Resolving ‘Data File Check in Progress’ Error

 

Unexpected power outage is the most common reason that can cause corruption to an Outlook data file (.pst file). When this occurs, at next start, you might find Outlook scanning your data file for consistency errors. If it is successful in removing the file errors, Outlook starts as normal otherwise, you might encounter further file access problems. To overcome such problems, you need to employ some special measures to Repair Outlook Inbox.

The above description gives a brief overview of some probable issues in Outlook. Here the problem has been more specified by a suitable realistic example. Consider a case when your Outlook is closed improperly. As expected, at next attempt to start Outlook, it gives an error that Outlook data file was not closed properly and so, Outlook is checking it for errors. Consequently, the system slows down. But unlike your expectations, the check doesn’t complete. Each time when you check the right-lower corner of the screen, it shows something like:

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‘Data file check in progress…’

Explanation

Outlook is unable to recover from PST file corruption automatically. This can also be the result of a third-party add-in.

User Action

To check if this is the case of a third-party add-in, start Outlook in Safe Mode and try disabling the add-ins, one at a time. This will help you detect the problematic add-in causing the issue.

If disabling add-ins doesn’t resolve your problem, try to repair the corrupted PST using Outlook’s Inbox Repair Tool. This tool is accessible through an associated program file-Scanpst.exe. To run it, locate the file using Windows search option, double-click to open it, browse to the location of your PST file, and then click Repair. This will start the file scan process and prompt you a success message on repairing the file. However, if it cannot repair your file, the last alternatives is to restore from previous backup or run a third-party PST repair utility.

A third-party PST file repair software can scan your corrupted PST and Repair Outlook Inbox using safe and effective scanning algorithms. Moreover, these applications are easily to use, even with no prior technical knowledge.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a high-end tool to repair and restore corrupted Outlook PST files created with MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. This is a perfect Inbox Repair Tool that can restore all your e-mails, calendars, contacts, journals, etc. in a new PST file.