[ExchangeList] Re: Need a way to search 200+ PSTs

  • From: "Carl Houseman" <c.houseman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 16:02:19 -0400

Why would Outlook blow up?  We're talking OL 2003, right?   If you said
20,000 PST files, OK, it will blow up.  But 200?
 
You're asking for fast, good and cheap.  You can't have all three.
 
Carl

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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jason Sherry
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 3:49 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Need a way to search 200+ PSTs



The PST files are spread around 100s of directories.  In addition, it is a
lengthy process to get locate the PST, open it in outlook then, add it the
indexing program, and then  wait on the indexing to finish before doing a
search.

 

Plus I think Outlook would blow up if I tried to open 200+ PSTs files, I
have seen a script do this maybe I will give it a shot and see if Outlook
survives.

 

 

Jason Sherry - Pro Exchange http://www.theproexchange.com

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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carl Houseman
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 1:46 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Need a way to search 200+ PSTs

 

So ... adding all of the PSTs to a single Outlook profile, then using free
desktop search program to index them all at once is a problem?  Why?

 

Carl

 

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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jason Sherry
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 3:33 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.

 

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