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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone here has any insight into the benefit or otherwise of running the Scanpst program multiple times on a PST file? I generally try and do this regularly but find that it often takes 2 to 5 passes at the file before the "no errors" message appears. These aren't hugely complex pst files and they're around 20 to 300 MB in size. Any good resources on this issue?

    thanks and kind regards

    Chris Kelaart

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    PST files are notoriously bad for a number of reasons, including corruption.
    I would check that you are using the Outlook 2003 or higher format for a start. If not you will need to create a new PST and move everything from the old to the new.
    You also need to back it up regularly, which means closing Outlook first to be on the safe side.

    cheers, Paul

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    Yes, I'm using the latest format of the PST files and these are my day to day working mail file and current archive and they work fine. Does anyone else do multiple passes using scanpst?

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    Multiple passes seems to be the standard mechanism.

    cheers, Paul

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    Cool, thanks for that. Just wanted to make sure...

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