PST file can not be copied CRC error

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
Here I have a pc crashed.  I took out the hard drive and connected it to another pc. I located the pst file.  It copies 95% and then says crc error and can not be copied.  Right now I am using chkdsk to fix the hard drive. Can any one help?
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    xcopy /c outlook.pst d:

    For instance, this copies the file, regardless of the CRC errors that may appear. You are, however, going to end up with a faulty PST file, which you should run scanpst on A COPY of the recovered file.

    [Always keep a "clean" copy of the file to be restored, so you can go back to the drawing board, if you mess up the file.]

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    If scanpst fails to recover the PST file, you can use Advanced Outlook Repair at or other tools at to do the task.
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    Remember to work on a COPY of the damaged file! Just that.

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    I used chkdsk for the 2nd time and it fixed it . Thanks

    Author Closing Comment

    Hi, I connected the hard drive to my pc as slave.  Turned it on.  It automatically scanned the slave drive and fixed it.

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