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Outlook 2007 pst repair

By cball75
Jul 28, 2010
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  1. scanpst.exe does not recognize the corrupt file as a .pst so it will not run. Is there anything else I can try
     
  2. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 285

    Try running a repair of office or Outlook if that is all you have. Add/Remove and click on Office, it should give you the option to repair. Then run Scanpst again. if no success, check out site for more Outlook help:
    http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/outlookdoesntstart.htm

    Was the pst and upgrade from an earlier version or is it true blue 2007? May be a 2GB issue, check out this post:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...s/thread/da693cd1-beac-4743-b8d4-83cb6acdc09e

    and if all that fails go to slipstick for other options at:
    http://www.slipstick.com/problems/scanpst.asp
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,715   +89

    There are some ways around this but need to make sure Outlook Profile your using is not corrupted also. The outlook folder is on your C: drive unless you moved it?
    mail.pst what is the size of this file?

    Copy the file to another location other than C: rename it to mail2010.pst
    You can then add to your profile as Archive.pst
    Would need to remove the current mail.pst from your profile.
    This way will force Outlook to use a old pst as your archive and create a new PST so you can open outlook and still have access to the old pst.

    This another method.

    See I don't store PST or PAB on the same system for reasons like this. If C: get damage or attacked by pest you loose all your PST/PAB history.

    Can you tell me how your PST got to this point? Did something happen prior to this issue on your system?
     


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