Repairing Outlook 2007 Data File Errors

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Repair Outlook 2007 Data File Errors

“Hi. After upgrading to Microsoft Outlook 2007, I encounter a data file error each time I open Outlook 2007. The exact error note I get is "A data file did not end properly the last time it was accessed and is being checked for errors. Overall performance might be affected as the check is in progress." Then, after a few minutes, I see another error note saying "Data file check complete." I guess that Outlook program is checking for problems, and since it is unable to find any, does not resolve them. But if there isn’t any problem, why does the Outlook application keep checking every time I open it? Please help!”

Repairing Outlook 2007 data file errors:

When Outlook continuously looks for errors in data files, that's because the Outlook believes there’s a problem with the data files. However, to fix Outlook 2007 data file errors, the data file – that is, the Outlook .pst file has to be offline. So, for repairing Outlook 2007 data file errors, you will first have to determine the location of the Outlook PST files. Follow these steps to find PST files:

  • In Microsoft Outlook 2007, open the Tools menu and click Options
  • In the Options menu, select the Mail Setup box and then click on the Data Files option
  • In the Account settings panel, you will find all of your Outlook PST data files listed. Here, you have to note the path to each PST file
  • Once you get this information, close the Account Settings panel and then end the Outlook Options box

Now that you’ve got the location of your Outlook PST files, you have to check and repair those files using the Microsoft Outlook 2007’s Inbox Repair tool scanpst.exe. This default feature can help you in repairing Outlook 2007 data file errors.

To check and resolve Outlook 2007 data file errors, follow these steps:

  • Begin by closing Outlook 2007 program
  • Use File Explorer to browse for scanpst.exe tool and then double-click to open it
  • When the Outlook 2007’s Inbox Repair Tool starts, click Browse and then navigate to the Outlook PST file location which you found earlier. Note that you will have to check each data file listed
  • Now hit Start button to initiate the repair process. It should probably fix minor issues related to Outlook 2007 data files

But however, note that the default Inbox Repair Tool – scanpst.exe won’t be able to resolve these issues, should there be any major issue such as PST file corruption and the like. You will have to take assistance from any reliable third party Outlook repair tool such as the one available here.

Outlook 2007 data file error fix using Remo Repair PST:

Remo Repair PST is a renowned tool to repair PST file errors and recover all the attributes of PST file including Emails, Notes, Tasks, Contacts, Calendar Events, RSS feeds, etc. With this advanced software, you can scan and resolve any known or unknown errors in Outlook data files. Remo Repair PST is designed to fix almost all errors in the latest versions of Microsoft Office Outlook, such as errors caused due to virus infections, PST / OST file corruptions, slow Outlook program, etc to mention a few. It’s quite hassle-free and a lot less complicated than the default Inbox Repair Tool, so absolutely anyone can repair Outlook files with ease.

Steps in repairing Outlook 2007 data file errors using Remo Repair PST:

Step 1: : Install and run Remo Repair PST on your Windows computer and browse for the Outlook 2007 data file from main screen and click "Next".

Fix Outlook 2007 Data File Errors - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select appropriate repair option and proceed with the Outlook data file repair process.

Resolve Outlook 2007 Data File Errors - Select Action

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the repaired Outlook 2007 data file and click on “Next” to begin scanning process.

Outlook 2007 Data File Error Fix - Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: You can view the repaired Outlook data file along with other contents once repair process is finished.

Outlook 2007 Data File Error Repair - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window