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Corrupt emails- Cannot copy or do .PST - 21.Aug.2003 12:28:00 PM   


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Running exchange 5.5 and Outlook 2000 & 2002 and we have a few users that cannot convert either their mailbox or certain folders to .pst as certain emails seem corrupt (they do open). These emails have other email attachments in them which seem have lost their association (i.e. the yellow envelope icon).
Also, I cannot drag these emails onto the PC's desktop i.e. I get the following error "Error occured while copying the fil and "Micrsoft Outlook The Operation Failed" when trying to do a .pst .

Pls help "[Confused]"

Is there fix or work around to resolve this?
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RE: Corrupt emails- Cannot copy or do .PST - 25.Aug.2003 6:18:00 PM   
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try searching ms's site for scanpst.exe - i had the same problem and running this little tool sorted it right out.
if you can't find it, email me at ian.law@gif.co.uk and I'll send it if you want.

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RE: Corrupt emails- Cannot copy or do .PST - 15.Nov.2015 6:08:58 PM   


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There are a lot of online resources discussing about how to recovering corrupt or damaged PST files.

First, the Microsoft offical tool scanpst, also called Inbox Repair Tool, can repair the PST file, you can refer the following articles:


Second, there are many third-party Outlook recovery tools you can try, below is a list of them:


Nearly all these tools provide a free trial so you can try first to see if a tool works before purchase it.

Good luck!

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RE: Corrupt emails- Cannot copy or do .PST - 4.Dec.2015 5:21:10 AM   


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Is there fix or work around to resolve this?

What's wrong with these members who are recommending PST Recovery tools here? Here the OP is stating that he/she is having corruption in his Exchange mailbox, not in the Outlook data file.

Dear aakcay, if you've heard about ExMerge.exe, you should try it once. It is a freeware utility provided by Microsoft itself for extracting emails from Exchange mailbox even if it is corrupt. To know more about ExMerge.exe and how to use it, you can read this blog post: Use ExMerge.exe to Convert Exchange EDB to PST Format | N. Sem's Blog

I hope this would he helpful for you.


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