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Windows 7: How to Repair Large Outlook 2007 PST on Windows 7

21 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
How to Repair Large Outlook 2007 PST on Windows 7

User running Windows 7, with Outlook 2007, 20 GB PST.
User has two email account, 1 may be an IMAP, 1 may be POP, or both can be POP (I'll check if necessary)
No Exchange accounts.

Outlook wouldn't start, so I used SCANPST to repair (took hours, of course). Outlook ran slowly, but now is getting stuck again.

Ran Windows 7 Error-checking, with "Scan For and attempt recovery of bad sectors".

My thought was to:
Restart with startup items turned off.
Upgrade to Office 2013
See if Outlook will open the PST
Run SCANPST again

Does SCANPST compact the PST ?
Should I compact after running SCANPST ?

If I get Outlook Running, should I move old messages to separate PST files, a year at a time?

Any 3rd party repair tools that I can use?


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21 Jan 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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 How to Repair Large Outlook 2007 PST on Windows 7

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