Error message when trying to move email to .pst folder

Posted on 2006-06-30
Last Modified: 2011-01-31

I am trying to move all my deleted email to a folder in a pst file.  I first open up the delete items folder and then select all email.  Then I try to move them to the pst.  I get the following message: "creating a new item from the selected items could take some time.  Are you sure you want to create a new item from these 55 items?

If I say yes it creates a message and pastes all the email in this new message.

Question by:hd181a
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Author Comment

ID: 17018233
I have narrowed it down to deleted tasks and meeting notices as the items that cannot be moved.  Any ideas why this is happening?

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Accepted Solution

war1 earned 500 total points
ID: 17018246
Greetings, hd181a !

The issue that the emails in Deleted Items folder are already in a PST file. So you need to create a new PST file and move the emails to the new PST file.

First Create a new PST file.

Then drag the emails from Deleted Items folder to the new PST file.

Best wishes!

Author Comment

ID: 17021087
Let me clarify this.  I am trying to move messages from the Deleted Items folder to a folder in a .pst file and then I get the message.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17037609

What you are doing cannot create a new PST file. Looks like you are trying to move the Deleted Items emails to a PST file which already has the Deleted Items emails.  You need to create a new PST file as I have shown above and drag the Deleted Items to the new folder.
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