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Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders avaiable... [message #281602] Wed, 12 March 2008 14:03 Go to next message
Hotkey
Messages: 25
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll get a
message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't display any
messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I shutdown/restart,
everything returns to normal, for a while.

My pst corrupt or too big? Or???

Thanks.
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders avaiable... [message #281619] Wed, 12 March 2008 14:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
russval
Messages: 5004
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
Might want to include some information with your post if you are asking for
help in a newsgroup.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll get a
> message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't display any
> messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I shutdown/restart,
> everything returns to normal, for a while.
>
> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>
> Thanks.
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders avaiable... [message #281743] Thu, 13 March 2008 05:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hotkey
Messages: 25
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
files size 125606kb
fat 32

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
> Might want to include some information with your post if you are asking
> for help in a newsgroup.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll get a
>> message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't display any
>> messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I shutdown/restart,
>> everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>
>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders avaiable... [message #281845] Thu, 13 March 2008 09:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
a[4]
Messages: 248
Registered: September 2007
Senior Member
Size looks ok (under 2GB). Sounds like a corrupt PST or bad HD. Make a
backup copy of the PST then use Scanpst.exe to repair the file.

"Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
news:e79Cj.20836$TT4.19220@attbi_s22...
> files size 125606kb
> fat 32
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
>> Might want to include some information with your post if you are asking
>> for help in a newsgroup.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll get a
>>> message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't display any
>>> messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I shutdown/restart,
>>> everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>>
>>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>
>
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders avaiable... [message #281967] Thu, 13 March 2008 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
russval
Messages: 5004
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
No. By information I meant useful information. This is a newsgroup. We are
not mind readers. At a minimum in a newsgroup your post should have
included:
1. Whether Outlook ever worked correctly.
2. If so, what steps were taken before it stopped working
3. Mail account types
4. Information store
5. Precise error message
Here are some suggestions on how to use newsgroups:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555375

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
news:e79Cj.20836$TT4.19220@attbi_s22...
> files size 125606kb
> fat 32
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
>> Might want to include some information with your post if you are asking
>> for help in a newsgroup.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll get a
>>> message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't display any
>>> messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I shutdown/restart,
>>> everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>>
>>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>
>
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders avaiable... [message #282097] Thu, 13 March 2008 21:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hotkey
Messages: 25
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
Thanks for YOUR help John.

"John" <a> wrote in message news:utSXkTShIHA.3400@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Size looks ok (under 2GB). Sounds like a corrupt PST or bad HD. Make a
> backup copy of the PST then use Scanpst.exe to repair the file.
>
> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
> news:e79Cj.20836$TT4.19220@attbi_s22...
>> files size 125606kb
>> fat 32
>>
>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
>>> Might want to include some information with your post if you are asking
>>> for help in a newsgroup.
>>> --
>>> Russ Valentine
>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>>>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll get
>>>> a message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't display any
>>>> messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I shutdown/restart,
>>>> everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>>>
>>>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders available... [message #282708] Sun, 16 March 2008 19:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hotkey
Messages: 25
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
1 - Worked correctly
2 - No steps taken before the problem but it seems to occur after pc idle
for some time
3 - 2 pop accounts
4 - What is information store?
5 - Precise error message right now is in the viewing pane. It reads "This
item cannot be displayed in reading pane. Open to read the contents. When
I open I get another error message of "Can't open this item. Another
application closed unexpectedly while using your Personal Folders, etc.
Won't be available until you close and reopen"

