Windows 10: Office 2016 - PST Deleted - 3 new PST files created - I want to rename

Discus and support Office 2016 - PST Deleted - 3 new PST files created - I want to rename in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; I have Office 2016 Home and Business. I recently discovered on 7/2 that my 3 PST files for my 3 email accounts had been deleted. I lost all my contact... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by NGT, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. NGT
    NGT Win User

    Office 2016 - PST Deleted - 3 new PST files created - I want to rename


    I have Office 2016 Home and Business. I recently discovered on 7/2 that my 3 PST files for my 3 email accounts had been deleted. I lost all my contact email address and emails that were associated with Outlook. I had help from HP (bought computer from them) with creating new PST files. On 7/4 as I began to reenter my contact email addresses, I discovered that the new PST files are named, emailaddress - Test.pst. Before I get to far into adding all my contact email address, I want to fix the name of the pst files to emailaddress.pst.

    Can I just rename the current three emailaddress-Test.pst files or do I have to create them another way?

    Back up the pst files by copying them to my backup storage?

    Thank you for your assistance.

    :)
     
  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, Jul 5, 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, Jul 5, 2019
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  4. marcbkk Win User

    Office 2016 - PST Deleted - 3 new PST files created - I want to rename

    Outlook PST File Problem

    Yes, thanks, it seems to be working well now. Also, I did a compact on the new PST file I created and it dropped it down another 50MB or so in file size. Nice to see some things can be so simple *Smile Office 2016 - PST Deleted - 3 new PST files created - I want to rename :)
     
    marcbkk, Jul 5, 2019
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