PST Outlook Repair

Can You Avoid MS Outlook PST Corruption?

If you are an MS Outlook user, you can immediately recognize these messages –

  • ‘Unable to display the folder. The file xxx.pst could not be accessed’
  • ‘Microsoft Outlook has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience’
  • ‘The file xxx.pst is not a personal folders file’

These messages indicate an issue familiar to most of the Outlook users – the corruption of Outlook Data File (PST). The corruption or damage of PST files makes its items – emails, contacts, attachments, journals, notes, calendar etc. – inaccessible to Outlook users.

Why do PST Files Get Corrupted?

A PST file is an Outlook personal storage table file that allows to store all your emails, attachments, personal address book, templates, signature etc on the local machine. A PST file is even helpful in backing up or exporting items from one email account to another. But it is also susceptible to corruption caused from hardware/software hindrances. This Outlook data file may get corrupt due to improper shutdown of Outlook program, continuously increasing size of PST files, virus intrusion, invalid system registry and more.

Six Simple Ways to Keep Outlook PST Corruption at Bay

Outlook PST stores the Outlook files and maintains the Outlook data till the space does not gets consumed or the MS Outlook itself does not encounter some technical glitches. To maintain a sideline with technical issues here are some effective points that can certainly help you:

1. Make a clean exit from MS Outlook
While you have finished your task from Outlook, you must close the Outlook window. Have patience if it takes time. Before initiating for complete system shutdown make sure that the Outlook application is not running as it may affect the stored PST files.

Note: To eliminate sudden system shutdown that leads to Outlook PST issues, it is advisable to have power backup with long standing hours.

2. Securely save the PST files at accessible location.
Outlook PST files are prone to corruption and often leads to inaccessibility. To reduce the occurrence of such events it is recommended to save the PST files in a place other than Server or Network Drive.

3. Avoid handling large volume of emails in a single run
It is recommended to avoid handling of emails in bulk as handling such items in bulk may take time and may end up in inaccessibility issue. Instead do these operations in many repeated steps.

4. Ensure PST file size prior saving them
Users of earlier versions of Outlook should strictly adhere to this one (The maximum possible PST file size in Outlook versions prior to 2003 version is only 2 GB. But in Outlook 2003 and 2007 it is 20 GB. In Outlook 2010 and 2013, this limit is pre-configured to be 50 GB). It is better to ensure the file saving capacity of the Outlook version being used. The knowledge of such fact PST files secure and unbroken. Moreover, in some cases PST file split is suggested.

5. Virus Attack-A Potential Threat
It is well-known that PST files are stored in user’s system; therefore, chances of getting corrupt cannot be overlooked. To counteract against such unpredicted issue, it is suggested to install the licensed version of antivirus in the system.

6. Periodically take PST file backup
PST file backup is an ultimate option which is advised to be exercised by the users. It provides a complete dataset of the files which could be accidentally lost.

How to Fix Outlook PST Corruption?

Despite of all precautions taken there are still some chances of PST corruption. To deal with them instantaneously MS Outlook comes with Inbuilt Repair Tool – Scanpst.exe. To some extent this inbuilt repair tool is successful, but for seriously corrupt PST files assistance from third-party is needed. One such third-party tool is Outlook PST Repair that furnishes swift repair of the affected PST files.

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Outlook PST Repair – A professional solution to fix all types of PST corruption issues

For instantaneous repair of damaged Outlook PST files, Outlook PST repair has been intricately designed. The software recovers and restores Outlook mailbox items like emails, notes, attachments, calendar, contacts, and journals completely and accurately. It helps to fix PST size limitation errors, and to recover deleted Outlook items. Apart from technical features, other features like user-friendly GUI and descriptive screens also assist user in fixing complicated PST issues.

Why Outlook PST is the right tool for you?
  • Swiftly fixes PST related issues irrespective of their corruption level.
  • Recovers Outlook mailbox items without altering their originality.
  • Revives completely deleted and password-protected files.
  • Provides preview option to view the recovered items prior saving.
  • Allows to save the recovered items in different formats and cloud-based platforms.
  • UNICODE and ANSI formats are supported.
  • Generates File Analysis Report.
  • To search specific emails ‘Find’ option is provided.
  • Allows to save PST files directly to webmails like Google Apps, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, and Outlook.com
  • Provides date range filtering option.
  • Owns user-friendly interface and self-explaining screens
  • Efficiently export email items to the popular email servers like MS Exchange Server, IBM Domino, Office 365, and Novell GroupWise
  • Supports even the latest versions like Outlook 2016 and Windows 10
  • Is available as demo version
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Not many software solutions are available for free evaluation before you purchase them. But Outlook PST Repair is available for you in free evaluation version. Download it and check its recovery capabilities by yourself. It recovers email items and displays them for a preview, while saving only first 25 email items from each folder of the recovered PST file. But to save the entire mailboxes of recovered items without restrictions into the desired location, you need to have the full version of the software. So purchase it after the free trial.

