Have fun, open a PST, seach it, close it, repeat..... or take a look here, never used it, but it might be worth a shot. http://www.mailnavigator.com/read_dbx_file.html George Taylor Systems Programmer Regional Health Inc. _____ From: Jason Sherry [mailto:Jason.Sherry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 1:33 PM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Need a way to search 200+ PSTs I am doing some data recovery and research for a client and have recovered over 200 PSTs files, both existing and un-deleted. Now I need to search all of the PSTs for some keywords. If the PST contains those key words I then need to copy those e-mail to a separate PST for the lawyers, in addition to saving the original PST. Anyone know of a good free or cheap way to do this, mainly just the searching part? Opening each PST in Outlook, indexing it, then searching it really isn't an option. I know this can be done with e-mail arching products that archive PST data to SQL but this is overkill and cost prohibited for this project. Jason Sherry Infrastructure Architect, MCSE:M <http://www.outlookexchange.com/articles/JasonSherry> jason.sherry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <http://www.outlookexchange.com/articles/JasonSherryjason.sherry@theproe xchange.com> - MSN IM JS_ProExchange - Yahoo IM Pro Exchange http://www.theproexchange.com <http://www.theproexchange.com/> ***Note: The information contained in this message, including any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Sender immediately by a "reply to sender only" message and destroy all electronic or paper copies of the communication, including any attachments.