I have searched high and low and have tried just about everything I've seen on every board I've found to no avail. I recently left my job and backed up my outlook.pst file to a DVD before I left. the file is ~1.2G. When I copied it from the disk to my HD, I made sure the 'Read Only' flag wasn't checked. I have tried importing it, opening it in Outlook and nothing seems to be working. The laptop I had at work ran Windows XP and Outlook 2003. My home system has the same setup. Is it possible that they could have had some encryption on the work laptop to make this not work? I have 5 years worth of data on that file and am mildly panicked. I have two copies of the file. The first file was direct copy the second copy was an export backup. Is there anything I can do?