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Outlook 2007 error: "The data file 'Personal Folders' was not closed properly."

I am receiving the error message: The data file 'Personal folders' was not closed properly.  This file is being checked for problems."  Then I have to wait several minutes while it goes through the check.
It happens somteims when I open my e-mail - but not every time.
I am running Outlook 2007 on a laptop with Windows XP SP2.
My outlook.pst files is 1.2 GB, so I'm not at the 2GB limit mentioned in other posts as a possible cause of the problem.
I have two user profiles on this laptop - one for when I work at home, and one for when I'm at work. Both profiles use the same outlook data files.
My pst files are of type "Microsoft Office Outlook Personal Folders".
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dsw_appl

8/22/2022 - Mon
war1

Hello lyonski,

Run ScanPST on PST file until there are no errors.  This may take awhile.
http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/outlook/repair.html

If no joy, large PST file, even though not exceeding the limit, will operate slowly and sometimes with error.  It is better to keep the size below 1 GB.  Delete unused emails.  Move some to archive. Compact the PST file.

Hope this helps!
war1
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