Data File Did Not Close Properly


J

Jan Groshan

I have suddenly started receiving the following message when I open Outlook
2007 : "A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is
being checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is
in progress." A few minutes later I get a message "data file check
complete". What does this mean, and is there anything that can be done
about it ?
 
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BillR [MVP]

Check if the Outlook process is running before you shut down.
The application here can help: http://sunflowerhead.com/software/knockout/

If you find the Outlook process is still running then you will need to
determine just what is keeping it open - synch software, Addins,3rd party
application ....
 
N

Notan

BillR said:
Check if the Outlook process is running before you shut down.
The application here can help: http://sunflowerhead.com/software/knockout/

If you find the Outlook process is still running then you will need to
determine just what is keeping it open - synch software, Addins,3rd
party application ....

Interesting...

I ran KnockOut with Outlook 2003, and the icon showed that Outlook *and* Word were
running (confirmed by the Task Manager).

Why does Outlook load Word (or a part of Word), and how does one get it to not load?

Thanks!
 
N

Notan

Notan said:
Interesting...

I ran KnockOut with Outlook 2003, and the icon showed that Outlook *and*
Word were
running (confirmed by the Task Manager).

Why does Outlook load Word (or a part of Word), and how does one get it
to not load?

Never mind, I found it... Tools | Options | Mail Format.
 
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Jan Groshan

OK. I downloaded KnockOut. It said both Outlook and Word were closed. But lo
and behold, I just signed back in to Outlook and ooops, there's that "A data
file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being checked
for problems....." message again.
 
B

BillR [MVP]

Try with a new profile via the Mail icon in Control Panel. That should show
whether the Profile is damaged or not. If it still happens change back to
the main profile and try disabling add-ins and if that helps add them back
one by one to see if you can find one that is causing the problem. Also
disable any email antivirus integration.
 
J

Jan Groshan

Well, since it isn't happening ALL the time, I think I'll just live with it.
It's annoying, but not hurting anything. I just thought there might be a
simple answer. Thanks for all your help.
 
G

Guest

I am having the same problem and have been very careful about shutting down
all applications, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Office. I get
this error message every single time I login to Outlook. It is annoying and a
waste of time but appears innocuous.
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Are you syncing with a pda or using any addins that access outlook data?
 
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David Williams

I tried this program for free (little nag screen), and it worked perfectly and quickly. I bought it 2 mins later for only ?3.50. Bargain. No more data check from Outlook.

In addition I read that Thunderbird is undergoing some radical changes and that there are a number of developers now working on it. If that comes good - I'm off

Cheers

Dave



Notan wrote:

Re: Data File Did Not Close Properly
12-Aug-07

Jan Groshan wrote

<snip

I am not sure if this would be adding insult to injury, but have a look at

http://daveswebsite.com/software/olshutdown/index.shtm

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Notan

Previous Posts In This Thread:

Data File Did Not Close Properly
I have suddenly started receiving the following message when I open Outlook
2007 : "A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is
being checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is
in progress." A few minutes later I get a message "data file check
complete". What does this mean, and is there anything that can be done
about it ?

Do you close Outlook before you shut down or reboot the computer?
Do you close Outlook before you shut down or reboot the computer

-
Bill R MVP

Re: Data File Did Not Close Properly
Yes

Check if the Outlook process is running before you shut down.
Check if the Outlook process is running before you shut down
The application here can help: http://sunflowerhead.com/software/knockout

If you find the Outlook process is still running then you will need to
determine just what is keeping it open - synch software, Addins,3rd party
application ...

--
Bill R MV

Re: Data File Did Not Close Properly
BillR [MVP] wrote

Interesting..

I ran KnockOut with Outlook 2003, and the icon showed that Outlook *and* Word wer
running (confirmed by the Task Manager)

Why does Outlook load Word (or a part of Word), and how does one get it to not load

Thanks

--
Notan

Re: Data File Did Not Close Properly
Notan wrote

Never mind, I found it... Tools | Options | Mail Format

-
Notan

OK. I downloaded KnockOut. It said both Outlook and Word were closed.
OK. I downloaded KnockOut. It said both Outlook and Word were closed. But lo
and behold, I just signed back in to Outlook and ooops, there's that "A data
file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being checked
for problems....." message again



Re: Data File Did Not Close Properly
Jan Groshan wrote

<snip

I am not sure if this would be adding insult to injury, but have a look at

http://daveswebsite.com/software/olshutdown/index.shtm

-
Notan

Try with a new profile via the Mail icon in Control Panel.
Try with a new profile via the Mail icon in Control Panel. That should show
whether the Profile is damaged or not. If it still happens change back to
the main profile and try disabling add-ins and if that helps add them back
one by one to see if you can find one that is causing the problem. Also
disable any email antivirus integration

--
Bill R MV

Well, since it isn't happening ALL the time, I think I'll just live with it.
Well, since it is not happening ALL the time, I think I will just live with it
it is annoying, but not hurting anything. I just thought there might be
simple answer. Thanks for all your help.

I am having the same problem and have been very careful about shutting down
I am having the same problem and have been very careful about shutting down
all applications, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Office. I get
this error message every single time I login to Outlook. It is annoying and a
waste of time but appears innocuous.

:

Are you syncing with a pda or using any addins that access outlook data?
Are you syncing with a pda or using any addins that access outlook data?











Re: Data File Did Not Close Properly
None; it is stand alone.

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here is list of some of the programs that will keep outlook from closing
here is list of some of the programs that will keep outlook from closing
properly:
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/close.htm











Re: Data File Did Not Close Properly
Thanks; I will chalk it up as another Vista feature!

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