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  #11  
Old May 25th, 2006, 10:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Brent Mills
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Posts: 8
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

Sorry, I'll go through it step by step to the best of my memory. It's pretty
similar to simkin's post.

1. I had outlook 2003 set up with an exchange connection which auto archived
my older mail to 2 pst files.
2. I installed 2007 and selected upgrade.
3. When I opened up outlook it went through the "migrating account settings"
spiel and then just hung with no error messages until I killed the process.
None of the other 2007 apps had any problems.
4. After messing with this awhile I went into the mail configuration in
control panel and deleted the 2 pst files off of my mail profile.
5. This let outlook open and function as normal but when I tried adding the
pst files back to my profile in the control panel app or through data file
management in outlook it caused it to hang again.
6. I tried creating a new mail profile in the control panel app and
associated it with a new ost file (I tried this with the one that outlook
initially created and it does not work) and once my mail resynched with
exchange I tried adding my pst files in outlook and it worked fine.

I looked through my error logs and did find one error. Hopefully this means
something to someone.

EventType offdiag12, P1
f8a78357-e48c-458e-8849-d14ea44739c770833cf6-e11c-4de3-ad51-caadb50e6ac6, P2
NIL, P3 NIL, P4 NIL, P5 NIL, P6 NIL, P7 NIL, P8 NIL, P9 NIL, P10 NIL.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook 2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you did to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?









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  #12  
Old May 25th, 2006, 10:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]
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Posts: 7,177
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

PMJI, but where were these .pst files located? Not on a network drive, are they?

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx

"Brent Mills" wrote in message ...
Sorry, I'll go through it step by step to the best of my memory. It's pretty
similar to simkin's post.

1. I had outlook 2003 set up with an exchange connection which auto archived
my older mail to 2 pst files.
2. I installed 2007 and selected upgrade.
3. When I opened up outlook it went through the "migrating account settings"
spiel and then just hung with no error messages until I killed the process.
None of the other 2007 apps had any problems.
4. After messing with this awhile I went into the mail configuration in
control panel and deleted the 2 pst files off of my mail profile.
5. This let outlook open and function as normal but when I tried adding the
pst files back to my profile in the control panel app or through data file
management in outlook it caused it to hang again.
6. I tried creating a new mail profile in the control panel app and
associated it with a new ost file (I tried this with the one that outlook
initially created and it does not work) and once my mail resynched with
exchange I tried adding my pst files in outlook and it worked fine.

I looked through my error logs and did find one error. Hopefully this means
something to someone.

EventType offdiag12, P1
f8a78357-e48c-458e-8849-d14ea44739c770833cf6-e11c-4de3-ad51-caadb50e6ac6, P2
NIL, P3 NIL, P4 NIL, P5 NIL, P6 NIL, P7 NIL, P8 NIL, P9 NIL, P10 NIL.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook 2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you did to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?









  #13  
Old May 25th, 2006, 10:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Brent Mills
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 8
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

Just to clarify, I do mean ost files. I think outlook 2003 used pst files to
store offline exchange content (plz correct me if I'm wrong) but 2007 seems
to use an ost file for this purpose.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook 2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you did to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?









  #14  
Old May 26th, 2006, 12:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 9,440
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

Dead wrong. Offline Exchange content has always been stored in OST files,
never PST files. Most Exchange administrators do not even want PST files in
their users' profiles.
You need to understand what you're doing and what you're saying. Once you
do, if you think you have a beta issue, post it clearly and accurately. This
looks like end user error that has nothing to do with the beta.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Just to clarify, I do mean ost files. I think outlook 2003 used pst files
to
store offline exchange content (plz correct me if I'm wrong) but 2007
seems
to use an ost file for this purpose.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook
2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and
removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took
your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new
profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to
upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually
the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you did
to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in
message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to
archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?











