OL 2007 Personal Folders Not Closed Properly


D

Dennis Hughes

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was not closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
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Y

yam

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair the data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it
 
D

Dennis Hughes

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL to the new
pst?

Dennis
 
Y

yam

just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data
 
D

Dennis Hughes

Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Russ Valentine said:
Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
yam said:
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Dennis Hughes said:
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Russ Valentine said:
Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
yam said:
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL to the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair the data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
Y

yam

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues with
that
Russ Valentine said:
You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Dennis Hughes said:
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Russ Valentine said:
Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL to the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair the data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile. Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
yam said:
Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues with
that
Russ Valentine said:
You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Dennis Hughes said:
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
E

Enrique

The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

Russ Valentine said:
Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile. Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
yam said:
Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues with
that
Russ Valentine said:
You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Enrique said:
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

Russ Valentine said:
Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
yam said:
Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
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D

denmarfl

This thread has been silent for awhile, but none the less, the issue has been
a big problem for me and you appear to be right on top of this issue I ran
Outlook Express for 4 years, never a problem, Outlook 2002 for 3 years
...never a problem. I have run Outlook 2007 for 3 months....and this problem
has surfaced in my Original Profile and now in my New profile I created about
a month ago. No, I got the message, I did not Import.....

My most recent Profile.....1st I ran SCANPST Tool on the data File. I then
Created a NEW Profile, I then opened the Data File into the NEW Profile.
When I see the error message...a data File Did Not close Properly....etc....I
have run SCANPST...and it shows no errors. I have disabled Add-ons...and
still get this message.

I then Created another Profile....this time I Only opened my CALENDAR
data.....I did transfer any messages....or message folders.....and about 3
weeks later the SAME error message began to display.

I am quite preplexed by this issue.....and will aprreciate any detailed help
provided. Thank You
Russ Valentine said:
False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Enrique said:
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

Russ Valentine said:
Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
J

JaneinPA

I, too, just got a new computer with Outlook 2007 and am continuously having
this message appear. I don't understand what everyone was saying about
importing, etc. However I did follow instructions to repair the files in
scanpst. I just did this last night & I still get the "Data file did not
close properly..." message. I do use the Google sidebar, so what do I do to
fix this?

Jane

denmarfl said:
This thread has been silent for awhile, but none the less, the issue has been
a big problem for me and you appear to be right on top of this issue I ran
Outlook Express for 4 years, never a problem, Outlook 2002 for 3 years
..never a problem. I have run Outlook 2007 for 3 months....and this problem
has surfaced in my Original Profile and now in my New profile I created about
a month ago. No, I got the message, I did not Import.....

My most recent Profile.....1st I ran SCANPST Tool on the data File. I then
Created a NEW Profile, I then opened the Data File into the NEW Profile.
When I see the error message...a data File Did Not close Properly....etc....I
have run SCANPST...and it shows no errors. I have disabled Add-ons...and
still get this message.

I then Created another Profile....this time I Only opened my CALENDAR
data.....I did transfer any messages....or message folders.....and about 3
weeks later the SAME error message began to display.

I am quite preplexed by this issue.....and will aprreciate any detailed help
provided. Thank You
Russ Valentine said:
False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Enrique said:
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

:

Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
D

denmarfl

I am not sure what I am about to write will be of any value....but since I
have been there, done that with this problem....here is how I solved it.

I folowed the advices of Russ Valentine.... I created a New profile, I
copied and Pasted my pst file in the folder Outlook defaults to to open pst
files. I then opened Outlook 2007, went to FILE\Open and opened the pasted
data set. I then removed the Data set (File Outlook created under the new
Profile. Then I used the Outlook feature to transfer my Calendar over to my
New profile. After doing this I have not experienced the probelm (not ture,
I had Outlook open and experienced a Elecrtical outage...when I opened
Outlook after my PC Re-booted I got the message. But, in this instance I am
sure I got it because Outlook was unable to shutdown properly) I have since
closed and opened it several times...no message.

