Outlook 2003 on an XP pro CPU had a 16 gig OldPST.pst with this structure
40000 entries at root level
\folder1 has another 100 emails
\folder2 has another 50 emails
\folder20 has another 150 emails
I moved the PST to a new windows 7 pro running Outlook 2010 which already had a NewerPST with a week of activity. Now the structure is
300 emails from last week of activity
"no items to show in this view" instead of 40000 entries at root level
\folder1 has another 100 emails which are visible
\folder2 has another 50 emails which are visible
\folder20 has another 150 emails which are visible
Nonetheless, I am sure the 40000 emails are still there because I have a 3rd party indexing tool from x1.com. When I enter search criteria that says "show me everything in oldpst it shows me all 40000, and I can double click on anyone of them to open the email. I can ever reply to the emails.
How can I "unhide" those entries.
I tried running SCANPST. It ran for about 3 hours then told me in had found some errors. I told it to proceed and 2 hours later it completed normally.
When I reopened outlook, and went to the OldPST\Inbox, Outlook displayed "preparing view", followed by a 10 minute stall, followed by "no items to show in this view".