Windows 10: Remerge split pst files & transfer to new email address in Outlook

Discus and support Remerge split pst files & transfer to new email address in Outlook in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; My old laptop broke down and I've replaced it with new one with Win10 and Office 2007 on it. I have a back-up (on an external drive) from my old... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by Judiver, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Judiver Win User

    Remerge split pst files & transfer to new email address in Outlook


    My old laptop broke down and I've replaced it with new one with Win10 and Office 2007 on it.

    I have a back-up (on an external drive) from my old laptop that has Outlook files on it that go way back to Office 2000 (time flies...!) and those emails are related to an email address that I do not have any longer. I haven't used Outlook for a couple of years: I lived abroad and gmail was much more practical with having all my stuff online instead of changing to local email addresses in each country. I've never bothered to reinstall those old Outlook back-up files but would like to consult some old correspondence now.

    Problem: the external drive split the large pst and bak files into portions. For instance I now have 1 RAR file that contains 3 pst files (195.975KB, 8.263KB and 176KB) all bearing the same name "outlook.pst". In another RAR file I have another file called outlook.pst (71.534KB). The same thing happened for the bak files: they got split up into various RAR files and those RAR files contain files that bear the same name.

    What I would like to do is to have those 4 pst files merged to have 1 outlook.pst file again but when I extract with WinRAR it looks like the 195.975KB gets overwritten with the 8.263KB which then gets overwritten with the 176KB. The same thing happens when trying to add the 4th file from the 2nd RAR file to the first RAR file. The problem is that they all have to same name. How can I get 1 outlook.pst file again?

    My second question is related to Outlook itself. When I open the program it asks me to connect it to an email address. I backed out for now because I do not know what to do. I can connect it to a current email address, but if I do this will I still be able to see all the old correspondence which is related to an email address that doesn't exist any longer? I do not use Outlook for current emails but I wouldn't want to lose that old correspondence.

    Thank you for your help!

    Judith

    How much easier my life would be if there weren't new versions for everything all the time... I would actually get some work done *Huh *Wink!

    :)
     
    Judiver, Aug 15, 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, Aug 15, 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, Aug 15, 2019
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  4. marcbkk Win User

    Remerge split pst files & transfer to new email address in Outlook

    Outlook PST File Problem

    My Outlook PST file has now grown to nearly 4GB. I have deleted tons of stuff, emptied the deleted items mailbox, and I have done a Compact Now on the PST file a few times, but the file size never gets smaller. It just keeps growing in size instead. My guess is that it shouldn't even be 1GB at this point. Is there some easy thing I can do to rebuild the file using just the emails, contacts, and folders I want to keep so that the file runs smoothly and is optimized down to its proper size? Cheers. Marc
     
    marcbkk, Aug 15, 2019
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