JaneinPA said:
I, too, just got a new computer with Outlook 2007 and am continuously having
this message appear. I don't understand what everyone was saying about
importing, etc. However I did follow instructions to repair the files in
scanpst. I just did this last night & I still get the "Data file did not
close properly..." message. I do use the Google sidebar, so what do I do to
fix this?

Jane

denmarfl said:
This thread has been silent for awhile, but none the less, the issue has been
a big problem for me and you appear to be right on top of this issue I ran
Outlook Express for 4 years, never a problem, Outlook 2002 for 3 years
..never a problem. I have run Outlook 2007 for 3 months....and this problem
has surfaced in my Original Profile and now in my New profile I created about
a month ago. No, I got the message, I did not Import.....

My most recent Profile.....1st I ran SCANPST Tool on the data File. I then
Created a NEW Profile, I then opened the Data File into the NEW Profile.
When I see the error message...a data File Did Not close Properly....etc....I
have run SCANPST...and it shows no errors. I have disabled Add-ons...and
still get this message.

I then Created another Profile....this time I Only opened my CALENDAR
data.....I did transfer any messages....or message folders.....and about 3
weeks later the SAME error message began to display.

I am quite preplexed by this issue.....and will aprreciate any detailed help
provided. Thank You
Russ Valentine said:
False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

:

Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
J

JaneinPA

Thank you. It sounds complicated, but I'll give it a go.


denmarfl said:
I am not sure what I am about to write will be of any value....but since I
have been there, done that with this problem....here is how I solved it.

I folowed the advices of Russ Valentine.... I created a New profile, I
copied and Pasted my pst file in the folder Outlook defaults to to open pst
files. I then opened Outlook 2007, went to FILE\Open and opened the pasted
data set. I then removed the Data set (File Outlook created under the new
Profile. Then I used the Outlook feature to transfer my Calendar over to my
New profile. After doing this I have not experienced the probelm (not ture,
I had Outlook open and experienced a Elecrtical outage...when I opened
Outlook after my PC Re-booted I got the message. But, in this instance I am
sure I got it because Outlook was unable to shutdown properly) I have since
closed and opened it several times...no message.

JaneinPA said:
I, too, just got a new computer with Outlook 2007 and am continuously having
this message appear. I don't understand what everyone was saying about
importing, etc. However I did follow instructions to repair the files in
scanpst. I just did this last night & I still get the "Data file did not
close properly..." message. I do use the Google sidebar, so what do I do to
fix this?

Jane

denmarfl said:
This thread has been silent for awhile, but none the less, the issue has been
a big problem for me and you appear to be right on top of this issue I ran
Outlook Express for 4 years, never a problem, Outlook 2002 for 3 years
..never a problem. I have run Outlook 2007 for 3 months....and this problem
has surfaced in my Original Profile and now in my New profile I created about
a month ago. No, I got the message, I did not Import.....

My most recent Profile.....1st I ran SCANPST Tool on the data File. I then
Created a NEW Profile, I then opened the Data File into the NEW Profile.
When I see the error message...a data File Did Not close Properly....etc....I
have run SCANPST...and it shows no errors. I have disabled Add-ons...and
still get this message.

I then Created another Profile....this time I Only opened my CALENDAR
data.....I did transfer any messages....or message folders.....and about 3
weeks later the SAME error message began to display.

I am quite preplexed by this issue.....and will aprreciate any detailed help
provided. Thank You
:

False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

:

Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
D

denmarfl

Its really not, I felt that way to when I was instructed to create a New
profile. However, since you are ready imported you pst file into your new PC
running Outlook 2007...the Copy paste may not be necessary. The problem as I
was told is with the Profile and not the pst file and comes about when a User
tries to import the File (everyone made it clear to me, importing was
absolutely not to be done). If this is so, go to Cantrol Panel, Mail, create
a new Profile....click open this New Profile. Open Otlook it will open the
New profile. You may need to re-create you Mail Connections\Accounts. Then
go to file, open, open the pst file into Outlook. I believe this is what I
did and since that time....3 months ago, I have not seen the error message

JaneinPA said:
Thank you. It sounds complicated, but I'll give it a go.


denmarfl said:
I am not sure what I am about to write will be of any value....but since I
have been there, done that with this problem....here is how I solved it.

