Wednesday, 27 August 2014

How to repair corrupt or damaged Microsoft Outlook PST files to access all the email data from them?

Microsoft Outlook, as we all know is a popular and widely-used email client all around the world. The features that make this email client more popular among individuals and business users include RSS feeds, calendar entries, events, schedules, and email management. MS Outlook stores entire email data in .PST (Personal Storage Table) file in the computer system. Sometimes while starting Microsoft Outlook, you may confront few error messages such as:

  • “Unable to expand the folder”
  • “The file could not be repaired therefore cannot be reopened”
  • “The messaging interface returned an unknown error”
  • Errors have been detected in file 'file_path'
  • “Outlook.pst file can't be found”
  • “Outlook PST could not be accessed”
  • “An unknown error has occurred - 0x80040119”
  • “An unknown error has occurred - 0x80040600”
  • “The messaging interface returned an unknown error”
Generation of any of the above-mentioned error message indicates that the Outlook PST file has got corrupt or damaged. Numerous reasons responsible for corruption of Outlook PST files may include sudden shutdown of Outlook program, system crash, power failure, exceeded 2 GB PST file size limitation, malware or virus attacks, damaged Outlook program, up gradation to newer Windows version, etc. To retain the email communication within an organization, it becomes mandatory to repair the damaged PST files as early as possible and recover back entire email data from them. To repair the damaged PST files and to recover the entire email data from, the user usually looks for the available inbuilt tool first.

Microsoft provides an inbuilt Inbox Repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to repair the damaged PST files. PST Repair tool helps repairing the minorly-corrupted PST files. But this inbuilt utility fails to recover the severely-damaged PST files. In such a situation, you have to rely on a proficient third-party tool like Kernel for PST Repair. The tool effectively repairs the damaged PST files and accurately recovers entire email data including emails, contacts, calendar items, notes, drafts, etc. Providing full support for repairing the damaged Outlook 2013 PST files, the tool works well with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 operating system. Available in three different license types – Home ($49), Corporate ($199,) and Technician ($299), it can be downloaded as free demo version to evaluate its capabilities before you decide to purchase the licensed version.

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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

How to fix issues of corrupted .PST File?

Personal storage table (.PST) files are a vital component of MS Outlook as it stores almost all email items of MS Outlook. But, due to various unfavorable events it often gets corrupt and damaged that further causes inaccessibility and loss of your email data. Large size of .PST files, malicious virus attack, sudden system shutdown, unintentional mailbox deletion etc. are few most common causes of Outlook PST file corruption. In such cases, when you try to access your Outlook mailbox email data, you come across error messages that indicate that your .PST file database has been corrupted or damaged and Outlook is unable to execute your task. In a practical scenario, you get a very common error message as given below –

Image 1: MS Outlook PST file error message
 How to deal with corrupted or damaged Outlook PST files?

The first tool of PST file recovery that comes in our mind is Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) which is offered by Microsoft as a free utility. Its main task is diagnosing the integrity and consistency of PST file and resetting the data file structure and rebuilding the headers for Outlook PST file items. To use this utility properly, you need to follow some steps as described below –

Steps to run Scanpst.exe utility – 

  • Exit Outlook if it is running.
  • Double-click Scanpst.exe, located at drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12.
  • Enter the name of the .PST file in specified place or click Browse to search for the file.
  • To specify the scan log options, click Options, and then click the option that you want.
  • Click Start.
  • If errors are found after the scan is complete, you will be prompted to start the repair process to fix the errors.
  • Click Repair.
  • Start Outlook by using the profile that contains the .pst file that you tried to repair.
Image 2: Scanpst.exe tool
This free utility tries to diagnose PST file issues related to integrity and consistency. But, there is no guarantee that you will get your expected result because this utility is not much capable to repair all severe PST issues and recover your crucial PST data. Thus, it may get fail and your issues may remain still as earlier and you may face a new message that this tool is unable to fix all errors as given below –

Image 3: Error message
So, while using this tool, you must be very careful about your important data and create a backup of existing PST file if it’s possible. This, is because it may lose your data while performing its task.
If you are one of them who use this tool and failed to get desired result then you must look for a better and professional alternative tool that can provide you the best possible result. From various PST recovery tools present in the market, you always select a popular, result oriented, and powerful tool. Kernel for Outlook PST Repair is one such tool which is empowered with several advanced features and resolves all possible PST file errors and quickly recovers all inaccessible, lost or deleted email data. You can try it by downloading free trial version and evaluating its real performance, to download visit :

