The Data file of any Outlook account is PST file. It saves all the data of the account in the dedicated folders that are arranged in the B-tree structure format. This B-tree structure of the PST file allows the user to run various actions like insertion, deletion, searches, sequential deletions etc.
To know more about the corruption in header part of PST file, you should know about the overall structure of a normal PST file. There are three layers of data in a PST file –
NDB Layer – NDB Layer is the lower layer of the PST file that contains the Header, blocks, B-Tree structure, file allocation information, etc.
LTP Layer – LTP Layer offers the logical high-level concept that work on the NDB Layer.
Messaging Layer – The Messaging Layer is the top layers that uses the concepts created at the LTP Layer and structure created at the NDB Layer. The messaging layer is responsible for keeping the message store, folders, attachments, etc.
The header part of the PST file that is present at the very beginning of the NDB layer has the metadata of the information saved in the PST file. The Header file structure for the ANSI and UNICODE file formats are different.
If there is corruption in the header file, then it means that the PST file will not open and all your information will be inaccessible.
Header corruption in your PST file might result from either damage or corruption to the hosting of your Outlook PST File. The damage may come from either hardware failure or virus attack to your computer system where PST file is saved
The main cause of the corruption in the header file is a damaged or corrupt PST file. The damage may be due to the hardware or software corruption or virus attack to your file location where the PST file is saved.
There are both manual and automated method to free the PST file from the deep corruption.
First and foremost, you can quickly fix the error by using the Inbox Repair tool. So, if you are facing the header corruption issue, you could try to use Inbox Repair or ScanPST.exe and fix the error. follow these simple steps :
»The first step to this is
If you're using Outlook, please make sure you've exited the app.
You've run the PST Inbox Repair scan tool and still you cannot access the pst, then it shows that the corruption remains in the PST file. A sign that you need to try out something else namely a third-party tool or a PST Repair Tool. The Kernel has a very reliable tool to help out in this case. Presenting Kernel for PST Repair. Before the processes, there are the benefits of using Kernel for PST Repair which sets it apart from others.
(Note: Select file using one of the two options given, Recover Single File/Recover Multiple File, based on what you need.)
Summarizing all of the above, anyone can fix header corruption error in outlook pst but Kernel PST Repair Tool removes the need to use any tool like scanpst and brings the corrupt data back to you. It is a simple tool with an efficient user-interface and needs minimum number of steps to complete the recovery procedure.