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    PST file corrupted: how to fix it?

    i have an outlook data file (.pst) that is telling me it is not a personal folder file when i try and open it or try and import it back into outlook 2003 or 2007. The file was a backup file which use to get opened only to view old emails, this was stored on a server and the server crashed and data has been recovered except the file has become corrupted.

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    The MOST important thing about using the Microsoft Outlook personal folder (.pst) repair tool is that it HARDLY EVER makes all necessary repairs on the first try. I find that I have to run it sequentially at least 3 times and as many as 6 times to make ALL the repairs. You should keep running it until there are no errors found or only "minor inconsistencies" are found.

    Also, I check the box for "Make backup of scanned file before repairing." only on the first repair run because it speeds up subsequent repairs if it doesn't take a backup and I'll have the first backup taken before ANY repairs are made.
    Stu

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    I ensure that my .pst file and its archive are included in my non-stop file backups ...too much to lose if the master file gets corrupted!!
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