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Windows 7: Can't import/open pst - says no premissions

25 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Can't import/open pst - says no premissions

I backed up all files to an external hard drive. Had W7 installed, and have tried a number of ways to import or open the data file/ pst back into Outlook 2003. I was getting a lot of 'it can't find the file' to now 'that I don't have the permissions to open it'.

I have no passord on my pc - took it off to see if that would work. Didn't help. I moved it under my user name to see if that would help. It hasn't. Please...any suggestions as my downloads etc for Security software, other downloads, are stored in my email folders.

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25 Oct 2009   #2

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

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25 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the tip. I installed it but it did not help the problem. I still get the same message. any other suggestions?
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16 Feb 2010   #4

windows 7
PST Permission issue

I downloaded my pst files (which were exchange sever) and now they are restricting to upload into outlook 2007.

I uploaded on an old machine running XP, but it doesn't work with win 7

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16 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

please explain how you went about backing up the PST files originally
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 Can't import/open pst - says no premissions

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