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Automatically Cleanup Outlook's Deleted Item and Junk Email Folders

Microsoft Outlook stores its entire data (E-mail, Calendar items, Contacts, etc.) in a particular file which is known as .PST file. Almost all versions of MS Outlook have a limited size to store these .PST files. When users store a large volume of .PST files, they face different types of issues while working with Outlook. The size of the PST file must be limited if you want good performance and reliability with Outlook email communication.

In order to reduce size of Outlook PST and save storage space on disk, you can perform few useful tasks. In your daily email communication, you delete unwanted email message but it still occupy disk space. In the same way, you also receive a number of emails that are not useful for you. For such emails you can set a rule that will place such emails in junk mail folder. Junk mail folder also engages disk space on your system. MS Outlook wants you to decide, messages stay in the Junk E-mail folder until you take action to remove them.

Empty the Deleted Items Folder Automatically:

You can tell follow the given steps to automatically empty Deleted Items each time you quit the program.
  1. Tools menuOptionsother tab.

  2. Check the box for Empty the Deleted Items folder upon exiting.

  3. OK to save the changes. You may need to exit and restart Outlook before the setting will take effect.

Warning during Automatic Emptying:

While automatically emptying deleted items during Outlook existing, you will get a warning message. In case, you do not need the warning, you can stop it.
  1. Tools menuOptions other tabAdvanced Options button.

  2. Uncheck the box for Warn before permanently deleting items.

  3. OK twice to save the changes. You may need to exit and restart Outlook.

Junk mails also contain a large space on disk and you always try to get rid of them permanently. Although, you can delete a single message from the folder by selecting it and clicking the Delete button on the Standard toolbar but it is time consuming. Now, you can set automatic delete option that cleanup your junk emails and save your disk storage space. By changing the level of the Junk E-mail filter and settings you can automatically delete the Junk E-mail folder.

To change the Junk E-mail filter settings, follow these steps.
  1. Click on the "Tools" menu and select the "Options" menu item.

  2. Click on the "Preferences" tab and click on "Junk E-mail" within the "E-mail" area. Select the area or level you want to use. Explanations are provided so read them carefully to ensure you understand the settings.

If you are receiving a lot of Junk E-mail and it is legitimately junk or spam, you can select the "Permanently delete suspected junk e-mail" option. You should be very careful while selecting this option as this option will automatically delete the Junk E-mail folder.
In case of deletion of important emails from MS Outlook, you can try Kernel for Outlook PST repair tool. It is a professional tool to recover all lost, deleted or inaccessible Outlook emails.

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Monday, 20 January 2014

Perform PST Repair and Retrieve Outlook Items Using the Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe)

How will you feel if you get a message of the type shown below while trying to open your email in Outlook?

A message of the kind ‘The file xxx.pst is not a personal folders file’ indicates that the Outlook PST is corrupt. Such an error message is not an unusual thing in the Exchange environment. Exchange administrators admit the fact that it is impossible to avoid errors and corruption issues in the Exchange environment. Power failures, unexpected system shut downs, 2GB size limitations and virus attacks induce PST corruption and make Outlook items - emails, attachments, images, calendar, notes, journals etc. – inaccessible to its users.

                                        The Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe)

The immediate question raised by Outlook users after PST corruption is ‘how to access emails and other items again?’ As an answer to this question, Microsoft provides some simple, inbuilt PST repair tools along with MS Outlook. The Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) is such a tool. It helps you to repair corrupt PST and to access the Outlook items again.

How to Use the Inbox Repair Tool

To use the Inbox Repair Tool, just open it, repair the corrupt PST using it, and recover it to a new PST.
  1. Locate the Inbox Repair Tool and open it.
  2. Repair the corrupt PST using the Inbox Repair Tool.
  3. Create a new Outlook PST.
  4. Recover the repaired items in in a new Outlook PST.
All these steps are discussed in detail below with focus on Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.

How to Locate and Open the Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe)

The Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) is automatically installed at the time of Outlook installation (it is not available for download).

