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I have a client using Outlook 2007 to pull in pop3 messages. Over the past few months she keeps getting the error that the PST file is corrupted and to use scanpst.exe to fix the problem. I have ran scanpst to fix, performed a full virus scan, and did a chkdsk /F, compacted the file and after a few times opening outlook it will come up with errors again.

 

Any Ideas?

 

Thanks


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I keep getting "Errors have been detected in the file [my pst file] Quit
Outlook and all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair
tol..." I can open it just fine on THIS computer, but if I transfer it to my
laptop, I can't open it. I can't archive it, because I get the same error.

This happened ealier today, and I ended up deleting the PST and restoring a
backup copy of it from a couple days. The problem went away. But just now, I
tried to send an e-mail, and it's back.

Here's the big rub: at this point, you're all about to tell me about the
infamous "2GB bug", yes? Not this time. 32MB file. I archive my e-mail every
month into seperate, montly archives and make backups of each. Yes, I'm
compu-anal-retentive. What's going on?!

My outlook pst file keeps going corrupt because it gets too big. Is there
any way to make it smaller without deleting emails, calendar, contacts, etc?

Thanks!

Running Windows XP Pro and Office 2007 with all upgrades. I have 2 Outlook
"archive" files that keep getting bigger and I don't know why. I have all my
2007 emails in "Archive2007.pst" and all my 2008 emails in "Archive2008.pst".
Both of these files are stagnant in that I do not add or remove any items
from them. They have both been added to Outlook as Data Files, so I can
access them, but I never do. Both files keep getting bigger in bigger and I
don't understand why. If I compact them, they will return to the size they
"should" be, but over the days and weeks will get bigger and bigger until I
compact them again. I'm running the "Windows Search" on these files and they
are indexed. I suspect this is the issue, but I really have no way of
knowing.

We are a mixed Exchange 2007/2010 shop with end users predominantly on Office 2007. I have a user who has email archives (pst files) stored on her network home drive.

Her pst files keep getting duplicated by either Outlook or Exchange. I looked in her archive folder and she has 20+copies of her pst file! Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this behavior?

Stumped in Denver...

I've setup Sharepoint to work with Outlook 2007 for my users, but I
notice that I constantly have to run utilities to repair and shrink
down said PST files. We haven't added a significant amount of records
to Sharepoint, but the PST files keep getting larger each time one of
my users opens Outlook.

Is there something I can do to keep the PST file size low? Is it
recording all their search information?

Any ideas?

I have been trying to open Office Suite attachment files in Outlook 2010, but I keep getting a msg that indicates that the file is corrupted. This started happening about a month ago. All attempts to open fhe file from within Outlook have failed. When the file is saved to the desktop, it is able to open from the appropriate Office Suite app. So far, only Office Suite files are impacted.

I have using Office 2010 with Windows 7 since January of this year. About once a month my pst files simply vanish and are nowhere to be found on my hard drive. My emails, contacts, calendar, etc. are all gone every time.

I thought I could get around the problem by making a backup folder in a different location (on my hard drive) and regularly copying the pst file there. When I got home from work a couple hours ago everything was fine. After dinner when I started up Outlook the file was gone again - including in the copy in the backup folder I had created.

I have deleted and recreated my account a couple times but the problem keeps reoccurring. Can anyone suggest what is happening and how I can stop it?

I am trying to load a .pst file and keep getting a permissions error or file
is in use. I just reloaded MS office pro and want to recover the backup I
made. I've done this many times without this error. How do I correct it or
get around the problem. I'm using a stand alone desktop XP sp2 and MS Office
2003. Help?

I am still trying to resolve issues between a "new" .pst file and the
one that was created by the previous version of Office. I finally was
able to scan both files, which showed numerous errors and repairs.
However, now that the scans are complete, when I attempt to open
Outlook, I get an error message telling me there's something wrong
with the .pst file, and that I should scan it. Re-scanning the
same .pst file creates the same result...still can't open Outlook
without the error message. What now?

My company's laptop (with 2003 office suite) crashed on my last day of
employement with my company, and so I bought a new personal laptop with 2007
office suite. My employer was kind enough to provide me with a CD containing
the pst file on the crash computer. Data on the CD was pulled from the
company's microsoft exchange server. I copied and pasted the pst file from
the cd to my new computer, but 2007 Outlook would not open it. When I
attempt to import or open this pst file, i keep receiving the message "this
file is not a personal folders file". I check this file in window explorer,
and see that it is clearly a pst file. The read-only box under properties is
not checked. I have also tried to repair the pst file, but get the error
message that the data I try to repair is not a personal folders file. I am
desperately need to access this information so that I can reachout to my
contacts to search for a new job. Any assistance would be greatly
appreciated.

Outlook2003 / WinXP SP3 / all the latest ms patches / AVG antivirus.

Hi

My Outlook2003 keeps failing converting HTML emails that arrive into
plain text.
Strangely, it doesnt do it to ALL my HTML emails just some of them.
(About 20% or so of in bound HTML emails get converted).

My I archive regularly and my PST file is about 300KB.
Sometimes Outlook will converts into plain text and sometime is wont.
It does not seem to depend on who the email is from.
e.g. Some email are from FT.com, some from ManagementToday etc

I have been running SCANPST.EXE about regularly (about twice a week)
and
it keeps finding that my .PST file is getting corrupted too.

