I have a client who's running Windows 7 Pro and MS Office 2007. I recently did a complete system recovery, with re-formatted hard drive, which went flawlessly.
After I restored the .pst file in users/username/appdata/local/msoffice/outlook, Outlook opened fine, with all of the mail folders and messages intact.
Unfortunately, the only contacts displayed are one small set of personal contacts. She's missing several custom contact folders that she had maintained in Outlook before the backup/restore.
I ran scanpst.exe on the .pst file, and it did find and fix some errors, but did not resolve the problem.
Any ideas? Are there third party utilities that allow you to view the contents of .pst files independently from MS Outlook?