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      Razz
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      Hi folks,

      I am using Outlook 2013 as part of Office Home and Business 2013 on Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1.

      I will be replacing Win 7 shortly but am cleaning things up before the upgrade.

      I have a few large archive files and a .bak file that was created last year that is more than twice the size of the archive files, that I wanted to tidy up. I generated the multiple archive files on different drives because of space constraints. As this process did not impact, to an unmanageable extent, my retrieval of archived messages I did not address its existance at the time (time pressure and all that).

      I wanted to assess whether the .bak file had any archived messages I wanted to keep, so the question is how to do that. It should be possible to import the file and have duplicates deleted.

      Following the msn advice:

      https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Repair-Outlook-Data-Files-pst-and-ost-25663bc3-11ec-4412-86c4-60458afc5253

      and specifically “Recover items from the backup (.bak) file” I have used the Inbox Repair tool (SCANPST.EXE) on the .bak file and repaired it I renamed it *.bak.pst and tried to Import it but get a message that it is not recognised as a .pst file.

      So what should I do next?

      Thanks in advance for your advice.

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      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Try renaming it without the double extension? (Just a wild guess.)

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