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Trying to locate .pst files...

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#1 scoutii304


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:06 PM

Hello all, and thanks in advance for any advice.

Here's the situation:

Computer #1 finally melted down. I removed the HD and installed it in Computer #2. Computer #2 was unable to boot from that drive, but it can be read, so no major loss.
(both computers running XP Pro. #1 running Office '02, #2 running Office '07)

I was able to find 6 different .pst files in 6 different user folders in D:\documents and settings\"user"\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook. All were very old and did not include current contacts or many subfolders. The trouble is I can't access "administrator" and one other. I get an "access denied" message when attempting to open them.

How can I get into those files????? Or is there somewhere else it may be hiding???? Tried to search for .pst and only found the same 6 files.

I hope that's enough info, if not I'll provide any other necessary details.


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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:25 AM

You may need to take ownership of the files and folders first:

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

#3 scoutii304

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 05:04 PM

That did the trick!! Thank you, Budapest for pointing me in the right direction.

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