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Deleted/ restored public folder (contacts) is not searchable any more through the quick find in Outlook.

I have a 8000+ contact public folder. It was deleted, so i restored it from tape. No big deal. Except that now we cant do basic searches from Outlook on the contact base. It works if we do an advanced search, but thats all. Any help would be appreciated...
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
there seems to be a corrupt contact in that contacts folder which is not allowing you to do a basic search. i had faced a similar issue sometime back and used a tool called checktype.exe to find that corrupt contact.

you need to run the tool from a machine that has Outlook installed and can access that folder

the syntax is
contactchecktypes "Top level folder%Folder%Contacts Folder"

where the PF structure is sometime like

Public folders
All Public Folders
Top Folder
Sub Folder
Contacts folder


Once you find the bad contacts, you need to remove them and recreate them.
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bcrosby007Author Commented:
Where can I ger checktype.exe. Google returned no results...
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
i have it with me but i don't know how to send it to you and whether it is allowed in EE or not?
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bcrosby007Author Commented:
Can you zip it up and send it to me? bglenncros@yahoo.com is my dump all account... Not sure if we are allowed...
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
it is on its way
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bcrosby007Author Commented:
syntax - checktype "Public Folders%All Public Folders%RLPS-Contacts"

Returns the following:
Function: OpenFolderByName(), Error: 0x0, Folder Name: Public Folders

Thoughts?
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
is the account having rights to access the public folders?
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bcrosby007Author Commented:
Yes. I am the network administrator with full rights.
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
how is this contacts public folder structured?
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bcrosby007Author Commented:
I am emailing you a PDF of our exchange console
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bcrosby007Author Commented:
Rakesh,
I figured it out... checktype works at the root of the public folders, so the correct syntax is

checktype "Contacts"

I appreciate all your help!
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CSLSKYCommented:
Hi all,
I have this exact problem with my SBS exchange server, I also have got no results when trying to find the checktype.exe file, can someone please send it to me?

backoffice@csl-ltd.com (please can you zip it up)

Thanks,

Steve
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
done
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bcrosby007Author Commented:
Check your email. It is on its way.
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specialistservicesCommented:
hell_e_copta@hotmail.com - can you plz zip and send it to me?
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CSLSKYCommented:
sent to your email address, post if you need more assistance
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specialistservicesCommented:
thank you, worked perfectly!
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