Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Outlook cannot open Calendar, it may be damaged

Upon opening Microsoft Outlook 2007, I was receiving the message "Outlook cannot open
Calendar, it may be damaged".  I did some searching and found a quite easy fix.

OS: Windows 7 Pro
Software: Office 2007

First off, if you have outlook open, close it.  Next, navigate to one of the following locations, looking for Scanpst.exe:

  • disk drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12
  • disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
  • disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT
  • disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
  • disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
  • disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
  • disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
Once you have found scanpst.exe, double click the exe.  Click browse and navigate to your pst file.

Default PST Locations:
  • Windows 98 or Windows Me: disk drive\Windows\ Local Settings\Application Data
  • Windows NT 4.0: disk drive\WINNT\Profiles\username\Local Settings\Application Data
  • Windows XP or Windows Server 2003: disk drive:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Windows Vista: disk disk drive:\users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
 Click start and let the tool run.  If it finds any errors, click repair.  Open outlook and the calendar now can be opened.

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