Its location varies according to the Outlook version and the Windows version. However, you can find its location using the Microsoft Windows Explorer. Please refer the table below for locating it easily.

Location of the Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exc)

Windows 32-bit Version Windows 64-bit Version
Outlook 2010
<diskdrive>:\program Files\Microsoft office\Office14
<diskdrive>:\program Files\Microsoft office(x86)\Office14
Outlook 2013
<diskdrive>:\program Files\Microsoft office 15\root\office15
<diskdrive>:\program Files(x86)\Microsoft office 15\root\office15

Note: How to Unhide Hidden Files and Folders

If the Scanpst.exe is hidden, you may not be able to find it. So if you do not find it first, unhide the files and folder before attempting to locate the Inbox Repair Tool again. For more help on this, please refer to the Windows documentation.

How to Repair the Corrupt PST Using the Inbox Repair Tool
  1. Exit the Outlook application.
  2. Locate the Scanpst.exe file using the Microsoft Windows File Explorer and open it by double-clicking it.
  3. Select the PST file that is to be scanned (type the path and file name of the PST file or use the Browse button to locate the PST file); click Start. (Refer to the note How to Locate the PST File.)

Note: How to Locate the PST Fil
The location of the PST varies according to the version of the Outlook installed and the version of the Windows. You can find the location of the PST from Outlook as detailed below. Steps are given for Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013. Also, refer to the table give below.

Outlook 2010
  1. Open Outlook 2010
  2. Go to the ribbon and click the File tab; click Info tab on the menu.
  3. Click the Account Settings tab; again click Account Settings.
  4. Click Data Files.
  5. Note the path to the file name (the path and file name information C:\Exchange\Mailbox.pst indicates that the location is C:\Exchange).
  6. Click Close; click OK.
Outlook 2013
  1. Open Outlook 2013
  2. Click the File tab
  3. Click Account Settings; again click Account Settings.
  4. Click an entry on the Data Files tab; click Open Folder Location.

Location of the PST File
Windows 7/Vista Windows Xp
Outlook 2010
C:\Users\<username>\My Documents\Outlook Files
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Outlook Files
Outlook 2013
drive:/Users\<username>\Documents\Outlook Files
drive:/Users\<username>\My Documents\Outlook Files

How to Create a New PST in Outlook 2010 & Outlook 2013
  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Go to the ribbon and click the File tab; click Info tab on the menu.
  3. Click the Account Settings button; click Account Settings again.
  4. Click the Data Files tab; click Add.
  5. Enter the file name for the new PST when Create or Open Outlook Data File dialogue box appears; click OK.
Thus, a new PST file is created in the Outlook profile.

How to Recover the Repaired Items
  1. Open Outlook (with the profile that contains the repaired PST).
  2. Turn on the Folder List view (press CTRL + 6). Usually, the recovered personal folders are empty.
  3. Go the Lost and Found Folder and drag its items (these are the items recovered by the Inbox Repair Tool) to new PST.
  4. Finally, delete the Recovered Personal Folders.

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

How to perform PST Recovery when Microsoft outlook “Scanpst.exe” utility tool is not responding

Out of millions of people using emails for personal or professional communication along with exchange of data, maximum number of people use Microsoft Outlook. It is simple, easy to use and widely available. The usage of Microsoft Outlook for email communication is as common as owning Windows as the Operating System on computers. Its productivity is unmatched and hence it is considered one of the best in the industry. 
MS Outlook stores all emails and their related data in Personal storage Table (PST). When archiving emails or data to the local computer, PST files are used. Under adverse conditions namely, virus attacks or various corruption issues, user loses all data that he has stored. At such mishaps, usage of Scanpst.exe is preferred. It is the inbuilt utility that comes along with the MS Outlook package. When you start Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe), the first thing it asks you is to locate the corrupt PST file for scan. 

Usually, damaged PST file can be found under:

C: \Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

Once the PST file is selected, press start button for starting the scanning process. Scanpst starts doing analysis of the file. It consists of 8 phases that might take bit longer than usual depending on the size of PST file. After complete analysis, the tool presents scanning reports and options for proceeding further. You can press “Details” button to know in depth. 
Before starting actual repair process, remember to create backup of related PST file. Press Repair button and let the actual process start. The repair process also consists of 8 phases and if the PST file is huge along with slow hard disk, the process might take up to 1 hour.

