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    Outlook PST file doesn't have anything in it

    I have an Outlook PST file that in Windows Explorer has a size of 892,321Kb. If I open this file in Outlook 2010, there's no files, messages etc., but there should be!

    The PST file was created in Outlook 2003 and is my archive (that has data in it I need!) but tis file has certainly been opened in Outlook 2007.

    Can anyone tell me what's going on and suggest how I can access the data in my file, please.

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    The PST may be corrupt. Have you run scanpst on it?

    cheers, Paul

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    Hidden file? Go to Folder Options in Control Panel and turn on Show hidden files.

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    You can look at a .PST file from outside of Outlook, using this free viewer: http://www.freeviewer.org/pst/
    You can also check the file for errors, again from outside of Outlook, via SCANPST, as suggested earlier. On my W7 system, this is located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033\SCANPST.EXE"

    If the file has a large size in Windows Explorer, but in Outlook it seems to be empty, it could be because the contents have been deleted from within Outlook. Deleting emails does not physically delete them; it just marks them as deleted and makes the space available for re-use, but they are still there until the space is overwritten. Physical deletion only occurs when you do a "Compact". If this is the case, the PST viewer will be able to see any deleted emails. (Not sure about restoring them though .....??)

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    Manual guide to repair corrupt ms outlook data...

    Exit Outlook, then click Start > Computer.

    Browse to <drive>:\Program Files or, if you see a Program Files (x86) folder on the same drive, browse to that instead. For example, C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86).

    In the Search box, type Scanpst.exe.

    If the search doesn't find Scanpst.exe, try searching in the alternative folder mentioned in step 2, above Program Files or Program Files (x86).

    Double-click Scanpst.exe.

    In the Enter the name of the file you want to scan box, enter the name of the .pst file you want the tool to check, or click Browse to select the file.

    By default, a new log file is created during the scan. Or, you can click Options and choose not to have a log created, or to have the results appended to an existing log file.

    Click Start.
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