PST and OST files


M

Mark S

Good day: On my work computer, I created a personal folder to save some
e-mail using Microsoft Outlook 2003. Outlook 2003 prompted me to save the
file as an Office data file or a pst file under Outlook 2002, 2000 and 97. I
saved the personal folder as an Office data file.

On my work computer, I executed scanpst.exe on the outlook data file.
Scanpst.exe prompted me to create a backup called outlook.bak and I agreed to
do so. I ran scanpst.exe on the original office data file. It generated a log
of errors and saved the log as a text file.



My home computer uses Microsoft Outlook 2002. I tried view the e-mail
contents of the original office data file. When I added the personal folder
within Outlook properties, the message appears, "The file you choose is not
an Outlook data file. You must select a new file of this type."

I tried to view the e-mail contents of outlook.bak and the same message
appeared on my home computer.

I returned to work and tried to view the e-mail contents using Outlook 2003.
The same message appears.

Does anyone have another approach to my situation?

Thanks, Mark
 
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D

DL

To use an OL2003 pst on an earlier version of OL you need to create, within
OL2003, a pst in earlier format
Copy anything required to this pst.

You dont mention how you are trying to access the pst on your home PC.
eg a copy on cd or what?
 
M

Mark S

The pst file in question is on the hard drive. Is there a difference between
accessing a pst on a hard drive and CD-ROM?
 
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D

DL

Only in so much as OL cannot access a pst on cd - it requires full
read/write access -
 

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