Can't import .pst file recovered from a damaged hard drive.
Posted on 2004-09-21
I recovered a .pst file using data recovery software from a hard drive with a damaged MBR sector. The file came from an administrator's Outlook 2000 profile on a W2K machine, and was saved on a floppy.
When I try to restore the .pst file to another computer running Outlook 2000 and XP, the Outlook Office Assistant (i.e., annoying paperclip...) tells me: "You do not have access to the folder "A:\" See your administrator for access to this folder."
It doesn't matter whether I'm logged in to XP as administrator or as a user. And the "A:" drive is normally accessible.
Is this a case of security descriptors recovered with the .pst file causing Outlook to choke? How can I recover the Outlook folders?