Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:48 PM
I imported several pst's covering dates from several years ago to recent. They are transferred from another computer with Office 2007. I moved the pst's to a computer with Office 2010, and setup outlook 2010 to make these pst's available. I can see all the email folder contents OK within these imported pst's. When I go to the Calendar within Outlook I don't see any calendar entries from the past. There were many calendar entries dating back several years. Now it seems they are gone. The Calendar entries are contained within the pst file itself, so I would expect to see all of the Calendar entries automatically.
Does anyone know of this?
- Changed Type William Zhou CHNModerator Friday, June 22, 2012 3:07 AM
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:29 PM
Instead of importing the folder, connect to them directly via; File-> Open-> Open Outlook Data File
You can now move our Calendar items by switching your view to a List view; tab View-> Change View-> List
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:11 AM
I took the pst's out of options->data files and restarted outlook. Then did as you said: File-> Open-> Open Outlook Data File. I now see the folders in email as before but still don't see any calendar entries at all. I switched to list view as you suggested. This is strange.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:42 AM
Then no items exist in that Calendar folder.
To verify this, right click on the Calendar folder and choose Properties-> Folder Size...
Does the size indicate that the folder is empty as well?
How did you back up that pst-file?
Did you copy the original or did you use Export to create it?
As you might assume from the question already; using Export to create a backup really isn't the way to go.
For more info about this, also see; http://www.msoutlook.info/question/666
- Marked As Answer by William Zhou CHNModerator Friday, June 22, 2012 3:07 AM
Saturday, June 23, 2012 1:23 AM
The properties says zero in size. I don't understand it though. The calendar entries must be there. If the original computer's outlook calendar had data back to 2006 then the pst's must have had the data in them.
I copied the pst files to a usb drive. Then from the usb drive I copied the pst's to the target computer. There are 5 of them and they range from 226MB to 865MB in size.
Is there possibly some calendar setting that I am missing?
Saturday, June 23, 2012 8:43 AM
No, if the properties says zero, then there is nothing there. Are you sure you copied the correct pst-files?
Do they show any content when you try to open them on the original computer?
You could try using scanpst.exe on (a copy) them or use a (trial version of a) commercial recovery tool to see if something is still in there worth saving.