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{Solved} - Problems opening .pst Outlook personal folders after new install of Win2000

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mg33, Feb 5, 2001.

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  1. mg33

    mg33 Thread Starter

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    I was referred to this board by a friend, hopefully someone can help out.

    Prior to doing a new install of Win2000 from a Win98 computer, I backed up all my outlook e-mail, contact lists, etc. The suggested method was exporting these as as .pst files.

    Now, I am running on Win2000, with all my files backed up on cd. I've moved the .pst files over, and have tried to import them into the newly installed Outlook.
    For some reason though, it will not let me import them, claiming a password problem.

    The message I get is: Properties for this information service must be defined prior to use.
    After clicking OK, I get a message saying "File access is denied, you don't have permission to access these files."

    What's the problem? How do I import these files? They're rather important.

    If someone could help me out on this, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance,

    Michael S. Gallegly
     
  2. Reuel Miller

    Reuel Miller

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    Greetings

    I have a feeling that the problem is that when you copied the file from CD, it was copied as a read only file.

    Find the file, right click on it and untick the Read Only attribute.

    See if that helps



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  3. mg33

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    Much thanks, I figured out what the problem was last night, much to my relief. It was a long bit of trying over and over and over!

    Thanks,

    michael
     
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