restore pst file that has been split

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by magaparsec, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. magaparsec

    magaparsec Guest

    Was using: Outlook 2003 on a Windows Vista Home Edition desktop
    Program: Backup and Restore was set for weekly backup of severa
    folders including my Outlook pst files to an external hardrive
    Problem: trying to restore the pst files which Vista split acros
    several zip archives

    I had a main pst file (my deliverable one) and several archive files
    that were quite large. The computer crashed several times, but I ha
    always a
    recent backup. Finally the computer had to be sent back and I no longe
    have it. All of my backups seem intact, as I have been able to restor
    all of my other data except for my pst files.

    I think that the Vista Backup and Restore program broke up the ps
    files into smaller chunks when it zipped them. I am trying to restor
    them with a Windows XP laptop also running Outlook 2003.

    I have tried:
    unzipping the pst files and both importing and opening the pst file
    into Outlook, Thunderbird and Eudora. Outlook opens it but nothing i
    inside. Th and Eu won't read them.
    SCANPST - tells me the pst files (which have .pst extensions) are no
    pst files
    extracting the pst's and copying them into one file in Command Promp
    using Copy /b outlook2*.pst outlookcopy.pst - this created the latte
    file but it is also unreadable as a pst file.

    Is it possible on a non-Vista machine to fix these files?

    Many thanks for you help,
    magaparsec, Feb 25, 2009
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  2. magaparsec

    DL Guest

    You would need to restore these files to an alternative location, eg
    Documents folder.
    If they have been split by a zip utility one of these files will be the
    primary zip in the zip set and when unzipping should indicate it is part of
    a split set and lead you to the other zip's in the set.
    Whether you can underatke this by downloading/installing PKZip I could'nt
    say. You may find you need the Vista backup tool to successfully restore
    thes files.

    You cannot combine the files you have unxipped, you need either PKZip or the
    Vista backup utility

    If you are successful in unzipping the files *ensure* you unzip them to an
    alternative location, eg Documents folder. Do NOT install them to the
    Outlook default location.
    Then within Outlook, open them, NOT import
    DL, Feb 25, 2009
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  3. magaparsec

    Peter Foldes Guest

    Why post this again. You got some pretty good answers especially from Hal who is an
    MVP who also said the same as did DL here. Keep to your original post always
    Peter Foldes, Feb 25, 2009
  4. magaparsec

    zlatan24 Guest

    Heard about good tool which restore pst file-'restore outlook
    (,yet it is free,it recove
    data from Microsoft Outlook pst files, program can be also used t
    recover information from Microsoft Exchange ost files and/or conver
    them into Microsoft Outlook pst files,restore mail messages, tasks
    contacts, meetings, notes and logs in files with the .ps
    extension,recover Outlook files and data from corrupted pst files of al
    Microsoft Outlook mail clients, from Microsoft Outlook 97 to Microsof
    Outlook 2003,save the recovered information as files with the *.ps
    extension, you should have the Microsoft Outlook 98 mail client o
    higher installed on your computer,runs under all Windows operatin
    systems starting from Windows 98 (Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT
    Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP)
    zlatan24, Mar 3, 2009
  5. magaparsec

    DL Guest

    Since a split backup is involved, your utility wont work
    DL, Mar 6, 2009
  6. magaparsec


    Jul 6, 2012
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    Are you unable to fix your PST errors with Scanpst.exe utility and it results in error. Try RecoveryFix for PST Repair Software It uses quick algorithms to search and restore lost or deleted mails and hence it is fast, simple and easy to use. Along with recovering emails and other data, you can easily recover all the deleted items also. Try PST recovery with the free evaluation version which previews all the recoverable items but save them with the full version.
    bakercool, Jul 6, 2012
  7. magaparsec

    mickrosty Guest

    If you tried all possible way and still haven't overcome then you are personally suggested to use one a third party tool, PST Repair Tool to restore PST file.

    For more Info :
    mickrosty, Apr 3, 2013
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