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I am using Win98 with Outlook2000.

Tried to open my personal folder (ie personalfolder.pst)with outlook but it failed. Error msg is that the pst file is corrupted & I need to use Inbox repair Tool to repair the file.

I managed to use the Inbox Repair Tool to have the file "repired" (with Scanpst.exe)& then I tried to open it with Outlook again. But all I get at the Personal Folder is a blank folder.

According to Microsoft, this shld be the normal case & that I shld have another folder called "Lost & Found". But unfortunately, this "Lost & Found" folder is no where to be seen.

Q: Where can I find this "Lost & Found" folder, is it created somewhere other than in the Outlook?
Q: Does it means that I am not able to recover my pst file?
Q: Is there any other possible option to have a corrupted pst file repaired?

Thank You!


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This sounds really bad. Do you have a copy of the pst file before the repair?
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Hi Doebuck

Nope, there is no current backup. The last backup was 1 month before the corruption.

Have any solutions?

Sticky situation er?


Rgds.


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looks like you have to restore from your backup.
Know, however, that pst files cannot go larger than 2gb. They will corrupt beyond repair.
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Hi Doebuck

Love to give you an excellent rating, but there's no solution. On any case, U earned this 100marks for replying!

Thx.

P/S At least now I know "who" to look for when I hit problems. : )

Good Day!

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thank you compknow.

will help as much as i can. :-)
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