  #15  
Old May 26th, 2006, 12:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Brent Mills
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 8
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

Ok, I couldn't remember if it used ost files or not. I'll let you tell our
server administrators that we can't use pst files so we need more space on
the server. It seems you view me as an idiotic user that doesn't know what
I'm doing. I personally don't care what you think of me but I'm not sure how
you equate this with user error. If I try to use outlook after the beta
installation is complete it crashes. If I create a different profile and use
a blank ost file then it will let me use my pst files and doesn't crash. At
least one other person has the same issue. If I knew why this was I would
probably be working for microsoft.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Dead wrong. Offline Exchange content has always been stored in OST files,
never PST files. Most Exchange administrators do not even want PST files in
their users' profiles.
You need to understand what you're doing and what you're saying. Once you
do, if you think you have a beta issue, post it clearly and accurately. This
looks like end user error that has nothing to do with the beta.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Just to clarify, I do mean ost files. I think outlook 2003 used pst files
to
store offline exchange content (plz correct me if I'm wrong) but 2007
seems
to use an ost file for this purpose.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook
2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and
removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took
your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new
profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to
upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually
the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you did
to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in
message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to
archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?












  #16  
Old May 26th, 2006, 12:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Brent Mills
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 8
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

Sorry, I forgot you had asked this. They're on my local drive.

"Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

PMJI, but where were these .pst files located? Not on a network drive, are they?

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx

"Brent Mills" wrote in message ...
Sorry, I'll go through it step by step to the best of my memory. It's pretty
similar to simkin's post.

1. I had outlook 2003 set up with an exchange connection which auto archived
my older mail to 2 pst files.
2. I installed 2007 and selected upgrade.
3. When I opened up outlook it went through the "migrating account settings"
spiel and then just hung with no error messages until I killed the process.
None of the other 2007 apps had any problems.
4. After messing with this awhile I went into the mail configuration in
control panel and deleted the 2 pst files off of my mail profile.
5. This let outlook open and function as normal but when I tried adding the
pst files back to my profile in the control panel app or through data file
management in outlook it caused it to hang again.
6. I tried creating a new mail profile in the control panel app and
associated it with a new ost file (I tried this with the one that outlook
initially created and it does not work) and once my mail resynched with
exchange I tried adding my pst files in outlook and it worked fine.

I looked through my error logs and did find one error. Hopefully this means
something to someone.

EventType offdiag12, P1
f8a78357-e48c-458e-8849-d14ea44739c770833cf6-e11c-4de3-ad51-caadb50e6ac6, P2
NIL, P3 NIL, P4 NIL, P5 NIL, P6 NIL, P7 NIL, P8 NIL, P9 NIL, P10 NIL.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook 2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you did to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?










  #17  
Old May 26th, 2006, 07:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 6,006
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

Or not using Beta software and expecting it to work.

--
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
reading.

After furious head scratching, Brent Mills asked:

| Ok, I couldn't remember if it used ost files or not. I'll let you
| tell our server administrators that we can't use pst files so we need
| more space on the server. It seems you view me as an idiotic user
| that doesn't know what I'm doing. I personally don't care what you
| think of me but I'm not sure how you equate this with user error. If
| I try to use outlook after the beta installation is complete it
| crashes. If I create a different profile and use a blank ost file
| then it will let me use my pst files and doesn't crash. At least one
| other person has the same issue. If I knew why this was I would
| probably be working for microsoft.
|
| "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
|
|| Dead wrong. Offline Exchange content has always been stored in OST
|| files, never PST files. Most Exchange administrators do not even
|| want PST files in their users' profiles.
|| You need to understand what you're doing and what you're saying.
|| Once you do, if you think you have a beta issue, post it clearly and
|| accurately. This looks like end user error that has nothing to do
|| with the beta. --
|| Russ Valentine
|| [MVP-Outlook]
|| "Brent Mills" wrote in message
|| ...
||| Just to clarify, I do mean ost files. I think outlook 2003 used
||| pst files to
||| store offline exchange content (plz correct me if I'm wrong) but
||| 2007 seems
||| to use an ost file for this purpose.
|||
||| "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
|||
|||| I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
|||| So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an
|||| Outlook 2003
|||| profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook
|||| 2007 failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened
|||| it and removed
|||| the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
|||| Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST
|||| files. An accurate account of your problem would be helpful in
|||| sorting this out. --
|||| Russ Valentine
|||| [MVP-Outlook]
|||| "Brent Mills" wrote in
|||| message ...
||||| Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I
||||| took your
||||| and
||||| sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost
||||| file and now i
||||| can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to
||||| your question I was removing the pst data files that were
||||| associated with my profile through the mail interface in control
||||| panel.
|||||
||||| "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
|||||
|||||| Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new
|||||| profile
|||||| from scratch.
|||||| Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
|||||| --
|||||| Russ Valentine
|||||| [MVP-Outlook]
|||||| "Brent Mills" wrote in
|||||| message
|||||| ...
||||||| I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to
||||||| upgrade.
||||||| It
||||||| migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is
||||||| actually the
||||||| beta
||||||| 2
||||||| that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a
||||||| new ability.
|||||||
|||||||
||||||| "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
|||||||
|||||||| No.
|||||||| Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you
|||||||| did to
|||||||| migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
|||||||| --
|||||||| Russ Valentine
|||||||| [MVP-Outlook]
|||||||| "Brent Mills" wrote in
|||||||| message
|||||||| ...
||||||||| I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to
||||||||| archive
||||||||| my
||||||||| older
||||||||| mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try
||||||||| and open
||||||||| the
||||||||| program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
||||||||| problem.
||||||||| Anyone
||||||||| else had similar issues?


