Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst cannot be opened

Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst cannot be opened

Went to:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/272227
How to repair your Outlook personal folder file (.pst)
Followed Step 2 (Repair .pst file)
Downloaded and ran MicrosoftFixit50569.msi

Returned statement that file was not for current setup

How do I repair/unlock/open the .pst file so Outlook 2007 will run with Windows 8.1?

I have copied outlook.pst & archive.pst to attached/external HD.
MARSPATHAsked:
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bas2754Commented:
1. Have you attempted to open the file from a different computer?  
2. Tried a different or newer version of Outlook (on a backup copy of the PST)?  
3. Have you tried to create a new Outlook Profile and import the file into it?  
4. How big is the .PST file?

If you ran step 2 from the link you posted, what were the results?  Did you follow the rest of the suggested steps?  Outlook 2007 runs just fine on Windows 8.1, but did this corruption happen after an upgrade?
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Create a new Outlook profile.  Then attach the .PST files.
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BillBondoCommented:
Is the pst being redirected?
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MARSPATHAuthor Commented:
>>> Create a new Outlook profile.  Then attach the .PST files.

Above error message cannot be dismissed and Outlook closes. How do I start Outlook?

>>> Is the pst being redirected?

What does this mean & How would I know?

I could attach locked .pst file to another (different) PC Outlook Profile, but see above.

I may need valid version of MicrosoftFixit50569.msi/scanpst - where is Outlook 2007 version?

I just don't see how I can proceed without being able to start Outlook. Can I reinstall outlook 2007 from DVD (hide current .pst file) without affecting other office 2007 components - Word/Excel etc.?
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MARSPATHAuthor Commented:
What I did, and solved the problem, was save copy of outlook.pst file to a subfolder and to an attached HD. then I ran scanpst.exe (found in C:\...office 2012 folder) for the outlook.pst file in the user folder.

It worked ! after PC reboot all is well with Outlook 2007.

So, I should get the 500 points, as no one else suggested this method.
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MARSPATHAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for MARSPATH's comment #a40952625

for the following reason:

Researching the Internet, I found useful reference to scanpst.exe as a potential solution to this problem.

As above,

It worked ! after PC reboot all is well with Outlook 2007.

So, I should get the 500 points, as no one else suggested this method.
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bas2754Commented:
Marspath -

Most likely no one suggested this as the link you referenced and following step 2 (Running the inbox repair tool) is the same as running scanpst.  So no one suggested it as you indicated you in essence already run it and it did not work,

I am glad you did find the issue and fix it, but just wanted to clarify that point as you indicate this was the fix and was not brought up by other experts.
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