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Problem pst files

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  1. wave1980

    wave1980 Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    I recently converted a folder of emails into a pst file using the import/export wizard in Outlook 2003. When I tried to import them on my new system, however, an error showed saying: "The file ???/???/???.pst is not a personal folders file." However the systems reads that it is a pst file, it has the correct icon in folder view, and it seems to be the right size, approx 150MB, to hold my emails. I've put the pst file on my desktop and made sure doesn't have the 'read only' attribute ticked, and I've tried merging it with my new system via the import/export wizard and going through the File/Open/Outlook Data File route with the same result. The files don't appear to be corrupt when we've run software, though to be honest we haven't got proper "expensive" software, just a download from the internet.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to where I go next?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Did you per chance choose encryption when you exported? Or did you password protect it?
     
  3. wave1980

    wave1980 Thread Starter

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    I definitely didn't give it a password, and unless the encryption is an option that is already ticked, then no to that too.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    I tried it earlier, and I believe that option is ticked. Can you export them again?
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    You exported from Outlook 2003, correct? That means you have to import it into Outlook 2003 as well. You're not trying to use an older version of Outlook, are you?
     
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