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Windows 7: Corrupted .PST over 2GB

04 Jun 2012   #1
ZMiDZ

(Home) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Work) Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Corrupted .PST over 2GB

I have a user who has a PST file a little over 2 GB and will not open now. I've heard you cannot repair a PST file over 2 GB, so are there any recommendations on how to repair it?


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04 Jun 2012   #2
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Not enough info. Which version of Outlook?

Regards,
GEWB
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04 Jun 2012   #3
ZMiDZ

(Home) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Work) Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Outlook 2007
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04 Jun 2012   #4
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Have you seen this?: Oversized PST and OST crop tool
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05 Jun 2012   #5
ZMiDZ

(Home) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Work) Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I actually tried this. I kept shaving off pieces of the .PST by 10 MB and ever after it was below 2 GB, SCANPST.EXE still froze when attempting to repair it.
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05 Jun 2012   #6
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Let me tell you one thing Scanpst. freezes while repairing the .pst files. So just wait till it gives you a confirmation that its done repairing.

On personal experience I've repaired my 1.5 gb .pst file several times that way and I keep task manager open when its repairing.
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