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    I need to rebuild a pst file in Outlook 2007 that I think is corrupted. Can you tell me how to do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathryn Bohlin View Post
    I need to rebuild a pst file in Outlook 2007 that I think is corrupted. Can you tell me how to do that?
    After you make a backup, try running ScanPST.exe, the Inbox Repair Tool, which is installed along with Office 2007. These articles have more information:


    The part about the "crop tool" might be relevant if you continued using a PST file in the pre-Outlook 2003 format and it grew beyond the 2GB limit of the old file format. Otherwise, ignore that part.

    Any luck?

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    As I understand it, if you are unable to re-build/repair the .pst file, the best is to delete it while outlook is closed. When you re-open outlook, it will create a new, "empty" file for you to populate afresh. (Only do this if you believe your .pst file is unsalvageable!)
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