Outlook 2007 : Scanpst.exe Errors

Outlook 2007 : Scanpst.exe Errors

When using scanpst.exe to check a Personal Folder (.pst file) you may be presented with the following error: “Internal errors were found in this file. They must be repaired for this file to work correctly.

This is actually a red-herring in some cases. Creating all of the standard Microsoft Outlook folders resolve the inconsistency errors requiring a repair with scanpst.exe.

These folders include:

  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Deleted Items
  • Drafts
  • Inbox
  • Journal
  • Notes
  • Outbox
  • Sent Items
  • Tasks

That-said, creating the folders is unnecessary as you needn’t be worried about the reported ‘errors.’