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    Outlook *.pst recovery (Office xp)

    I ha d minor corruption in Outlook and followed the relevant instructions to run the *.pst recovery tool in Office XP. The inbox now shows all of my mail and address book. Everything is hunky dory.....
    However, it has renamed the inbox "recovered folder 8082". How untidy and annoying........
    Does anyone know how I can rename this back to Inbox.
    I have a screen shot of my example.
    Many Thanks in advance

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    Re: Outlook *.pst recovery (Office xp)

    Enable the Folder View in the View menu and you should be able to rename the folder by right-clicking on it. HTH
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    Re: Outlook *.pst recovery (Office xp)

    I have attached another image. I hope I have understood you. The option to rename this folder is greyed out.
    Do I need to change something in the registry maybe...?

    I am running Outlook on a single workstation. There is no exchange involved.

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    Re: Outlook *.pst recovery (Office xp)

    You have certainly understood me. Sorry to hear that it cannot work. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

    If your heart is set on getting rid of that name, I suggest that you set up a new PST and drag and drop all your existing (non-default) folders into that. If you have Custom Views in say Contacts, Tasks or Calendar, you will need to take special steps to try to migrate them. Please post back if necessary.
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    Re: Outlook *.pst recovery (Office xp)

    Thank you for your help so far. I'm sorry to ask, but I'm not overly confident on how to set up a new PST. File, or the migration.
    If its too long to explain, or you have a link you can send me to then I'd be happy to have a good read.

    On the other hand, I wonder if you could explain.
    Thanks in advance.
    Ray

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    Re: Outlook *.pst recovery (Office xp)

    Please guide me:
    I think I'm getting somewhere.. I now have an inbox showing. When I click on the Inbox shortcut it is now opening the inbox folder. However, The mails if sent and received are comin in to the folder named 'Recovered folder 8082'. I know I can copy the contents from the recovered folder to the in box, but can I change which folder becomes the mail receiver? Image attached.

    I sent a test mail to myself and it came into 'Recovered folder 8082'. The Inbox folder is currently empty and does not receive any mail.

    Regards
    Ray

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    Re: Outlook *.pst recovery (Office xp)

    You can create a new PST using File|New. A detailed explanation of the default location for Outlook PST files is in <post#=328740>post 328740</post#>. You may need to have both "Show hidden files and folders" checked and "Hide extensions for known file types" unchecked under Start|Settings|Control Panel|Folder Options|View in order to access the file.

    Drag and drop as many folders as possible to the new PST. Copy the contents of the remaining folders. Close Outlook. Remove your old PST file in Windows Explorer - using the folder you noted above - to any different location. Reopen Outlook. When it complains about a missing file, point it to your new PST. Once you are satisfied that the substitution has taken permanently, you are free to delete the old PST.

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    Re: Outlook *.pst recovery (Office xp)

    Thank you so so much!!
    Somehow, I managed with your instructions to copy absolutely everything across to a brand new Outlook.pst file.
    I have not lost a single piece of data.
    In fact, I shall make sure that one of my incremental backups, is now my PST file.
    Thanks
    Ray

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