Errors have been detected in the file C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook2.pst.


  • I am running Windows 7 (64 bit) and have Office 2007 Ultimate installed.  I just recently started experiencing prolems with Outlook.  When I launch Outlook, it works for about a minute, then I get an error.  The entire error is as follows:

    "Errors have been detected in the file C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook2.pst.  Quit Outlook and all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file.  For more information about the Inbox repair tool, see Help."

    I tried the inbox repair tool without success.

    In an effort to solve the problem, I created a new profile on the computer.  I made a copy of all the necessary Outlook files to make it look and feel exactly as it had before (copied pst,, NK2, srs, and xml).  When I setup the accounts and started using Outlook, I immediately experienced the same error as before.  So, is my pst file corrupt?...or is there another solution. 

    If it is corrupt, what about this logic.  If open Outlook, I could Auto-Archive all the messages up to today.  Then, open a new profile with a "Clean" pst file.  At this point, I could bring over the Archived files to be opened in the new pst file.  Then restore from the Archive.  I'm not sure if this will work...any suggestions?

    I have a backup of the pst file, but I will have to go back a few days and I'm not sure this will solve the problem.  Please help.

    Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:29 PM