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How to recover email in a specific date range from a .PST file

Get step-by-step instructions on how to recover email that falls within a specific data range from a Microsoft Outlook 2003 .PST file.

I'm using Microsoft Outlook 2003. I have a 1.5 GB .PST file. I only want to recover email from a specific date range. Can I do this? If so, how?
  1. Using Microsoft Outlook 2003, select File -> Import and Export.
  2. Choose the option to Export to a File.
  3. Click "Next" and then select "Personal Folder File" (PST).
  4. Pick the particular mailbox folder from which you want to export your data and then click the Filter button.
  5. In the filter options, go to the Advanced tab and click the Fields button.
  6. Select "Frequently Used Filters" and then click "Sent."
  7. Specify the date range for the Microsoft Outlook email messages that you want to recover.

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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • TIp: Repair and recover .PST files with PST2GB
  • FAQ: Exchange Server backup and recovery
  • Learning Guide: Exchange Server backup and recovery
  • Reference Center: Personal store (.PST) tips and resources
  • This was last published in May 2007

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