Last week my main work PC (Windows 7 64) became corrupt to the point I needed to reinstall Windows. I am having problems getting my email to work again on this PC. I run SBS 2003 in the office, and I use Outlook 2007. My email is set up with an Exchange Account as well as 8 different POP3 accounts. The current emails are stored in an OST file while archived emails are stored in multiple PST files - all located on the server.
I have a second PC that runs Outlook 2007 as a backup that is working with all my accounts. I followed the advice in the following article and copied the registry key that has all the Outlook account info:
This phase seemed to work. When I open Mail in the Control Panel I see all of my accounts with all the right settings. The only thing missing was the passwords which I added. When I went to open Outlook on the new PC, I received the following error message:
Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook Window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file O:\....Current Outlook.ost cannot be accessed. You must connect to Microsoft Exchange at least once before you can use the offline folder.
How do I fix this?
Oops!!! I think I just screwed things up more. I saw another question about this topic and someone said to:
From control panel ensure that Cached Mode is disabled, go in to the advanced tab under the Exchange server settings and ensure offline folders is disabled. Launch the mailbox and then go back in to control panel recreate the offline folder manually, and ensure that offline folder files is enabled, which will also re-enable cached mode.
I did that - and now all I get is an error that says Exchange is not available!