Could you please provide detailed error information, it would be helpful narrow down this issue.
For your description, the problem may occur if Outlook data file(.pst) corrupted, you can remove the old .pst file, and create a new one test if it helps.
- On the File menu, point to New, and then click Outlook Data File.
- Select Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst), and then click OK.
- In the File name box, type a name for the file, and then click OK.
- In the Name box, type a display name for the .pst folder, and the click OK.
- Click Tools, point to Account settings..., and click Data Files tab.
- Select the new Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst), and click Set As Default button.
- Select the old Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst), and click Remove button.
- Click Close button, and exit Outlook.
If the problem does not appear in the new Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst), you can import Outlook items from a Personal Folders file (.pst), see How to manage .pst files in Microsoft Outlook ,
If the problem still persists, the problem may related to other function, you can also visit this Microsoft website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000071
I agree with what William is saying can you please provide us the exact error information so that we can help you better.
The error being given is:
"cannot start microsoft office outlook, cannot open the outlook window, the set of folders cannot be opened,. errors have been detected in the file H:/User/email" (name has been changed for user protection)
use the inbox repair tool (scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file.
We have tried going into creating a new .pst file, Importing the old .pst files to the new one and then deleting the old. Then with the new .pst file created setting it at default, only problem was with that is the very next day not only did that .pst file get corrupted but, the rest of them did too. We have users here that have anywhere from 5-30 .pst files. We also tried creating a new .pst file but not setting it to default. This method made it so it took 2 days to corrupt instead of the next day, and it was only that .pst instead of all of them.
We also have the customers that no matter what we do or change for some reason they are being corrupted a minimum of 2 times a day. With these customers we have tried changing their .psts, we have tried deleting all .pst files except for the default, we have tried going in and recreating the users account, we have completed profile rebuilds through our servers, we have even tried to switch the user from thin to thick client and vs versa, still the same problem day in and day out.
Something I forgot to mention is I have made sure that with every user that they are completely logged out of Outlook before starting.
If there is anymore information you may need please let me know. Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated.
Please run following commands test if it helps:
outlook.exe /resetfolders Restore missing folders at the default delivery location.
outlook.exe /resetnavpane Clear and regenerate the Navigation Pane for the current profile.
Press and hold Windows Key + R (at same time), type one command in Run box:
Note: Remember to include one blank space before the switch and one before each parameter.
Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
If used Cached Exchange Mode, please turn it off test this issue.
Another way, please create a new Windows profile, we can follow the steps in the articles to create a new user account to test the issue. If the problem does not occur in the new user account, some settings in the old account are corrupted. We can copy the main user files from the old account to the new account, delete the old account, and then continue using the new account.
Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
We dont use exchanged mode unless on a thick client and we have tried this method on our thick clients as well.
I have rebuilt customers profiles in which the process we have calls to create a new profile through Outlook. The only change it made was it took a couple of days but the corrupt .pst files still came
We aren't allowed to due to Scanpst is the only approved .exe we can run.
The issue was with another program running through Outlook. Once they fixed that issue the issue at hand was re
In case Inbox Repair Tool does not work, you can use the third party Outlook PST file recovery tool to repair the corrupted PST file. When I too faced the situation where PST file has corrupted, I was able to repair it by using this tool. This too worked with the good results. You can get the trial version from the official website and make a trial.
Any problem related to Outlook depends on PST. If your PST file is corrupted, lost or deleted then your Outlook will not work. If your PST files is corrupted then you need to recover it, so first check that your PST files is in place or not. If it is not and you are sure that it got deleted then you can recover corrupt PST and later you can repair it using file repair software.
May be the PST file which is used to store all the elements such as inbox, contacts, calendar, notes and etc has reached its size limit. However if inbox repair tool fails to repair your corrupt PST file, then you can go for a PST repair software to repair Corrupted PST file. Yodot Outlook PST Repair is one such software which you can download and use, the tool rigorously scans the corrupt PST file and recovers all the elements from it. Visit the below site for more details
Scanpst.exe is a built in repair function of MS Outlook to repair corrupt Outlook data files. It is known as Inbox Repair tool for MS Outlook. It can repair corrupt PST files and fix corruption errors from them. But sometimes it may fail to repair PST files and a repaired file become corrupted again. In such situation a third-party PST recovery or repair software can fix corrupt PST files. There are several PST recovery software available with free demo or trial version. SysInfoTools PST file repair software is an advanced solution to repair corrupt PST files. The software can be freely examined before buying its full version. The demo of software can be downloaded from here: http://recovery/pst-recovery.html
It may be that your scanpst,exe has become corrupted. restore the outlook application as default settings, or reinstall it if it is needed. after doing all these, still if you are unable to use Inbox Repair tool then try PST Repair tool. it is a tool that helps you to get rid of all types of pst files corruption issues easily.
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