Outlook 2007 File Access Permission Denied

I just upgraded my computer from Windows XP to Windows 7 Pro, and everything seems to be working fine.  However, when I enter Outlook and want it to look for my saved Outlook.pst file I get the attached error message saying I do not have permission to access the file.  It offers no more information than that.

This is a free-standing computer, and I am the only user (and Administrator, though it never asked me for my status when I performed the upgrade ... I assume it kept the XP settings).  How can I access my PST data?


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Check security permission on the following folder

C:\Users\%%USERNAME%%\Documents\Outlook Files\

security permission
philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
It shows I've got "full permission".  What else can I check?


move .pst file to a non-root location such as folder in ur user profile nd check again.

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where is the pst file save?
by default path in win7 is..

1st enable show hidden folders n file
C:\Users\Specific User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook"
philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
Everyone ... I appreciate your help on X-Mas eve.  Here's the deal.  I keep my active ("Outlook.pst") file and my archive pst files in a separate folder on my C:/ drive called "PST Current".  I deleted the default Outlook pst file, since that's the only way I know to get Outlook to ask me where the pst file I want is located.  So I navigated to my "PST Current" folder, found the file I wanted, and THAT'S when I got the error message.  I'll be happy to move the PST Current folder somewhere else, if you think that would make a difference.

philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
SO?  Anybody have any idea?
put your current pst file on to another drive that is NOT the OS system drive, this is because the permission structure has not been made on that drive. Create a new outlook data pst profile in outlook. then re attach your old pst file to outlook. you now have two personal data group, copy the old on to the new default profile that you have just created.

i hope this work for you.

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philsimmonsAuthor Commented:
By starting with the Outlook.pst file backup on the external drive, the file was opened and subsequently saved as instructed.  Thanks !!
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