Outlook PST file doesn't have anything in it!

Posted on 2011-10-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have an Outlook PST file that in Windows Explorer has a size of 892,321Kb. If I open this file in Outlook 2010, there's no files, messages etc.,  but there should be!

The PST file was created in Outlook 2003 and is my archive (that has data in it I need!) but tis file has certainly been opened in Outlook 2007.

Can anyone tell me what's going on and suggest how I can access the data in my file, please.


Question by:GMSchool
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    go to c:\program files\Microsoft Office\Office14 and launch scanpst.exe by doule clicking it. Browse to the location where your .pst file is located. and click start repair. Once the repair completed open it in outlook 2010. Post back the results.

    Author Comment

    I'm not having a good day! Scanpst is a commonly used file, but in the worry of losing valuable data and a few panic 'phone calls from customers, I completely forgot about it!

    Needless to say, using Scanpst has solved my problems.

    Thank you sadelphin - an easy 250 points for you, but much appreciated result for me!

    Thanks again.

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    You are welcom mate..

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