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Outlook 2010 Personal File (.pst)

Q: Outlook 2010 Personal File (.pst)

I cannot gain access to outlook as it won't open without a .pst file so i can not create a new file.

There is no pst file on my destop so I need to somehow create a new one but i can't access my Outlook.

Could anybody send me an .pst file or tell me a solution please, REP will be given.

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A: Outlook 2010 Personal File (.pst)

Hiya pal

You can create one by going to your "control panel" and then going to the "mail" option. (see pic)
Have you opened outlook before, because when you installed it and then ran outlook for the first time it created the pst file then.

It's normally kept here C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.pst
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Hello MzTearyuz

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A:outlook personal folder file

What you need to do is in office 2003 you need to make an office 97-2000 compatible personal folder file move all your emails from the frist personal folder to the 97-2000 compatible one and then copy it to the PC with Office XP.

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I figured this out.  When I reconfigured my e-mail account in Outlook, I used IMAP settings instead of POP3.  This was not how I did it before.  IMAP works great if one wants to keep all e-mail out on the server and access it from various devices.  That isn't what I do.  I changed the profile to POP3 and the poblem was solved.  Still don't know why it initially failed two nights ago, though.
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Hello saadie, welcome to Seven Forums.

Lots of information about .pst files (including moving them) here:
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A:Using old .pst file in Outlook 2010

Quote: Originally Posted by dchall8

....When starting O'2010 it needs your email address.....

So don't start Outlook :-)

You can put the old PST file in place first and point the Office/Outlook to it via the control panel applet named Mail [or Mail (32-bit)], then open Outlook "for the first time".

But at this point, I would not bother doing that. It is pretty easy to just use the new PST file that Outlook created and copy all of the old e-mails (and any folders), contacts, appointments... into the new PST - then close the old PST.
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A:Outlook 2010 file locations

You seem to be trying to do something that is not supported by Outlook. In my Outlook 2013 the .pst files are stored under Documents/Outlook which seems the same as yours.
But there is no Data File shown in my Account settings, only my email accounts.
It seems that you may be trying to set up Data Files as an email account.

You may not agree, but I don't think you can achieve what you want as the .pst files can only be opened in Outlook so having a separate data file is probably going to cause conflicts.
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Your "Personal Folders" in Outlook are stored in a PST file called outlook.pst, which on Windows Vista/Win7 is located at:

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A:Is there any way i can merge two Outlook 2010 PST File?

I don't use outlook myself, but I found this on the Microsoft site and it looks like it fully answers your question.

It's probably worthwhile making a copy of the two pst files before trying the merge, just in case it doesn't go as planned.

P.S. In future it's better to pick the subforum related to your question, this should perhaps have gone to Web and Email. That way you're more likely to find someone who knows the answer instead of some programmer who's never even used the software you're struggling with.
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A:outlook 2010 - all accounts into 1 inbox using old pst file

i think i fixed it all this afternoon

setup as a POP account
then used the old outlook.pst as the folder

then i needed to go into advanced
and set up a username and password for the SMTP account
and also change the ports to 110 and 587

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Quote: Originally Posted by rfe777

I need your help here. I've installed Outlook 2010 after formatting my PC, then deleted it because of connection problems to Gmail. I've tried to install it again, but all my previous Gmail accounts setup have been saved(and thus I couldn't use Outlook for Gmail), so I deleted it again, but this time, thinking that it will solve the problem, I've also manually deleted some Outlook files that weren't deleted after uninstalling.
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Might like to google it

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Quote: Originally Posted by texoz

I had to do a Windows repair install on my desktop. All files are still intact; however, Outlook 2010 is asking to set up from scratch. I have the old .pst file. How do I go about setting up Outlook to use the saved .pst without creating a new one? I have searched online but have had no luck. While the old computer was being reset, I installed Outlook onto laptop and could merge the old and new .pst files but the calendars, contacts, and rules did not migrate over. I would like to avoid this problem on the desktop computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!


you can do simply by export and import option in Outlook 2010. :Export Outlook items to an Outlook Data File (.pst) - Outlook -

just copy the pst and keep in a storage device to transfer it on the other computer file location where outlook creates a folder , then just import it from the outlook and it will read the pst and all the mail you have on the pst.
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P.S. It also refers to Outlook 2010.
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"personal" / .PST files were created for archiving
Outlook created an Outlook.pst

Can someone confirm that Outlook.pst contains the contact list?
Note: In the account settings tab "Data File" outlook.pst is the only file that has a checkmark (default?) beside it.

