PST Scan

Scan the Outlook PST Files


System Requirement

Processor : Pentium Class

Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/2003/XP/2000/NT4 (SP6)

Memory : Minimum 256 MB (512 MB recommended)

Hard Disk : 50 MB of free disk space

MS Outlook : MS Outlook 2010/2007/2003/2002/2000

Internet Explorer : Version 5 or later

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Backing up locked files in Outlook PST

MS Outlook is basically used as an email client, which is also world widely accepted to store various of its objects in the format of PST files including contacts, calendar, notes, tasks etc. Today majority of people makes use of electronic mail to convey information. Email message contains important details and information that no body want to lose. It is indeed essential to create backups, if you are dependent on your email messages to get the important details. You can manually create and restore your MS Outlook email folders.

PST is usually located in C:\Documents and Settings\account_name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\. But many users find it difficult to get the location as it is a hidden executable file. In order to view the file in Windows Explorer Select Tools - Folder Options - Select View tab - Select Show hidden files and folders and at last Click OK.

If you are not very confident that where the PST file is placed then right-click on the 'Personal Folders' and Select 'Properties for Personal Folders'- Click on Advanced button and you will get the location of the Outlook PST field is showed in the field of filename. Once after getting, close down the Outlook application and copy the PST data to the supposed location, do prefer a CD/ DVD, as because they stores data safely.

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Creating and backing up locked files is not so easy as it expected from a Outlook like popular email client. It is bit complicated particularly while restoring a backup. Go through the following steps for restoring a backup of Outlook emails:

  • Go to Start - Settings - Control Panel - Mail - Click on Email Accounts. As an alternative, Select Tools - E-mail Accounts.
  • Select 'Add a new e-mail account' - Click NEXT
  • Select choose POP3 - Click NEXT
  • Give the required details in the setup of POP3 dialog box, which appears and hit on NEXT - Click Finish.
  • Choose 'View or change existing e-mail accounts', Select the email account that you have created and hit on the button of 'New Outlook Data File'.
  • Select Office Outlook Personal Folder File (.pst) - Click OK.
  • Now choose the PST file you copied in your hard disk - Click OK.
  • Lastly you can set the 'Deliver new e-mail to the following location' choice onto the proper location.

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While trying to copy PST files when Outlook is in process you might get "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" error message in your Backup Magic log file. This sorts of messages that the Outlook has entirely locked the file and it cannot be read or copied by other applications until the closing down of Outlook.

Backing up locked files in Outlook PST makes the PST files inaccessible and unreadable. Moreover , attempting to open them display error messages. In such very condition use third party PST repair tool to repair the PST files in order to make them accessible without any kind of error messages.

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