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Comments (49)

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Lill says...
If the PST file is corrupt, you should use the Inbox Repair tool, commonly known as scanpst.exe utility. It's inbuilt repair tool in MS Outlook application that can scan damaged Outlook PST file for errors. In case of insignificant corruption, the scanpst.exe wizard does great work. But, in case of major corruption, the scanpst.exe wizard completely fails. So, in that case, such tool not repair your lost or damaged PST files.
18th January 2018 1:07pm
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Darcey says...
Damaging your necessary data is annoying for anyone. When I came in the similar condition, I felt like this. However, thanks to this application. It had repaired my all Outlook PST file data in minimum time and with high accuracy. I would like to suggest this application to everyone.
12th January 2018 12:35pm
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Amelia says...
Perfect tool with excellent features. I love the way it had repaired my corrupted PST file. Thanks for developing such incredible tool.
9th January 2018 12:31pm
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Isabel says...
Outstanding tool! I have tried this tool to recover my inaccessible PST files. It had swiftly recovered my lost or inaccessible PST files just in a few mouse clicks. Thanks for developing this tool.
29th December 2017 3:44pm
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Gracie says...
I love the way it had exported my Outlook data into Office 365 quickly. It has a smooth and simple user interface. Being a non-technical person, I haven't faced any difficulty while performing such task. Thanks a lot!
21st December 2017 4:50pm
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Payton says...
Finding and getting this tool out of hundreds of Outlook repair tools was a tough task for me. But at the end, I was very happy with the performance of this tool. It had successfully recovered my Outlook mailbox data without tampering the originality. Thanks for developing such incredible tool.
14th December 2017 10:47am
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Saabira says...
Now I am not in panic because I have the pst outlook repair tool. The tool easily recovers all email data in few clicks and create new pst file.
6th December 2017 3:34pm
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Nelson says...
Nobody knows when and how the PST files become corrupt. Better Outlook users have this tool always with them.
29th November 2017 12:54pm
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Bron says...
I had a great experience using this tool. it had successfully shifted all my Outlook data into cloud based Office 365 just in a few mouse clicks. Thanks for making my work easy.
22nd November 2017 11:17am
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Charlotte says...
My organization was shifting from Outlook environment to cloud-based Office 365. All the data has to be migrated. One of our clients informed us about this tool and believe me it is an effective tool for PST file repair and migration. Within minutes, your PST data is migrated to Office 365 with original data intact.
6th November 2017 12:49pm
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Bennett says...
Excellent product. I liked its extensive features like splitting file size and File analysis report generation. The best thing is that the tool is for lifetime.
27th October 2017 3:34pm
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Pamela says...
I think this is the most incredible tool with many advanced features and deals positively with large-sized files. I received an error stating "pst has reached maximum size-limit" which corrupted my file and this PST recovery tool worked like miracle in recovering the complete file.
18th October 2017 11:55am
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Dexter says...
Being from a non-technical background, the tool's interface made me operate it easily as the tool has self-explanatory screens.
13th October 2017 10:50am
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Jenny says...
It worked perfectly after a PST file corruption, where Microsoft's Inbox repair tool has failed to repair the file. Outlook PST Repair tool has done it efficiently in a couple of minutes.
5th October 2017 10:48am
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Kevma says...
No complexity involved, straightway load your file, preview your recovered data items, and then save it, this is how easy is to recover PST file using this tool.
27th September 2017 12:09pm
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Kirby says...
It recovered my lost inbox, calendar items, and then allowed me to restore the ones that are important to me. Great utility.
20th September 2017 10:53am
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Ragesh says...
If you are looking for a user-friendly solution to repair damaged PST file, and restore it back to MS Outlook, then Outlook PST Repair is what you should go for.
19th September 2017 10:46am
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Quent says...
The tool has got many advanced features. It is very user friendly too. I use this tool to fix all pst issues.
15th September 2017 3:20pm
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Tose Baris says...
Nobody likes to get into any situation where he or she face difficulty in accessing PST file. Unfortunately, I too faced a very similar circumstance, but thanks to this tool for resolving the entire PST file corruption situation quickly.
4th May 2017 12:48pm
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Charles says...

It was amazing to see Outlook emails recovered in different formats after a few mouse-clicks. It is a brilliant tool.

13th April 2017 12:58pm
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