I've been using Outlook 2000 for work. I have tons of important email archived.
Yesterday it went bonkers. It wouldn't let me access any of my email. I closed it and reopened and I just got a gray box. I reboot, nothing. I tried Detect and Repair. Nothing.
I found the Outlook.pst file. It's 2GB! Yes, a cleanup was long overdue, not to mention a back-up!
I copied the Outlook.pst file to another location and tried importing it. It wouldn't do it. The best I could do was import an old archive file from December, which essentially gave me nothing more than my trash from December.
Obviously the Outlook.pst file is corrupted but is there any way to extract at least some of the data within?