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Buring a PST onto a cd

When you burn an outlook pst file on to a cd for some reason it marks the file as read only.  So if you try and open the pst from Outlook. (open,  person folder)it states permission denied.  A work around is to copy the pst to your hardrive and remove the flag for read only, then it works.  Does anyone know of a better way to do this.  Whereby buring the pst onto a cd and not having to copy it the local machine and removing the flag?
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mkraus
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DreamboatCommented:
ALL files burned to a CD are marked as read only. (Perhaps not the CD-RWs, but I don't know.) That's the only way I know of: copy to your hard drive and remove the property.
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
Outlook/MAPI can't use a read-only file regardless where it sits because the messaging subsystem was designed to open the file with read, write, and exclusive access.

I have heard that some can put PST files on a CDRW that is being used as a drive, but the results have been flakey where a person will eventually report that they can't open the file.
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bluezoo7Commented:
Deamboat and Neo are right. The .PST is a database and Outlook needs write access to it. The .PST must be on a local or network drive...

BZ7
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