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My Data File Management (Outlook 2003) is empty; but all my outlook files
are ok. When I click on DFM I get an error message: "There was an error
locating one of the files to complete this operation. It may have been
deleted. " I then close the error message and the window opens up where i
normally see the little outlook file icon and copy it to my desktop for back
up on an external drive. But the window (name of window is outlook data
files) is empty!!
I ran detect and repair and nothing changed.

Again, all my data (notes, calendar, contacts and tasks) are there and I
can add and delete data from these files as needed. (I don't use the mail
function of Outlook). I have no viruses and system is performing fine
(Windows XP). Other than this issue, which is critical for backing up files-
my Outlook seems to be "fine".
I managed to go into Docs-Settings Local Apps and get the pst file and copy
for a backup but the DFM thing is weird. Please comment and if possible
offer a solution as I think Im supposed to see my Outlook file in the DFM,
instead of just seeing it as a hidden file in my Apps. Folder.

Thanks,
Gata Feliz
(Classy Geek from the pre-MS era)

I apologize if an answer to my problem is in a FAQ somewhere, but I am have
been trying to repair my outlook for days now and I am only making it worse.
Briefly, I could get forwarded pop mail, but Outlook would not connect with
my exchange server (4smartphone.net). However, it works fine on my phone, so
I know the problem must be in Outlook. I deleted my Exchange Server profile
and wiped out everything and now Outlook won't even open. I have downloaded
OutlookTools 2.1 and tried to regenerate my .pst and .ost files, but Outlook
still won't open. All of my contacts, messages, et cetera are still on my
exchange server. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
Basically, I don't understand why I can't connect to my server, and even if
I get outlook running again (I've even tried the /resetfolders and /firstrun
switches.) how will I be able to safely pull my old info off the server
without writing over it with my newly blank files. Thanks for any help you
can offer.
--
Jamie Campbell
www.corkhead.net

Outlook freezes from me often, it freezes when I first pull it up, and it
freezes when ever i click on contacts. I have installed office ultimate 2007
on my XP home 2gighz fully updated laptop. It seems that my problem started
when I first tried to import files from a csv file, I accidently imported
thousands of blank contacts, I don't know how many. Outlook started freezing
from then on, I did delete all the contacts but the issue is still there, I
ran Microsoft Office Diagonistics, but it said everything was OK. I also ran
a repair but that still didnt fix the issue.

.........controls may not be registered.

Hi
I have Outlook 2007 with BCM installed. I keep getting the error 'Error loading form. Some of the needed controls may not be registered' when I try to open the history tab in a BCM contact. I can create new history items ok, but can't open the history for a contact.

Things I have tried so far....
Restored an older database
Created a new database
Repair of Outlook and BCM
Deletion and re-install of Outlook and BCM
Deletion and re-install of SQL
Cleared forms cache in 'Options - Other - Advanced Options - Custom Forms - Managed Forms'
System restore.

I don't have 'Quickbooks' installed.

If anybody can help I would be grateful. I have some info in one of my contacts I need today! I'm pulling what little hair I have left out!

Thanks and regards - AL

Outlook 2002 with SP3 + post SP3 patches running on WinXP Pro SP2 (post SP
patches up to April 2008).

Problem:
When I double click an email attachment of type MSG (email type), it doesn't
open. Instead, I get the following message:
"The form required to view this mesage cannot be displayed. Contact your
Administrator."

I google for the above and did the following (not necessarily in the order
listed below):

1) Delete FRMCACHE.DAT from C:Documents and Settings%username%Local
SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftFORMS

2) Outlook Tools | Options | Other | Advanced Options | Custom Forms, then
click Manage Forms, then Clear Cache

3) Detect and Repair Outlook

4) Restart Outlook

5) Restart PC

None of the above solve the issue. If I save the attachment to disk, I can
open it.

Is there anything else I can do to fix this? Thanks.

I have a 1.78 GB .pst on my old computer with Outlook 2003 on Windows XP. I
just bought a new computer running Windows Vista Home Premium and installed
Microsoft Office 2007 (with Outlook 2007 with Business Contacts manager).

I installed Office 2007 successfully, and when opening Outlook 2007 for the
first time, I was prompted to set up an email account, which I did and it
worked fine. However, I was now faced with the issue of getting my old
Outlook 2003 1.78 GB .pst file moved over. I copied the .pst file to a thumb
drive, and then copied that to a new temporary folder on my new computer (so
it wouldn't be reading/transferring from the thumb drive).

However, instead of following some of the procedures here I just copied my
..pst files (the Outlook and Archive .pst) and moved them to the same folder
as the newly created .pst. (users - user name - appdata - local - Microsoft-
Outlook).

