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.
If you are confused if your PST file is corrupted or have some other issue, then read further. Here we are going to mention a few popular error notifications a user with a corrupt PST file may face.
Similarly, apart from these popular error notifications, there are many other error notifications you may face, indicating corruption in your PST file.
After PST file corruption or damage issues, you need to repair and recover corrupt PST file data. By using PST repair tool you can repair and recover PST file data.
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:
Although Scanpst is a free and readily available solution, sometimes it may not work. If the corruption levels of your PST file is way too much, this may not work for you. Apart from not working at all in your case, this Inbox Repair utility may also lead to many other errors. Here’s a list of a few selected errors that you may face while using this tool:
And many other known and unknown errors you may face while using this utility. If the corruption in your file is low, go for it.
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:
Using Kernel for Outlook PST Repair is one of the simplest and easiest ways to repair corrupt PST files. This tool offers some great features to repair a PST file.
If you’re not able to find a PST file on your system, the Search option in the tool allows you search for a PST file in the entire Hard Disk. After recovery, you can save the PST file in the desired format and location. Also, you can save 25 items from each folder completely FREE.
Now when we have discussed almost every aspect related to a corrupt PST, let’s now know how you can avoid ending up with one.
The three free solutions – Inbox Repair Tool, Oversized PST and OST Crop tool, and Kernel for Outlook PST Repair—helps you deal with PST and Outlook issues in three different ways. 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 Outlook PST data (25 items/folder free).