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PST corruption - how to fix [message #293445] Thu, 17 April 2008 15:18 Go to next message
David Driscole
Messages: 3
Registered: April 2008
Junior Member
I have a problem with 2007 Outlook .pst file (running VISTA); error message;
"Cannot expand the folder. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file
C:\Users....\microsoft\outloook\David Driscole.pst cannot be opened."

I have removed this particular .pst file from outlook.

Have tried running SCANPST.exe on problem .pst file but get the error; "An
Unknown error prevented access to the file..."Error 0x80070570: The file or
directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Have tried renaming but get the same error as above.

Have tried restoring a previous version, but none exist.

Any other suggestions or is it gone?
Many thanks, David
New Zealand
Re: PST corruption - how to fix [message #293473] Thu, 17 April 2008 18:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Driscole
Messages: 3
Registered: April 2008
Junior Member
Check disk gets stuck at 6% and doesn't move forward. Any other ideas for
repairing a corrupt .pst file that I can't move (copy) off my machine?

David

"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

> Run Check Disk against the volume the pst-file is stored on.
>
> --
> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
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>
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> -----
>
> "David Driscole" <David Driscole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B93C90B8-5F7D-4A94-A722-CEFEFBDADA7A@microsoft.com...
> > I have a problem with 2007 Outlook .pst file (running VISTA); error
> > message;
> > "Cannot expand the folder. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file
> > C:\Users....\microsoft\outloook\David Driscole.pst cannot be opened."
> >
> > I have removed this particular .pst file from outlook.
> >
> > Have tried running SCANPST.exe on problem .pst file but get the error; "An
> > Unknown error prevented access to the file..."Error 0x80070570: The file
> > or
> > directory is corrupted and unreadable."
> >
> > Have tried renaming but get the same error as above.
> >
> > Have tried restoring a previous version, but none exist.
> >
> > Any other suggestions or is it gone?
> > Many thanks, David
> > New Zealand
>
Re: PST corruption - how to fix [message #293505] Thu, 17 April 2008 22:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
millys[4]
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Registered: June 2007
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The ckdsk failure indicates a bad drive. Suggest you remove as much info from the drive and replace it ASAP. Try putting the old one in as a slave and see if you can access your .pst file to copy to the new disk. Then open it in Outlook using file->open->outlook data file.

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"David Driscole" <DavidDriscole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:900EF3D6-5DA2-484E-9CC9-56416E200CB9@microsoft.com...
Tried some online software demos, none are happy with trying to open the ..pst
file, let alone repair it. No luck with:

Recover Data
http://www.recoverdatasoftware.com/recover-pst-files

Stellar Phoenix - Outlook Pst Repair Software
http://www.stellarinfo.com/outlook-pst-file-recovery.htm

Disk doctor PST Repair & Recovery Software
http://www.dd-pst-repair.com/

"David Driscole" wrote:

> Check disk gets stuck at 6% and doesn't move forward. Any other ideas for
> repairing a corrupt .pst file that I can't move (copy) off my machine?
>
> David
>
> "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Run Check Disk against the volume the pst-file is stored on.
> >
> > --
> > Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> > Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> > http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> > Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
> >
> > http://www.msoutlook.info/
> > Real World Questions, Real World Answers
> >
> > -----
> >
> > "David Driscole" <David Driscole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:B93C90B8-5F7D-4A94-A722-CEFEFBDADA7A@microsoft.com...
> > > I have a problem with 2007 Outlook .pst file (running VISTA); error
> > > message;
> > > "Cannot expand the folder. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file
> > > C:\Users....\microsoft\outloook\David Driscole.pst cannot be opened."
> > >
> > > I have removed this particular .pst file from outlook.
> > >
> > > Have tried running SCANPST.exe on problem .pst file but get the error; "An
> > > Unknown error prevented access to the file..."Error 0x80070570: The file
> > > or
> > > directory is corrupted and unreadable."
> > >
> > > Have tried renaming but get the same error as above.
> > >
> > > Have tried restoring a previous version, but none exist.
> > >
> > > Any other suggestions or is it gone?
> > > Many thanks, David
> > > New Zealand
> >
Re: PST corruption - how to fix [message #318574] Tue, 10 June 2008 06:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fyz123
Messages: 17
Registered: June 2008
Junior Member

Hi,

You can try a tool called 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.

Alan

[Updated on: Tue, 10 June 2008 07:02]


Chen Alan
Re: PST corruption - how to fix [message #507198] Tue, 01 July 2014 21:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Clark Kent
Messages: 15
Registered: February 2014
Location: United States
Junior Member
If Scanpst.exe not works in your case then there is no chance for you to regain lost database of Outlook. At that time you should go for a third-party utility. To fix this issue, plz follow the given link- www.en.pstrecover.org
Re: PST corruption - how to fix [message #507237] Tue, 22 July 2014 01:57 Go to previous message
krishlopez
Messages: 1
Registered: July 2014
Junior Member
If you are unable to fix damaged or corrupt Outlook PST files with Scanpst, then you can try to use a professional software for recover damaged data of Outlook. You can check out such a tool from here http://www.fixpst.org
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