The following link states contacts are stored in "Outlook Data File (.pst)".

A:which pst file stores the contacts in Outlook 2010

Contacts can be stored in EACH PST file that you use, so if you have multiple email accounts, each with its own PST, then you can have contacts in each PST file.

When adding a new contact (depending on how you add it), it will be stored in the Default data file (the one with the tick as you mentioned), or the one for the account you are using.,

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Here is the Error Signature:

szAppName : OUTLOOK.EXE szAppVer : 14.0.4734.1000 szModName : hungapp
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A:Outlook 2010 data file password issue

unfortunately, we cannot assist with bypassing passwords here. You may want to read the rules at

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A:Solved: Outlook 2010 Data File Problem

Hi hrmollie,
did u created New outlook profile?.
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A:Outlook 2010 has extra folders when I restored .pst file

Hi tonyacardo

How did you restore the .pst file?
Did you Import it into Outlook or did you connect it to Outlook by using the File > Open Data File or File > Data File Management option?
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Your pst file (this is the file that contains all your mail) is most probably located in a different location so outlook doesn't know where it is. Do a search for pst then when outlook asks you where the file is, point it to the correct folder, or you could locate your pst file and then copy/paste it into the "Outlook Files" folder, this way outlook would find it straight away without prompting you for it
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Have a look at this free program, it removes attachments from Outlook, stores them on your HDD, and replaces the attachments with a link to the stored file. You'll be able to open the attachment as you would normally, except that Outlook will get the file from your disk, rather than from inside its .pst file.

Outlook Attachment Remover - Free Outlook add-in to save and extract attachments [Freeware]

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A:Outlook 2010 Access denied. Cannot open pst file.

use data file management to add your .pst file
if that's disable maybe some missing on it, where is the location that's you put the pst file?? is it in other HDD or external one?
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In this window (you have posted screenshot of) click on the name of a file you want to change. Settings button will be activated, click that button - you can edit the name in the new window in the name section.
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what type of file are you trying to import?
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Outlook is directed to the correct drive/pst file.

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Encrypted folder looks like a single encrypted 'file' to the os. The OS will not open or read attributes in an encrypted location. Thus Outlook cannot determine your .pst any longer.
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"I'd rather not leave the PC totally unprotected"

Even with UAC setting at lowest, your PC is never "totally unprotected" as long as you have a third-party firewall and a dependable antivirus/antispyware installed.
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Actually, having a separate "data drive" is a very good idea as that allows you to size it accordingly and make backups from it using a separate schedule from your "OS drive".

That said, what happened when you finished doing the following:
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PS: I can get e-mail on-line

A:Outlook 2003 - Error "Data File 'Personal Folders' was not closed properly"

Well the good news is that your .pst file is not too large... the maximum limit for previous versions of office .pst files was 2 GB... usually corruption occurs before this point though (post 1.5 GB is about the point where it becomes prominent), and with the new office 2003 4TB is the theoretical limit of your PST files.

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Hey Ez This virus seems to be getting about alot at the moment , first of all can you open task manager? , if soo look for the following processes


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A:Outlook 2010 / Exchange 2010 randomly deleted inbox email?

Are you the only person using that Exchange server who has this issue? Check with the IT department to see if they can recover the emails in your mailbox from the server. It's possible they recently did some maintenance on the mail server that caused this issue. That fact that both Outlook and your phone are having this issue points to this being an Exchange server problem, as Outlook uses autodiscover and MAPI while your phone uses ActiveSync to connect to the server.
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A:Outlook 2010 Error message "This data file has not been configured"

Hi Helen,

Firstly, you certainly do not need any registry boosters to solve Outlook data file issues - was this a recommendation made by someone, or was this suggested to you by an automated pop-up? If its the latter, is there any chance you could be infected by some sort of malware?

