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: 208

    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:

    Was the pst and upgrade from an earlier version or is it true blue 2007? May be a 2GB issue, check out this post:

    and if all that fails go to slipstick for other options at:
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    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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