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    PST data file with most up-to-date calendar?

    Hello Loungers

    OK I have my calendar and contacts set up in Outlook 2003 . In the past I may have moved some contacts and calenders at different times to different PST files, for some reason or another that now these reasons are no longer applicable.

    So now I need to keep one .PST file, and I have identified which calendar has the entries that I would like to keep. It is the one checked in the image below called Outlook Calendars.

    How can I tell which .PST data file from the list in the image Outlook Data Files is that calendar in?

    Which data file should I keep and which should I remove?

    Thanks for any pointers.

    Wassim
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    I'd make a change in the calendar then go to the folder that has the pst files and see which one has a time/date corresponding to when the change was made. That would be the one.

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    Hi Pjkarl

    You know I tried this technique and I am not sure if the results are accurate. You see MS-Outlook changes the date time stamp simply by starting Outlook. So I need to wait a while, an hour or so, from the time I started Outlook, then make that entry and then check. Again inconclusive because more than one file change time stamp. Now you can also see that a calendar has a name similar to one of the .PST file, the one with Old Contact File, oh well.

    So I invested in a tool that merges PST file. I hope it works and that I will end up with one PST file that will have every thing and then I can clean it up to make a working file.

    Thanks for your reply, I will post some more when I learn how this merge tool is going to work.

    Wassim
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    I have two pst files that change timestamps concurrently, one with the name I gave it and one with my mailbox name. But, I didn't happen to think that my mail in 2003 runs off a corporate exchange server remote from my physical location where my "local" files are. Should have checked at home before I answered, but am using 2010 there so not sure it would be relevant anyway.

    Good luck with the merge, you have more courage than I

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    How about moving the pst file to another sub-directory. If you can still open your calendar, the one you moved would not be the one in use.

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