Outlook cannot start - can't find pst file for email address

newly installed outlook 2010 was fine, then imported contacts pst file from old, now won't start.  "Cannot start Microsoft Outlook.  the file C\users...\emailaddress.pst cannot be found".  I am using Windows 7 professional and Office 2010 Home and Business

Create a new Outlook profile and use the Windows search to find the other PST file on your computer.


Enable hidden files and folders using the link below before doing the search:



Once you find the Outlook PST file, you can open it in Outlook and check if you find the data which you are looking for.

Refer the link below and check if it helps: 


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Last updated December 31, 2020 Views 21,084 Applies to: