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I'm looking for some code that could help me in getting this job done; Import all pst files available in a shared folder into outlook. I have 300 pst files that I need to attach to outlook for indexing.

thanks in advance.
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by:David Lee
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Hi, stasila2010.

What version of Outlook?  By "import" you mean you want the PSTs connected to Outlook?  You aren't looking to actually import their contents into another PST or your mailbox, right?
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by:stasila2010
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I'm using outlook 2003 right now and If I need to I can use 2007. yes I just want to connect them to outlook all at once. by default I can only select one and then another one and so on.

thanks for your help
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Here's the code.  Follow these instructions to use it.

1.  Start Outlook
2.  Click Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor
3.  If not already expanded, expand Microsoft Office Outlook Objects
4.  If not already expanded, expand Modules
5.  Select an existing module (e.g. Module1) by double-clicking on it or create a new module by right-clicking Modules and selecting Insert > Module.
6.  Copy the code from the Code Snippet box and paste it into the right-hand pane of Outlook's VB Editor window
7.  Edit the code as needed.  I included comments wherever something needs to or can change
8.  Click the diskette icon on the toolbar to save the changes
9.  Close the VB Editor
10. Run the macro
Sub OpenPSTs()
    Dim objFSO As Object, objFolder As Object, objFile As Object
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    'Change the folder path on the next line'
    Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder("C:\SomeFolderName")
    For Each objFile In objFolder.Files
        If LCase(objFSO.GetExtensionName(objFile.Name)) = "pst" Then
            Outlook.Application.Session.AddStore objFile.Path
        End If
    Next
    Set objFolder = Nothing
    Set objFSO = Nothing
    MsgBox "Done"
End Sub

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by:stasila2010
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thank you very much for your VB script. I did worked but only added around 10 PST files to my outlook and then ended with Run-time error '-901758971 (ca404005)':
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by:stasila2010
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got it. your script works perfect.
thanks a lot.
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You're welcome.
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