I've run scanpst.exe but problem still appears.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:7FAB7B9E-CC81-412C-94C1-62287509D598@microsoft.com...
> No. By information I meant useful information. This is a newsgroup. We are
> not mind readers. At a minimum in a newsgroup your post should have
> included:
> 1. Whether Outlook ever worked correctly.
> 2. If so, what steps were taken before it stopped working
> 3. Mail account types
> 4. Information store
> 5. Precise error message
> Here are some suggestions on how to use newsgroups:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555375
>
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
> news:e79Cj.20836$TT4.19220@attbi_s22...
>> files size 125606kb
>> fat 32
>>
>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
>>> Might want to include some information with your post if you are asking
>>> for help in a newsgroup.
>>> --
>>> Russ Valentine
>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>>>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll get
>>>> a message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't display any
>>>> messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I shutdown/restart,
>>>> everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>>>
>>>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders available... [message #282740] Mon, 17 March 2008 02:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
russval
Messages: 5004
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
The error message tells you that you have some other application or add-in
running that accesses your Outlook data file. Only you would know what that
could be. Make sure you have nothing else running that accesses Outlook,
like email scanning for example.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
news:JHkDj.79130$yE1.72424@attbi_s21...
>1 - Worked correctly
> 2 - No steps taken before the problem but it seems to occur after pc idle
> for some time
> 3 - 2 pop accounts
> 4 - What is information store?
> 5 - Precise error message right now is in the viewing pane. It reads
> "This item cannot be displayed in reading pane. Open to read the
> contents. When I open I get another error message of "Can't open this
> item. Another application closed unexpectedly while using your Personal
> Folders, etc. Won't be available until you close and reopen"
>
> I've run scanpst.exe but problem still appears.
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:7FAB7B9E-CC81-412C-94C1-62287509D598@microsoft.com...
>> No. By information I meant useful information. This is a newsgroup. We
>> are not mind readers. At a minimum in a newsgroup your post should have
>> included:
>> 1. Whether Outlook ever worked correctly.
>> 2. If so, what steps were taken before it stopped working
>> 3. Mail account types
>> 4. Information store
>> 5. Precise error message
>> Here are some suggestions on how to use newsgroups:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555375
>>
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>> news:e79Cj.20836$TT4.19220@attbi_s22...
>>> files size 125606kb
>>> fat 32
>>>
>>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
>>>> Might want to include some information with your post if you are asking
>>>> for help in a newsgroup.
>>>> --
>>>> Russ Valentine
>>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>>>>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll get
>>>>> a message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't display
>>>>> any messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I
>>>>> shutdown/restart, everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>>>>
>>>>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders available... [message #282933] Mon, 17 March 2008 11:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hotkey
Messages: 25
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
What if I do have another ap "using" Outlook? Like a 3rd party add-on RSS
popper that never caused a problem in the past. Or the Verizon Wireless
Sync ap that has not caused problems in the past. What would cause the
recent change?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:E1FC1DC7-6C09-4F41-AF79-D7C8C2BC2DAE@microsoft.com...
> The error message tells you that you have some other application or add-in
> running that accesses your Outlook data file. Only you would know what
> that could be. Make sure you have nothing else running that accesses
> Outlook, like email scanning for example.
>
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
> news:JHkDj.79130$yE1.72424@attbi_s21...
>>1 - Worked correctly
>> 2 - No steps taken before the problem but it seems to occur after pc idle
>> for some time
>> 3 - 2 pop accounts
>> 4 - What is information store?
>> 5 - Precise error message right now is in the viewing pane. It reads
>> "This item cannot be displayed in reading pane. Open to read the
>> contents. When I open I get another error message of "Can't open this
>> item. Another application closed unexpectedly while using your Personal
>> Folders, etc. Won't be available until you close and reopen"
>>
>> I've run scanpst.exe but problem still appears.
>>
>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:7FAB7B9E-CC81-412C-94C1-62287509D598@microsoft.com...
>>> No. By information I meant useful information. This is a newsgroup. We
>>> are not mind readers. At a minimum in a newsgroup your post should have
>>> included:
>>> 1. Whether Outlook ever worked correctly.
>>> 2. If so, what steps were taken before it stopped working
>>> 3. Mail account types
>>> 4. Information store
>>> 5. Precise error message
>>> Here are some suggestions on how to use newsgroups:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555375
>>>
>>> --
>>> Russ Valentine
>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>> news:e79Cj.20836$TT4.19220@attbi_s22...
>>>> files size 125606kb
>>>> fat 32
>>>>
>>>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
>>>>> Might want to include some information with your post if you are
>>>>> asking for help in a newsgroup.
>>>>> --
>>>>> Russ Valentine
>>>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>>>>>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll
>>>>>> get a message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't
>>>>>> display any messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I
>>>>>> shutdown/restart, everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders available... [message #282986] Mon, 17 March 2008 13:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
russval
Messages: 5004
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
Anything that accesses Outlook and its data file programmatically can cause
errors in the file, or disrupt the connection between the profile and the
file. That's what the error message is telling you is happening. I've never
seen this error message before.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
news:0VyDj.26908$TT4.4744@attbi_s22...
> What if I do have another ap "using" Outlook? Like a 3rd party add-on RSS
> popper that never caused a problem in the past. Or the Verizon Wireless
> Sync ap that has not caused problems in the past. What would cause the
> recent change?
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:E1FC1DC7-6C09-4F41-AF79-D7C8C2BC2DAE@microsoft.com...
>> The error message tells you that you have some other application or
>> add-in running that accesses your Outlook data file. Only you would know
>> what that could be. Make sure you have nothing else running that accesses
>> Outlook, like email scanning for example.
>>
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>> news:JHkDj.79130$yE1.72424@attbi_s21...
>>>1 - Worked correctly
>>> 2 - No steps taken before the problem but it seems to occur after pc
>>> idle for some time
>>> 3 - 2 pop accounts
>>> 4 - What is information store?
>>> 5 - Precise error message right now is in the viewing pane. It reads
>>> "This item cannot be displayed in reading pane. Open to read the
>>> contents. When I open I get another error message of "Can't open this
>>> item. Another application closed unexpectedly while using your Personal
>>> Folders, etc. Won't be available until you close and reopen"
>>>
>>> I've run scanpst.exe but problem still appears.
>>>
>>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:7FAB7B9E-CC81-412C-94C1-62287509D598@microsoft.com...
>>>> No. By information I meant useful information. This is a newsgroup. We
>>>> are not mind readers. At a minimum in a newsgroup your post should have
>>>> included:
>>>> 1. Whether Outlook ever worked correctly.
>>>> 2. If so, what steps were taken before it stopped working
>>>> 3. Mail account types
>>>> 4. Information store
>>>> 5. Precise error message
>>>> Here are some suggestions on how to use newsgroups:
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555375
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Russ Valentine
>>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:e79Cj.20836$TT4.19220@attbi_s22...
>>>>> files size 125606kb
>>>>> fat 32
>>>>>
>>>>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
>>>>>> Might want to include some information with your post if you are
>>>>>> asking for help in a newsgroup.
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Russ Valentine
>>>>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>>>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>>>>>>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll
>>>>>>> get a message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't
>>>>>>> display any messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I
>>>>>>> shutdown/restart, everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Re: Outlook 2003 frequently says no folders available... [message #283056] Mon, 17 March 2008 17:03 Go to previous message
Hotkey
Messages: 25
Registered: March 2008
Junior Member
Boy that's not good Russ - you been here a looooonnnnnnnngggggggg time!

