Your post isn't clear.
Are you saying you cannot access your contact information or any emails whilst you are using Outlook?
If you want to open an Outlook *.pst file you have to tell Windows which program to open it with. As this is usually Outlook, it would only be readable from within Outlook itself.
Or am I missing something here?
I have Windows XP Home edition. I was going to copy Outlook contact information and saved e-mails, so I (I thought) followed the instructions. Now this info is in my documents and whatever I do I get one of two messages as follows:
1) You are attempting to open a file of office type 'Office Data File' (.pst) if you want to open this etc
2) File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file. I am signed on as administrator.
An ideas please?