I folowed the advices of Russ Valentine.... I created a New profile, I
copied and Pasted my pst file in the folder Outlook defaults to to open pst
files. I then opened Outlook 2007, went to FILE\Open and opened the pasted
data set. I then removed the Data set (File Outlook created under the new
Profile. Then I used the Outlook feature to transfer my Calendar over to my
New profile. After doing this I have not experienced the probelm (not ture,
I had Outlook open and experienced a Elecrtical outage...when I opened
Outlook after my PC Re-booted I got the message. But, in this instance I am
sure I got it because Outlook was unable to shutdown properly) I have since
closed and opened it several times...no message.

JaneinPA said:
I, too, just got a new computer with Outlook 2007 and am continuously having
this message appear. I don't understand what everyone was saying about
importing, etc. However I did follow instructions to repair the files in
scanpst. I just did this last night & I still get the "Data file did not
close properly..." message. I do use the Google sidebar, so what do I do to
fix this?

Jane

:

This thread has been silent for awhile, but none the less, the issue has been
a big problem for me and you appear to be right on top of this issue I ran
Outlook Express for 4 years, never a problem, Outlook 2002 for 3 years
..never a problem. I have run Outlook 2007 for 3 months....and this problem
has surfaced in my Original Profile and now in my New profile I created about
a month ago. No, I got the message, I did not Import.....

My most recent Profile.....1st I ran SCANPST Tool on the data File. I then
Created a NEW Profile, I then opened the Data File into the NEW Profile.
When I see the error message...a data File Did Not close Properly....etc....I
have run SCANPST...and it shows no errors. I have disabled Add-ons...and
still get this message.

I then Created another Profile....this time I Only opened my CALENDAR
data.....I did transfer any messages....or message folders.....and about 3
weeks later the SAME error message began to display.

I am quite preplexed by this issue.....and will aprreciate any detailed help
provided. Thank You
:

False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

:

Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst file.

Dennis

Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
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R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

One thing I would never have advised and that you should never do is to
paste your Outlook data file to the default location. Put it anywhere but
there, then open it in Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
denmarfl said:
I am not sure what I am about to write will be of any value....but since I
have been there, done that with this problem....here is how I solved it.

I folowed the advices of Russ Valentine.... I created a New profile, I
copied and Pasted my pst file in the folder Outlook defaults to to open
pst
files. I then opened Outlook 2007, went to FILE\Open and opened the
pasted
data set. I then removed the Data set (File Outlook created under the new
Profile. Then I used the Outlook feature to transfer my Calendar over to
my
New profile. After doing this I have not experienced the probelm (not
ture,
I had Outlook open and experienced a Elecrtical outage...when I opened
Outlook after my PC Re-booted I got the message. But, in this instance I
am
sure I got it because Outlook was unable to shutdown properly) I have
since
closed and opened it several times...no message.

JaneinPA said:
I, too, just got a new computer with Outlook 2007 and am continuously
having
this message appear. I don't understand what everyone was saying about
importing, etc. However I did follow instructions to repair the files in
scanpst. I just did this last night & I still get the "Data file did not
close properly..." message. I do use the Google sidebar, so what do I do
to
fix this?

Jane

denmarfl said:
This thread has been silent for awhile, but none the less, the issue
has been
a big problem for me and you appear to be right on top of this issue I
ran
Outlook Express for 4 years, never a problem, Outlook 2002 for 3 years
..never a problem. I have run Outlook 2007 for 3 months....and this
problem
has surfaced in my Original Profile and now in my New profile I created
about
a month ago. No, I got the message, I did not Import.....

