Outlook validating data integrity
The archives really get corrupted, and it seems it is spreading.
Yesterday we got a load of Office and Windows updates in, right now we're wondering if the root cause might be in those.
I think that approach was overkill, although it did fix the issue.
I've had people tell me later I could have just deleted the email account, or the pst, or the profile.
Unless there is a corruption of a file, which I never experienced, I don't see the need to get rid of it. There's a computer here, Windows 7, where sometimes Outlook 2010 takes 10 or 20 minutes to open. Sometimes it says "loading Profile" and sits there at that screen, sometimes it says "verifying data integrity" and sits at that screen as the count increments slowly up toward 100% but often never reaches it, just stays locked up. They've run the pst repair tool, and created a new profile. I also see an old pst file, renamed, in the folder, so it looks like they tried that too.
Unless there is a corruption of a file, which I never experienced, I don't see the need to get rid of it. My Outlook 2007 file got overloaded once, and quit receiving additional email.
OST files listed in %appdata% for outlook, both of which are 49.8G in size Question 1: Is he supposed to have 2 . yea I rename the file to like [email protected], anything other than the original filename so Outlook can't find it and is forced to download the whole inbox (which will probably take awhile.
Then I would seriously consider having this user Archive older e-mails so their mailbox is around 2 GB.
Win7 & Vista drive:\Users\user\App Data\Local\Microsoft\Outlook Win XP drive:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook and Win7 & Vista drive:\Users\user\App Data\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook Win XP drive:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook First up: Thanks!I'll go and try out the fresh config though, sounds like a good idea.As suggested by Shadok, I would like to suggest you to run the Inbox Repair Tool by following the correct procedure. I'm assuming this is an Exchange E-mail setup, usually I just go to the %APPDATA%, then go back from ROAMING to APPDATA\Local\Microsoft\Outlook location and rename the problematic OST file to like . OLD which forces Outlook to just download all the e-mail from the server again.You could also close out Outlook and run in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14, but that takes forever too, and freezes up but you just have to let it run its course).