Corrupt pst file



My pst file seems to have become corrupted. I have repaired it with
scanpst.exe several times but more often then not when I start Outlook
(2007) it throws up an error message advising that I repair the file with
scanpst. It works immediately after I do the repair but now when I open a
message I can't scroll down and after a few seconds the message goes blank.

I am not sure if its possible to do anything to put this right. If I create
a new pst file, would i be able to transfer all the messages, contacts etc
from the current (corrupt) file to the new one?

Your help will be much appreciated


I too have a similar problem, as Outlook 2007 informs me on every
load, that "One of you Outlook data files did not close propoerly the
last timke you used it, and there is a problem with it. Performance
may be degraded whilst this is fixed."

This happens everytime I load the program. Any ideas what the issue



Unfortunately I don't know what causes this. Have you tried running
scanpst.exe? Might just solve your problem.


You can create a new pst and copy data across.
However before you do this do you have any addins accessing the pst, eg
Sync, desktop search, AV, software?


I don't normally have the Yahoo desktop search turned on, only use it if
necessary and then turn it off. Anyway, will try what you suggest.


Hi, guy!

You can try a popular Outlook recovery 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.

Detailed information about Advanced Outlook Repair can be found at

And you can also download a free demo version at


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