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

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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.
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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).
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