I routinely run the Outlook PST repair tool (
scanpst.exe) on my
.pst file every few month. I like to make sure that my mails are not becoming corrupted slowly over time.
I never noticed any data loss. Outlook never reported any errors to me. Yet, the tool spits out very many errors on every check I perform. Here's a sample of the 2MB log file the tool generated:
**Attempting to validate AMap ... !!AMap page <@17408> has csFree of 54, but should have 62 !!AMap page <@525312> has csFree of 135, but should have 177 ... ??BBT entry (EBF8E5C) has different refcount in RBT (4 vs 3) ??BBT entry (EBFA99C) has different refcount in RBT (4 vs 3) ... ??Couldn't find BBT entry in the RBT (2BD4F74C) ??Couldn't find BBT entry in the RBT (2BD4F750) ... !!Folder invalid high-water-mark (nidi=A8018, nidiHigh=C281B) ... !!Search folder invalid high-water-mark (nidi=A798D, nidiHigh=BDE8F) ... !!Contents Table for 8082, row doesn't match sub-object: irow = 30641, RowID = 2BE37C4
Just tons of these worrying messages. My disk is fine. Nothing else is ever becoming corrupted on this machine.
Do I have to worry? What's causing these error messages?