Egadds - how do I merge my old .pst file in Outlook 2000


J

JonT

Please help.

My PC hard disk got fried a few weeks ago.

Reinstalled Windows XP Home, everything fine, then re-installed Office 2000.
Everything fine. Until ...............

I went to merge my old backed up .pst file, which was backed up in the usual
File, Export, .PST file way.

When I tried to bring it in, I was prompted for a password ???? I did not
password protect the backed up .pst file.

So, I have moved on, sort of .... but really need a lot of the information
from my old .pst file.
Every time Outlook 2000 is opened I am prompted for a password that I do not
know for the second set of Personal Folders that just hangs out in my list
of folders.

How can I disconnect my old personal folders,
open it up with a password I did not put there,
then, merge them (probably I would go one by one).
But number one is to open my old pst file

Thank you so much,

Jon

If you want to send me an e-mail personally on this, I believe I have added
the word SPAM, which you can remove and e-mail me.
 
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T

Tasha

Hi Jon - Have you just clicked okay without putting in
password? or tried your .net password? Sometimes it
will use your outlook setup password for e-mail. Try
those - don't think you need software.
 
B

Brian Tillman

JonT said:
Reinstalled Windows XP Home, everything fine, then re-installed
Office 2000. Everything fine. Until ...............

I went to merge my old backed up .pst file, which was backed up in
the usual File, Export, .PST file way.
That's not the usual way to backup a PST. The usual way is, with Outlook
closed, simply to copy the PST to another folder or to a CD. Any other way
can (not always, necessarily, but possibly) lose data. To restore, you use
FIle>Open>Personal Folders File, browse to your PST, select it, and click
OK. You can then move things around as you will. (Note: if your backup PST
was stored on a CD, you have to copy it to the hard drive and remove the
Read-Only attribute before you can open it in Outlook.)
When I tried to bring it in, I was prompted for a password ???? I did
not password protect the backed up .pst file.
Download http://www.computerhope.com/download/updates/pst19upg.zip and run
it against the PST that seems to have a password. Be sure to read the note
in the zip first.
How can I disconnect my old personal folders,
Right-click and choose Close.
open it up with a password I did not put there,
See above
then, merge them (probably I would go one by one).
File>Open>Personal Folders File.
 
J

JonT

Thanks all, I give things a chance. But I certainly won't pay $30 for
software.

I definately did not do the correct procedure. I ma sure this has had to
have occured before. There are others here that are too bright as well :).

Jon
 
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K

kris

JonT wrote on 08/31/2004 03:47 ET
Please help

My PC hard disk got fried a few weeks ago

Reinstalled Windows XP Home, everything fine, then re-installed Office 2000
Everything fine. Until ..

I went to merge my old backed up .pst file, which was backed up in the usua
File, Export, .PST file way

When I tried to bring it in, I was prompted for a password ???? I did no
password protect the backed up .pst file

So, I have moved on, sort of but really need a lot of the informatio
from my old .pst file
Every time Outlook 2000 is opened I am prompted for a password that I do no
know for the second set of Personal Folders that just hangs out in my lis
of folders

How can I disconnect my old personal folders
open it up with a password I did not put there
then, merge them (probably I would go one by one)
But number one is to open my old pst fil

Thank you so much

Jo

If you want to send me an e-mail personally on this, I believe I have adde
the word SPAM, which you can remove and e-mail me
Hi John
In order to remove password from your Outlook account you can try below mentio
steps

1) From the menu bar click on "Go">> "Folder list
2) Then right click and select "Properties
3) Click "Advanced
4) Then click "change Password
5) Three fields will be shown - old password, new password and the last on
-verify password
6) Fill old password, and leave rest of the fields blank., this would remov
password from your account account

Now you need to merge old PST with the new PST, for this there are two possibl
ways

1) Manual Process: Although manual process is bit complex and lengthy one
let'
check it out

Step-1 Open Microsoft Outloo
Step-2 From the File menu select "Import and Export
Step-3 From Import and Export wizard select Import from another program or fil
Step-4 Click Next and select Personal folder File(.pst), click on Nex
Step-5 Select PST files needed to be merge(* select option- Replace duplicate
with items imported), then click Nex
Step-6 Now merge PST files in the current folder or to the same folder a
according to your requiremen
Step-6 Click finish to terminate the process

2)Third Party Solution: Quick Way to merge multiple PST files in Outlook, tr
out amazing 3rd party utility PST Merge tool. It's Demo version is FREE. Wit
this few clicks you can merge multiple PST files into single PST. Options ar
provided to create new PST. Read More
http://www.pstmerge.msoutlooktools.com/
 
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