Just like any Word or Excel file, PST files are also prone to errors and corruption. There are many reasons for PST file corruption. Some major causes are discussed below.
After PST file corruption or damage issues, you need to repair and recover corrupt PST file data. Some free PST repair tools can help to repair and recover PST file data. Here are some free PST repair tools that are recommended by experts:
The Inbox Repair Tool from Microsoft is a very simple tool which helps to repair the header of the PST file and delete the irrelevant details from the file that are not recognized by the tool. By default, this tool is located in one of the following locations:
If you are unable to find it in the above location for any reason, just go to Start and search for SCANPST.EXE. Still, if you face any issue, just download the Inbox Repair Tool from Microsoft’s website.
Follow these simple steps after installing:
When the users launch MS Outlook (especially older version) and try to access PST files, you might face following error “Errors have been detected in the file
The problem mentioned above occurs due to the exceeded size of PST file as the limit of Outlook data files is 2 B (in older Outlook versions).
Hence, to fix such a problem, reduce the PST file size so that it is in the specified limit. Use the Oversized PST and OST Crop tool by Microsoft which will delete some data from the PST file to reduce its size. Before using the tool, make a copy of the corrupt PST file as all the tool deletes some data.
While using this tool, please remember:
Sometimes Outlook users face an error like “The file xxxx.pst cannot be found.” This usually happens after the accidental deletion of Outlook PST files. What to do in such a situation? The recommended solution is Kernel for Windows Data Recovery Freeware tool. This tool offers you assured data recovery after accidental or intentional data deletion, hard disk formatting, and Windows corruption. It helps you recover all Windows data including email files like PST.
Kernel for Windows Data Recovery Freeware scans the entire hard disk and recovers all the data from it. You can use the Find option of the tool to find the PST files. After recovery, you can save the PST files to the desired location.
The three free solutions – Inbox Repair Tool, Oversized PST and OST Crop tool, and Kernel for Winodws Data Recovery Freeware—helps you deal with PST and Outlook issues in three different wasy. The first one helps to repair corrupt PST files, the second one helps to reduce the size of PST files, and the third one helps to recover deleted or missing PST files from Windows hard disks.