OL2007 creates ~.pst.tmp files

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OL2007 creates ~.pst.tmp files [message #86703] Mon, 20 November 2006 13:44 Go to next message
win_cpp  is currently offline win_cpp
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Registered: October 2006
Junior Member
Hi,

I am trying out B2TR release of Outlook 2007, with exchange server
2003. I have noticed that this version of Outlook, unlike all earlier
versions, creates a .pst.tmp file. I have trial1.pst and trial2.pst as
two PST files in my outlook session. Whenever outlook is started, it
first creates .pst.tmp files for the configured psts. In my case i find
~trial1.pst.tmp and ~trial2.pst.tmp. These .tmp files are automatically
deleted from the disk when outlook is exited.

Is this some type of changed behavior in Outlook 2007? Or is this a bug
in B2TR release and would be fixed in Outlook RTM? If anyone has any
infromation kindly share.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Mandar
Re: OL2007 creates ~.pst.tmp files [message #86756] Mon, 20 November 2006 16:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, it is a new method of writing and locking to prevent dataloss and faster
recovery in case an Outlook session terminates abnormally.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
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"win_cpp" <mandards@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I am trying out B2TR release of Outlook 2007, with exchange server
2003. I have noticed that this version of Outlook, unlike all earlier
versions, creates a .pst.tmp file. I have trial1.pst and trial2.pst as
two PST files in my outlook session. Whenever outlook is started, it
first creates .pst.tmp files for the configured psts. In my case i find
~trial1.pst.tmp and ~trial2.pst.tmp. These .tmp files are automatically
deleted from the disk when outlook is exited.

Is this some type of changed behavior in Outlook 2007? Or is this a bug
in B2TR release and would be fixed in Outlook RTM? If anyone has any
infromation kindly share.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Mandar



Re: OL2007 creates ~.pst.tmp files [message #87273] Wed, 22 November 2006 01:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
win_cpp  is currently offline win_cpp
Messages: 19
Registered: October 2006
Junior Member
Hi Roady,

Thanks for the clarification. In my sample application, I enumerate all
the Message Stores (PSTs) and connect COM event sinks to each PST. The
sinks implement IMAPIAdvise interface, with IMAPIAdvise::OnNotify being
the method in focus, to recive notifications from the Outlook session.
However I have noticed that Outlook 2007 is not generating any message
related notifications, such as new message, save draft, modify message.
Typically COM client application is notified about these in the method
IMAPIAdvise::OnNotify.

Other type of notifications are those related to the Message Store
Table itself. Outlook 2007 does generate these notifications, when a
new PST is added or an existing one is removed from the outlook
session. For this I have another separate sink implementing IMAPIAdvise
interface, which is connected to the Message Store Table.

Is it that because of the tmp file for pst, Outlook 2007 notifications
for messages are not being generated? Is this some bug in B2TR and will
be fixed in RTM / official release? Or is it that, the way Outlook
generates notifications for PST changes, is now different. That would
essentially mean a newer version of IMAPIAdvise interface.

I am unable to find any information about this on MS site / discussion
forums. Kindly comment.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Mandar

Roady [MVP] wrote:
> No, it is a new method of writing and locking to prevent dataloss and faster
> recovery in case an Outlook session terminates abnormally.
>
> --
> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
>
> -----
> "win_cpp" <mandards@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1164048274.090146.105750@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I am trying out B2TR release of Outlook 2007, with exchange server
> 2003. I have noticed that this version of Outlook, unlike all earlier
> versions, creates a .pst.tmp file. I have trial1.pst and trial2.pst as
> two PST files in my outlook session. Whenever outlook is started, it
> first creates .pst.tmp files for the configured psts. In my case i find
> ~trial1.pst.tmp and ~trial2.pst.tmp. These .tmp files are automatically
> deleted from the disk when outlook is exited.
>
> Is this some type of changed behavior in Outlook 2007? Or is this a bug
> in B2TR release and would be fixed in Outlook RTM? If anyone has any
> infromation kindly share.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Regards,
> Mandar
Re: OL2007 creates ~.pst.tmp files [message #432144] Mon, 20 October 2008 12:20 Go to previous message
ob-wan
Messages: 1
Registered: October 2008
Junior Member
I'm interested to know how the new structure, using the .pst.tmp files is supposed to prevent data loss. I'll explain what's happening since we moved to OL2007:

Users have always connected to their PST's over the network... that's a fact of life, and it's pretty much always worked without major problem... til now.

Now users experience slow access to Outlook altogether. However, the really bad thing we've noticed is that when users "drag and drop" e-mail from their Exchange mailbox to their PST, it will either hang and not recover, or it will appear to have completed.

The user will check their PST, and the e-mails are not there. Neither are they in their Exchange mailbox anymore. And the messages don't get recovered by Outlook, even though it MAY detect that Outlook had a problem, and try to repair.

Looking further into it, each workstation that exhibits these symptoms, has Event ID 50, followed by Event 26 saying that:

"Windows - Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file (path....file.pst.tmp).The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere."

We're going to try a hotfix from Microsoft. I'll re-post when we find out if it works. Until then, can you expound on how these tmp files work? Has anyone else experienced this?
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