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ScanPST can't recover PST file [message #462892] Sun, 04 January 2009 07:42 Go to next message
Eric
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Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
Something happened which apparently corrupted my PST file. Outlook wouldn't
start, so I had to start a new profile.

I used ScanPST on the old PST file. ScanPST completed 6 out of 8 stages,
then terminated with an error message. (Unfortunately I didn't write it down.)

What other steps can I take to recover my PST file? I see a lot of
third-party utilities that claim to do this, but I have no way of evaluating
them. Are there any that are considered better than the others?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
Re: ScanPST can't recover PST file [message #465032] Sun, 04 January 2009 16:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric
Messages: 305
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
(Sorry - obvious questions, that I forgot to mention in my original post. In
a situation like this - where you're afraid that you've lost a bunch of
emails - it's easy to get a little distracted!)

Outlook 2003. About 900 MB.

Thanks for any help you can offer.


"Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:

> Outlook version please??? How big is the .pst file?
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> Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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> Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact.
> ALWAYS post your Outlook version.
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
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> After furious head scratching, Eric asked:
>
> | Something happened which apparently corrupted my PST file. Outlook
> | wouldn't start, so I had to start a new profile.
> |
> | I used ScanPST on the old PST file. ScanPST completed 6 out of 8
> | stages,
> | then terminated with an error message. (Unfortunately I didn't write
> | it down.)
> |
> | What other steps can I take to recover my PST file? I see a lot of
> | third-party utilities that claim to do this, but I have no way of
> | evaluating them. Are there any that are considered better than the
> | others?
> |
> | Thanks for any help or suggestions.
>
>
>
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