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Instead of archiving my Outlook files on the C drive of my PC, I have archived them on a server. I have mapped the server with drive letter U.
Over the weekend we have moved to a new domain and new outlook server 2007. The Outlook client remained at 2003.
I cannot import the PST files into the Outlook. I have tried several PST repair tools but to no avail.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Question by:Errol Farro
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by:peakpeak
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Did you succeed before the upgrade? What error messages do you get?
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by:pavaneeshkumar
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change in domain is not going to corrupt the pst files. it might effect the Access permission.

provide the exact Error message ?
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by:Errol Farro
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From the outlook 2003 I do the following
file - open-outlook data file-select the U drive where PST file reside - select file

The following message is displayed
The file archive01.pst is not a personal folder file

In widnows explorer the properties are
archive01.pst 660,689KB Office data file
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war1 earned 2000 total points
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Hello ecfarro,

You may need to take ownsership of folders and files to access them.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

If no joy, copy the PST file to local workstation, and try to access it from there.

If no joy, what PST repair tools have you used?  I assume you have used ScanPST.  Try Outlook Recovery Toolbox
http://www.oemailrecovery.com/outlook-recovery.html


Hope this helps!
war1
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