Solved

Outlook 2007 data file repeatedly corrupt but repairable with scanpst.exe

Posted on 2011-02-16
2
777 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-04

Outlook 2007 data file repeatedly corrupt but repairable with scanpst.exe. Looking for possible causes for corruption.

Window 7 32 bit all updates,  Office 2007 SP2 and all updates,  POP3 mail account,  5.68 GB pst file, repeatedly archived and compacted.
0
Comment
Question by:rollingrelic
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
gn0sis earned 500 total points
ID: 34909235
It's possible that it's the file itself that is corrupt and becomes repeatedly corrupt when it is used. I realize that this sounds like a tautology but I say it to say that it's may not be the software causing the problem.

I've run up against this problem several times in the course of my work. The fix I've found has been to create a completely new PST, import each data segment (e.g. calendar, mail, contacts, etc.) individually. When that's finished, don't forget to set the new PST as the default and completely remove the old one (I'd save it in a backup folder just in case).
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question