Hard Drive Crash---Import pst file


J

Jimmy

I have a back-up file (~ 3.3 GB) of Outlook 2007 from crashed hard drive .
When I try to import PST file I get the following message: "Errors have been
detected in the file" Tried Scanpst.exe to no avail.

When I try to open directly from the recovered file using Outlook I get a
message that the "attachment size exceeds the allowable limit"

Suggestions on how to import/repair PST file would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Jimmy
 
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D

DL

Is this backup a copy of a pst file or was it created with some backup
software?
Is this file located on the current hd?
Are you opening it within OL via File>Open?
 
J

Jimmy

Hi DL-

It is a b-up copy of a pst file. Yes, the file is located on the current HD
in a recovered files folder on my laptop desktop. Have tried to import pst
file as well as to open from OL two different ways via File-Open.

Thank you for your time and interest in helping me resolve this issue.
 
J

Jimmy

A little more clarification.........the b-up is sitting on the desktop of the
new hd I installed in my laptop in recovered files folder. I also have the
old hd and it too has a b-up copy on it.
 
D

DL

Did scanpst report no err's even if run several times?
If you have access to the old drive copy any data files to Documents folder,
then try opening within Outlook
 
J

Jimmy

Thanks for the support. Nothing seems to be working so I may have to seek
the help of local computer data recovery company even though I know costs can
be very significant.

Cheers-
 
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P

Peter Foldes

Jimmy

Instead of importing the file try and take that back up file and put it in the file
where it belongs
 
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J

Jimmy

Thanks. I will try to do that. I believe that the problem is that the
recovered file is corrupted and finding a solution so the data can be read
has eluded me thus far.

Thanks for the suggestion, Peter.
 

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