At this point I believe I was asked to replace or just copy the file. Since
the newly created .pst had just a few emails in it, I chose "replace". Then
when I opened Outlook I got a "Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot
open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. Errors have
been detected in the file... (users user name...etc.pst). Quit Outlook and
all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair too
(Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file. For more
information about the Inbox Repair tool, see Help."

Okay...so I do a search for Scanpst.exe on my computer and it's not there.
Also, I do a search for Inbox repair tool and no dice either. So I
double-check in the standard Help section. Still no luck.

So checking on the web, I found out where to download Scanpst.exe
(http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/outlook/repair.html). However, when I
downloaded it, I got the "This application has failed to start because
SCNPST32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this
problem. I have tried re-installing 3 times but no change in luck, so I
followed the http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/outlook/repair.html
instructions ("If you still have problems running it, then search your hard
disk for a file named "CNFNOT32.EXE" then run it: it should unpack and copy
the Scanpst.exe file to its default path ('C:Program FilesCommon
FilesSystemMSMAPI1033')". However, when I found CNFNOT32.EXE and ran it,
it appears as if nothing happened, and when I tried Scanpst.exe again I got
the same error. And now today, I cannot even find CNFNOT32.EXE on my
computer.

Okay, so this all failed, so I figured I would delete my 1.78 GB .pst file
and start fresh by opening Outlook and using another method to get the .pst
in there. However, now it won't open because it's searching for a .pst file
and I am getting a .pst file cannot be found.

So I am thiking, hey, I will just reinstall Microsoft Office 2007 and then
open Outlook 2007 fresh again, and then configure an email account, etc. like
I did the first time. however, even after "removing" Office 2007, and then
re-installing it, I am still getting the ".pst file cannot be found."

So now I have a new version of Outlook that I can't open, and a possibly
corrupt .pst file that I can't correct. I am about ready to call Microsoft
and just eat the charges as I have spent a good 5 hours on this already with
no end in site.

Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated!!!!!!!

Marty

so I download it into the

Hello everybody. I have a question for you gurus out there. We have some
computers at work where either embedded images or images pulled in from
another server are showing as a red x with no option to "download content".
The only fix we've found is clearing out the OLK folder but the problem comes
back after time.

Solutions I've tried include:
1) Unchecking "Don't download pictures automatically" in the Security
settings. Works on some, but not all.
2) Changing the 'zone' for emails from Restricted to Internet. Again, fixes
some but not all.
3) Detect & Repair in Outlook.
4) Making sure "Show Images" is checked in IE (Outlook pulls emails via IE)
5) Clearing the "Securetempfolder" registry key and/or clearing out the
Outlook Temporary folder's contents (under Temporary Internet Files). This
fixes the issue, but only temporary. It does come back.
6) Reverting to IE6. Doesn't work.
7) Upgrading to Office 2007. Seems to work, but not an option as of yet.

I work for a University and it is affecting the President's office and they
want a "permanent" fix, rather than the temporary one we tried before with
deleting the folder. Any ideas? I've been in contact with a rep from
Microsoft but as of yet, the patches we tried didn't work. Thanks in advance

Outlook Address Book Will Not Open
After Format C and Reload As Shipped Software

Background:
I have 32 bit Microsoft Vista Ultimate. It is running on a Dell XPS420 with
Q6600, 2.4GHZ quad processor that I purchased in December 2007. I have 4 GB
@ 667 MHZ of memory (3.3 GB usable). I have a 256 MB ATI HD 2600 graphics
card. I have a Dell Ultrasharp 22 inch monitor (1680 x 1050 pixels). I use
McAfee VirusScan Plus. I have Office Professional 2003 and use Outlook for
e-mail. Microsoft Works 8.5 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 came with the
computer. I have 2 Optical drives E: & F: a 320 GB SATA hard drive C: & D:
and a 250 GB SATA hard drive G: for backup. Microsoft update is auto and all
Microsoft Windows software is current. Other programs such as McAfee
VirusScan, Windows Defender etc. are up to date.
Problem:

I had to format C and reload the Dell as shipped software because Vista was
damaged and could not be repaired. I saved the Outlook.pst file and loaded
it after I reloaded Microsoft Office. I have all my old e-mail. I can see
my Contacts in the Contacts Folder but when I select To: I get the following
error message: I get the same error message when I select Tool/Address Book:

The address list (book ?) could not be displayed. The contacts folder
associated with this address list (book ?) could not be opened. It may have
been moved or deleted or you do not have permissions. For information on how
to remove this folder from the Outlook Address Book, see Microsoft Office
Outlook Help.

The Microsoft Office Outlook Help “Remove contact folder from address book”
does not help or address the problem.

Can anyone please help me fix Microsoft Outlook 2003 so that it can see and
use my contacts in the Contacts Folder.

