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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Post by DataMystic Support » Wed May 12, 2010 10:27 am

No worries Michael - glad it is working so well.

The forwarded emails only get attached as the mail is being transmitted- you won't see this change in the Outbox, but you will see that they have been re-attached in the Sent Items.

With moving or copying emails - the issue is that the attachment mask might have changed from the time the attachment was detached to the time of the copy. I assume you would want the current manual attachment mask to be used for the new or moved email?
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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Post by mbmyst » Wed May 12, 2010 10:55 am

Hi

I was about to report a rather more serious follow up to my last note but think I may now have found a way round the problem.

I thought I would test what would happen if one had to move the outlook.pst file and the attachments folder to, for example, a new machine or to restore Outlook.pst and the attachments from a backup

The test I performed was as follows.

1. I created a backup copy of my Outlook.pst file and renamed it Outlook.pst.bak.
2. I then removed the attachments from a number of test emails in the live copy of Outlook.pst.
3. I closed Outlook and renamed the live file Outlook.pst to Outlook.pst.live.
4. I then changed the name of the backup copy from Outlook.pst.bak to Outlook.pst.
5. I opened Outlook again which opened this file, checked it was working normally and then closed Outlook without making any changes.
6. I then renamed the files so that Outlook.pst.live was restored to its original name Outlook.pst and opened Outlook (I was then back to the original live file which had the test attachments removed)
7. Finally I then tried to restore the attachments I had removed in step 2. The result was that Outlook immediately crashed. When Outlook was re-opened the emails were still there with the attachments removed and the links in place but the attachment files themselves had been deleted from the store folder. It was also impossible to delete the now damaged emails.

Anyway to end the story I repeated the process above but disabled the DetachPipe add-in before closing and reopening Outlook with the new Outlook file. Once the original "live" file was open again I re-enabled the add-in and was able to restore the attachments as normal. So it appears that provided one is careful to disable the add-in it should be possible to move the outlook file and attachment folders to a new machine but I would appreciate your thoughts and advice on how this can be done safely. I haven't for example tested what would happen if one had to restore a backup copy of Outlook.pst which hadn't had the add-in disabled before the backup was created.

Many thanks

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Post by DataMystic Support » Wed May 12, 2010 11:47 am

Hi MIchael,

No version of DetachPipe attached to or relies on a specific PST file. More likely this is a bug in that Beta version- we will look into it.

Your method below should have worked fine.
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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Post by mbmyst » Thu May 13, 2010 11:07 am

DataMystic Support wrote:No worries Michael - glad it is working so well.

The forwarded emails only get attached as the mail is being transmitted- you won't see this change in the Outbox, but you will see that they have been re-attached in the Sent Items.

With moving or copying emails - the issue is that the attachment mask might have changed from the time the attachment was detached to the time of the copy. I assume you would want the current manual attachment mask to be used for the new or moved email?
I will try again but I did in fact test the forwarding by sending emails to myself and the attachments were not reinstated.

Re: the second point I hadn't considered the possibility that the mask might have changed. I think the the current manual attachment mask would be fine.

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Re: About DetachPipe Attachments.txt

Post by mbmyst » Thu May 13, 2010 11:10 am

DataMystic Support wrote:Hi MIchael,

No version of DetachPipe attached to or relies on a specific PST file. More likely this is a bug in that Beta version- we will look into it.

Your method below should have worked fine.
I would be most grateful if you could have a look at this. I tried some further experiments but still ended up with Outlook crashing/closing and the attachments being deleted from the storage folder.

Many thanks

Michael

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