.PST file error message pop up

.PST files
After reinstalling the operating system can neither discover nor import the files into Outlook PST (incoming and outgoing). After appropriate instruction program simply creates an empty folder in the Personal folder tree window. The data files were created on a different drive than the system so that they are preserved. I’m Windows XP, Office 2007. What to do?

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  1. Open the repair utility provided with Outlook.
    Because there is no shortcut from Outlook or your computer desktop, you
    may not be aware it exists. To launch the program from Vista or Windows 7,
    navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12. Look for the
    Scanpst.exe file. Double click on the file to launch the utility.
  2. The program presents a dialogue box that allows
    you to browse to your PST file. Unless you designated a different location
    for your PST file, the best way to find the file is to do a search by
    entering “%appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook” into your search window
    from either the start menu or address bar.
  3. After locating your PST file, click on the
    “Start” button to begin the scanning function of the program.
    This scan may take some time depending on the size of your PST file. When
    the scan is finished, the utility will report if errors were found or not.
    If so, you have the option of backing up your PST file before the repairs
    are executed. Click on the check box and select a target path where you
    want the backup PST file to be saved.
  4. Click on the “Repair” button. Again, be
    patient as the program executes repair actions. When finished, the
    “Repair complete” dialogue box appears. The Scanpst.exe program
    will log actions performed in the repair process to a log file located in
    the same folder as your original PST file. The file will be a simple text
    (TXT) document with the same name as your PST file.
  5. With the repair procedure complete, re-open
  6. In case you can’t do anything even via the guide,
    make use of powerful instrument https://www.openfiletool.com/pstopen.html
    PST Open File Tool

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Run scanpst may resolve the problems, or you can re-create file again, which is here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Repair-Outlook-Data-Files-pst-and-ost-25663bc3-11ec-4412-86c4-60458afc5253?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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