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pst file problem


i have a user where he uses outlook 2007 and he has got a pst file. recently the system has been formatted due to some problems but had taken the complete backup.i could restore all files but when i try to add pst file it says "is not a pst file"

i tried scanpst and repair tool , but not worked, can anyone suggest to recover this file, it is very imp

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kurajesh
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itubafCommented:
do you have or was exchange in your orginazation?

if you was using exchange try to locate ost file and conevert into pst.
 
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kurajeshAuthor Commented:
this is a pop3 account and not exchange
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naomelixesCommented:
Have you tried chkdsk /f on the filesystem?

Looks like the data got corrupted, worth a try.
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kurajeshAuthor Commented:
sure i can try that, any other tool to try out
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OP_ZaharinCommented:
hi,
- check the properties of that .pst file and make sure the read-only box is not checked.
- then run the scanpst again. did u get any error on not a pst file when run the tool?
- the from outlook, click on 'File' then 'Open' then 'Outlook Data File' and select that pst file. See if it can be added that way.
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kurajeshAuthor Commented:
i havedone that, but the scnapst is not getting completed it exits after a while. tried to add from data file mngmt, but not sucessfull
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OP_ZaharinCommented:
- can u download a free trial a 3rd party scanpst here and see if it can read your pst file. Make a copy of that pst file first. sometimes microsoft scanpst doesn't always work for all problems.

http://www.scanpstexeoutlook2007.com/scanpstexeoutlook2007/outlookaction-cannotbe-completed.php
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kurajeshAuthor Commented:
I will try this and update.  Thanks
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Azeem PatelSystem AdministartorCommented:
The folder on which PST is placed give the user full permission on that folder.
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kurajeshAuthor Commented:
the above links referred to stellar product and it was not free to recover the pst file. had to pay in order to register  but worth it , thanks
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