After Using ScanPSt.Exe To Fix Corrupt PST Data FIle

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JimB

After using <scanpst.exe> to fix my corrupted PST data file; my Contact's

folder seems to have all contacts but there are no titles associated with

their information modules. Also seems that my "INBOX" & "SENT" folders were

reduced in size as a result..

Most importantly, need to somehow fix my Contacts Titles to reflect what is

in their containment modules. Thank You In Advance For Any Direction …. Jim B
 
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JimB

Sorry Did not know how to explain but in OL when you click on contacts it

opens a windows with all your saved contacts. In my particualr situation I

have approx 1K saved, but since my scanpst process non of the names are

showing though I have all my contacts, I would have to do a search to find a

particular one & then hopefully click open to obtain all info. It seems to

also have reduced the sizes of my inbox & sent folders......Jim B

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"JimB" <JimB> wrote in message

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> Sorry Did not know how to explain but in OL when you click on contacts it
> opens a windows with all your saved contacts.


That's your Contacts folder.


> In my particualr situation I
> have approx 1K saved, but since my scanpst process non of the names are
> showing though I have all my contacts, I would have to do a search to find a
> particular one & then hopefully click open to obtain all info. It seems to
> also have reduced the sizes of my inbox & sent folders......Jim B


It sounds like scanpst did its best to repair what it could. You'll have to

recover the rest from your most recent backup.

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JimB

Yes That is what I thought & already have imported the last backup. Got back

most up to the last 10 emails from two days ago. Believe there may have been

a courrpt email that couse this? Are there any other programs that help to

keep PST files vaild on a regular bases?

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Your best bet is to create a new .pst file in the unicode format.

File->new->outlook data file. Copy your items from the old one (most likely

ansi format) to the new one and make the new one your default .pst file.

Note - create the new .pst file in My Documents (in Vista

Users->Username->Documents) to ensure it is included by default in your

backups which you DO make weekly, right?
 

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> Yes That is what I thought & already have imported the last backup.


Importing is rarely the correct way to restore data. See this for a better

method:

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm


> Got back
> most up to the last 10 emails from two days ago. Believe there may have been
> a courrpt email that couse this? Are there any other programs that help to
> keep PST files vaild on a regular bases?


Usually, when a message is corrupt, Outlook won't even download it from the

server, blocking it and all subsequent messages. If Outlook received the

message, then it wasn't corrupt at the time of reception and something

happened to the PST after that point.

It's really quite rare for a PST to begin to exhibit errors, except when it is

an old ANSI format PST and it has exceeded the size limit. I don't think it's

really necessary to use SCANPST periodically to ensure your PST stays healthy.

SOme of the commercially-available PST scanners can do a better job than

SCANPST, but they all cost money.

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JimB

Sorry I was late in replying.. I wil follow up with your suggestions & get

back to confirm... As I still think I do have somehting that is corrupt

within my pst file....Jim B

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JimB

Hi Milly, Created new unicode pst file as instructed & cannot seem to get my

address book when I click on address book under tool's menu, Had renamed my

new pst file to --> "AgdeBackupUniCode.pst: <--. Was able to set it up as

data file for OL (4.5GB & growing) but do not have my address book..? Please

help further if you would… Thank You

& yesI do back up all data daily with a program called "Super Flexible File

Synchronizer" It is a much more robust version of Briefcase w-many more

features built in! JJB

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> Created new unicode pst file as instructed & cannot seem to get my
> address book when I click on address book under tool's menu, Had renamed my
> new pst file to --> "AgdeBackupUniCode.pst: <--. Was able to set it up as
> data file for OL (4.5GB & growing) but do not have my address book..?
> Please
> help further if you would… Thank You


You may have done something wrong, then. Adding a new PST should pick up your

contacts for the address book view automatically. Right-click your Contacts

flder, choose Properties, select the Outlook Address Book tab, and check the

box labeled "Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book". Click OK. Stop and

restart Outlook.


> & yesI do back up all data daily with a program called "Super Flexible File
> Synchronizer" It is a much more robust version of Briefcase w-many more
> features built in!


This is not necessarily a backup. If this program does nothing more than make

a copy of the PST while Outlook is closed, then I'd say you're OK. Anything

else is risky.

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JimB

The "Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book" is greyed out & cannot be

enabled by checking the box! Very Frustrating!

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JimB

Oops Sorry! Just Noticed in <Contacts Properties> under <Activities> tab, I

also had to modify my contacts to also branch out & accept the new unicode

PST name I created. Once I did this, then I was able to set the switch to

"include this folder as an email address book". It all seem to be working

now! Thank You All Again....Jim B

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> Oops Sorry! Just Noticed in <Contacts Properties> under <Activities> tab, I
> also had to modify my contacts to also branch out & accept the new unicode
> PST name I created. Once I did this, then I was able to set the switch to
> "include this folder as an email address book". It all seem to be working
> now! Thank You All Again....Jim B


You're welcome.

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