My most recent Profile.....1st I ran SCANPST Tool on the data File. I
then
Created a NEW Profile, I then opened the Data File into the NEW
Profile.
When I see the error message...a data File Did Not close
Properly....etc....I
have run SCANPST...and it shows no errors. I have disabled
Add-ons...and
still get this message.

I then Created another Profile....this time I Only opened my CALENDAR
data.....I did transfer any messages....or message folders.....and
about 3
weeks later the SAME error message began to display.

I am quite preplexed by this issue.....and will aprreciate any detailed
help
provided. Thank You
:

False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in
which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you
update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

:

Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire
PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do
not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i
ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no
issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from
it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst
file.

Dennis

message
Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect
my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and
repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be
it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal
Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
D

denmarfl

I at least get a B+. You were my teacher during my process of moving my pst
data file from 2002 to 2007.....and I errored when I pasted the pst file in
the same folder. However, ever since you instructed me to create a new
profile that dreaded error has not appeared. Thanks again

Russ Valentine said:
One thing I would never have advised and that you should never do is to
paste your Outlook data file to the default location. Put it anywhere but
there, then open it in Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
denmarfl said:
I am not sure what I am about to write will be of any value....but since I
have been there, done that with this problem....here is how I solved it.

I folowed the advices of Russ Valentine.... I created a New profile, I
copied and Pasted my pst file in the folder Outlook defaults to to open
pst
files. I then opened Outlook 2007, went to FILE\Open and opened the
pasted
data set. I then removed the Data set (File Outlook created under the new
Profile. Then I used the Outlook feature to transfer my Calendar over to
my
New profile. After doing this I have not experienced the probelm (not
ture,
I had Outlook open and experienced a Elecrtical outage...when I opened
Outlook after my PC Re-booted I got the message. But, in this instance I
am
sure I got it because Outlook was unable to shutdown properly) I have
since
closed and opened it several times...no message.

JaneinPA said:
I, too, just got a new computer with Outlook 2007 and am continuously
having
this message appear. I don't understand what everyone was saying about
importing, etc. However I did follow instructions to repair the files in
scanpst. I just did this last night & I still get the "Data file did not
close properly..." message. I do use the Google sidebar, so what do I do
to
fix this?

Jane

:

This thread has been silent for awhile, but none the less, the issue
has been
a big problem for me and you appear to be right on top of this issue I
ran
Outlook Express for 4 years, never a problem, Outlook 2002 for 3 years
..never a problem. I have run Outlook 2007 for 3 months....and this
problem
has surfaced in my Original Profile and now in my New profile I created
about
a month ago. No, I got the message, I did not Import.....

My most recent Profile.....1st I ran SCANPST Tool on the data File. I
then
Created a NEW Profile, I then opened the Data File into the NEW
Profile.
When I see the error message...a data File Did Not close
Properly....etc....I
have run SCANPST...and it shows no errors. I have disabled
Add-ons...and
still get this message.

I then Created another Profile....this time I Only opened my CALENDAR
data.....I did transfer any messages....or message folders.....and
about 3
weeks later the SAME error message began to display.

I am quite preplexed by this issue.....and will aprreciate any detailed
help
provided. Thank You
:

False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in
which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or you
update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

:

Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire
PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we do
not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i
ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no
issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need from
it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst
file.

Dennis

message
Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just redirect
my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and
repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should be
it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal
Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
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R

Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Creating a new profile can fix a lot of things but is not a specific
solution for the warnings Outlook 2007 throws about the data file not being
closed properly. Most of those seem to be arising because Outlook 2007 is
much slower than earlier versions and fails to release its hold on the PST
file as quickly and cleanly as it should. Many times that is because the
file is still being indexed by Instant Search.
The majority of these warnings are harmless and go away on their own
eventually. They are creating much consternation among the masses however.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
denmarfl said:
I at least get a B+. You were my teacher during my process of moving my
pst
data file from 2002 to 2007.....and I errored when I pasted the pst file
in
the same folder. However, ever since you instructed me to create a new
profile that dreaded error has not appeared. Thanks again

Russ Valentine said:
One thing I would never have advised and that you should never do is to
paste your Outlook data file to the default location. Put it anywhere but
there, then open it in Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
denmarfl said:
I am not sure what I am about to write will be of any value....but since
I
have been there, done that with this problem....here is how I solved
it.