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:67E6A9AC-86C2-4BCA-BA6E-66060909C006@microsoft.com...
> Anything that accesses Outlook and its data file programmatically can
> cause errors in the file, or disrupt the connection between the profile
> and the file. That's what the error message is telling you is happening.
> I've never seen this error message before.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
> news:0VyDj.26908$TT4.4744@attbi_s22...
>> What if I do have another ap "using" Outlook? Like a 3rd party add-on
>> RSS popper that never caused a problem in the past. Or the Verizon
>> Wireless Sync ap that has not caused problems in the past. What would
>> cause the recent change?
>>
>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:E1FC1DC7-6C09-4F41-AF79-D7C8C2BC2DAE@microsoft.com...
>>> The error message tells you that you have some other application or
>>> add-in running that accesses your Outlook data file. Only you would know
>>> what that could be. Make sure you have nothing else running that
>>> accesses Outlook, like email scanning for example.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Russ Valentine
>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>> news:JHkDj.79130$yE1.72424@attbi_s21...
>>>>1 - Worked correctly
>>>> 2 - No steps taken before the problem but it seems to occur after pc
>>>> idle for some time
>>>> 3 - 2 pop accounts
>>>> 4 - What is information store?
>>>> 5 - Precise error message right now is in the viewing pane. It reads
>>>> "This item cannot be displayed in reading pane. Open to read the
>>>> contents. When I open I get another error message of "Can't open this
>>>> item. Another application closed unexpectedly while using your
>>>> Personal Folders, etc. Won't be available until you close and reopen"
>>>>
>>>> I've run scanpst.exe but problem still appears.
>>>>
>>>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:7FAB7B9E-CC81-412C-94C1-62287509D598@microsoft.com...
>>>>> No. By information I meant useful information. This is a newsgroup. We
>>>>> are not mind readers. At a minimum in a newsgroup your post should
>>>>> have included:
>>>>> 1. Whether Outlook ever worked correctly.
>>>>> 2. If so, what steps were taken before it stopped working
>>>>> 3. Mail account types
>>>>> 4. Information store
>>>>> 5. Precise error message
>>>>> Here are some suggestions on how to use newsgroups:
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555375
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Russ Valentine
>>>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:e79Cj.20836$TT4.19220@attbi_s22...
>>>>>> files size 125606kb
>>>>>> fat 32
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <russval@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:C2F60A6D-0A39-4355-9773-691D1003430B@microsoft.com...
>>>>>>> Might want to include some information with your post if you are
>>>>>>> asking for help in a newsgroup.
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Russ Valentine
>>>>>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>>>>>> "Hotkey" <nope@notnow.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:8zXBj.72873$yE1.52579@attbi_s21...
>>>>>>>> After I've had the ap running for a while, in the mail window I'll
>>>>>>>> get a message regarding the unavailability of folders and can't
>>>>>>>> display any messages. All email is gone (from view) etc. If I
>>>>>>>> shutdown/restart, everything returns to normal, for a while.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> My pst corrupt or too big? Or???
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
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