PST is a file format used by Microsoft Office to store Outlook data.

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Does the scanpst.exe has to match the Outlook version?

Do you know if there are any problems using a scanpst.exe from a different (newer) Outlook version with a *.pst from a (older) Outlook? Example: If I use the scanpst.exe from Outlook 2016 to repair a ...
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Switch to outlook from Lotus Notes

I am using lotus notes email client. But I want to move to email client Outlook .I want to transfer all my emails to outlook.can anyone tell me how can I do it.Thanks in advance.
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Export emails from outlook while preserving folder structure

I have to trim down our teams outlook files to meet the size reduction of the exchange server. We are moving to a new system that does not utilise .PST. How can I extract/export all the emails we ...
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How to archive Gmail to PST, so I can access these through Outlook [closed]

I know I can link a Gmail to Outlook and move the email into a PST for archiving, but this locks my Outlook for a very long time per mailbox (they are 20-30GB each and I have 2 dozen to do). I am ...
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How can I configure IMAP email accounts in Outlook with just a PST file?

I thought that was impossible, but I am mantaining a family of PCs from an enterprise, and they are configured as IMAP with only PST files. PCs are Windows 7/8 with Outlook 2010. Each PC has two ...
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How to find missing Outlook 2007 folders in .PST file?

A friends old computer crashed and has now setup a new computer with Outlook 2016. He was using Outlook 2007 with POP3. Lukcily, everything was backed up, so I reloaded the .pst file into Outlook 2016....
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How do I transfer an archive pst file from my old Outlook account to Outlook 2016?

I recently upgraded from Office 2010 to Office 365. I also upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10 (my computer was running slow so I reset it, rather than simply upgrading). I had a large archive ...
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Shrinking Outlook pst file

My wife recently upgraded to Windows 10. Not super fast, and think it is time for a fresh install. Looking for files to save and came across a 5+ GB PST file. Had her delete about 80% of them, and ...
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Unknown process regularly updating unused outlook.pst file

I have Microsoft Office 365 (Business) installed on my Windows 8.1 Pro machine. I have a .pst file from a previous job which I keep in case I need to revisit old emails. I (rarely) access this file ...
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Outlook 2003 *.pst [duplicate]

Forgot password for Outlook data file 2003. Is there a way to restore it or do something to reset or delete. I just don't know what to do now. Did a system kickback, but it didn't help. No this ...
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Outlook 2010 .pst folder missing emails

I have a personal folder to save emails. Today, many of the emails are missing. When I click on folder size for the .pst file it shows a total size for each subfolder, but when I click on the folder ...
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Unable to open PST recovered from formatted HDD

I'm trying to recover a pst from a formatted HDD using EaseUs as the recovering software. I do manage to recover the file named outlook.pst however it seems to be split into several other files; ...
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Does Outlook autoarchive delete sent messages?

I am running Outlook Professional 2010 with an exchange account. I archived old items, thinking it was a local operation, only to find that the emails were removed from the server too! Now I am ...
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How to compare the contents of two pst files that check the same email address?

Is it otherwise possible to automate the comparison of two pst files? Here's my situation... A soon-to-be ex-employee brought his laptop in so that the contents could be copied/backed up (it was a ...
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Bulk compaction of 700GB of PST files?

I am working on a archive migration, in which I am extracting mail from 700GB of PST files, and sending it to an email archive. Once a message was extracted, it is deleted from the PST file using a ...
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Automate Importing PST in Outlook for All Users in a Company

My company has just moved stored PSTs (not the server, just the PSTs I believe) from 1 remote server to another (literally copy and pasted). Let's call the old server \\oldserver and the new server \\...
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Why does the Outlook PST repair tool always report that many errors?

I routinely run the Outlook PST repair tool (scanpst.exe) on my .pst file every few month. I like to make sure that my mails are not becoming corrupted slowly over time. I never noticed any data loss....
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How to change the .pst default location in outlook 2013

how can i change the data file location in outlook 2013 for yahoo mail. i have configured the mail account which is working fine. But i already have a PST file in a separate location, and i want my ...
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How to set an imap account without local pst storage in outlook?

This is my issue: I have 20 people sharing a Terminal Server, and they want to use MS Outlook 2010 to access their IMAP folders. Some are Gmail acocunts with over 10 Gb of emails. Some people use the ...
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Exchange Crashes, CRUSHES all mailboxes

My exchange server took a massive dump yesterday and I simply don't have the time to recover it for only 2 users. I am left with only the offline OST files that are locally stored on the client ...
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Outlook with existing data files [duplicate]

I reinstalled my computer and I did a back up of the Outlook pst data files. Now I installed Outlook and added my email account. I told it to use the existing data file. Then it started to download ...
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Restoring Outlook 2010 pst read only file

I am attempting to restore an Outlook 2010 pst file from my file history, but I cannot because it is read only and I do not have permission. I never set it as read only and it is from my old computer ...
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Accidental open instead of import of .pst file?

A user accidentally opened a archived users .pst into their profile instead of importing it. Now when we try to import the .pst into a folder correctly, it says that This Outlook data file (.pst) is ...
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Cannot open or add data file (PST) in Outlook 2010

Very strange issue here. Win 7 64-bit running Office 2010 all updates installed. I am attempting to open a PST archive file and it does not work. If I go to File -> Open -> Outlook Data File, ...
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Deleted IMAP account/Personal folder… safe to delete *pst files?