I folowed the advices of Russ Valentine.... I created a New profile, I
copied and Pasted my pst file in the folder Outlook defaults to to open
pst
files. I then opened Outlook 2007, went to FILE\Open and opened the
pasted
data set. I then removed the Data set (File Outlook created under the
new
Profile. Then I used the Outlook feature to transfer my Calendar over
to
my
New profile. After doing this I have not experienced the probelm (not
ture,
I had Outlook open and experienced a Elecrtical outage...when I opened
Outlook after my PC Re-booted I got the message. But, in this instance
I
am
sure I got it because Outlook was unable to shutdown properly) I have
since
closed and opened it several times...no message.

:

I, too, just got a new computer with Outlook 2007 and am continuously
having
this message appear. I don't understand what everyone was saying
about
importing, etc. However I did follow instructions to repair the files
in
scanpst. I just did this last night & I still get the "Data file did
not
close properly..." message. I do use the Google sidebar, so what do I
do
to
fix this?

Jane

:

This thread has been silent for awhile, but none the less, the issue
has been
a big problem for me and you appear to be right on top of this issue
I
ran
Outlook Express for 4 years, never a problem, Outlook 2002 for 3
years
..never a problem. I have run Outlook 2007 for 3 months....and this
problem
has surfaced in my Original Profile and now in my New profile I
created
about
a month ago. No, I got the message, I did not Import.....

My most recent Profile.....1st I ran SCANPST Tool on the data File.
I
then
Created a NEW Profile, I then opened the Data File into the NEW
Profile.
When I see the error message...a data File Did Not close
Properly....etc....I
have run SCANPST...and it shows no errors. I have disabled
Add-ons...and
still get this message.

I then Created another Profile....this time I Only opened my
CALENDAR
data.....I did transfer any messages....or message folders.....and
about 3
weeks later the SAME error message began to display.

I am quite preplexed by this issue.....and will aprreciate any
detailed
help
provided. Thank You
:

False. This behavior occurs every time and has nothing to do with
any
add-ins.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
The culprit is Google Desktop Add-Inn. Either you delete it (in
which case
you will get a different error message when opening OL 2007) or
you
update
it, in which case, the problem will disappear like magic.

:

Having been paying attention here have you? Importing an entire
PST file
will create a duplicate (aka ghost) PST and corrupt the
profile.
Moreover,
importing PST's will lose:
1. Custom Forms
2. Custom Views
3. Connections between contacts and activities
4. Received dates on mail
5. Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6. Journal connections
7. Distribution Lists

Opening a PST file will preserve all of these. That is why we
do
not
advise
people to import a native file into Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

Y not import , definately you can import it nothing happens i
ahev
imported
it thousands of time on customer's computer till dat have no
issues
with
that
:

You open your previous PST file and copy the data you need
from
it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
Russ,

What do you suggest?

I easly created a new profile and ran scanpst on the pst
file.

Dennis

in
message
Never import Outlook data.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
just a new profile for the outlook
you create it from contro panel mail
then just import the data


:

Do you mean a new Windows sign on profile or just
redirect
my OL
to
the
new
pst?

Dennis

copy the PST file to desktop , search for scanpst and
repair
the
data
once that is done create a new profile that should
be
it

:

I have OL 2007 on Vista.

I get a recurring error "the data file "personal
Folders" was
not
closed
properly"

Almost everytime I open OL, I get the reeor
A data file did not close properly the last time...

Any suggestions to stop these errors?

thanks,

Denins
 
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