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    Message Formats (MSO 2003)

    I understand basically what Unicode format is. Why would I (or not) "Use Unicode format when saving messages" as put in the Outlook Advanced Options?

    Also, If my Outlook PST file seems to be fine, why would I get a read error when trying to copy or move it outside of Outlook?

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    Re: Message Formats (MSO 2003)

    > Why would I (or not) "Use Unicode format when saving messages"

    Unicode takes up twice as many bytes as ASCII. When to use it? See Microsoft Office Assistance: Save a message (4th item).

    > why would I get a read error when trying to copy or move it outside of Outlook?

    Read error? Maybe the file is still in use by Outlook or another program?

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    Re: Message Formats (MSO 2003)

    Jefferson:

    So the Unicode is not necessary for me... Good...

    So there isn't (and I didn't *think* there was) any type of startup process that is grabbing the file? The file IS working when I run Outlook, but I tried through MSConfig turning off all the startups, but it was giving me errors. read errors.

    I finally had to go to safe mode to copy it.

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    Re: Message Formats (MSO 2003)

    Chuck, I'm not in a position to to say anything definitive about what might be preventing you from copying the file. If you see Outlook.exe in the Task Manager's processes tab, then it could be an instance of Outlook. Otherwise, it could be some software that synchronizes Outlook data with something else (like a PDA). Or... who knows?

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    Re: Message Formats (MSO 2003)

    I'll give it another shot. Thanks, Jefferson.

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