Hello,

I'm using an Exchange 2003 server with Outlook 2002 on Windows XP Pro clients.
On one of the clients, when the user adds data into a new or existing
Contact such as the tel #, repeating random asterisks appear in the field.
Once it happens, we are not able to click into that field to delete them.
This has happened a few times and before I try switching out the keyboard
and/or running an Office Detect & Repair, I wanted to see if this is a known
issue with a resolution. Thanks....

I try to send an email to a contact, who is in the Contacts folder, but
reeive bounce with this message:

Permanent Failu

Anyone have suggestions for recoevery. VERY important!

When entering the email address of a new contact (previously entered, but
accidentally deleted a few days earlier) on the Contact form General tab, as
I begin to type the address, it is entered automatically, but then disappears
after I tab down. In the address book, only the symbol () appears. This has
happened to several enteries that were once in my contacts, but accidentally
deleted when I was doing a detect and repair sometime back. Any ideas?

I reinstalled Office 2003 on a new computer and transfered the PST file from
the old computer.
Reinstalled also ActiveSync 3.7 (I wanted first to have the same version as
the old one and syncronize before updating ActiveSync) and PocketMirror (I
use subfolders in contacts)
I cannot syncronize. I get an error in PocketMirror on recurring
appointments. I then tried to delete the appointments in Outlook and I get
an error that the Object cannot be found. I restarted the computer and did
also Detect and Repair with no help.

Help Help!

My VISTA PC crashed after an upgrade, and I had to reformat and reinstall
everything.

Luckily, I had used the VISTA backup/restore function not long before, so
wasn't too worried... However, there is a MS bug that prevents it actually
functioning properly (SO DO NOT EVER RELY ON IT!!!)

As a result, I have had to unzip all the compressed outlook files that were
created on DVD by vista's Backup/restore function. I have several PST files
such as these ones.

Microsoft Outlook The Director-00000017
Outlcontact-00000002
Microsoft Outlook The Director conttact-00000005
Etc...

I went into userappdatalocalmicrosftoutlook and put them there in place
of what was the empty .pst files. it has turned into a disaster, as outlook
2007 opened with about ten times the same account, but none of the subfolders.

I tried running the outlook utility (don't remeber what it's called, it's
for repairing corrupt databases). I fixed some of them, and others it just
didn't recognize.

I ended up with the contacts and calendar back in place, but not my files
and iolders, which is all I care about... (calendar & contacts are safe on
the blackberry)

As the data would seem to be available (the PST are all very large) I'm sure
there's a way of getting it all back.

So now I uninstalled Oulook 2007, went and searched for any data/files that
may have been left behind and deleted that also, and now am trying a clean
install. However, Oulook won't open. It is looking for the deleted files...
I point it towards some of the "restored" backups, and all I get are about
five identical accounts with the same inbox, (synccced with my imap inbox)
but none of teh other folders.

Anyone have any brilliant ideas of how I should go about fixing this fiasco?

Thanks millions !!!

I've been moving Outlook around between machines after crashes and am
now trying to clean it up -- mostly because I want to sync with a new
palm device and that's not working. Palm says it's an Outlook
problem. First step was to get my data into the folder that Palm is
looking at. I did that just by listing all contacts (and then tasks)
and then copying them into that profile where Palm is looking and then
deleting them from my Personal folders

Right now I have three sets of folders being displayed, 1) my Personal
folders and a 2) profile that I moved over (I moved the pst) from
another machine. This was my master mail file and now has all my
calendar and contact information in it but I can't set it to receive
mail.

When I started outlook on this machine this week, I created a new mail
profile (set of folders # 3) )and now that is where the my mail comes
in from my IMAP server

but the outlook data files box shows only two entries -- one for old
imap profile ( 2) ) and one for the new imap profile ( 3) ) but no
Personal folders file.

I can't move the imap mail inbox folder into 2) and I can't move the
calendar and tasks into three. I can't copy the individual calendar
and tasks to 3) because I can't create receptacles for calendar/tasks
data. My palm (which is zeroed in on 2) ) wouldn't find them.

However, I find four active files in the ...MicrosoftOutlook
directory, one each for 2) and 3) and a third for the Personal Folders
and a mystery "outlook.pst". "outlook1.pst" is my 1.3 local folder
PST.

First, how do I get my active inbox ( 3) ) to be a part of ( 2) ) so
that everthing except my mail archive is in one set of folders.

Second, Palm latched onto folder set 2) which is fine because that's
where the stuff is now that I want to sync (I moved all the calendar
and tasks that were in the personal folders to 2) ). Whenever Palm
tries to sync, the log shows an error processing each group of data
(calendar entries, tasks etc.) and errors out. Palm says my data is
corrupt. I tried to use the "Detect and Repair" in the Help menu but
Outook tries to install some feature and when it does that
successfully, Detect and Repair command doesn't actually happen. So I
click on it again and Windows does the same thing -- tries to install
something, then quits entirely. So, I tried the Scanpst. It found
errors and fixed them but the Palm still couldn't sync.

