Re: Cannot backup a pst file over a home network


That would be a yes on Vista SP1. I don't know where else to turn.

Odd thing - this is my wife's desktop computer and pst file. She also has a
laptop running Vista. She was using that as her principle computer until

She had no similar problem backing up her pst file from the laptop as are
trying to accomplish now.


"Kerry Liles" wrote:

"Jeff Ingman" <JeffIngman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

The pst file I want to back up is 295,600 KB. But the link you offered
not fit the issue I'm having.

The article is entitled - Error message when you use a network connection
copy a large file from one Windows Vista-based computer to another Windows
Vista-based computer: "The connection has been lost"

I'm backing up from a Vista machine to an XP machine and I do not get the
"The connection has been lost" error message.

I don't know if my problem is due to the size of the PST file but this
unlikely to me.


"Kerry Liles" wrote:

"Jeff Ingman" <JeffIngman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
New Dell PC
Running Vista, Office 2007 & Nornton Internet Security
Am trying to backup Outlook 2007 pst file from one computer to another
our network.

I can copy and paste any other file from the originating computer to
destination folder without a problem. (Sharing is enabled.)

But I cannot use the Outlook backup procedure, nor can I simply copy
file and paste it to the destination folder over the network.

When I attempt a backup or a copy/paste (with Outlook closed) I get the
reaction. The "wheels turn" for about 60seconds then an error message
saying "There is a problem accessing [path and pst file name]".

I checked Task Manager and verified Outlook.exe is not open. Some how
glued in place. But I can copy/paste it to a folder on the same
machine. I
just can't move it over the network.

I posted a description of this issue on the Outlook forum but no one
come up with a solution.


Try this:

That article supposedly includes 3 different error messages one of which (I
thought) was exactly what you were getting: "There is a problem accessing
*shared folder path*" (see description called 'Error message 2')

Anyway, this and several problems concerning file copying were fixed/changed
in SP1 for Vista.... are you running SP1 of Vista? If you are, all of this
is moot I guess.


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