  #18  
Old May 26th, 2006, 09:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 9,440
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

Not at all. But an inaccurate and incomplete description of a problem just
wastes everyone's time at best and provides misleading information at worst.
This would have been an important issue to try to track down. Very few users
would be willing to sacrifice a functioning production Outlook installation
to a beta installation, so the upgrade scenario is an important one to test.
That's why I wanted to try to make some sense of what you were reporting.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
news
Ok, I couldn't remember if it used ost files or not. I'll let you tell
our
server administrators that we can't use pst files so we need more space on
the server. It seems you view me as an idiotic user that doesn't know
what
I'm doing. I personally don't care what you think of me but I'm not sure
how
you equate this with user error. If I try to use outlook after the beta
installation is complete it crashes. If I create a different profile and
use
a blank ost file then it will let me use my pst files and doesn't crash.
At
least one other person has the same issue. If I knew why this was I would
probably be working for microsoft.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Dead wrong. Offline Exchange content has always been stored in OST files,
never PST files. Most Exchange administrators do not even want PST files
in
their users' profiles.
You need to understand what you're doing and what you're saying. Once you
do, if you think you have a beta issue, post it clearly and accurately.
This
looks like end user error that has nothing to do with the beta.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Just to clarify, I do mean ost files. I think outlook 2003 used pst
files
to
store offline exchange content (plz correct me if I'm wrong) but 2007
seems
to use an ost file for this purpose.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook
2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and
removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took
your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file
and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to
your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with
my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new
profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in
message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to
upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually
the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a
new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you
did
to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in
message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to
archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try
and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?














  #19  
Old May 26th, 2006, 12:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Sandy Miller com>
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 12
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

I'm sorry but you sound rude and unhelpful. This person clearly has a problem
with the Beta and I have a very similar situation (if you care to read above).

I think he made a good effort at explaining what went on and you are very
dismissive of his/her efforts.

There is obviously something VERY WRONG with this beta if it is succeeding
in screwing up mail inboxes. My own copy of the Outlook 2007 Beta 2 is
apparently receiving messages but is somehow not 'rendering' them. IE There
is no content whatsoever. I CANNOT READ MY MAIL.

Another user is suggesting that, even after reverting back to Outlook 2003,
these very same messages are toast, implying that OL 2007 Beta 2 is REALLY
F^*&%Ā£* them up..... And I concur with that theory for the moment.

Instead of complaining, how about using your 'expertise' to help us resolve
it? What have we done wrong?



--
MS Professional


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Dead wrong. Offline Exchange content has always been stored in OST files,
never PST files. Most Exchange administrators do not even want PST files in
their users' profiles.
You need to understand what you're doing and what you're saying. Once you
do, if you think you have a beta issue, post it clearly and accurately. This
looks like end user error that has nothing to do with the beta.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Just to clarify, I do mean ost files. I think outlook 2003 used pst files
to
store offline exchange content (plz correct me if I'm wrong) but 2007
seems
to use an ost file for this purpose.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook
2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and
removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took
your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new
profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to
upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually
the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you did
to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in
message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to
archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?












