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 personal storage table, PST file stores large amount of information. However, these files are also subject to damage or getting corrupted due to Hardware as well as Software issues. Hardware reasons behind PST files getting corrupted are: hard disk failure, defective network device and power failure. Software reasons include: improper Outlook turn off, virus hindrance, insufficient Outlook programs, invalid system recovery, oversized PST files.

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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Kernel for 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 Kernel for 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
  • 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 (38)

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Michael Goebel says...
One of the specialist PST recovery technology which consistently repairs corrupted PST items without tampering the original email properties, formatting, and hierarchy. I have utilized the product for regenerating the PST files badly damaged after unexpected power failure and output results are truly accessible with any MS Outlook version.
23rd August 2016 10:20am
Elias Avraham says...
After failed Outlook 2013 loading process, we were unable to access PST email items due to corruption. But the Outlook PST Recovery solution worked best in our case and assisted us in restoring all emails with original properties intact. I must applaud accurate performance, rich graphics, and wide email restoration options of the software.
16th August 2016 6:13pm
Anna Godaschke says...
I would definitely recommend the Outlook PST Recovery tool for the critical cases of PST corruption. I chose to deploy the software on my Windows 8 platform where highly corrupted and over-sized PST mailbox was stored. The software outstandingly turned the inaccessible emails into accessible email items and allowed me to export PST mailbox on Exchange Server. I really appreciate the software features such as email filters and file analysis reports.
12th August 2016 11:11am
Nicolo Magnanti says...
With the Outlook PST recovery tool, you have plethora of options to recover any corrupted PST files and save almost every single email without any faults. It is exciting to see that the software has exhaustively repaired my PST file of Outlook 2016 profile and effectively displayed the email hierarchy in the preview interface. Very reliable and compatible software.
9th August 2016 6:30pm
Kartik Rajan says...
The Outlook PST Recovery software produces error-free and consistent PST recovery results as I have exhaustively recovered my crucial emails when the ScanPST.exe tool fails to provide consistent results. One of the plus point of using the software is its versatile migration alternatives which fulfills almost every demand to move emails on popular email server, web-based email apps, or cloud services.
8th August 2016 5:46pm
Shao Way Ming says...
If you want promising PST recovery solution when your Outlook email infrastructure was down due to hardware failure, then the third-party Outlook PST Recovery tool is the trusted choice. I am the fortunate user of this tool and have efficiently restored severely damaged PST data files on my Office 365 account and Exchange Server database.
5th August 2016 4:21pm
Hartwell Anderson says...
With the comprehensive PST Recovery tool, I had reclaimed my PST email items that were completely vanished after hard drive format. Engaging software interface enabled me to apply intelligent email filters to fetch and restore specific email items in versatile formats.
4th August 2016 5:31pm
Alivia Bain says...
I could not believe that the virus infected PST files were authentically recovered by the PST Recovery software. Installing and running the tool on the latest Windows 10 OS is effortless and the advanced preview provision helped me to assess the recovered email items quickly.
3rd August 2016 6:18pm
Bradley Pool says...
The Outlook PST Repair promises recovery of severely corrupted PST data files even when the ScanPST.exe tool fails to repair them. I am the fortunate user of this software which has formidably repaired our PST mailboxes corrupted from virus intrusions. The software maintains transparency in providing the view of recovered emails using its interactive preview facility.
1st August 2016 3:15pm
Paul Richard says...
Outlook PST Repair is the recommended solution if you have faced with permanent PST email deletion as the software amazingly fetched authentic email items when my hard disk was crashed. Integration of exclusive Office 365 cloud migration option is an unmatchable feature available in this software.
29th July 2016 10:42am
Bradley Hiner says...
Those who are looking for a comprehensive PST recovery platform can trust on Outlook PST Repair. I have used the solution in severe PST corruption scenario and what I got is the error-free email items which I have restored on popular email applications. Truly a reliable PST email recovery solution.
27th July 2016 10:36am
Ryan Wanson says...
From my experience, I would say Outlook PST Repair is the worth buying product because it did wonder by restoring the damaged Outlook PST emails from crashed hard drive. It is an all-in-one solution having versatile alternatives to save recovered email results. Despite this, the rich graphics and preview panels is the plus point in the software.
15th July 2016 11:37am
Arundel Bhattacharya says...
If you are unable to repair damaged Outlook PST files using Microsoft Inbox Repair Tool, then at this point of time you do not have to worry about the email data loss because Outlook PST Repair can easily recover PST email data without compromising with email integrity. I am the proud user of Outlook PST Repair.
11th July 2016 4:09pm
Freddy Lin says...
Outlook PST Repair performs its PST recovery operations spectacularly. I did not find any complexities and errors while recovering the multiple PST files. It looks good to see that novice user like me can easily perform PST restoration without any difficulty. The software successfully repairs PST email items even when they are unsuccessfully treated by scanpst.exe tool.
8th July 2016 10:40am
Terry Davis says...
Outlook PST Repair is proved to be very helpful for me as it has smoothly retrieved the deleted PST email items. It is very exciting to see that the simplistic interface did the complex PST recovery task within seconds
5th July 2016 5:01pm
Gary McJim says...
Our company will definitely recommend Outlook PST Repair as it has regenerated large number of crucial corrupted PST emails without risking our important data. Truly a magnificent application for those who have encountered with any category or severity of PST corruption.
4th July 2016 10:47am
Paul Hogan says...
I would say Outlook PST Repair is a marvelous solution as it consistently recovers PST emails, attachments, calendars, and many other items and also offers flexibility to restore emails on Office 365, email servers, and web-based email clients. I am overwhelmed at the output results as all repaired email items are intact with original format and properties.
30th June 2016 4:53pm
Russell Smith says...
When the malicious virus intrusion had damaged my entire PST mailbox, then I have thoroughly searched for a reliable PST recovery tool. After applying all efforts, I reached here and tried Outlook PST Repair which turns out to be the savior for me. The software effortlessly repairs PST data files without showing any incompatibility issues with the latest MS Outlook 2016 version.
30th June 2016 4:51pm
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