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Public Folder Calender Conundrum

I have a public folder setup, and within the public folder are many other folders. One of the sub-folders named "Contacts", under the main "All Public Folders", has within it different public folder items. One of these items is a calender that has a multiple daily entries for many months (including July 2007). I went ahead and exported this calender as a PST, and then went ahead and attached this newly exported PST as a data file to Outlook. Now in Outlook I have an area called Personal Folders, and under it is "IPM_SUBTREE", and under that I see my "Contacts" subfolder, and under that I see my calender. When I bring up the calender, there is no information in it at all. What I have also noticed, is beside the word "Calender" in the Personal Folder list, is a bracket and the number 2 within the brackets. meaning there are 2 unread items, that said when I try to find these items in the calender I cannot locate them.

My ultimate goal is to export this calender to bring it into another Exchange system, but without the data showing up in an exportation, it's pointless to even continue.
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ormerodrutterCommented:
When you export the calendar did you select to export all Subfolders as well?
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artthegeekCommented:
When you open or import the calendar, make sure you are in the Calendar view - the Open or Import will apply the current 'form' (email/calendar/tasks/etc.) to the action.
In other words, open your calendar in Outlook first, then open the .pst (File>Open>Outlook Data File,  etc.)


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newgentechnologiesAuthor Commented:
Subfolders was selected when it was exported.

Artthegeek: I tried you recommendation, but it didn't change anything.

Any other ideas gentlemen?
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artthegeekCommented:
Just to be clear - when you say you 'attached' the pst as a data file to Oultook, what did you do?
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newgentechnologiesAuthor Commented:
File -> Data File Management -> Add -> [Locate PST and open it]

It gets added under Personal Folders, under a folder called IPM_SUBTREE
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artthegeekCommented:
As a side note - the IPM_SUBTREE gets generated whenever creating a pst from a public folder.  You can move or copy the calendar itself to another folder if you wish.

If you try copying the calendar to a root folder, do you get any error messages?  
Does the new calendar show the (2)?  Does it show any appointments?

Also -
Forgive me, but I'll kick myself later if I don't ask you to check - if you change the view to, say a month or year - do you see any entries?






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newgentechnologiesAuthor Commented:
Changing the view wields no different results.

If I try to copy the calender into the root of the public folder, it errors and says copying to a root public folder can't happen. Then new calendar shows the (2) as well, but no appointments.
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artthegeekCommented:
I'm sorry, I meant copying the imported PST's folder to a different local folder.  
I may be stumped.  

I would verify time zone differences between server and workstation,
Explore the view formatting on the local pst calendar.  
I would also test creating a new appt in it to verify that it shows and there is no corruption.
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newgentechnologiesAuthor Commented:
Copying the PST's folder to a local folder first, then to the desired non-local version, worked great.

Thx
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artthegeekCommented:
Anytime - I'm glad it worked:)
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