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  1. dro

    dro Thread Starter

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    Here is my scenario:
    Left previous employer with a cd prepared by co tech that included a read only 169MB pst file. This file includes all the contents of outlook from my office computer.
    On a very old computer at home-for offline use only-the file could not be opened until the tech sent me a disc to install Windows 95 Vs 98. This computer has outlook 97.
    I have been unable to send the pst file from the disc to the hard drive due to "lack of disc space."
    I have since purchased a new HP computer loaded with Windows XP, but am using AOL for e-mail and Internet. This new computer has Outlook Express 6, but no luck in trying to open this pst file, I guess because I'm using AOL Vs Outlook express for e-mail.
    This rank amateur [very near to computer illiterate] would appreciate any help in accessing this pst file, either on the old computer-offline-or the new computer
     
  2. The_Egg

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    PST Personal Folders files are specific to MS Outlook only.
    So, to use this PST file, you will need to install Microsoft Office / Outlook.
     
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    dro Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your guidance. As indicated, the old computer already has windows 95 and outlook 97. How can I--that is if I can--use outlook 97 offline to open this file?
     
  4. rbeaufor

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    As the egg mentioned you have to use MS outlook to open the pst file.

    An additional point is that Outlook will not recognize a "read-only" file.

    Save the file to the desktop or something. right click, select properties, and uncheck the read only box (if it will let you).

    Outlook, whether online of off, will recognize the file.
     
  5. dro

    dro Thread Starter

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    Thanks to everyone who replied to get me this far. The old computer that is equipped with outlook, will not let me cut and paste or send to--desktop, my documents, etc. I keep getting the message box that there is not enough disc space. I have deleted virtually everything and still get this message.
    How do you suggest that I transfer this file from the disc to the hard drive?
    Thank you all for using language that I can actually comprehend.
     
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    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    On the old machine have you cleaned up your c:\windows\temp\*.tmp files? Also anything with a ~ in front of it. Those are all temporary files created by windows.
    There are also some files in c:\windows\help you can safely delete those would be the *.avi files.

    Note: *.tmp means anyfile.tmp same for the *.avi

    If you clean off a great deal of files try running defrag then see if you can copy the file from the cd to the hard drive.

    :)
     
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