Outlook pst file corrupted.

here im using Microsoft outlook for mails while i am formatting my system i took a backup (.pst) file and now after configuration now while i import .pst file to my outlook it says an Error report (Given Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file) i used third party software to repair my pst backup and changed read write options none solved my problem
 Even the last answer which you gave failed in my .pst file.
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:
Have you tried "outlook_Recovery" software? It works great, it will not repair your PST as per say rather, it extracts your e-mails and drops them on a folder.
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abdulalikhanCommented:
What outlook versions are you using and are you selecting the correct format of the PST. I mean the difference in Outlook 97-2002 version and latest version.
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
you can use "scanpst" application which comes with the office itself .
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GLXUSERAuthor Commented:
Plzz.. mention any software's name. To find "outlook_recovery" means like to find closed eye guy in china!!
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
scanpst is the inbuilt software that gets installed with Office. you can search in your system.
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todd_beedyCommented:
There is the possibility that you corrupted the file when using "software" to fix the PST.

Have you tried the inbox repair tool included with Office?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287497

I can tell you for a fact that this works as I just used it less than two weeks ago.
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GLXUSERAuthor Commented:
i am using outlook 2007 and i have selected a correct .pst file only and then how to run scanpst file in O/L.
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
run scan pst from location c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12
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todd_beedyCommented:
Also please know that if you have an oversize PST the inbox repair tool will not fix it (depends on how oversize it is)

as for location of scanpst... it depends on the OS.

here are the listed examples.

disk drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12
disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT
disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Officenn
where nn is 10 for Office XP, 11 for Office 2003, 12 for Office 2007, and 14 for Office 2010
disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
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GLXUSERAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your support i solved my problem anywayz!
 

          Thanks!
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GLXUSERAuthor Commented:
Good work !
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
Great. Can you share how did you finally resolve this.
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todd_beedyCommented:
Glad to hear you finally were able to get this resolved and that you are back working properly now.
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