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Outlook 2003 Data Files?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by BratDawg, Apr 30, 2011.

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  1. BratDawg

    BratDawg Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP Home and I belive Outlook 2003. I have another thread in the XP forum at the moment describing my problemsn (http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/994273-blah-application-data-folder-gone.html), but the short is that I did a hard shut down of my computer and now can't open outlook - it says it can't open the set of folders and that the server isn't available.

    I looked online and found some posts elsewhere saying that the data files for outlook are in outlook.pst or some other .pst file - it could vary.

    When I look at my carbonite backup (internet service) there's an outlook.pst file but it's 414mb! Yikes! Is that really how big it's supposed to be?

    I see also an archive.pst file that is 65.9mb. Both were last modified on 4/29/11 in the backup.

    Thanks
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Those are your data files. Yes, they can easily be that big. Many are larger. Take a closer look at the error message you're seeing. Is it referring to a problem with the PST file or the OST file?
     
  3. BratDawg

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    The error message is "cannot start microsoft office outlook. unable to open the outlook window. the set of folders could not be opened. the server is not available. contact your administrator if this condiditon persists."

    I'm the admin and it persists! :\
     
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