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Import big message file in Outlook 5.02

I configured Outlook 5.02 on MacOS 9.1 and replaced the 'message' file in the Main User folder by a message file of 1.39 Gb (! yes, indeed: gigabytes!). Outlook won't recognize this file. It is also impossible to import it.
Given the size there is a lot of info in this file (all the messages I kept for years) that I don't want to lose.
Can anyone tell me how I get access to this file or how I can recover it? Tnx.
BTW: I have 250 Xtra points for a working solution.
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Zorro032798
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weedCommented:
Where did this 1.3 gig file come from? A previous copy of Outlook?
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Zorro032798Author Commented:
No, it was a 5.02 backup that I tried to reinstall after a crash.
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weedCommented:
So, it did come from a previous copy of Outlook. You couldnt save the original file after the crash?
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Zorro032798Author Commented:
no, this was a 2 weeks old copy of the original one.
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weedCommented:
Well, my guess is that somehow in the backup the file got corrupted. Especially if you cant import it.
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Zorro032798Author Commented:
So, there is no solution, I presume?
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weedCommented:
Dont think so. You cant uncorrupt files.
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Zorro032798Author Commented:
Tnx for the help, weed.
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