Outlook 2003 Profile Corruption
Posted on 2009-02-15
I use Outlook on two machines, desktop and laptop, and copy the Outlook data file as a whole between the machines as needed, perhaps 3 times per week.
I use a high speed USB direct network connection and the copy takes about 2 minutes.
Frequently I get corrupt profiles.
My outlook file is hefty, about 1Gb , and I have multiple Contacts sub folders.
The main annoying sympton of corruption is is that the Contact sub folders
get disconnected as Outlook address books.
It is not just a question of reconnecting them, they then appear twice in the drop down list of address books when I want to send a message.
Sometime they appear 3 times.
But only one of each folder name in the drop down list works.
So every so often I delete the profile and recreate it.
Then all works well for a while.
Today I have built a script, using samples from this forum, that sets all the Contacts sub folders to being address books. So that removes one chore in creating a new profile.
But I would like to solve the problem that causes the profile corrruption .