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Unable To Open Outlook PST Across Network

Posted on 2004-08-22
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I am attempting to open an Outlook PST across a wireless network.  I can see it and have sharing turned on for all the disks and folders in the path, but I get the following error message with a window bar title of Personal Folders:

File access is denied.  You do not have the permission required to access the file \\...

However, I can open files in the same directory from the same computer across the same network using different applications.

Can you help me fix this?

Peter073
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by:sunray_2003
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Peter,

Try this
if you can navigate to that PST file , then right-click it
go to "Properties" and make sure "Read-only" is not CHECKED
uncheck it if checked and not try to open PST


All the best

SR
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by:Peter073
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I checked this. It was not Read-only.  However, when I brought up Properties for the file across the network, I got a dialog box that said "You only have permission to view the current security information on ..." when I clicked on the Security tab.  It then let me through, but I'm not smart enough to tell if it was preventing me from seeing something.

I believe that this is come kind of ownership/permission issue
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>> I believe that this is come kind of ownership/permission issue

Absolutely !!

You are not supposed to get that warning message when you click on Security. Talk with the system admin or if you are the system admin , fix that before trying to access PST. That would be a simple way to solve the issue

SR
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by:Peter073
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OK, I fixed this.  In XP, I had turned on Sharing for the disk and all the subordinate folders, but I didn't have checked the box that says "allow network users to change my files."  Outlook requires write access to the PST, which is while is was the only application that I used that had a problem.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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by:sunray_2003
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Great you got it solved. It was simple security and sharing issue here more than PST file itself.
BTW , there are lot of cases where users had that read-only turned on which had denied access

Please close the question

SR
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