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  1. Merrion

    Merrion Thread Starter

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    I started a backup of pst files recently, however, I had to stop mid-way. I deleted the partially complete backup pst file from my hard drive. Now every time I open Outlook (2007) I get repeated messages that pst file cannot be found. How do I stop these messages appearing.
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  2. Rockn

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    You probably deleted the wrong one. Did you do a backup or an archive?
     
  3. Merrion

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    Thanks Rockn
    While Outlook was open, I went into File, then Import Export, then choose Export to a File, then choose .pst file. I selected that it save to my Desktop - I was then planning to save it from the Desktop to an external drive. The export function started but I realised that it would take hours, so I cancelled it and then deleted the pst file that had now appeared on my Desktop with a plan to do a full export at a later stage. Now when I open Outlook, I get multiple repeated messages advising that the pst file cannot be found. Hope this gives you more information. Thanks. M
     
  4. Rockn

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    Can you recover the file from the recycle bin and see if the message goes away?
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    Go into file data management in Outlook and see if the one on the desktop is listed. This might be under the File menu. I don't have Outlook 2007 up at the moment and can't find exact instructions for you, but I suspect that's the problem.
     
  6. Merrion

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    Thanks Double Helix
    Yes the files are there in the data management link in Outlook. I don't want to recover them. They can be deleted completely. I would like to stop the multiple repeated messages that the pst file cannot be found. Thanks M
     
  7. Merrion

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    Thanks Rockn
    Yes they are in the Recycle bin but the files are huge and I would like to delete them completely. If I restore them to the desktop and then copy them to an external drive, will that stop the messages appearing? Thanks M
     
  8. Rockn

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    Just delete the correct one from data management and the messages should go away.
     
  9. Merrion

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    Thanks, this appears to have worked.
    Thanks to all for the help - much appreciated.
    M
     
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