Problem accessing deleted, recovered .pst file

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Toby Schaeffer

#1
Hi -

I'm attempting to access a .pst file that had been deleted that I have
recovered using a third party recovery tool.

the file seemed to be successfully recovered, but Outlook is not recognizing
it as a .pst file. I have tried using scanpst.exe, but that also does not
recognize it as a .pst file.

Since I've had varying luck with recovery tools, I've recovered the deleted
file using several, but with no luck accessing it.

Any suggestions?

I'm on Vista, using Outlook 2007.

thanks -

Toby

 
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Ben M. Schorr, MVP

#2
Can you confirm that the file extension is ".pst"? Might be easiest to do
that at a command prompt.








"Toby Schaeffer" <tobschaef@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi -
>
> I'm attempting to access a .pst file that had been deleted that I have
> recovered using a third party recovery tool.
>
> the file seemed to be successfully recovered, but Outlook is not
> recognizing it as a .pst file. I have tried using scanpst.exe, but that
> also does not recognize it as a .pst file.
>
> Since I've had varying luck with recovery tools, I've recovered the
> deleted file using several, but with no luck accessing it.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> I'm on Vista, using Outlook 2007.
>
> thanks -
>
> Toby
>
>

 
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"Toby Schaeffer" <tobschaef@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'm attempting to access a .pst file that had been deleted that I have
> recovered using a third party recovery tool.
>
> the file seemed to be successfully recovered, but Outlook is not recognizing
> it as a .pst file. I have tried using scanpst.exe, but that also does not
> recognize it as a .pst file.


Typically, Once Outlook says a PST isn't a PST, scanpt will say the same and
will not be able to process it. You may have to revert to an earlier backup.
If you don't have one, then you may need to aquire a commercial PST recovery
tool. Google "(pst OR office) AND recovery" to find a number of them.

 

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