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'[OT] Outlook:-'
2006\01\10@133010 by Steve Smith

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Gentlemen:

After a recent hard drive crash (the windows SAM file (its where the users
and passwords are stored) was broken and this provoked a new
computer.....Ect) I recovered the outlook .PST files that had loads of
important emails ect stored within them. Added them to outlook but the don't
open properly all folders show as empty !!! The file is about 400M and it
the last 3 years email history (the important stuff anyway) Does anybody
know how to recover the info from these files????.

Rgds Steve

2006\01\10@135248 by Mario Mendes Jr.

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You can try importing from your pst file (File->Import and Export menu),
but opening it should've worked.

Good luck.


-Mario


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2006\01\10@155321 by andrew kelley

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FOLDER_NAME.dbx files are the emails..

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2006\01\10@160729 by John Pfaff

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No, that's Outlook Express.  In Outlook, all emails, calendar entries,
contacts, etc, are in a *.pst file.  If that's corrupt, you're probably
out of luck.

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2006\01\10@160818 by Mario Mendes Jr.

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This is new to me.  I've always only worried about the pst file.  How do
the DBX and the PST relate?  Could this be dependent on the type of mail
server you use (exchange or others)?

I just did a search for *.dbx in my pc and came up with only one file,
which belonged to another app and not outlook.

Thanks.

-Mario

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2006\01\10@160839 by Steve Smith

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No the .dbx is only true for outspook express the mail and contact store is
the .PST file. I think that the problem is due to the windoze having being
installed on a fresh drive now the users / passwords don't match properly.
They wont read properly on another box either you can see the structure but
not the content I have tried an import that don't work either

Any more ideas?

Steve

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2006\01\10@161518 by Danny Sauer

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Steve wrote regarding 'RE: [OT] Outlook:-' on Tue, Jan 10 at 15:11:
> the .PST file. I think that the problem is due to the windoze having being
> installed on a fresh drive now the users / passwords don't match properly.
> They wont read properly on another box either you can see the structure but
> not the content I have tried an import that don't work either
>
> Any more ideas?

Have you tried any from the variety of Outlook password crackers /
mailbox recovery tools that are available online?  I haven't done it
for a while, but when I last looked, it seemed like there were a whole
bunch of tools out there for recovering/exporting email from Outlook
files (given that Exchange is such a POS and regularly has problems
that spill over to Outlook, there's a bit of a demand for that kind of
thing).

--Danny

2006\01\10@161942 by Steve Smith

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I don't think they are corrupt I have three different ones on separate
drives and the all do the same thing. The folders display but they don't ask
for passwords(if needed) and only show the directory structure not the
content and the inbox repair tool don't work either. I think there must be
some kind of lock to do with the SAM file that prevents access on the new
installation. And due to the nature of the crash on the old drive windoze
wont boot nor can the sam file be repaired or replaced its only accessible
via a linux utility that boots the machine without registering the drive.
When the drive is registered even in dos mode the sam file is locked and
cant be read write or copied.#

Steve

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2006\01\10@162603 by John Pfaff

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Microsoft makes two email clients, Outlook (not free, part of the Office
suite) and Outlook Express (free, comes with Windows).
Outlook uses a single (unless you set it up otherwise) *.pst file for
everything (unless you keep things on an Exchange server).  I have
successfully taken my Personal.pst file from work and simply copied it
to my home computer with no problems.
Outlook Express uses a *.wab file for the address book, and *.dbx files
for email and usenet, a single file for each folder.
If your pst file is corrupt, you're probably out of luck.

Mario Mendes Jr. wrote:

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2006\01\11@060301 by Gerhard Fiedler

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Steve Smith wrote:

> ... the mail and contact store is the .PST file. I think that the problem
> is due to the windoze having being installed on a fresh drive now the
> users / passwords don't match properly. They wont read properly on
> another box either you can see the structure but not the content I have
> tried an import that don't work either

I have previously moved/copied Outlook pst files from one computer (or
Windows installation) to another and opened them there successfully. So
this doesn't seem to be the problem.

But you're talking about passwords -- I never password-protected my pst
files. Is that what you did?

Gerhard

2006\01\11@081319 by John Pfaff

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I do password protect my .pst files, and still don't have a problem
going between work to home computers.  Usernames are different on each
computer.

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