In Outlook, corruption can occur due to a number of reasons including virus attack, unexpected system shutdown, improper installation, software malfunction etc. In such situations, various errors are displayed on the screen such as Outlook data file error and you are not allowed to start Outlook and access the PST files as well.
Consider a situation where you have improperly closed Outlook application and after that when you try to restart Outlook, you receive the following error message:
"A data file did not close properly the last it was used and is being checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in progress"
There can be a number of reasons responsible behind Data file check in progress error. When outlook application is closed unexpectedly or due to corruption of Outlook plug-in or PST files any of these reasons can lead to the occurrence of Data file check in progress Outlook error.
In order to fix Outlook data file error, you can try out the following solutions:
First of all, start Outlook in safe mode and disable the Outlook add-ins. Doing this, will help you if the problem is due to Outlook add-ins. In case of PST corruption, you can download inbox repair tool which is an inbuilt repair utility provided by Outlook. But the limitation with this tool is that it does not ensures you for complete repair process and is also not useful in case of severe corruption issues. So, it would be better to use PST Repair tool rather than Scanpst inbox repair tool that is helpful regardless of any corruption reasons and guarantees you for complete repair process in least amount of time period.
|Processor : Pentium Class|
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