Outlook 2003 "data file **** was not closed properly"

I closed my Outlook 2003 improperly and now I'm getting this most obnoxious message that won't let me into Outlook until is check my huge .pst file.  I was wondering if there was an override, like in the registry, that I could do to stop this message and just get in to my Outlook?  
gmoncurAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

kind4meCommented:
This is a feature not a bug......
Microsoft has forced you to endore the consistancy check for your proctection.  There is only one way around it and it is only if you are using an exchange mailbox and not a pst file.  Go to start control panel - mail.  Open e-mail accounts - view account - change - disable cached mode.  Open outlook.  follow the same steps and renable cached mode.

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
war1Commented:
Hello gmoncur,

How large the PST file?  Create a new PST file.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829971

Then drag all the emails and contacts addresses to the new PST file.
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=52

Then make the new PST file the default.

Hope this helps!
war1
0
gmoncurAuthor Commented:
The pst file is a few Gigs and would take a very, very long time to drag and drop.  But I did not think to uncheck the cached mode and that seems to do what I was looking for.  Thank you two for the quick replies.  I think this will work just fine.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Outlook

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.