RE: Soka|discover pst files on local drives

  • From: "Steve Moffat" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 21:07:24 -0400

Dear Dear Andrew, I didn't think you could get any worse. You should
always read posts thouroughly before responding.
He's looking fot a way to scan a large amount of networked computers for
pst's on their local hard drives.


From: Andrew English [mailto:andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 9:05 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Soka|discover pst files on local drives

Hi Robert, 


It might be wise to remove "Email Administrator" from your title since I
don't know how to access the .pst files under Windows XP. 


On the machine or machines that you are trying get the .pst file from
you need go under Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> (click on) Show
hidden files and folders -> (click on) OK


Open C:


(go into) Documents and Settings -> {username of choice} -> Local
Settings (hidden) -> Application Data (hidden) -> Microsoft -> Outlook
(.pst files are stored here)


If there are no PST files there could be a chance that Outlook's auto
archive is disabled.






From: Robert Lawson [mailto:rlawson@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 10:59 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: Soka|discover pst files on local drives


Hello All,

  I'm looking for suggestions/directions on how to discover Outlook pst
files on local hard drives on computers on our network.  The files all
have the extension .pst; all computers are Windows XP;  we'd check "C"
and "D" drives.

  I've tried using "NET USE X: \\computer\c$ <file:///\\computer\c$>
password /USER:domainadmin@xxxxxxxx", with my domain admin user, yet
this fails with "System error 1326 has occurred.  Logon failure: unknown
user name or bad password."   Seems this is not the way to go.

Thanks, Robert


Robert Lawson
Senior Database Administrator/email administrator
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA. 92656
main: 949.480.4000 fax: 949.480.4258
direct: 949.480.4224 rlawson@xxxxxxxx

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