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    Open Outlook without .pst (2000)

    I'm wondering whether it's possible to open Outlook without it automatically opening the current .pst file it's pointing to. I'm aware of the switches at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q197/1/80.asp>MSKB Q197180</A>, but what I'm trying to achieve is to not have any new messages delivered to a corrupt .pst before a person downloads a clean .pst (not via e-mail) for use. Alternatively, can I use a command-line switch to force Outlook to open a .pst file it's never seen before. Clear as mud?

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    Re: Open Outlook without .pst (2000)

    outlook needs a storage file before it will open. the best thing to do is to rename the corrupt one and open outlook. it will ask you to find the pst. if the user has a new one, they can point outlook to it or have outlook create a new one.

    once outlook is open, they can use file > open to oen the old pst and copy items to the new pst.

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    Re: Open Outlook without .pst (2000)

    Thanks, MJ. I knew there was an easy way to achieve my ends, but I've been up since 4 am after hitting the pillow at 1 am, troubleshooting this poor person's .pst. I guess I'm more than a little punchy. <img src=/S/snore.gif border=0 alt=snore width=32 height=15>

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