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Windows 7: Data file check in progress??

28 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Data file check in progress??

Mail Outlook 2007 has started dragging, slowing down to almost freeezing, In trying to find out the problem, I noticed in the lower right corner of the outlook screen there are two little gear looking things, and when I put my cursur on it, it saya data file check is in progress. What amkes that happen. That's what slowing things down. I get out of Outlook and then back in, but the same thing happens when I try to open a folder. Any ideas??
Thanks,
Bill


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29 Jan 2010   #2

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Hi Billberry12, welcome to SevenForums.

Please follow the following steps to sort out your problem. It is a procedure that sounds more complicated than it actually is, so don't be concerned.

-Open Outllook and click on the Tools menu and select Options.
-In the Options dialog box, click the Mail Setup tab and then click the Data Files button.
-In the Account settings window, you will see all of your personal Outlook data files listed. Here, you want to note the full path to each data file. ( The easiest way to do this is to open a "new text document" on your desktop and then copy the path from account settings and paste it in your text doc.)
-The path should read something similar to C:\Documents and Settings\*user name*\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
-Once you have this information, close the Account Settings dialog box and then close the Outlook Options window.

Now that you have the location of your Outlook data files, you need to check and repair them using the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Inbox Repair Tool-SCANPST.exe. By default, you should see SCANPST.exe in the Microsoft Office installation folder's "Office 12" subfolder.

On my system, SCANPST.exe is located in D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12.

Right, now to check and repair your Outlook data files, follow these steps:

-First, close Outlook 2007.
-Use Windows Explorer to browse to SCANPST.exe, then double-click it.
-When the Outlook 2007 Inbox Repair Tool opens, click Browse and navigate to the Outlook data file location that you found earlier. (or, if you saved the file paths to your text file, copy and paste the path into the application.)

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-You will need to check each file listed.
-Now click Start to begin the repair process. If errors are encountered, you will see a window requesting you to "Repair" the errors.
-Make sure you tick "Make backup of scanned file before repairing" and click Repair.

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-Once you see the "Repair Complete" popup, click OK.
-Repeat steps 2-6 to scan the same file that was just checked and repaired by SCANPST.exe.
-If necessary continue to run the check against the same file until no errors are found.
-Repeat the above steps for all additional pst files that are located in your Outlook folder.

And that is that.

Once all of your Outlook .pst files are successfully repaired, you should be able to open Outlook and no longer see the error message that had been plaguing you.

I hope this helps.


Edit: To find C:\Documents and Settings\*user name*\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook you may have to go to your "Folder options" and enable "Show hidden files, folders and drives"


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29 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks. I did all that last night,,,twice. I even delelted most of my old messages because I had not done that in a while. That helped a lot, but Oulook is still slow when I gie it a command. It just kind of sits there a few seconds before it decided to go forward. Defragments and cleaned mt HD And it still freezes sometime. Any other ideas?
Thanks,
Bill
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29 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

When I try to delete a message, I get a error message that I need to do a repair as you suggessted. It won't let me delete a message. Doesn't make sense does it?
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29 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

V3xar, good information. Thank you for the post.
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29 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

When
I go to optiions, mail set up etc. It shows the file path as follows:
Users\user\app data\local\misrosoft\outlook and look at the pst file

It shows it being 1,634,833 kb in size.

But... when I go into exploer to locat the file to repair, I get no app data option....I get, after user, contact, desktop, downloads, favorites, links,my documents,my music, my picures,my videos,office genuine advantage, save games, searchs, usrumst2.tmp,windows.
The only oulook file I can find is in Documents. That is the one I have been repairing. It says the size of it is 636,137 kb.

Outlook still does not work properly, and I don't know where to go from here. Please offer suggetions if anyone has any.
Thanks,
Bill
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29 Jan 2010   #7

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Hi Billberry,

Sorry for the delay in replying I have been out.

To access your app data file you need to go to your "Folder options" and enable "Show hidden files, folders and drives".

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This will allow the app data file to be visible.

Try the repair option you find in those files. ( C:\Documents and Settings\*user name*\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook)

Let me know if you need further assistance.

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29 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

How do I get to folder options in Windows 7?
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29 Jan 2010   #9

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization the choose Folder Options.

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29 Jan 2010   #10

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization then choose Folder Options then "view" and the 6th entry down is "show hidden files, folders and drives."




Edit: Sorry about the double post.
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