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

  • From: "Jason Sherry" <Jason.Sherry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 15:49:15 -0400

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?





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[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.


Jason Sherry 
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