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opening a PST originally created in Outlook 2003 on an XP box in outlook 2003 running on W2K

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I have some Outlook PST files stored on my network and they open just fine from any machine on my network.  I needed to burn these files to a CD for portability reasons. When I try to open these files on another machine I am getting permission issues. Of course I know you can not open the files directly from the CD because Outlook needs write access to the file to open it.. So what I have done is copy the PST file to the desktop and then open it from there.  On a box running XP pro adn Outlook 2003 the file opens just fine. However on a box running W2k pro and Outlook 2003 the file will not open and is giving a " You do not have permission to open this file" dialog. I have checked the security permissions on the file and adjusted them if needed usually does not need adjusting. I have played with the ownership of the file still no joy. I need to make sure these files can open on either OS platform.  Anyone have any ideas?

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Make sure the that file is not set to Read Only(the pst on the win2k PC). This attribute comes over the copied file after copying it from the CD.

Give that a shot and post back.
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That was it Dude!!!! Thanks a lot.. I was so busy looking for the problem in the back end I didn't think to look in front of my face. Sometimes the most obvious is hard to see... Thanks Again
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