About PST File
PST stands for Personal Storage table, where Outlook stores user’s entire data. Here information is being stored in different modules such as calender, notes, journals, messages, task etc. Due to which data can be accessed quickly. However pst files are prone to corruption due to various reasons and when it happens, one can not fetch their information from outlook database. This is just like data loss situation which is not bearable for any user. If you are among those who is facing same situation and looking to recover Outlook PST files then you are at right place since PST Repair Tool is available here. It will repair and recover all damaged or corrupted pst files in its original format. Before going to know more about the software, lets see some possible reasons due to which .pst file get corrupted and become inaccessible.
Causes of PST File Corruption
There is no certain reasons has been found yet, but on the basis of previous experiences and latest studies, some common and frequently seen causes of pst file corruption are listed below, take a look:-
- Oversize pst file is one of the most common reason behind its corruption.
- Severe virus attack on Outlook database can damaged .pst files.
- Due to abrupt system shut down files can become inaccessible.
- Unexpected power failure can also create same pst loss situation.
- Due to failure of exchange server data can be lost.
In above mentioned circumstances, it is not possible to get pst files in its original format, because now it would have become corrupted. After occurrence of such things with pst files then you will get some sort of error messages unexpectedly on your screen. See some common error messages related with damaged pst files.
Common Error Messages received due to PST Corruption
- .pst is not a personal file folder
- An known error found in .pst file
- Can not find .pst file
- Error has been detected with Error Code: 0x80040118
- PST file has reached at the maximum size limit etc.
If you get such type of unwanted pst error messages on your screen then you should understand that pst file get damaged and its repair and recovery is required. Usually in this situation people get frustrated and want instant data recovery. But now no need to be panic because it is completely possible to retrieve all files which has become inaccessible.
Manual – Scanpst.exe Solution
Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool is an inbuilt as well as free utility provided by Microsoft with every Outlook Suit. Which can handle Outlook related issues and repair mildly corrupted PST files and make them accessible. However its location varies according to Outlook as well as Windows version, hence become difficult to locate. Here is Scanpst.exe location on different Windows OS:-
In MS Outlook 2013: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
In MS Outlook 2010: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
In MS Outlook 2007: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
In MS Outlook 2003: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\<locale ID>
In MS Outlook 2002 or XP: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\scanpst.exe
At your suitable location you can get Inbox Repair Tool in form of Broken Folder after that folow below given manual Scanpst.exe solution to repair damaged pst files.
(1) Run the tool by double Clicking and Choose Browse option to select pst files.
(2) Now Press Start Scan option to evoke scanning process.
(3) Here Choose your location to save repaired files.
(4) In this step Click Repair button to complete the process.
(5) Finally Get messages saying “Repair Complete”.
PST Repair Software & its Features
PST Repair Software is one of the best remedy to recover mildly damaged or severely corrupted pst files. You can try Scanpst.exe to fix pst corruption, but for that you have some technical skills and it will not work in every case. Therefore it is advised to opt for PST Repair Tool and get back all pst files which has become inaccessible somehow. It has some amazing features which makes its popular among Outlook users or stand it in the row of most reliable tool in this segment. Few prominent features are as follows:-
1. Recover severe damaged pst files.
2. Display preview of recovered files.
3. Restore pst files at your desired location in its original format.
4. Supports all Outlook as well as Windows version.
5. Capable to recover notes, journals, calender, messages etc quite easily.
6. User friendly GUI for easy to use.
7. Overcome all limitations of Scanpst.exe.
8. Conveniently retrieve oversized pst files without any loss.
9. Compatible with MS Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 and more
10. Works on all Windows platform – Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, Windows 7, including latest Windows 8
How PST Repair Software Works
After getting launched, PST Repair Tool will scan your Outlook mailbox along with its database and quickly detects damaged pst files. After that generate preview of those files which is damaged and can be recovered. It also provide facility to select your location and restore all files over there for further use. It works irrespective of level of corruption and size of PST file. Hence user can get their desired result after every use. Now the software is available in free trial and licensed version. You are advised to get its demo version and know much helpful it is. After that opt for its full version and complete PST Repair in hassle free manner.