- Any thoughts?

Ship
Shiperton Henethe

Outlook 2007 is reporting the pst file to be corrupt and will not open. I
have run the scanpst.exe tool which scans this and then says that there are
no errors.

The file is large, over 5Gb, but I did not think that this was a problem
with 2007.

Are there any other products which can do a better job than the standard pst
file repair tool?

Is the size of the file a problem.

Can aonyone suggest any ideas?
--
Neil

Hi,

I am getting this error message when I am trying to open a pst file:

"*.pst is not a personal folders file" and it is only 29 MB in size.

Please help me to solve this problem.

Regards
Shubhankar
http://deysbusiness.com

"SgtRich" wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 09:37:04 -0800, John Gregory Gregory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >The outlook.pst file keeps expanding even though I have arcihved old items.
> >what can I do to reduce the size of this thing?
>
> Have you compacted the .pst file after archiving messages?
> --
>
>
> Email Client: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
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I had a PST file that was corrupted and causing all kinds of problems. I exported the data, created a new PST file and imported the data into it. I ran the checkup utility on the PST file and everything was ok. Outlook appears to be back to normal with the exception that it shows 3 Personal Folders, 2 of which don't exist. When you click on the you get an error. How do I remove them from the folders list?

Thanks

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Ron Harter | Tongue, Tied and Twisted

I am transferring my Outlook files from Outlook 2005 running onXP to Outlook
2007 running on Vista Home Premium. I have read all of the information
regarding transferring my .pst files to my new PC but I am getting this error
message when I try to copy the files to a flash drive.

"Cannot copy outlook: The process cannot access the file because another
process has locked a portion of the file."

Outlook is CLOSED when I get this message.

My CD burner does not work and I am trying to copy the files to a flash
drive so that I can then move them to the new PC.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am trying to gain hard disk space and have deleted emails but my personal
folder still shows 12 gig. There is about 2 gig which I want to keep. As
best I can determine the PST file keeps stuff even though I want to get rid
of it for good. How do I dump all this stuff. The 10 gig is deleted emails.

I am trying to gain hard disk space and have deleted emails but my personal
folder still shows 12 gig. There is about 2 gig which I want to keep. As
best I can determine the PST file keeps stuff even though I want to get rid
of it for good. How do I dump all this stuff. The 10 gig is deleted emails.

We run our PC's off a server (R2008). One of our staff members pst file keeps on disappearing after she logs off. She is not a roaming profile. I have searched the server and only found a temp file that is about 1.6GB, similar to the size of what her pst file was. Is there anyway to recover this temp file. The computers are running windows 7. Could it be a corrupt installation of office 2010. This also happens after she creates a backup or copys the pst file.

Hi there,

I have beed asssigned a task to Centralise and Backup PST Files for users.

We currently have an MS Exchange Server 2000 with 55mb mailbox's for users. In addition, we have created a pst file for all users to archive/store further email in. These PST files are currently stored locally on users C Drive.

We need a solution where we can centralise and backp pst files. This gets complicated as we also have several users with laptops who work away from the office and network.

In terms, hardware, we have purchased servers to complete this. Just need the software/solution.

Also ours users are not that computer literate. so we need a solution where it required minimal human intervention.

Any ideas?

Thanks In Advance.

I had a 2+GB pst file that when imported into my exchange cached environment
grew to approximately 20GB. Of course this wreaked havoc on the user's
mailbox, and I am now having synchronization and all kind of wierd problems.
I guess my first question is, is it normal for a pst file to grow on import?
Also, on that import, is it possible for the original pst file to become
corrupt, or smaller after the import. I fear that I may have lost some
messages in the import

I have previously installed Office 2007 Beta 2 and used its version of
Outlook successfully with my existing PST files. I was running it under Vista
Beta 5613 and all worked well. Now I have installed Vista RC1, reinstalled
the same Office 2007 Beta, and Outlook 2007 will not open my existing PST
file. I get a message saying someting like "Errors were detected in the file,
use the inbox repair tool, etc etc." I get the same message when trying to
import the file from a new, working profile.
I have scanned the file using SCANPST, and there is nothing wrong with it.
It works perfectly in Outlook 2003. Why can't Outlook 2007 open it?

Quite a serious issue, because there is simply no point to using a new
version of Office that can't work with existing data.
--
Thanks,
Ken

I've been using the "tried and true" method of synching the Outlook Calendar
on my work pc with my home pc and pda - I've exported the calendar to a .pst
file, saved it my ftp site, then downloaded and imported the file at home.
It's not the most efficient system, but it's worked reasonably well for
months. I'm running Outlook 2000 at work, and 2003 at home.

Suddenly, I can no longer import the .pst file. I get the following error
message "The operation failed. An object could not be found." Life would be
much simpler if I could synch my pda with my work pc. But, alas, that's not
an option.

Hi All,

I log on to 3 separte machines and access my emails from these. My problem
is that i have to transfer my pst file to every machine in order to sync
itself.

Does anyone know of a better way to update a pst file which gets accessed by
3 separate mahcine.

Any advise would be very helpful

Regards.

--
Flinty


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