PST Outlook 2007

A pst folder located on a shared network drive  opens on desktop but not on laptop (error unable to expand folder) .   The laptop is connected to the LAN via patch cable.  The scan pst does not run apparently because the network drive is running out of space (?) Is the pst corrupted, even though it opens on the desktop?
dgaudiosoAsked:
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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
do you currently have the pst open on the other computer? a PST file can only be open by one user at a time.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try to run SCANPST locally against the local PST file. This is a much better way to do this.

Log in to the other machine, find SCANPST and run it against the PST file.

As noted above, make sure Outlook is closed.
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dgaudiosoAuthor Commented:
I will retry the scan pst after ensuring the PST on the desktop is closed.   Thank you.
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alanccwCommented:
PST file is not designed to be located and accessed from network drive. Otherwise, it will be prone to corruption. See http://www.datanumen.com/articles/prevent-pst-corruption.htm
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dgaudiosoAuthor Commented:
Ok, thank you for the reply.  Accepted as a solution.   DG
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dgaudiosoAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for dgaudioso's comment #a40533522

for the following reason:

Good info.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You were given the answers by experts here (don't keep the PST or scan it on a network drive). You should accept these answers because you have not answered the question yourself.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Suggest accept http:#a40522324 and http:#a40530850
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dgaudiosoAuthor Commented:
done, closed the pst on a remote pc and retried.  Thank you
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