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Posted on 2004-09-16
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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?
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Not sure how much this can help
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/repair2gbpst.htm

Can you try ?
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by:leopard_1968
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Worked like a charm. The ihex program did not work, but the MS utility that chopped of bytes at the end did it. As far as I can tell, I didn't even lose any data, at least nothing important.

It is unbelievable that Microsoft would not warn you of this 2GB limit though.

Thanks!
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