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how to recover mails from .BAK file in ms outlook

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  • Dear All

     

    I had some problem with MS Outlook (2003). I found that there was a problem with .PST file

     

    I tried to repair it with SCANPST.EXE. It repaired my OUTLOOK.PST file but many mails are missing.

     

    I had taken bakup of .PST file into .BAK file.

     

    Please guide me how can in recover my mails from .BAK file

     

     

    Thanks

    Vimal

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:20 AM

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    Hi Vimal,

     

    The Inbox Repair Tool makes a backup copy of any Personal Folders (.pst) file before trying to repair the file. For example, "Something.pst” will be saved as "Something.bak" in the same directory as "Something.pst". If you have to recover "Something.bak," change the extension to .pst, and the file is again a Personal Folders file. Any problems that existed before you ran the Inbox Repair Tool will still exist in the file.

     

    For more information:

     

    How to use the Inbox Repair Tools to recover e-mail messages in Outlook 2002, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287497

     

    Thanks,

     

    Elvis

     

    Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:11 AM