damaged files from email ?

  mennonepelle 18:59 23 Jun 2015
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I had a PC failure with some missing DLL files. XP Pro would not boot and so I had to reload a fresh XP copy by creating a partition within a partition on my PC to avoid any loss of data. The 2 most important banks of data to me are my word and email files. I use Office Enterprise 2007 which contains the Microsoft Outlook program I use for E-mail.

Since I have installed the fresh copy of XP Pro, all my program settings and files have been in a disarray. I had to set up the Email account from scratch and hence lost all my previous e-mails. I had emails from 2004 all the way to 2007 sitting in one of my folders called .PST. I was somehow able to import them into the freshly installed Microsoft Outlook.

What I am unable to do is to import the 2008 email that I believe are sitting in one of the folders namely outlook.pst, backup.pst, archive.pst and backup.pst.

Since the 2008 emails were already in my Office 2007 (Enterprise), I am now at a loss as to why I cannot transfer these files. On another note, I cannot seem to identify these files since all I see is the Microsoft icon. What is the best way to solve this problem. I see the mail folders. When I tried to use your suggested method by creating a new folder and dragging the pst files, all I did was copy the entire pst "AS IS" in my inbox. It did not automatically load the actual messages.

  wee eddie 20:33 23 Jun 2015

.pst is an "All or nothing" job.

Take an empty Copy of MS Outlook > Import a .pst file > and lo ~ It's inhabited with everything within that .pst

  brianfuentes 21:07 23 Jun 2015
Answer
  1. Go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View tab.

  2. Uncheck "hide file extensions for known..."

  3. Checkmark "show hidden files". Navigate to your pst directory. Rename your 2008 outlook.pst to 2008.pst. Open outlook and open the 2008.pst. File menu > Open > Data file...

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