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A corrupted .pst file in Outlook 2007?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Alphamonkey, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. Alphamonkey

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    I start up my outlook and it will not read my .pst file, and i get an error like this:
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    I read on another forum to run the scanpst.exe. I run this and i get this error message at 9% in phase 1:
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    the log reads:
    the outlook.pst is 2,083,217 kb

    any ideas of what i need to do to get it working again?
     
  2. The_JinJ

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  3. Alphamonkey

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    were is scandisk in vista?
    i went in My Computer->C->Properties->Tools
    Error-Checking->Check Now

    it restarted performed check and the scanpst still has same error in same position
     
  4. The_JinJ

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    oops! Vista doesn't have it - goto a command prompt (in elevated mode) and run chkdsk
     
  5. pornstar

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    how do i get to a command prompt and whats elevated mode ?
     
  6. The_JinJ

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    Elevated mode is like using XPs 'run as' with the Administrators credentials

    Here's a good shortcut way to do it...
    Press the Win key, type cmd, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter, press Alt+C to confirm the elevation prompt
     
  7. Alphamonkey

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    i ran a chkdsk and heres the output
    i still get the same error at the same time in the inbox checker :(
     
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  9. Alphamonkey

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    well i tried copying and pasting the file and i get this error
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    but i went ahead and tried to trim the pst with the program on the link u sent me and i get this error at 80%
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    is there any way i can maybe rescue just my contacts? the rest of the stuff i could bare to loose. But the contacts are important
     
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