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Exchange Exmerge PST missing attachments

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I am using Exmerge to extract email from an Exchange 2007 SP 1 server using a date range (i.e. - last half of 2007) and store it in a PST file.
The version of Exmerge is v6.5.7529.0

The problem is that while Exmerge reports everything completed successfully, the resulting PST file is missing all the attachment data. When I open the PST, the attachment links exist in some of the emails but the attachment does not exist.

I've attached a log file from exmerge.

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Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program, v6.5.7529.0
Start Logging:May 26, 2008   14:23:02
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[14:23:02] Logging Level: None
[14:23:02] Reading settings from file 'C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\EXMERGE.INI'.
[14:23:03] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://EXCH_SVR/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[14:23:03] Accessing Domain Controller 'DC_NAME'
[14:23:03] 'EXCH_SVR' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[14:23:03] Source server read from settings file is 'EXCH_SVR'.
[14:23:03] Reading list of subjects for messages to be selected from file ''
[14:23:03] Reading list of attachment names for messages to be selected from file ''
[14:23:03] List of folders specified in INI file '\Calendar;\Contacts;\Journal;\Notes;\Tasks;'.
[14:23:03] List of folders to be ignored has been read. 5 folders in the list.
[14:23:03] Program will also ignore sub folders of selected folders.
[14:23:03] Current machine locale ID is 0x409
[14:23:03] Operating System Version 5.1 (Build 2600)
[14:23:35] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://EXCH_SVR/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[14:23:35] Accessing Domain Controller 'DC_NAME'
[14:23:35] 'EXCH_SVR' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[14:23:41] Mailbox '/o=First Organization/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=SystemMailbox{2B44167E-F745-484F-86D9-EA04E23107AB}' will be ignored as its DN contains strings in the ignore list
[14:23:41] Found 11 mailbox(es) homed on database 'MANAGERS - STORAGE GROUP/MANAGERS'.
[14:23:41] Ignored 1 mailbox(es) homed on database 'MANAGERS - STORAGE GROUP/MANAGERS'.
[14:23:41] Found 11 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[14:23:41] Ignored 1 mailbox(es) homed on the specified databases.
[14:24:32] Program settings successfully saved.
[14:24:33] Using attribute 'PR_MESSAGE_DELIVERY_TIME' for date operations.
[14:24:33] Only copying messages created between 04/01/2007   00:00:00, and 12/31/2007   18:13:00.
[14:24:33] Copying data to target store. The program will copy all messages from the source store to the target store, without checking whether the messages already exist in the target store.
[14:24:33] Associated folder data will NOT be copied to the target store.
[14:24:33] Using 'English (US)' (0x409) as the default locale (Code page 1252)
[14:24:33] All mailboxes will be processed, regardless of locale
[14:24:33] Using default locale for all mailboxes
[14:24:33] Initializing worker thread (Thread0)
[14:24:33] Copying data from mailbox 'user_name' ('user_name') on Server 'EXCH_SVR' to file 'K:\user_name.PST'.
[14:27:14] Number of messages processed for mailbox 'user_name': 6839
[14:27:14] Number of folders processed for mailbox 'user_name': 15
[14:27:14] Successfully completed copying mailbox 'user_name' to file 'K:\user_name.PST'.
[14:27:14] Number of items copied from the source store for all mailboxes processed: 6839
[14:27:14] Total number of folders processed in the source store: 15
[14:27:14] 1 mailboxes successfully processed. 0 mailboxes were not successfully processed. 0 non-fatal errors encountered.
[14:27:14] Process completion time:  0:00:02:40 
 
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Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program, v6.5.7529.0
Start Logging:May 26, 2008   14:29:26
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[14:29:26] Logging Level: None
[14:29:26] Reading settings from file 'C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\EXMERGE.INI'.
[14:29:27] Error 8007203a opening an LDAP connection. ('LDAP://EXCH_SVR/rootDSE')  (CADRoutines::GetNamingContextData)
[14:29:27] Accessing Domain Controller 'DC_NAME'
[14:29:27] 'EXCH_SVR' is running Exchange Server 2000 or later
[14:29:27] Source server read from settings file is 'EXCH_SVR'.
[14:29:27] Reading list of subjects for messages to be selected from file ''
[14:29:27] Reading list of attachment names for messages to be selected from file ''
[14:29:27] List of folders specified in INI file '\Calendar;\Contacts;\Journal;\Notes;\Tasks;'.
[14:29:27] List of folders to be ignored has been read. 5 folders in the list.
[14:29:27] Program will also ignore sub folders of selected folders.
[14:29:27] Current machine locale ID is 0x409
[14:29:27] Operating System Version 5.1 (Build 2600)
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