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Post back here with your findings. Also, can you tell us about your current system : what anti-virus software are you using. I'm a bit concerned about this Registry Booster : generally speaking, in most cases you really do not need/want to be mucking with the registry at all.

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Elegantly simple my friend - just make sure Outlook is not running when you are using a different device to read emails with.
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A:Solved: Outlook 2010 missing from Office Professional Plus 2010

If you downloaded this from Digital River, then you may be able to download it again, contact them and ask.

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A:Creating a Task in Outlook 2010 from a Word 2010 Document

I think this will do the job for you:
Add & Create Outlook 2010 Tasks From Word 2010


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A:Outlook 2010 "Data File" error

Welcome to SF kimbojo

Have you tried a repair?
Office 2010 - Perform Repairs

Also do a Scan pst.
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A:Access 2010 Linking to outlook folder 2010

Works like a charm on mine.
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Thanks for any help or suggestions you can offer.
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Your post is evidently messed up as your graphics are not readable.
You might want to look at your post and see what you can do to clarify
your pictures.

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Why not drag and drop the email to the file system?
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Couple steps you may apply...
1. Repair the offline file with a Microsoft utility called SCANOST.exe. I’ve seen this file reside in a number of different locations, mainly within Program Files. It might be best to search for it with Windows or Google Desktop. SCANPST.exe will also work, though you’ll have to go digging for your outlook.ost, which should be near c:\Documents and Settings\ %profile%\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ Microsoft\ Outlook\ outlook.ost. If your file is significant in size, you’ll save a lot of time with the repair operation by not creating a backup. Because if the repair finishes successfully and Outlook still bombs, you’ll need to.
2. Shutdown Outlook completely, including any runaway outlook.exe processes in the task manager. Open Mail in the Control Panel and before you delete your profile completely, write down the server settings! There’s no need to worry about backing up your mail as it’s stored on the Exchange server. (Essentially, you’re deleting that outlook.ost when you drop your mail profile.) Now, start Outlook and it will create a new profile, where you’ll configure the server with the information you wrote down previously.
If steps above don’t work or you need to get more variants of .pst restoration, visit... - multi functional user community where you may discuss methods and cases of .pst corruption Outlook Repair Toolbox - one of the accessible tools on the market, as a variant in case you can’t recover .pst file via ScanPST or manually solutions - a lot of tips for outlook;-corrupt-outlook-profile/
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You do not import them you will go to "File">>"Open">>"Outlook Data File" and open the pst files.
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Hotmail Connector is no longer supported and will only work with the old After your account has been migrated to the new Office 365 backend, you'll need to re-configure your account and not use Hotmail Connector anymore.

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A:How do I transfer emails from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010

Hello Richard and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not a fan of Outlook so I don't have a lot of experience with it. Having said that, I remembered an old Microsoft Answers forum thread about moving 2003 .pst files over to 2010. The first answer by Russ Valentine should still be valid. One suggestion if I may. Before attempting to move any emails I think it would be helpful to back them up, make a system image, do something to protect them should the unthinkable happen.

Moving Outlook 2003 Data Filses to Outlook 2010 - Microsoft Answers

There's a separate Seven Forums category for "Browsers & Mail" about half way down on the home page. You may get some better repsonses and suggestions if you ask one of the Forum Moderators or Admin to move this thread over. In the upper right corner of your original post is a red triangle. If you click on that you should get a dialog box where you can ask that the thread be moved.

Browsers & Mail - Windows 7 Forums
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Attached a screenshot of what happens.

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A:Outlook Connector (Outlook 2010) Won't send/receive

Are you using the 32-bit version of of Office or the 64-bit version?

Assuming you are using the 32-bit version of Office you also need to use the 32-bit version of Outlook Connector and vice versa.

This link is posted in the hope it may help you:
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