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Outlook 2003 data file error

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by jazz621451, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. jazz621451

    jazz621451 Thread Starter

    Sep 16, 2008
    We have a user who when opening Outlook 2003 on a Win XP machine gets the following error message:

    "Microsoft Office Outlook-Data file mailbox %user% not closed properly. File being checked for problems".

    This takes approx. 15-20 minutes to run.
  2. scj6771


    Jan 17, 2002
    Make sure the user is closing out of Oulook properly, also try the SCANPST.EXE tool located somewhere in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 folder.

    You could also delete and let Oulook rebuild the .OST file.
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