Where are my appointments


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Gotten myself into a fix here. Noticed that my old appointments were
dissapearing from my calendar. Had not activated auto archiving but thought
the program might be doing it anyway. Tried to restore by importing from an
archive.pst file I found with a current date, but could not restore just the
calendar. Decided to bring the entire thing over with no duplicate entries
to be made. Drove the size of my mailbox.pst over the 2 gig limit and
Outlook could not open it. Used the truncating program to whittle down the
file size. Ran the repair program and was able to restore all of my e-mail.
Still no calendar. All appointments are gone. Was able to restore future
programs by synching with my Blackberry. Anyone have any suggestions on how
I can restore my calendar?
 
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Did you try simply opening the archive.pst file in Outlook via File | Open |
Outlook Data File? That is the much-preferred method for accessing Outlook
items.

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Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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Jocelyn:

Thankyou for taking the time to answer my query. When I tried to use the
file/open pst file/archive.pst command, i recieved an hour glass and the
Outlook program hung up. Could it be that the pst files are too big. The
file is slightly under 2 gig. Also, when I use that command, what should I
expect to see? When I used the "imprt" command and directed the subsequent
boxes to the archive file, I saw a list of the folders in the archive file.
However, when I selected the calendar folder, nothing happened. Your
knowledgeable help would be appreciated.

Rick
 
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If the .PST file is in the old ANSI format used by Outlook 97-2002, then it
is too big and you probably won't be able to open it. You can take a look at
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/repair2gbpst.htm and see if there is
anything else you can do to try to retrieve the data in it.

If, however, the .PST file was created in the new Unicode format in Outlook
2003 or 2007, 2GB is not too big. In that case try some of the suggestions
here: http://www.slipstick.com/problems/scanpst.htm

To answer your other question, if you open a .PST file from within Outlook
using File | Open | Outlook Data File, it will open as a list of Personal
Folders in your Folder List -- you can navigate through its folders just like
you can with your default .PST file.

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Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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Jocelyn, thanks again for taking the time to help me out. I am begining to
get a better feel for the capabilities and limitations of Outlook. One
additional question. If I were to purchase a current version of Outlook,
would I be able to open these old pst files that are greater than 2G in size?
I am currently using Outlook 2000 and my calendar goes back for over a
decade. However for compliance purposes I need to be able to access it
incase I am ever questioned about my whereabouts on any given day.

Rick
 
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The old 97-2002 PST format files are subject to the 2GB limitation no matter
what version of Outlook you open them in...so unfortunately, you'll need to
look for a solution on http://www.slipstick.com/problems/repair2gbpst.htm
again.

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Jocelyn Fiorello

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Would that mean that someone like me who has been using Outlook since the mid
1990s would suddenly find themselves locked out of all of their information
once the file exceeded 2G? I would have thought that subsequent versions of
the program would be backward compatible.

Let me ask the question another way. If I am currently able to access my
data, which would mean it is under the 2G size, and I upgrade to Outlook
2007, would the new program be able to access it and would it, going forward,
now escape the 2G limitation? Further, can I reduce the size of my working
file by archiving information into an archival file?

Many thanks for your insights. I am perplexed because I depend upon Outlook
and I hope I can do so without finding myself locked out of my historical
information.
 
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As already stated...no. The old format Outlook files are compatible with
Outlook 2003 and 2007, but that does not negate the 2GB limitation that the
old format had. Just because Outlook 2003 and 2007 can handle larger .PST
files doesn't mean that the old Outlook 97-2002 format files can suddenly
evolve into something that can handle more data -- only the new Unicode
format files that can only be created by Outlook 2003 and 2007 can do that.
You need to try to get that data out of the 2GB files and into some usable
format, then get it into one of the larger Unicode format Outlook files.
Since you can't get into your 2GB+ file right now, archving isn't an option.
Look at that page I linked to for your only options.
 

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