Large .pst File Shows Empty?

May 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Earlier I used MFCMAPI to get rid of Deleted Items and Search Folders within my offline files (pst) folder in Outlook. After reloading Outlook, none of the original folders from the pst are displaying in Outlook. There are only 2 folders, both empty: Deleted Items and Search Folders. I assume that these were automatically regenerated.

The original pst file is 580MB, so the old data is clearly still present but undisplayed. What is the best way to recover the emails?

It should be noted that my inbox and ost file still work normally, only the offline files were affected.
May 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM
The old data may not actually be there. It may be whitespace, which you can report on using mrmapi, as described here: