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

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How does way to scan within the PST files to find a particular text string?

I've email printout with e-mail subject,sent out by the user who left our employ. His account was deleted and cannot be recovered. The user have left whole lot of PST files and we are hoping that he ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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I need access to an oversized PST file but the pst2gb.exe tool is no longer available and compact won't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I need to gain access to an Outlook PST file that grew over 2gb I had to try and make the title specific so that this question wouldn't get closed as a duplicate of ...
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I need to gain access to an Outlook PST file that grew over 2gb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Outlook 2007: “The set of folders cannot be opened” PST has reached its maximum size Edit: This is not a duplicate. The other question suggests using ...
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Outlook, POP and PST handling

Essentially I have a client who is on hosted exchange and have decided to use POP3 to download the mail (I don't know why they don't use .OST's but anyway), they rebuilt the machine and backed up ...
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Open Office PST on a Mac (Mac:Office)

I have a 5Gig Outlook PST file which I want to use on my Mac with Mac::Office but I don't want to import it into Outlook on the mac, I just want to read it. If I import it, it corrupts the outlook db ...
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How to backup Outlook PSTs into smaller manageable files?

My client has about 7 - 10 computers that backup to their local server every week or so. Now they also want that data backed up offsite, the only problem is each of those computers have a separate PST ...
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Outlook 2010 Performance issues with big .pst file?

I'm currently running outlook 2010 and I have a .pst file of about 25 gigs in size. My email is currently being imported via POP3 so I am not running any IMAP or keeping a copy of email onto the ...
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Microsoft Outlook: Export list of currently opened PST files

At my current workplace we are upgrading various users from XP to Windows 7. Frequently the users have anywhere from 10 to 30 or so .pst files opened within their installation of Microsoft Outlook ...
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Outlook 2010 - Export of an Exchange OST to PST creates files with different sizes each time

This is a most weird issue. I have a couple of exchange OST mailboxes, and just for security, I am exporting them using File / Import / Export to a file / Export to PST file. If I run the export ...
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Migrating from Office 2007 to 2010

What is the correct way to migrate Office 2007 PST from one machine to a fresh installation with Office 2010? Several articles around the web seem to indicate that merely copying the Outlook.pst file ...
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How can I import archive.pst on flash drive into gmail?

I have archived Outlook 2003 messages on a flash drive, archive.pst. I no longer have access to a computer with any version of Outlook. I need to get those messages into a basic gmail account. Is that ...
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Split Outlook PST files

I have large pst files which I need to split into smaller pst files. Is this something that can be done? Where the split pst files remain usable in outlook.
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import pst/ost file in os x mail

I've just moved from Windows to OS X. I have lots of emails stored in Outlook pst and ost format. How can I import this mails into the Mac Mail App? The mails should be stored localy on the Mac. I ...
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export emails from PST file in Outlook 2010 to Thunderbird

I will start by describing the problem.. I had an email account configured in Outlook 2010 connected to an Exchange server. I backed up my emails locally into a PST file. (now I no longer have access ...
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.pst displays emails from 2008-2009 only

I recently copied a couple .pst files to a hard disk for backup purposes. When I tried to get them back in another computer, Outlook 2007 only shows emails from 2008 and 2009, even it if has emails ...
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How can I open Outlook PST files read-only in Outlook 2010

Running Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 I have two quite large outlook files each about 700MB each. I need regularly to access the emails in them, they are archives from recent years. However each time I ...
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Multiple .pst files for a single email

When I go to the location where my outlook .pst files are stored (C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook) I constantly seem to have multiples of my email accounts. Unfortunately, it's not ...