closing .pst in outlook 2003

March 16, 2011 at 12:27:32
Specs: Windows XP
I opened a large .pst file into Outlook. Now, I cannot close it.

The file is an archived 10 gig file. When it did not close, I went to the location of the file and ran scanpst.exe and it cleared. I then opened Outlook and tried to import that .pst file into Outlook. I still can't close the file. Any ideas?

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March 18, 2011 at 05:57:39
What do you mean by "Close?" Did you have the file in your Personal Folder list and tried to close it from there by right-clicking, selecting Properties and selecting the option to close the file? Also, what do you mean by "Cleared?" Running scanpst is necessary only if the file is damaged

Your question is confusing.

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March 18, 2011 at 06:15:47
Allow me to clarify and update.

I have a 2 gig .pst file. I have a 10 gig older .pst file. I access the older file for stored information. The 2 gig resides on my workstation. The 10 gig resides on the server. I had the 10 gig open in Outlook. When I attempted to close the folder, I received an error message. When I attempted to open the 10 gig, I received an error message. Following advice I found on the Internet, I created a new profile and imported the original 2 gig file into the new profile. I no longer have the 10 gig unopenable file in the new profile. Instead, I have the 2 gig file twice! I cannot close or remove the copy.

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March 18, 2011 at 07:03:18
With Outlook closed, Open Control Panel, Mail, Data files. Remove the redundant file from the list.

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