Help with Oversized PST Recovery Utility and Inbox Repair


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Ed

My PST exceeded the 2 GB limit and stopped working, inclduing freezing the
computre and Disk read errors. The computer then refused to boot. I went
looking and found the Oversied PST Recovery Utility; ran it successively
until the Inbox repair tool completed its work. I then assumed I would assign
the default to open the reduced size pst file. Outlook will open, but there
is nothing showing in the folders... not Inbox, not Sent box, no Contacts!!
What is wrong??

I assume there is a simple step that will connect me to the contents of my
folders.
Can someone help? Ed
 
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D

DL

An oversize pst does not result in being unable to boot or disk read err's
Only pre Outlook 2003 format data files have any such size limitation, so
what version are you using?
Have you downloaded / ran your hard disk makers checking utility?
 
E

Ed

I am running Windows XP Pro service pack 3. I had previously upgraded to
Outlook 2007 from an older Outlook ( don't recall which version ). I have not
run any mfr hard disk checking utility... I now have no disk error issues
after running the PST Recovery Utility and Inbox Repair, but even even though
the PST size came down under 2 GB so the Repair utility would work, I cannot
see any of my previous data in the Recovered PST! My ISP started processing
new incoming and outgoing messages. I would really like to get access to all
my old folders so I can do a major cleanup. Just want to keep old important
mail and all my contacts. What suggestions do you have? Thanks.

Ed from Toronto
 
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Ed

I am re-checking my work and it may be that the CURRENT recovered file was
somehow corrupted so I go NO DATA. First 2 passes indicated that my file was
too large to handle when I tried to add the pst file to the pst list in
Outlook.
 
D

DL

You should first ensure that the current data file (Personal Folders) has
been created in the new unicode format.
Rt click Personal Folders>Properties>Advanced if for format it says 97-2002
then you are still using the old format, which has the size limitation
 
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