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Can't access a previously saved 'pst' file

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I saved a large pst file onto a CD several months ago so I could go in and clean out my folders, thereby reducing the hard-drive space usage.  When I try to access this pst file I use FILE/OPEN/"PERSONAL FOLDERS FILE (.PST)" then point to the CD drive to select the pst file.  However, I get the error message:
"Properties for this information service must be defined prior to use."  

I click "OK" then get the message:
"The file D:\xxxxxx.pst could not be accessed.  Access is denied."

Can anyone help?
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Question by:neoshiro
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pyleo earned 200 total points
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You will not be able to access it from the cd becuase it writes the file when you open it.

So you'll have to copy to your HDD and then remove the read only properties from the file and then try and open it.

Let me know how you get on
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by:neoshiro
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Thanks pyleo!  It works!  I copied the .pst and .pab files over, checked off the "read only" property for both, then was able to open it from Outlook.  I tried this with 2 different archived files from different dates and both worked.

Thanks for the help - this service is great!!
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