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outlook 2007 - "..pst file contains errors"

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by philkryder, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. philkryder

    philkryder

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    I'm having a bit of a problem with outlook 2007.

    IMAP/POP3 - no exchange.

    I scanpst.exe on the PST file and it "contains errors" almost every time.

    any fixes or mitigations?

    Thanks
    Phil
     
  2. David_G17

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    it shouldn't matter with office 2007, but out of curiosity, how big is the pst file?
     

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    There used to be a "fixpst" utility that we used with Outlook 03. It worked about 50% of the time. We usually only had problems with really big PST files, like well over 1GB. I think the utility was available from Microsoft.
     
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  5. philkryder

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    Why shouldn't it matter?

    about 110 meg.
     
  6. philkryder

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    well the scanpst.exe has a repair feature and it seems to work.

    But, It doesn't stay fixed...
     
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    After it is fixed export it to another pst file.
     
  8. philkryder

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    And then import it back?

    Actually that is how I built the file.

    I exported it and then imported it back into outlook 2007...

    It seems to break within a few minutes of re-opening OUTLOOK after scanpst has repaired it.
     
  9. David_G17

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    office 2000 had a 2GB limit. after you hit 2 gigs, it immediately starts deleting old stuff (no warnings), and eventually crashes.

    Office 2003 fixed that problem.

    another thought: have you run a virus scan while in safe mode lately? i'm wondering if some virus could be corrupting it.
     
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