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Data file did not close properly. [message #202840] Fri, 24 August 2007 13:53 Go to next message
CES
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Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
I have outlook 2007 (upgraded from 2003) and I keep this getting this
error almost everytime I restart outlook.

Error Text (comes up in a balloon from the system tray):
A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is
being checked for problems.
Performance might be affected while the check is in progress.

After a while another baloon pops up saying that the data file check is
complete.

Here is what I did to troubleshoot the problem:
1. I make sure that Outlook actually quits when I close the app and it
does.

2. I ran scanpst.exe against my pst file and did find 54 problems. I
told it to repair it and it did. I opened Outlook 2007 and it opened
fine - did not report any errors. However, after that, I closed
Outlook, then reopened it again and the problem reappeared. So it
sounds like Outlook is actually damaging the file.

My setup is like this: the source of the email is the exchange server.
However all the email is being delivered to a local mailbox, where it
is stored in a PST file on my local drive.

What can I do to get rid of this problem?
Re: Data file did not close properly. [message #202908] Fri, 24 August 2007 16:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are there any add-ins installed? Virus scanner that integrate with Outlook
or also a know root cause of pst-file corruption.

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"Frank Rizzo" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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>I have outlook 2007 (upgraded from 2003) and I keep this getting this error
>almost everytime I restart outlook.
>
> Error Text (comes up in a balloon from the system tray):
> A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being
> checked for problems.
> Performance might be affected while the check is in progress.
>
> After a while another baloon pops up saying that the data file check is
> complete.
>
> Here is what I did to troubleshoot the problem:
> 1. I make sure that Outlook actually quits when I close the app and it
> does.
>
> 2. I ran scanpst.exe against my pst file and did find 54 problems. I
> told it to repair it and it did. I opened Outlook 2007 and it opened
> fine - did not report any errors. However, after that, I closed Outlook,
> then reopened it again and the problem reappeared. So it sounds like
> Outlook is actually damaging the file.
>
> My setup is like this: the source of the email is the exchange server.
> However all the email is being delivered to a local mailbox, where it is
> stored in a PST file on my local drive.
>
> What can I do to get rid of this problem?
>
Re: Data file did not close properly. [message #202966] Fri, 24 August 2007 21:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
russval
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Registered: June 2006
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One likely cause of your problem.
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[MVP-Outlook]
"Frank Rizzo" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
>> What is the status of Instant Search's indexing?
>
> I don't have it installed. There is a yellow textbox on top of the list
> of emails that says 'Click here to enable Instant search'.
>
Re: Data file did not close properly. [message #206153] Mon, 27 August 2007 21:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CES
Messages: 157
Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
Roady [MVP] wrote:
> Are there any add-ins installed? Virus scanner that integrate with
> Outlook or also a know root cause of pst-file corruption.

Thanks, I disabled Symantec plugin and all is good with the world.
Re:Data file did not close properly [message #320652] Wed, 18 June 2008 04:40 Go to previous message
Justin Craig
Messages: 1
Registered: June 2008
Junior Member
If inbox repair tool is unable to repair it. This means that your pst file may get badly corrupted.You can try pst repair software. Stellar Phoenix pst repair software is easy to handle and provides complete recovery solution.It supports all the versions of outlook. You can download the free demo version from the site:
http://www.repair-outlook-pst.com/
In demo version you get preview 5 e-mails, 20% of contacts and calendar entries.After getting desired results then go for full version.
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