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.pst file - the repair tool scanpst.exe hangs

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.pst file - the repair tool scanpst.exe hangs

There are several errors spotted but it hangs on the last hurle step 7 of 8  
Outlook 2003

It was 1.6 gigs but I emptied the deleted folder and spam folder.  The I compacted it so Id say its 1 gig now.



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Hello  worded!

The scanpst.exe is not very reliable OR very good at what it's supposed to do.  There are lots of third party software solutions, but cost money.  I personally use one by Stellar Pheonix.  It consistently works for me.  But, do a Google and see what ya think.  Remember, you get what you pay for.  Again, I don't ever use scanpst.exe.  I fix a lot of .PSTs from my customers and find it just plain stinks.  Sorry...

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Size should not be a big problem as ur pst file is of 1 GB only


http://www.slipstick.com/problems/repair2gbpst.htm
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If the .pst is operable but sluggish etc, would an export to a new .pst (and then use this new one) make any difference?
Does it re index itself?


Also I thought that 2 gig limit made no difference with 2003 using unicode.  I read this some where last year.
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<If the .pst is operable but sluggish etc, would an export to a new .pst (and then use this new one) make any difference?>
Possibly, but I doubt it.

<Does it re index itself?>
Yes

<Also I thought that 2 gig limit made no difference with 2003 using unicode.  I read this some where last year.>
Nope, still 2GB

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by:ddhamm
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Here is an article about how to configure the size limit for both (.pst) and (.ost) files in Outlook 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832925/

Basically it tells you edits to make in the registry.

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