Windows 10: Can't copy Outlook.pst file to new Win10 computer

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  1. mallomar Win User

    Can't copy Outlook.pst file to new Win10 computer


    I'm relatively new to Win10. I'm trying to copy my outlook.pst file from my old Win7 computer to the new Win10 computer. Outlook version is 2007, if that matters.


    When I try to import the outlook.pst file that I copied over from the old PC, I get this popup message:


    "Microsoft Office Outlook
    File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file."


    So how do I get permission? I'm guessing I need to be an admin (I thought I already was, but I guess I'm not.)


    This is my own computer and nobody else uses it. I tried changing the Owner account so I would be an admin, but when I clicked the admin option, the change account option was grayed out. I tried setting up a new account as an admin, but that didn't work either.


    Can someone please tell me exactly how to make myself an admin? (I'm hoping that will let me access the outlook.pst file.) I just can't figure it out.


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    mallomar, Jun 9, 2019
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    Outlook PST File Problem

    That is exactly what I was going to suggest. Export everything to another PST file, delete the old(or rather move it out of the default folder) and replace it with the new PST file that you exported.
     
    newtekie1, Jun 9, 2019
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  3. marcbkk Win User
    Outlook PST File Problem

    Thanks again everyone. I just did an export on the troubled PST file to create a new PST file from it and the file size went from 3.9GB down to 850MB. Then I installed the new PST file into Outlook that I just created and removed the old PST file from Outlook and all seems to be working fine so far. I think I am good now, but I will give it some time just to make sure there are no problems before I delete the old file. Thanks again.
     
    marcbkk, Jun 9, 2019
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  4. Mike0409 Win User

    Can't copy Outlook.pst file to new Win10 computer

    Outlook PST File Problem

    Outlook .PST files are maxed at 2GB's anything over that and they become corrupted. You can try the scanpst.exe from above. Also this might help you.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296088
     
    Mike0409, Jun 9, 2019
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