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

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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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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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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 Outlook PST files

I have a 6 GB Outlook file that won't load in Outlook any more. I am not sure what recovery options I have available. I downloaded one recovery tool demo which shows some but not all mail messages. ...
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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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Outlook 2007: “The set of folders cannot be opened” PST has reached its maximum size

I have outlook 2007. There's a PST file that Outlook is now refusing to open. When I click on it, it says The set of folders cannot be opened. XXXXX.pst has reached its maximum size... ...
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Why did compacting my Outlook PST file just double the size of the file itself?

Now, I'm a complete n00b to Outlook 2007 administration, but after deleting a whole bunch (thousands? more?) of automated alerts, I decided to try a more immediate solution to tame my 2.2GB inbox PST. ...
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importing a outlook.pst file into thunderbird

trying to import my outlook.pst into thunderbird, but it seems my computer has to have outlook running on the computer to do this import. I have the outlook.pst file, can't I just point thunderbird ...
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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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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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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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Access or import an Outlook 2003 .pst file without Outlook

I have a 450 meg .pst file (MS Outlook 2003 backup file) saved from a PC before it crashed. I would like to break it up into its components i.e. Save attachments to folders on my PC Paste ...
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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 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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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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Extract messages from OST/PST files?

The company I work for is in the middle of a legal dispute. As part of the dispute we have been asked to provide all emails SENT TO or RECEIVED from a list of 141 individuals during a 4 month time ...
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Getting an Oulook PST file error

Having an issue with Microsoft Outlook caused by a 1.9-gig Outlook PST file. Is their a way to allow the file to be bigger or any other options to prevent this error?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Outlook takes forever to verify PST files upon startup

Background: My father works at an office that doesn't allow connections to their Exchange server from the outside (no VPN, no RPC, nothing). He has his company email and a personal IMAP email (running ...
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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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Accidentally formatted a drive with an important pst-file in it. How to recover?

I did a quick format and windows 7 installation on a client computer without knowing that the computer contained archived emails. So when I learnt that the computer had these important files I pulled ...
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Why can't I open this .pst from a network drive?

I have a pst file on a mapped network drive that I can't open. The file path to file cannot be opened. If I copy the file to a local drive and ope it, it works just fine. I have other .pst files ...
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How to convert DBX files to PST

I'm trying to find a program to convert DBX files to the PST format, but i'm only finding paid programs.
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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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Looking for software to search multiple PST files with one search [closed]

I have many PST files that I am trying to find all instances of a search term in for a court subpoena and then pull those out, preferably into another PST. I am looking for software that will let me ...
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How do I migrate data from Outlook 2007 to Thunderbird?

I'm trying to migrate from Outlook 2007 to Thunderbird 7, and I'm stuck with moving my messages/folders. What I'm supposed to do is: In Thunderbird, Tools → Import, and choose Outlook (2007), but it ...
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How do I split 30 GB Outlook 2003 .PST file?

I have 400 GB of files that I need to split and burn on DVDs for HR, but I have few PSTs that are 20+ GB. How can I split these huge PST files?
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How can I access an Outlook 2003 PST file without using Outlook?

I have a 450MB PST file (Outlook 2003 backup file) saved from a PC before it crashed. I would like to break it up into its components i.e. Save attachments to folders on my PC Paste text emails ...
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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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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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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 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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Is there a way to recover deleted emails from an Outlook PST file?

A customer has deleted emails from his Junk Email folder, and now we have been asked to recover them from the pst data file. Is this possible and how to go about it? Tried using the advice at ...
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Outlook 2010 PST not indexing

I've had this problem for months: Outlook is unable to search recent items in the inbox. I was running Outlook 2010 Beta. I've just moved to the Trial version, hoping to solve the issue. I have tons ...
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Office 2010 to Thunderbird migration

I've been reading a lot of things on the internet about this but can't get it to work. Also tried the Mozilla forums, did not get anything useful out of that. What I could do is importing the PST ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where are Microsoft OutLook mailboxes stored in Windows XP?

I want to back up the OutLook mailboxes from one system, then restore them to a different one. I am using MS-OutLook 2007 in Windows XP, but I am unable to find *.PST files in the usual location: ...
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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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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.". ...