I recently deleted IMAP accounts in Outlook 2007 as well as a Personal Folder that was no longer essential. (Just in case I repented of that decision, the Personal Folder was backed up and transferred ...
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Moving Outlook.pst off domain onto local computer

My problem computer is part of a domain, I am running Win 7 pro and Office 2010. Problem is PST file is on the server and the local machine hangs bad to where it takes a reboot to get back up. Runs ...
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Convert .OST to .PST

I have a .OST file that needs converted to .PST. Exchange server that this file came from has been dbanned. This post about OST & PST viewers seems promising, to view the files... but it states ...
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PST size still large after moving all mails to other PST in Microsoft Outlook

I moved ALL the emails from my A.pst to A1.pst and A2.pst. Originally, my A.pst was about 8 GB, A1.pst became 4 GB, A2.pst became 3 GB but after the move, A.pst is still 3 GB. Why is this Pst not ...
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Can I store Outlook's PST files in Dropbox

I am wondering if there are any potential issues in moving large Outlook PST files (e.g. a few 3–5GB Outlook files) into Dropbox? The files are periodically accessed / altered and might increase ...
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Can Outlook 2010 be started without any PST files loaded / quick way to close multiple PSTs in Outlook?

Like the title states, is it possible to start Outlook 2010 without any PSTs loaded? Alternatively, is there a quick way to close multiple PST files in Outlook 2010? I am on a PC that has many large ...
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How can I verify if a PST file is in healthy condition outside of Outlook?

Is there a Windows command I can run to verify the health/condition of a Outlook PST file? A third-party product is suggesting that a PST file may be corrupt but the PST file imports fine into ...
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How to create a rule in Outlook 2010 to move all emails from an IMAP sent folder to local sent folder

How can I create a rule in Outlook 2010 to move all emails from an IMAP sent folder to a local sent folder? So far the closest I've been able to get is to move all emails from the IMAP inbox to the ...
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Outlook 2010, will multiple PSTs cause problems

At the company where I work, the owners use POP/SMTP in Outlook to be able to keep an active multi-year history of emailed conversations. This history cannot be archived by date so they have been ...
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Why are all my Outlook autocomplete email addresses suddenly missing?

I have exported all the data (emails, calendar, contacts etc.) from one Outlook PST file into a new PST file, and am now using this new file instead. Everything is working well, except now my auto-...
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Archived emails vanishing (Outlook 2010)

I have just archived an Outlook 2003 PST file into what I believe was an Outlook 2003 PST archive. Archiving was configured to move everything older than 30 days into the archive PST file, however I ...
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Why is everything in my PST file showing up as a “draft”?

I'm trying to move a client's email from Gmail to Google Apps Mail. Believe it or not, this is a very tedious process that doesn't have any good way from Google to do it. This client has over 91,000 ...
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How do I copy emails out of corrupted pst file?

I accidentally overwrote a pst file. Pst file records show no files in them; and no ability to recover from within outlook. I can find the emails by doing searches in windows. But scan pst.exe, ...
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Forgot my .pst password [duplicate]

I have a .pst file which contains some of my old emails. When attempting to load the the pst file outlook is asking me for a password. Is there a way I can recover my .pst emails ? thanks in advance
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Does copying/moving emails in Outlook (2003) from one PST to another corrupt the new PST file?

Someone at work in the IT department is insistent that "it's bad practice to copy/move emails from one .PST file in Outlook into another, and this generally leads to corruption of the new PST file.". ...
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In outlook, is it better to have one large outlook data file or multiple small ones [closed]

Every few years I create a new Outlook data file for my person info. Most of these files are around 300MB. I wanted to see if this actually makes sense in terms of efficiency, etc. In outlook, is ...
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How to merge duplicate contact records in a .pst

Here's my problem: Once I merge my two .pst files I will have one file with a large number of contact records that are 'duplicates' in the sense that the records share the same contact name field, but ...
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Make Outlook 2013 reuse existing .pst file

I had Outlook 2010 fetch my Gmail over IMAP into my .pst file. I upgraded to Office 2013 and Outlook 2013 decides to import the email settings (like username, server and password) just fine - but ...
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Outlook's Personal Folders loading continually

My inbox was reported as full by the ISP. I copied all the messages from the inbox and pasted them into a Personal Folders folder after I had created one (Question number one: Why was it missing?) ...
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Export pst files and index

Is there a way to export PST files into a somewhat "open" format, and then use some sort of freeware to index the emails and then search upon the emails in a fast manner? Basically, I have about 4 ...
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How do I convert my Outlook Data File (97-2002 format) toward 2003 and later format?

I have Microsoft Outlook 2010, but I still using a very old PST file in the format 97-2002. The main limitation I have is the file size capacity limited to 2GB. I would like to convert this PST file ...
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Error during export .pst file in outlook 2007

On my old PC I use Outlook 2007. On my new PC I use Outlook 2010. I want to move all my email folders and emails to my new computer. I think the only way to do this is by export my files to a .PST ...
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Individual pst files for individual outlook 2010 folders

I was wondering if it is possible for the following scenario: Suppose I have 5 folders in my Microsoft Outlook 2010. Currently, there are 1 pst file that contain the 5 folders. Each folders contain ...
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Google Apps Sync bloated PST file to 14GB

Back story: I have Outlook connected to my Google Apps email and noticed that some mail never got migrated from my original PST file. I found some VBA code online that compares mail in different PST ...
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What's the encoding in which Outlook keeps data in a pst file?

I would like to search a damaged pst file for a certain string in order to recover log-in credentials to a website.
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Efficiently backup PST Outlook files?

Background: We are using Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 connected with Gmail account using POP3. In a corporate enviroment, the email size increment daily, in my work, some persons have Outlook with ...