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

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how to import .pst files into outlook 2016

I want to import PST files into outlook 2016 but when i try to import PST with native import/export option an error is generated unsupportable PST how i import my desired PST file into Outlook 2016 ...
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Run a command on all the .pst files of a folder in Cygwin

I have several .pst mailbox in a folder. I would like to use readpst to extract them and have the .msg they contain in a folder. So let's say 1.pst, 2.pst ... 15.pst. (the actual names are actually a ...
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How can I export a .pst file that includes all the “Click here to view more on Microsoft Exchange” items?

I'm trying to export a folder with subfolders in Outlook, but there are a bunch of emails I want to export that are only on MS Exchange. For example: How can I download all of these into Outlook so ...
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Have PST Sub-Folders Show In Favorites

I created a PST folder called Co-Workers and the main folder is called Co-Workers where within this folder I have roughly 20 sub-folders with the names of each of my co-workers. I want to be able to ...
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Outlook PST file / error / <We didn't find anything to show here>

Just used the export feature of MS Outlook 2016 to backup my emails. Created a PST file and dragged items into the data file. The file has a nice size (+120 MB). I closed down MS Outlook and re-...
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Mysterous PST corruption

This is a tough one, am I allowed to offer beers for anyone who figures this out? If you are a computer repair enthusiast, this might be a fun one for you. So I have a client who I do basic computer ...
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Does Outlook's “Replace Duplicates” export option affect the source mailbox?

I have not been able to find any good explanations of which of the following options to choose when exporting a full email account to a .pst backup (that would eventually be loaded as a data file on a ...
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Automatically create a copy of email in pst

In Outlook, emails are manually moved to different folders in inbox (server itself). Is it possible to create a rule to automatically create a copy of email in pst, when the mail is moved manually to ...
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Importing MBOX file in Outlook 2010 (or converting to PST)

I exported my e-mails from an old Gmail account using Google Takeout. The exported e-mails are now in an MBOX file. I somehow need to import this into MS Outlook 2010. Of course, it's also fine to ...
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How can I tell Outlook to use an existing PST-file in its first start?

In an automated installation of MS-Office I try to make Outlook use an existing PST-file on its first start via MSP configuration but Outlook ignores the file and creates a new file with a counter "(2)...
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Does an Outlook PST file have an internal signature that makes it difficult to relocate?

Recently I had a user whose PST files were in a default location, but that location was on a redirected folder network share. Apparently PSTs on network shares are a recipe for trouble, so I decided ...
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How to close duplicated data file in Outlook?

In Outlook 2010 I have only one account, which is for Gmail mail, using IMAP. So, my folder structure was like this - default Outlook folders and my Gmail account: It was all working OK, until I ...
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Restoring default Outlook email directory structure

I am using 2007 Outlook and Comcast is my email provider. Don't know if it matters, but my wife and I are probably the only people who still do this, but have a common email which is used on two PCs. ...
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get a reminder when my Outlook pst file size is close to a limit

My pst file was corrupted oncein the past. After getting it back, a friend told me that I need to backup the pst file and pay attention to the pst file size more frequently. I can check the file ...
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Import 11GB PST File to GMAIL without OUTLOOK

I was upgrading from Microsoft Office 2010 to 2016 last week and their INSTALL failed, with error messages "MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESSIONAL PLUS 2016 ENCOUNTERED AN ERROR DURING SETUP" and then "...
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Changed my default .pst and lost all folders

Since my main .pst (Outlook 2007) was really big (close to 20gb) I decided to just create a new one for all my new emails. The problem now is that my old .pst was full of folders I created and now ...
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How Can I View Open PST Files In Outlook?

Is it possible to view a list of PST files which have been loaded in to Outlook? Preferably from inside Outlook rather than having to run any kind of script (I'm sure this could be done with ...
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Migration from a local POP PST to a email server

I have a email account that has been going into a POP setup in Outlook 2010. I would like to re install Windows on my computer. The problem is that somehow, there are a few hundred emails that ARE in ...
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Update PST File With Newer Emails

I exported my Exchange email to a pst file then I got a new pc. In the meantime I have about 2 months of extra emails. Can I connect this pst file to Outlook and have Exchange update it with the last ...
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Does the scanpst.exe version have 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 ...
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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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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 ...