outlook pst

I am scanning some pst file with scanpst.
I copied the pst files to a backup folder and scanned them in that folder, then copied the scanned folders back.
since I have a backup of these files, I thought I would scan them one more time at there original location, and scanpst found more errors on the files
so I'm wondering, how many times do you need to scan a pst? Is it going to find errors every time?
has anyone tried to scan a pst until there were no more errors? if so, how many times did it take?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

I've scanned PSTs many times. You might need to scan more than once. I have had PSTs that got fixed after the 1st scan and other that needed several scans. I remember a special one (huge and belonging to the President, of course) that needed more than 20 scans.
I usually consider a PST healthy after 3 consecutive negative (no errors) scans.

I never found the way to discover since the beginning the exact number of scans needed.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
ok, i'll try a few more scans
the next scan did go faster, maybe that's a good sign
thanks for the help.
You are welcome!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.