Can't open MS outlook pst file.

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I have 1 pst files with size: 102 MB (107,693,056 bytes).
But when I open this file by MS outlook 2007 the file size will be reduce to: 265 KB (271,360 bytes) and there isn't any email inside.

Please help me this big problem! I have a lot of impotant emails.
Question by:Mr_Bach
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    Accepted Solution

    most likely the emails are already deleted or the file corrupt, and Outlook is compacting it.
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    Expert Comment

    Run scanpst (Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12\scanpst.exe) on the file before opening it in Outlook. If the file is corrupt, it might just recover the readable bits.

    Author Comment

    I have runned scanpst.exe and it showed some errors, repair completed but I still can't open it.
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    Expert Comment

    If the file was created with an older version of Outlook, perhaps you should try importing it instead of opening it with Outlook 2007.

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