repla...mailbox.pst error
Received error when trying to use Outlook 2003 that said
errors detected and need to run Inbox Repair Tool. Tried
that and when it was doing repair, it quits with errors so
looked at the mailbox.log and it says fatal error:
Does anyone know what I need to do to fix this problem.
Outlook will open but as soon as I try to read or delete
or move an email, it freezes up and then gives me the
message to try the inbox repair tool.
Running Exchange 2003 on Win 2003 Svr. A few users configured outlook to
auto archive to a folder. One of them needs to access items from the
archive. I looked at the archive pst and its 5 Gigs. Any suggestions on how
to make that usable? Somehow split it up into multiple pst's and then open
in outlook? Would Exmerge help any? I am aware of the 2Gb crop tool for
oversized pst's but I don't think that would help in this case. I could be
wrong. Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Unless the pst was created with Outlook 2007 which gets aro...Collapsing PST files
I'm using the release version of Outlook 2007 downloaded from MSDN.
Apart from the default Personal Folders .pst file, I also have a .pst file
called Shared Personal Folders so that I can use it across several profiles.
The Shared Personal Folders contains loads of my own folders and subfolders,
some of which I like to have expanded, others not.
I also have several other .pst files (Archive, Backup - that sort of thing)
which I don't have open by default.
When I open one of the other .pst files the Shared Personal Folders doesn't
However, as soon as I close th...PST
I have a pst file that is corrupted. How can I fix it or
can I retrive any data?
Once the pst file is corrupted it usually cannot be fixed, unless there is a
method I have not seen yet. Is there a backup of the system where it
resdied? You can pull a good copy of the file from there?
"lionel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a pst file that is corrupted. How can I fix it or
> can I retrive any data?
BTW pst files larger than 1.6gb can cause problems.