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How do I resolve a error message: Cannot copy Personal Folders?

Last week I used an application called PCMover to migrate my programs and files from an Old PC to a New PC.  Both systems run Win XP.  Mostly, the transfer went smoothly, but I am receiving an error message when I try to backup my Outlook PSTs from within Outlook 2007.

Error Copying File or Folder: Cannot copy Personal Folders 2008:
Files on CD-ROM drive are read-only. You cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive.

I can't make any sense out of this message because as far as I can tell there is no CD-ROM drive involved.  My CD drive is empty.  The PST file resides on my C Drive.

I have three PST files in Outlook.  All three are on the list to back up when I select File>Backup from the Outlook menu.  Only one of the PSTs is throwing the error, which as luck would have it is my main PST.
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Thanks for your response, jimmypants.  You are right on target!

I checked the paths shown and sure enough, they do not correspond to actual paths in my current directory tree.  In fact, I don't think any of the three are valid.  It seems two were transferred over from my Old PC, which had a C and D drive, and the other was created as the default PST when I first accessed Outlook 2007 on the New PC.  The New PC has only a C Drive, and everything that previously resided on the D drive of the Old PC was automatically relocated to C:\Drive_D on the New PC, courtesy of the PCMover application.

I am including the names of each PST along with the path currently specified in Options of Backup:

Personal Folders
C:\Documents and Settings\ADMIN\Local Settings\ApplicationData\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook backup.pst

Personal Folders 2008
D:\Documents and Settings\D. Reynolds\LocalSettings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Personal Folders 2008 backup.pst

Personal Folders CBC
C:\Documents and Settings\D. Reynolds\LocalSettings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Personal Folders CBC backup.pst

On the Old PC, running Win XP Home, I was the only User: D. Reynolds
On the New PC, running XP Pro, I am still the sole user, but I think it's now ADMIN

I am including screen shots of my actual folder tree on the New PC.  

The first PST, named Personal Folders, is the one automatically created by Outlook on the New PC.  Ironically, I cannot even match up this path---my tree does not shown Local Settings as a subfolder of my C:\Documents and Settings\ADMIN folder. (screen shot attached)

The second PST, named Personal Folders 2008, is the one that contains the bulk of my data.   I think what I need to do on this one is override the path shown in Outlook>Backup>Options and make it:
C:\Drive_D\Documents and Settings\D. Reynolds\LocalSettings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Personal Folders 2008 backup.pst
This was the most recent version of my main PST as it stood on the Old PC (dated 7/16/08 at 4.6 GB) (Screen shot attached)

For the third PST, named Personal Folders CBC, I think what I need to do is override the path shown in Outlook>Backup>Options and make it:
C:\Drive_D\Documents and Settings\D. Reynolds\LocalSettings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Personal Folders CBC backup.pst (Screen shot attached)

Please let me know if my thinking is correct on renaming the second and third PST, and provide direction on where to direct the path for the first PST.

Many thanks =)




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