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Outlook 2003 - Inbox Repair Tool

In case you don't already know this, Outlook 2003 is buggy. In fact, it's VERY buggy. Again, the interesting thing is that they decided against updates to FIX many of the issues and prefer to recommend everyone PAY to buy Outlook 2007 (and I've heard some of the issues still aren't resolved in Outlook 2007 -- but that's another issue).

However, I stumbled across the following 'Inbox Repair Tool' recently, so I thought I'd share!

Outlook 2003 - Inbox Repair Tool

scanpst.exe

To run the Inbox Repair Tool, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then point to Find or to Search, depending upon your operating system.

2. In the Search for files or folders named box, type scanpst.exe

3. Double click the Scanpst.exe file to open the Inbox Repair Tool.

4. Type the path and the file name of the personal folders (.pst) file or click Browse to
locate the file by using the Windows file system.

5. Click Start.

This can officially be found HERE.

I've yet to try it, as I don't use Outlook at home (thankfully!!!). The next time I'm in the office I want to give it a shot, though.

For whatever reason (???), I can't view Jeff's Outlook Calendar, even though I have total permission to do so (especially as I have Administrator rights to everything). (This is really annoying when we all use Calendars to check to see when the other person is available...) Supposedly the above fix might take care of the problem, but I'm not sure I buy that...

Have I mentioned recently that I hate Microsoft? (sigh)

Tags: 2009, it-related, may-2009, microsoft, outlook
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