Monday, February 19, 2007

Is your Outlook slow?

I use MS Outlook 2003 to read my company emails. Recently, it had started taking a long time in starting up. It also became sluggish and even opening an email would take a long time.
Some friends suggested that the my OST has grown too large. At 600MB, it certainly is big but isn't outlook supposed to handle upto 2 GB sizes easily.

Some googling got me to this post and introduced me to SCANPST, which is an Inbox repair tool installed by default with Microsoft Office but not available in any of its menus.

I just ran SCANPST from C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 ... It found and repaired some 1700 problems with the OST file!!!
Now my outlook is as snappy and responsive as before.


  1. I think you should look to Outlook Recovery Toolbox, see page .
    It tool can repair PST and OST files. But it distributed as shareware software.

  2. Possible,this software help you-pst repair tool,recovering lost Microsoft Outlook data is a sequence of operations involving scanning, identifying and saving such Microsoft Outlook items as messages, contacts, notes, reminders, journals, meetings, etc,scans, identifies and saves data from the pst file without modifying or indexing the source pst file,can save various Microsoft Outlook items as separate files with the .eml, .vcf and .txt extensions,reading data from files created in Microsoft Outlook versions 97, 98, 2000, XP, 2002, 2003, 2007.

  3. For work with mails recommend use-repair outlook 2007 pst,application is free as how as I remember,it can help to extract data from corrupted files in *.ost and *.pst format and avoid losing of critical contacts, calendars and messages,tool is compatible with all supported versions of Microsoft Windows, besides Microsoft Outlook 2007 you can use any other version of this email client,extract data from corrupted files in *.ost and *.pst format and avoid losing of critical contacts, calendars and messages,can preview the results and make sure, that all emails were repaired successfully.

  4. Alex I found a blog dedicated to the restored of the damaged Outlook data.