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Exporting email from one company and opening it with my personal Outlook client

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I have exported my mailbox to a PST using Outlook 2007 client.  The company closed and I would like to be able to open this PST on my personal computer to have access to contacts and old messages and letters of recommendation.  Can this be done?

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just take the file home, on outlook at home choose file, open, outlook data file.  Browse to your file.  
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Did that and it gives a permission error and will not open.  I was using Outlook 2010 at the office, sorry for the mistake above.  I'm running Outlook 2007 at home.

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Make sure the file isn't Read Only and Also you'll need to check the NTFS permissions on the file to make sure you have Full Access to it.

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oneitnz - The file is not read only and I went as far as adding my account in the ACL of the pst file and giving it full control and it still does not allow me to add this to my Outlook client.  Is there a certain way the file needs to be exported on Outlook from the Exchange server so that I can open it on my personal PC Outlook?
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