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07 Nov 2009   #1

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I cannot access outlook folder on Windows 7

Hi,

I have recently migrated to window7 from XP via clean install. Touch wood I was up and running in less than 40 mins. I am still finding my way in the world of Windows 7. I need to copy my outlook files (pst) to new installed MS office on Windows 7. Despite with admin privileges and ownership I cannot access outlook folder on Windows 7 to copy the files. Any help would be much appreciated.

Tany

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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cimage View Post
Hi,

I have recently migrated to window7 from XP via clean install. Touch wood I was up and running in less than 40 mins. I am still finding my way in the world of Windows 7. I need to copy my outlook files (pst) to new installed MS office on Windows 7. Despite with admin privileges and ownership I cannot access outlook folder on Windows 7 to copy the files. Any help would be much appreciated.

Tany
Welcome to Seven Forums, Tany.

Can you access the ".pst" file through "File" > "Data File Management..." ?
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07 Nov 2009   #3

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I can. IMO this is Windows 7 permission issue.


Can you access the ".pst" file through "File" > "Data File Management..." ?[/QUOTE]
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07 Nov 2009   #4

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
the easy way is to download the pfbackup.exe file from MS - save the folders on to a USB stick then open them again on the nes syrem.

When you install pfbackup it gets incorporated into the main file outlook menu - as backup --much easier than archive or looking for some horribly named hidden folders.


Ga ntt allir Tmi fyrir STR drykkur

(Good night everyone -- time for a BIG drink) .

jimbo
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

you may be having a problem with junction points. The location of the outlook pst file is slightly different in Windows 7. So without knowing the path that you are attempting let me just point you to C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook and a very good article on junction points Svrops.com - Windows Vista Junction Points
hope this helps...let me know
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07 Nov 2009   #6

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I am using the same location. Infact, I have made myself owner of Documents & Settings folder and now I cannot open Application Data folder despite doing all I did to seek permission for Documents & Settings folder.

Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patwhatsthat View Post
you may be having a problem with junction points. The location of the outlook pst file is slightly different in Windows 7. So without knowing the path that you are attempting let me just point you to C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook and a very good article on junction points Svrops.com - Windows Vista Junction Points
hope this helps...let me know
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07 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Look at the path I put in my post....it does not include documents and settings folder, the documents and settings folder is actually one of the junction points that I said you might be having problems with.
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07 Nov 2009   #8

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am using exactly same path you pointed. I am looking for access/permission to Application data and not Documents & Settings. I mentioned D & S to let you know that I know the process.

Hope this clarifies.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patwhatsthat View Post
Look at the path I put in my post....it does not include documents and settings folder, the documents and settings folder is actually one of the junction points that I said you might be having problems with.
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07 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

the pst file is in AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook....not in application data anything
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07 Nov 2009   #10

win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

patwhatsthat

It works. Thanks for your help and patience.
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