Outlook Outlook. The datafile "Personal Folders" was not closed properly. The file is being c


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I get this message when trying to start outlook. The scan starts but after about half an hour the PC locks up and I can't get into outlook tools.
Any ideas appreciated
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If you have lots of e-mails this process can take quite some time to finish (it takes almost an hour on my PC if this happens). It might be worth leaving for a little while and see if it kicks back in to life :)

You could also try the Inbox Repair Tool, which is called SCANPST.EXE and located on your Office folder. If you have Office 2007 then it's probably in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12". It might be worth backing up your e-mails before running this though, just in case.
 
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Good morning Ian, thanks for your prompt reply.
The big problem is that the scan stops running after half an hour and outlook stops responding.
How do I back up my emails when Outlook will not open?
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Thanks for that link Ian.
I left the pc on for the last four hours and when I got back it had sorted itself out. Everything OK now
Will try a backup as suggested
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