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Outlook and "Inbox Repair Tool" mess.

Posted on 2004-03-26
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My outlook data files have gone crazy of late.  On a regular but unpredictable basis I have to use the 'inbox repair tool provided by MS.  It works fine but my outlook data files are now splattered with "lost and found" sub-folders containing numbered "recovered folders".  My contact folder keeps breeding new numbered contact folders, i..e. contacts1, contacts2, etc.  It is now difficult to remember and navigate to an appropriate folder. Is there anyway to clean up this mess permanently?
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I would suggest creating a new PST and starting fresh.  That way you will not add any more to the old defective pst and you won't bring the problem into the new pst file.
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Here are two methods of accomplishing this.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;829971
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;195723

Since you don't say which version I can't give exact instructions.
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