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

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Handling outlook data files .pst when moving to another PC

I am having a little trouble handling a .pst outlook data file and it's supposed location in Outlook 2010. Let me explain a bit. My objective was to move and use a pst outlook file from an old ...
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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 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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PST File Same Size After Archiving

After archiving about half the messages in Microsoft Outlook 2003, the main PST file has not changed in size. Isn't the point of archiving to keep the size of the PST file under control?
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Cannot get OL 2003 OST file to open up after redoing my entire 2003 network

I have an ost file that was originally from my old exchange server 2003 server. Over the weekend I blew out my entire network and recreated it. The only problem now is that I can't associate this ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Outlook 2010 + Move IMAP PST file = Outlook data file cannot be accessed

I set up a new IMAP account in Outlook 2010. It works but creates IMAP PST file in C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. I want the file on my data drive in D:\Users\User\Documents\Outlook ...
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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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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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How to copy information from 1 .PST file to another

I have been using an Outlook Data file for a long time now and have many calendar events, tasks, notes, and contacts. I recently got an exchange account set up and would like to know if there is a way ...
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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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How converting or importing outlook PST from old format to new unicode format

I have an outlook 2002 PST file. This old format has problems like a 2 GB size limit. I wanted to convert to a more modern PST format (unicode) which doesn't have this issue. MS's site says there's ...
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Outlook pst problem

I've used outlook pst files in the past with great success. a few weeks ago I exported about 2 years worth of email into a pst file. size is around 1.5 gb. when i try ti import that pst back into ...
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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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Drag/drop mail folder from Outlook to Explorer export to .pst file?

While working on large-scale projects, I collect all mail conversations pertaining to the project in a separate folder within Outlook. When the project is completed, I want to archive the entire ...
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Outlook Archive Mail Searching

I would like to take my old outlook archives and push them to a central location that is full text searchable. I would think something like this is out there some where but I cant seem to find it. If ...
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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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Increase Microsoft outlook 2007 PST file limit

I am unable to send/receive any emails in my MS outlook 2007. I am prompted with the following error Can't move the items. The file <path>\<filename>.pst has reached its maximum size. To ...
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How do you manage Outlook Personal Folders between multiple devices?

This seems to be a recurring problem. I have users who have 2 devices they use on a regular basis: their desktop at work and a portable lightweight notebook. Generally these are executives who ...
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Empty Trash in Outlook

I accidentally imported a large number of folders and emails into my outlook exchange account. It will let me delete the mail messages, but any folder that has message in it cannot be deleted. This ...
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Is there a limit to the number of PST archives in outlook 2003?

I have a user who has e-mail dating back 8 years that are stored in a lot of different PSTs, about 15-20 different psts. After opening 7 or 8 of them it starts giving Out of System resources error, ...
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Outlook 2003 PST Size Limit

What is the maximum size limit in GB of a Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 PST file?
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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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If I change Windows admin user password, then I can't login to Outlook, why?

I am seeing this strange behaviour with Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. If I change the password of User1 (Admin user), login, and start Outlook, it asks for a password. It keeps saying "password ...
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How can I export all email addresses I have sent to from Outlook or any other Email Client?

I would like to export a list of email addresses of people I have previously sent mail to. I don't think there is a way to do this without an add-in. I tried a tool called Gwabbit and it did not do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Creating a second Personal Folder on MS Outlook

I am using MS Outlook 2002 (no choice mandated by company). I got a message that my personal folder was too big (it really was). I need to keep past emails for reference purposes. I would like to ...
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Outlook 2007 - why can't I delete a personal folder?

A while ago, I consolidated multiple personal folders (.pst) into a single .pat file in Outlook 2007. This worked without a hitch. I had 2 old .pst files, one named personal-2006.pst. I had an ...
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Can I access Microsoft Outlook PST archives with any other tools?

I would like to access my Microsoft Outlook archives (pst files) from machines that do not have Microsoft Office installed. Is that possible? Think of several years worth of PST archive files. My ...
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Recover damaged Outlook PST file

I have a problem with my old Outlook PST file. When I use it or import it, it makes Outlook crash. Do you know any tools to fix this kind of file? I have Windows XP XP3 with Outlook 2007.
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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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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 not searching emails after .pst was lost and re-added

One of my users had a network error and when she opened Outlook it made a new .pst file for her. The normal one is on a network share which which was easy to fix but now she cannot search emails ...
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Moving Outlook 2010 PST files to a new location

I am trying to move my PST files for Outlook 2010 between folders. From what I have read all I have to do is close Outlook, go to the folders and move the file over. Then, when I restart Outlook, I ...
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Exporting a PST in MS Outlook - progress bar looping

I'm exporting a PST file in MS Outlook on Windows XP. It's writing the .pst out to the correct location, and the progress bar is indicating how long left. However as soon as the progress bar gets to ...
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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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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 ...