PST Nightmare - PLEASE HELP ME

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Poopsie's PST Problem

Hey there,

This is the last resort for sanity.

My PST which holds ALL of my emails is on an external HD, which worked fine
up until last week, is over the limit.
I did find this out the hard way and ran the SCNPST as well as teh PST2GB
things and still nothing.
What confuses me is that once i ran the PST2GB thing it told me to complete
it with the SCNPST but it would not do it :(
The latest and greatest trimming through PST2GB has brought the size down to
1.9GB and some change but still no cigar... Now outlook is giving me the
error:"..is not compatible with this version of the personal folders
information service. Contact your administrator"
The problem may be that on the computer that i used for the trimming i have
office 2007 and the one that I use to access the data is office 2003 (because
our company is stupid and stuck in the 1900's) but i am not able to access it
on either computer...

So now i have NO emails for back up (well, they are stuck in the file that
no one can access). Is there a way that the individual folders can be
accessed so the file can become smaller or access it in a safe mode of some
sort?
 
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Roady [MVP]

First of all; keep the backup from last week!

In order to recover the current pst-file, try deleting a larger chunk with
the pst2gb tool so that it will be well below the 1.8GB.

Your Outlook version doesn't really make a difference here. Once you've
recovered everything, migrate your pst-file from the ANSI to the Unicode
format;
http://www.msoutlook.info/question/115

If you can't seem to recover your pst-file with pst2gb and scanpst.exe, you
can try a 3rd party recovery tool. You can find some here;
http://www.howto-outlook.com/tag/data-recovery

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"Poopsie's PST Problem" <Poopsie's PST Problem>
wrote in message news:03405319-1AFF-44BD-A11E-7A39BC89EC69@microsoft.com...
> Hey there,
>
> This is the last resort for sanity.
>
> My PST which holds ALL of my emails is on an external HD, which worked
> fine
> up until last week, is over the limit.
> I did find this out the hard way and ran the SCNPST as well as teh PST2GB
> things and still nothing.
> What confuses me is that once i ran the PST2GB thing it told me to
> complete
> it with the SCNPST but it would not do it :(
> The latest and greatest trimming through PST2GB has brought the size down
> to
> 1.9GB and some change but still no cigar... Now outlook is giving me the
> error:"..is not compatible with this version of the personal folders
> information service. Contact your administrator"
> The problem may be that on the computer that i used for the trimming i
> have
> office 2007 and the one that I use to access the data is office 2003
> (because
> our company is stupid and stuck in the 1900's) but i am not able to access
> it
> on either computer...
>
> So now i have NO emails for back up (well, they are stuck in the file that
> no one can access). Is there a way that the individual folders can be
> accessed so the file can become smaller or access it in a safe mode of
> some
> sort?


 
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