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Cant open outlook 2010 pst file

Posted on 2014-04-03
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I need help I have a problem with a pst file in outlook 2010, the file is 5.8 gb and is now corrupted when I try to open the file in outlook I get an error " outlook has detected errors in the file and cannot open" I tried scanpst.exe it recovers part of the file, can anyone help?
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by:Merete
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If you import it aside from trying to open it?
Does that work?
5.8 gig is really big to handle, is there any details you have not mentioned?
Are you moving your PST from one computer to another a new Outlook email client?
or another folder
Archiving is another area to look
you can break up the large .pst file and manually move messages from your large .pst file to another .pst file.
To quickly move one folder from a .pst file into a different .pst file, follow these steps:
Make sure that your large .pst file and the destination .pst file are both open in Outlook.
Right-click the folder in your large .pst file that you want to move to the other (smaller) .pst file, and then click Move Folder.
In the Move Folder dialog box, select the destination .pst file, and then click OK.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982577
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by:nobus
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did you try all the steps mentiioned here -with the fixit and inbox repair tool?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272227/nl
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Hi I tried the processes recommended above and was able to get the pst to work but unfortunately much of the needed data was unrecoverable, so I broke up the files in into smaller psts with a third party data recovery application called "Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery tool"  and recovered what I could.
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by:nobus
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i don't understand why you select her answer - since you did not use it ? ?
best delete your question imo
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by:Trevor_C
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I finally used a third part recovery tool to complete the repair
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