Why outlook.pst file get damaged?

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    askpowersposted 14 years ago

    when you change path of outlook, some files are containing inbox or other mails get damage, as value in registry and some temp files cause this to happen.

    1. Golf Swing King profile image52
      Golf Swing Kingposted 14 years ago

      This happens when Outlook is not closed properly.  Sometimes, an add-in will keep Outlook open in the background and you won't know it.  Then, when you reboot or shut off your computer and go back into Outlook, it will tell you it is corrupt.

    2. Roly67 profile image60
      Roly67posted 13 years ago

      I found that connecting to a .pst file via wireless network caused frequent corruptions.

      Changing to a wired (T-LAN 100) connection solved the problem for me.

    3. FuzzyCookie profile image71
      FuzzyCookieposted 13 years ago

      PST file can get corrupted for following reasons:

      Your computer suddenly loses power
      Your computer gets shut down improperly
      Bug in outlook causes it to crash
      An outlook upgrade hangs up
      An operating system patch fails to install correctly
      A bug in some other application corrupts the pst file
      Outlook was backed up to faulty backup media

    4. jaygibbs profile image60
      jaygibbsposted 11 years ago

      I'm a IT Tech for a large computer company and the reason why most get damaged/corrupt are due to size. Most think that because a .pst file is local that the only limit is that of the hard drive. This is not true, you have a limited size that your .pst file can get to be. It's best not to push the limit or you will eventually have a headache trying to resolve it. I've noticed that a lot of people forget their Deleted Items folder, remember this counts against your .pst file so clean it out on a regular basis. Create another .pst file, or an archive.pst. Where as size is the number one corruption, other things such as add-ons and/or viruses can cause .pst files to become corrupted. As long as you use common sense then issues like this can easily be avoided.

    5. Geopeter profile image61
      Geopeterposted 11 years ago

      Mostly, corruption of files are caused by viruses. If you believe your Pc has no virus then you have to reformat your Windows OS. OS is only effective around 6 months minimum.

    6. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago

      Can one of the Mods please delete this entire thread? It's pure SPAM

    7. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 10 years ago

      OMG what a spam clusterf**k.  Why is this thread still here?

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
        FatFreddysCatposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        S'what I'm sayin'.

        It is kinda funny to see a spammer circle jerk that's been going on for this long, tho!

    8. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago

      Yea, there you go. Throw another log of Spam on the fire.

    9. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago

      And the spam just keeps on comin'!

    10. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago

      ^^^ I would like to suggest you quit spamming us with this nonsense.

    11. Nouveau Skeptic profile image60
      Nouveau Skepticposted 10 years ago

      Will someone please actually response to the spam reports on this thread?

      I know people have reported them, and yet we have spammers with 2 year old accounts still not banned.

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