# 3) has only one subfolder in it, "Inbox". The other two have full
complements of subfolders (calendar, tasks, etc.). I don't seem to be
able to add calendar to 3) nor add mail to 2).

WinXP sp2 w/ Outlook 2003 sp3: Junk E-mail Filter was used for many years
with good success. Then sometime in 2008 (late summer?) it stopped working
right. Specifically the Safe Sender mechanism is broken, resulting in
false-positives.

Settings: Junk E-mail filtering is on and set to "Low"; Safe Senders has
many addresses in its list, plus "Also trust e-mail from my Contacts" is on
too.

Junk E-mail filtering was fine before... it caught most of spam with
virtually no false-positives, maybe once a month. Now, getting 5-10 false
postives a day, especially from people who are in Contacts.

Things tried which have NOT helped at all:
- Junk E-mail Filtering updated by MSUpdate (this has always been
up-to-date, as it is now)
- Ran Detect & Repair on mailbox/PST
- Add false-positive addresses to the Safe Senders List
- Deleted/recreated the Junk E-mail rule using OutlookSpy add-in (as per
instructions at http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/fix_junk.htm)

The only other idea I have presently is to upgrade to OL 2007 and hope.
Obviously it did work before in OL 2003 and so you'd think it's fixable
without an upgrade.

Anyone else have this problem or have advice on what might fix it?

TIA,

Rich

I had to one of my computers repaired, and as a result had to do a complete
reinstallation of all the software. I am now having a problem with Outlook
2003.

The directory where the outlook.pst file is located is not the default
directory, and I cannot find where I can set it. I have done it in the past,
but cant seem to remember or find where to set the default.

I am also having a problem with the Contact folder, when I hit the little
address book in a new email, I get an error message that the file cannot be
found, it was either moved or deleted, yet I can add items to the Contact
list.

I would appreciate any help that you can provide.

Thanks
Joe Ferraro

Due to my hard drive crash I had to reinstall Outlook 2007. I had luckily my
Outlook.pst file saved on another drive. I tried importing the pst file, but
somehow no Inbox emails and subfolders and Sent files were imported. Only a
few deleted items files. Calendars, Contacts and Notes imported fine. After
that I noticed that the original file date has been changed, but the folder
size is still 361 MB. I tried copying and replacing the PST file in my
profile but the file looks the same and the same as above are missing. When I
check folder size in Outlook it is small.

When I run scanpst.exe on my 361 MB file it lists all folders and over 1000
emails which seems to be correct for my original file and says there is no
error.

I ran Stellar Phoenix PST Repair tool demo scan and it was able to see all
emails and folders. But to be able to recover them completely through
Stellar Phoenix I would have to pay $129.

Is there a way to recover those emails without having to buy this software?
Any free tools?

I know I screwed by trying to import and should have just copied it over,
but what happened is already done.

Thanks for any help.

Outlook 2002 with SP3 + post SP3 patches running on WinXP Pro SP2 (post SP
patches up to April 2008).

Problem:
When I double click an email attachment of type MSG (email type), it doesn't
open. Instead, I get the following message:
"The form required to view this mesage cannot be displayed. Contact your
Administrator."

I google for the above and did the following (not necessarily in the order
listed below):

1) Delete FRMCACHE.DAT from C:Documents and Settings%username%Local
SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftFORMS

2) Outlook Tools | Options | Other | Advanced Options | Custom Forms, then
click Manage Forms, then Clear Cache

3) Detect and Repair Outlook

4) Restart Outlook

5) Restart PC

None of the above solve the issue. If I save the attachment to disk, I can
open it.

Is there anything else I can do to fix this? Thanks.

(new information here)
My Data File Management (Outlook 2003) is empty; but all my outlook files
are ok. When I click on DFM I get an error message: "There was an error
locating one of the files to complete this operation. It may have been
deleted. " I then close the error message and the window opens up where i
normally see the little outlook file icon and copy it to my desktop for back
up on an external drive. But the window (name of window is outlook data
files) is empty!!
I ran detect and repair and nothing changed.

Again, all my data (notes, calendar, contacts and tasks) are there and I
can add and delete data from these files as needed. (I don't use the mail
function of Outlook). I have no viruses and system is performing fine
(Windows XP). Other than this issue, which is critical for backing up files-
my Outlook seems to be "fine".
I managed to go into Docs-Settings Local Apps and get the pst file and copy
for a backup but the DFM thing is weird. Please comment and if possible
offer a solution as I think Im supposed to see my Outlook file in the DFM,
instead of just seeing it as a hidden file in my Apps. Folder.

Thanks,
Gata Feliz
(Classy Geek from the pre-MS era)


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