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#1 cbcac

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:19 AM

Hello :)

I have a Dell XPS desktop running windows 7.  My hard drive is failing so I am trying to move all my files to a new drive.  I have been using Outlook 2010 for my email.  My outlook pst file will not move.  I was able to get it to copy with errors in Linux but the file size is not quite as big as the original.  I can't seem to open the copy either.  Outlook says it is not a pst file when I try to open it in Outlook.  Anyone have any experience recovering a pst that has serious issues?  Any help or advice greatly appreciated.  

 

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#2 daveydoom

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 06:20 AM

It's possible the PST file has become corrupt.   In that case you can try running the Inbox Repair Tool (called scanpst.exe ) to see if you can fix any corruption.   This guide will provide details :)   .

 

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#3 cbcac

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:24 AM

Yes, I should have said I already did that and when it runs it freezes and says (not responding).  Outlook does the same thing when trying to open it.  I am running out of time because I need to send the failed drive back to Dell because they sent it to me under warranty so I really need to try to recover what I can.  I see online some software options but they are all pretty pricey.  Some of them are very pricy and I don't want to spend that much if it only might work.  I am just so bummed!  Anyone have any experience with any of those programs and know which ones work best?



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

Here are some options mentioned at Tech Republic:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-reliable-outlook-pst-file-repair-tools/

 

(Kernel Recovery appears to be the cheapest one mentioned)


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