Among all the present versions of Outlook for Windows, Microsoft Outlook 2007 is one of the significant and popularly used versions. It is much appreciated for its excellent features and has a nice user interface. However, despite all the exemplary features of Outlook 2007, there are certain performance issue which usually occurs and hamper the normal working of Outlook. Non responsive behavior, Outlook stop for a long period and slow performance are some of the prime resultant of any error in Outlook 2007.
Let’s consider one of the common error scenarios: when the Outlook shut down incorrectly. You might face one of these following errors due to incorrect shut-down:
“Outlook cannot open the data file filename until it has been checked for problems.”
“Microsoft Office Outlook’ exited without properly closing your Outlook data file ‘drive:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ost’. ‘Microsoft Office Outlook’ must be restarted. If this error message recurs, contact support for ‘Microsoft Office Outlook’ for assistance.Or
The data file filename was not closed properly’. This file is being checked for problems.
Incorrect shut-down of .pst file may occur due to anti-virus scanning of file, Outlook Add-ins or forced shut-down of Outlook before the Outlook.exe process ends. When you receive any of the above errors then it also indicates that Outlook is busy in reconciliation process for .pst file. If the above mentioned error keeps on occurring then it is advised to shut-down the Windows while Outlook is still running.
However, if the aforementioned errors are still causing any type of performance issues and you are trying to access Outlook forcefully, then it can cause the corruption in your Outlook PST file. The entire data of Outlook 2007 can get damaged and it requires repairing the .pst file.
To recover the corrupted PST file in Outlook 2007, some specific PST recovery utility can be used. In this category of Outlook repair and recovery utility, Microsoft Scanpst.exe and other third party utilities are available. However, in case of severe corruption, Scanpst.exe utility fails to recover damaged PST file. In such scenarios, a third party utility for Outlook PST Recovery comes as a fruitful utility which completely repairs and recovers all vital items of your Outlook file. It provides you varied features like recovery of password protected and encrypted files, recovery of selective folders etc. and is compatible with Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000.