scanpst.exe question


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Donna in Idaho

I just got the error message - Errors have been detected, etc., etc. and
then tells me to use scanpst.exe.

I have Outlook set to backup every day. Is the file C:\Doc &
Set\Donna\local settings\appl data\Microsoft\outlook\outlook backup.pst
which is dated yesterday the file I need to browse to when I run the
scanpst.exe tool?

Using Outlook 2003

TIA
 
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Jocelyn Fiorello [MVP - Outlook]

You could scan the backup file, but I think you would probably rather scan
the file you're actually using in Outlook. Right-click the Outlook Today
folder and then click Properties. On the General tab, click Advanced, and in
the second box you will see the path to the file you need to scan.

--
Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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D

Donna in Idaho

I deleted the Contacts folder that I was in when I got the error message -
it's one I set up when I want to send emails to a particular group of
people. I drag their names into that folder. After I deleted that folder,
Outlook is working fine!

I will keep your message in case I run into this problem again. Thanks.
 
D

Donna in Idaho

Got the error message again. The only time this happens is when I'm trying
to delete bunches of email. I know I let way too much stuff pile up in my
inbox before getting rid of it.

After I marked what I wanted to get rid of "deleted" and then started trying
to remove it from the deleted folder - I got the error message again. Why
do I get this error when trying to delete lots of messages?

I used scanpst.exe and repaired the file, but I'm just curious why this
happens.

--
Donna in Idaho
Reply to daawra3553 at yahoo dot com

Donna in Idaho said:
I deleted the Contacts folder that I was in when I got the error message -
it's one I set up when I want to send emails to a particular group of
people. I drag their names into that folder. After I deleted that folder,
Outlook is working fine!

I will keep your message in case I run into this problem again. Thanks.
--
Donna in Idaho
Reply to daawra3553 at yahoo dot com
"Jocelyn Fiorello [MVP - Outlook]"
You could scan the backup file, but I think you would probably rather
scan
the file you're actually using in Outlook. Right-click the Outlook Today
folder and then click Properties. On the General tab, click Advanced, and
in
the second box you will see the path to the file you need to scan.

--
Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

*** Messages sent to my e-mail address will NOT be answered -- please
reply
only to the newsgroup to preserve the message thread. ***
 
J

Jocelyn Fiorello [MVP - Outlook]

I don't know...it could be a lot of different things. You might want to
consider creating a new .PST file and moving your items from the old one to
the new one.

--
Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

*** Messages sent to my e-mail address will NOT be answered -- please reply
only to the newsgroup to preserve the message thread. ***


Donna in Idaho said:
Got the error message again. The only time this happens is when I'm trying
to delete bunches of email. I know I let way too much stuff pile up in my
inbox before getting rid of it.

After I marked what I wanted to get rid of "deleted" and then started trying
to remove it from the deleted folder - I got the error message again. Why
do I get this error when trying to delete lots of messages?

I used scanpst.exe and repaired the file, but I'm just curious why this
happens.

--
Donna in Idaho
Reply to daawra3553 at yahoo dot com

Donna in Idaho said:
I deleted the Contacts folder that I was in when I got the error message -
it's one I set up when I want to send emails to a particular group of
people. I drag their names into that folder. After I deleted that folder,
Outlook is working fine!

I will keep your message in case I run into this problem again. Thanks.
--
Donna in Idaho
Reply to daawra3553 at yahoo dot com
"Jocelyn Fiorello [MVP - Outlook]"
You could scan the backup file, but I think you would probably rather
scan
the file you're actually using in Outlook. Right-click the Outlook Today
folder and then click Properties. On the General tab, click Advanced, and
in
the second box you will see the path to the file you need to scan.

--
Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

*** Messages sent to my e-mail address will NOT be answered -- please
reply
only to the newsgroup to preserve the message thread. ***


:

I just got the error message - Errors have been detected, etc., etc. and
then tells me to use scanpst.exe.

I have Outlook set to backup every day. Is the file C:\Doc &
Set\Donna\local settings\appl data\Microsoft\outlook\outlook backup.pst
which is dated yesterday the file I need to browse to when I run the
scanpst.exe tool?

Using Outlook 2003

TIA
 
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Alan

Hi,

You can try our product Advanced Outlook Repair to repair your PST
file. It is a powerful tool to recover messages, folders and other
objects from corrupt or damaged Microsoft Outlook PST files.

Please visit http://www.datanumen.com/aor/index.htm for detailed
information about Advanced Outlook Repair.

And you can also download a free demo version at http://www.datanumen.com/aor/aor.exe

Alan Chen
DataNumen, Inc. - World leader in data recovery technologies
Website: http://www.datanumen.com
Fax: +1-800-9917-FAX (US Toll-Free)
 
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