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Search  for emails On a PST data file without outlook

Posted on 2016-08-06
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I have some PST files I need to recover some emails within some PST files. I tried opening the PST files with  Outlook and search for the emails but it is not coming out with anything.  is there a good program I can use to recover those emails  without using Outlook

your help is very much appreciated.
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Question by:Elvis De la Cruz
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by:John Hurst
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Try setting up a new profile in Outlook, attach the PST to this profile and then re-index Outlook.

Here is a Microsoft Article to assist you.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2007-outlook/options-to-rapidly-search-pst-files-without/9f40186b-9896-4f06-8d5b-7aa85b557e82
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by:Kimputer
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In case this is not about data corruption, but really a search issue, I recommend you to install Mailstore Home, index the files correctly (make sure you select all available filters, like pfd, word, excel etc), and search it after the indexing is done (try also with correctly placed *signs).
Officially, the program is only free for personal use.
http://www.mailstore.com/en/mailstore-home-email-archiving.aspx
You will not only get your results faster and more accurate, but also when there's a hit from within the file attachments (as I said earlier, the pdf's, word, excel etc), something Outlook is not capable of.
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El Fierro earned 500 total points
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try SysTools Outlook PST Viewer 4.5
https://www.systoolsgroup.com/pst-viewer.html
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by:Elvis De la Cruz
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Thanks the program works
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