Keep getting prompts for a saved pst backup that I lated zipped and deleted original of??

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StargateFanFromWork

I exported a folder, or perhaps the calendar, a couple of days ago to a pst
file backup on my desktop. After closing O2K, I zipped up the file and
deleted the original file and took the zip backup home. This is something
I've done many times without a hitch. This time around, O2K keeps prompting
at odd times during the day for this pst file and when I cancel on the box,
it opens up a browse box to travel to the deleted pst file. This is very
odd and has never happened to me before.

Is there a way to fix this, pls?

Thanks. :blush:D
 
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Brian Tillman

StargateFanFromWork said:
I exported a folder, or perhaps the calendar, a couple of days ago to
a pst file backup on my desktop. After closing O2K, I zipped up the
file and deleted the original file and took the zip backup home. This is
something I've done many times without a hitch. This time
around, O2K keeps prompting at odd times during the day for this pst
file and when I cancel on the box, it opens up a browse box to travel
to the deleted pst file. This is very odd and has never happened to
me before.
Is there a way to fix this, pls?

Exporting to a PST is never the way to make a backup. It produces side
effects like you see. If you've not run into trouble before now, you've
been lucky. With Outlook closed, just use Windows Explorer to copy the PST
or just zip the original PST.

You may need to create a new mail profile, but exactly how depeds n your
Outlook 2000 mode. Post the second line of Help>About.
 
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StargateFanFromWork

Brian Tillman said:
Exporting to a PST is never the way to make a backup. It produces side
effects like you see. If you've not run into trouble before now, you've

What? How else are we to copy a folder's contents or copy an entire
calendar that we just import later? If memory serves, this was proposed to
me in one of these Outlook ngs years ago when I asked how to do that. I've
used this method continuously for years and this is the first time I've had
trouble. Very puzzling.
been lucky. With Outlook closed, just use Windows Explorer to copy the
PST or just zip the original PST.

As far as I know, we don't have access to the entire pst of all our
messages. That's on a server somewhere. I only need to copy a folder at a
time, not the entire thing, hence the export. So I'm not sure how to go
about doing the above that you say here.
You may need to create a new mail profile, but exactly how depeds n your
Outlook 2000 mode. Post the second line of Help>About.

I'm "Corporate or Workgroup" here.

Thanks. :blush:D
 
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Brian Tillman

StargateFanFromWork said:
What? How else are we to copy a folder's contents or copy an entire
calendar that we just import later?

Create a new PST, right-click the folder you want to copy, drag it to the
new PST, and choose Copy. Close the added PST.
If memory serves, this was
proposed to me in one of these Outlook ngs years ago when I asked how
to do that.

Exporting to and importing from a PST has never been the proper way to copy
Outlook data.
I've used this method continuously for years and this is
the first time I've had trouble. Very puzzling.

Perhaps, but not surprising.
As far as I know, we don't have access to the entire pst of all our
messages. That's on a server somewhere. I only need to copy a
folder at a time, not the entire thing, hence the export. So I'm not
sure how to go about doing the above that you say here.

You MUST have full access to it or you wouldn't be able to use it. Outlook
will tell you where it is. Tools>Services
I'm "Corporate or Workgroup" here.

If you have an Exchange account, thgen you might not be using a PST.
Nonetheless, copying folders as I described will always preserve your data.
 

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