import Outlook 2010 PST

I used to be able to use the OUTLOOK.PST and import into new profile. I had no issue doing this when user set up new outlook 2010. His system had issue (another story)and had to be rebuilt but the PST is user@domain.net and not a PST.
The first time I tired the Scanpst came up so I ran that it found and fixed it fixed errors but still says it is bad when I try to open it as I would an archive or use that as the main PST. NOte: the size was almost 3 GIG he swears that he has been archiving, my quesion what?
I did not notice the PST extension until I did the Scanpst now it says user@domain.net.pst

I guess this is two fold question
1. How does one import data from a new 2010 PST format personal folder to another profile? USing the standard import the file comes up bad and 2010 does not list ".net"
2. Any suggestions as how to salvage the user@domain.net.pst that is coming up bad?
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:
What happens when you create a new profile, then copy the PST file to another folder and point the new data store that folder?


That's all I do if I am recreateing the users profile.

\\baduser\c$\Users\baduser\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook this is the default place it creates when setting it up the first time. I then copy it to c:\temp for baduser\inbox.pst

All I do when asked if to use a new past for older, I select the option to browse to an existing pst file.
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ssaverAuthor Commented:
Great minds

When your answer came in i was just finishing a new profile and a fresh repair this time it works as and import and as opening as archive.
I created a new profile and new outlook then did the repair, it appears that the 2nd repair work.
So it must have been the bad file that was stopping the import before, I could have sworn I tried it before and it did not work with a  good new PST.
Anyway thanks for the suggestion it worked.
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