  #20  
Old May 26th, 2006, 01:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Sandy Miller com>
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 12
Default Outlook 2007 won't work with pst files

Au contraire my friend I understand much more about beta software than you
assume.

I ask you this. Why is there a ā€˜Report Render Problemā€™ button on the email
display pane? Can you tell us that?

That could suggest to someone like me that they already know about a ā€˜render
problemā€™ but failed to let us know that Outlook 2007 B2 may or may not
actually be of any use to receive mail.

As in, they knew/know that many/possibly all emails WILL NOT EVEN DISPLAY in
their Beta 2 software, far less allow someone to actually use it for the
purpose designed - as an email management program. Even on normal,
run-of-the-mill, otherwise fully functioning, MS Office machines this Outlook
2007 Beta 2 software sucks.

I suggest that is a very cynical exploitation of my time and effort and that
of all the others who I know will come out the woodwork as the Beta is
downloaded.

Prove me wrong?



--
MS Professional


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

You misunderstand what beta testing involves. No one testing this beta
should come here and expect to find that answers to their questions already
to exist. Often times they will be uncovering issues that have not been seen
before, especially if they are using the beta in an untested or unsupported
scenario (as are the both of you). What is required is a clear and accurate
description of the problem and the steps to reproduce it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sandy Miller com" miller(dot)sandy(at)gmaildot wrote in message
...
I'm sorry but you sound rude and unhelpful. This person clearly has a
problem
with the Beta and I have a very similar situation (if you care to read
above).

I think he made a good effort at explaining what went on and you are very
dismissive of his/her efforts.

There is obviously something VERY WRONG with this beta if it is succeeding
in screwing up mail inboxes. My own copy of the Outlook 2007 Beta 2 is
apparently receiving messages but is somehow not 'rendering' them. IE
There
is no content whatsoever. I CANNOT READ MY MAIL.

Another user is suggesting that, even after reverting back to Outlook
2003,
these very same messages are toast, implying that OL 2007 Beta 2 is REALLY
F^*&%Ā£* them up..... And I concur with that theory for the moment.

Instead of complaining, how about using your 'expertise' to help us
resolve
it? What have we done wrong?



--
MS Professional


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Dead wrong. Offline Exchange content has always been stored in OST files,
never PST files. Most Exchange administrators do not even want PST files
in
their users' profiles.
You need to understand what you're doing and what you're saying. Once you
do, if you think you have a beta issue, post it clearly and accurately.
This
looks like end user error that has nothing to do with the beta.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Just to clarify, I do mean ost files. I think outlook 2003 used pst
files
to
store offline exchange content (plz correct me if I'm wrong) but 2007
seems
to use an ost file for this purpose.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

I assume you mean PST files, not OST files.
So let me get this straight. You did an in place upgrade of an Outlook
2003
profile that had 3 PST files, one default, 2 for archive. Outlook 2007
failed to open with no error message, yet you somehow opened it and
removed
the 2 archive PST files. I'm having trouble following your post.
Outlook 2007 is uniquely poor at handling connections to PST files. An
accurate account of your problem would be helpful in sorting this out.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in message
...
Simkin is right, it seems to be something with the ost file. I took
your
and
sue's suggestion and created a new mail profile with a new ost file
and
now i
can add my old archive data files without problem. In answer to
your
question I was removing the pst data files that were associated with
my
profile through the mail interface in control panel.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Always follow an attempt at an in place upgrade by creating a new
profile
from scratch.
Exactly what files are you "removing" and how?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in
message
...
I had 2003 on my machine and the only choice it gave me was to
upgrade.
It
migrated all my settings and data files itself. This is actually
the
beta
2
that was posted to msdn yesterday so I don't know if this is a
new
ability.


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

No.
Why would you "upgrade" to a beta? State more clearly what you
did
to
migrate your Outlook data to a beta installation.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Brent Mills" wrote in
message
...
I had outlook 2003 set up on my computer with 2 pst files to
archive
my
older
mail to. When I upgraded to 2007 it now locks up when I try
and
open
the
program. If I remove my pst archives then it runs without a
problem.
Anyone
else had similar issues?















 




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