Opening Outlook PST with a double click

Posted on 2004-10-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi Everyone,

I would like to be able to open a personal folder .pst file just by double
clicking on it. Basically the same behaviour when you double click on a word
or excel document, it opens the program and displays it.

I've tried setting an association with outlook.exe but this just seems to
attach the .pst file to a new e-mail.

Can anyone help? Please!

Question by:glenajones
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    Expert Comment

    Hi glenajones,

    I have not tested with outlook but this PST viewer might help

    Post back how it goes

    LVL 3

    Accepted Solution

    Outlook Personal Folders (.pst) files were designed to be opened from inside Outlook ONLY.  I used to support Outlook and I could not get a good 'why' answer and I presume it was because of security reasons.  Outlook .PST files do have a password capability and because of this security feature, it will not open using the double click.


    Dale Drew

    Author Comment

    Hi, Thanks for the replies, i was unable to find a way of opening in the way i wanted. Glen.

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