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Import of Backed Up *.pst on multi-Profile Outllook .... password ..

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by simonwar, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. simonwar

    simonwar Thread Starter

    Apr 12, 2007

    I reformatted my hard drive - best thing I've done for ages.

    Anyhow backed up Outlook 2003, which i have setup for 2 Profiles:

    :1 Outlook (personal)
    :2 ESafetysigns (work)

    This created several *.pst files which seem to cover it, they are:
    :1 Outlook.pst, and
    :2 ESigns_postmaster.pst

    (Both *.pst have significant Memory sizes so i assumed all the data required was in there, however I did question the naming of "ESigns_postmaster", but I though Outlook automatically created the *.pst for me)

    When I reset up my Outlook I have successfully brought over my Outlook.pst and all my personal data, but when I set up the second Profile and attempted to do the same for ESigns_postmaster.pst it has not worked?

    I assumed Outlook would look for ESigns_postmaster.pst, but in fact on creating a new profile, (called ESafetysigns), has called it Outlook2.pst.

    I tried to open it using File > Open > Outlook Data, but its asking for a password.

    I did not allocate a password and tried some of my favourite passwords but no luck there either?

    Any ideas, i was thinking of renaming ESigns_postmaster.pst to Outlook2.pst, but worried that will mess it up further?

    Thanks, Simon.

    Actually - not that successful - just reailsed I have to set up all my accounts again as this does not seem to get saved as part of the *.pst - how do you save accounts?
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi simonwar

    Sorry, we cannot assist with lost/forgotten/unknown passwords or bypassing passwords.
    Please read the Forum Rules before posting again.

    Yes, you will need to recreate Profiles and the e-mail accounts in Outlook.

    I am closing this thread, if you have any non password related questions about Outlook, please start a new thread.

    Thank you
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