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Cant drag files from outlook to a folder on C drive

GordonMasson asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I have been given a  .pst that I need to archive all the e-mails from.

We do it by extracting the files in Outlook and simply dragging them into a folder on the network and then run a system which registers all the to, from ,cc etc etc.

This wouldn’t normally be a problem but for some reason some of the e-mails cant be dragged into a folder.
I can open them, forward them, look at attachments etc but just not drag them to where I want them.

I get an error message coming up “Error Copying File….Parameter incorrect”
Even if I try to move the e-mails inside Outlook I get an error “Cannot Move the Items”

The .pstn file was created using Office 2003 and I am now using Office 2007 but it has worked for over 5000 e-mails only a couple of hundred are giving this problem.

I could forward them to myself and then do the drag to a folder …. That works but I loose all the to, from, cc info that way.

Any thoughts please?

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