If everything goes fine, you will get a dialogue of “Repair complete” in some time. Press Ok to close it and start Outlook again to read the recovered files. However, there are times that Outlook fails to be recovered this way. Moreover, one must have in depth knowledge of computer system to repair corrupt PST file. Third party Kernel for PST Repair is the easy to use, efficient tool that performs comprehensive PST file repair. The tool facilitates user to recover every email, contacts, calendar items, notes, emails with attachments and everything related with few mouse clicks. Embedded with set of quick and efficient algorithms, Kernel for PST Repair never fails to recover severely damaged fields as well. Supported by almost all versions of MS Outlook, this software is also available in free trial edition. The free version allows users to recover particular damaged file and preview it. In order to save any recovered file, user must purchase the complete software from secure official website -

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

How to Repair Corrupt Oversized PST Files

PST or Personal Storage Table is data container of MS Outlook that stores emails, attachments, contact lists and other data of user mailbox. Microsoft has set specific storage limit of PST file with different versions of MS Outlook. Old Outlook versions such as MS Outlook 97, 98, 2000 and 2002 can store mailbox data up to 2 GB in a single PST file. Whenever PST file of MS Outlook 2002 or earlier versions reaches or surpasses 2 GB storage limit, it starts showing error messages.

Corruption errors of oversized PST files
Oversized PST files prevent Outlook users from accessing their mailbox folders. When PST files crosses 2 GB storage capacity or other limits of MS Outlook, it shows different error messages as below:
  • Errors have been detected in Outlook.PST file. Quit all mail-enabled applications and run Inbox Repair Tool
  • Outlook.PST cannot be accessed
  • xxxx.PST cannot be accessed - 0x80040116
  • The file xxxx.PST has reached its maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file, select some items that you no longer need, then permanently (Shift + Del) delete them
Inbuilt options of PST File Repair

Microsoft has added inbuilt tool scanpst.exe in MS Outlook to deal with various corruption issues of PST files including 2 GB storage cap of Outlook. Scanpst.exe resides in the MS Office folder of your system drive. MS Outlook versions store inbox repair tool in different locations of Windows drive:

If you’re using MS Outlook 2002 and Windows XP, the location of scanpst.exe file will be:
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\NT\scanpst.exe

If you use Outlook 2010 and Windows XP, the scanpst.exe will be located in

  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14

You can start repairing oversized PST files with Scanpst utility in following steps:
  • Click on icon of scanpst.exe application
  • In the application tray, click on browse button to select oversized PST file from specific location
  • Press start button to check selected file for errors
  • You will see an option “ Make Backup of scanned file before repairing”
  • Select specific system location for the backup file
  • Then press “repair” button
You must copy recovered mailbox folders in a new PST file to access old data of your Outlook Profile. However, there is possibility of data loss while repairing an oversized PST file with scanpst tool.

If you are using Outlook 2002 or older version then it is possible to convert your mailbox into
higher version such as MS Outlook 2003 or above. You can move corrupt Outlook.PST file from Outlook 2002 to Outlook 2007 profile in following steps:
  • Copy corrupt Outlook.PST file at another location
  • Uninstall MS Office 2002 application
  • Install MS Office 2007 application
  • Create a new user profile with MS Outlook 2007
  • Open your new Outlook profile
  • In the file menu, click on Import and Export
  • From the available options, select “Import from another program or file” and click “Next”
  • Select “Personal Folder File (.PST)” from the list and press “Next”
  • Click “Browse” to select the copied Outlook.PST file
  • Choose option “Do not import duplicates” and press” Next”
  • Click “Finish” to complete the process
MS Outlook 2003 or higher versions store mailbox data more than 2 GB in a single PST file. However, if oversized PST files are still unmanageable with inbuilt options, you are required to select an external email recovery program.

PST File Repair Software

PST file repair is a versatile tool to fix PST files corruption issues including 2 GB size limitation. It successfully extracts emails, attachments, contacts, journals, tasks and other data from corrupt PST file and restore in a new Outlook data file.

PST file repair completely maintains text formatting and order of Outlook data in recovered files. It can also recover permanently deleted, compressed or highly encrypted emails from corrupt PST files. All key features of PST file repair can be assessed in evaluation version. However, you shall be able to save recovered mailbox data only with the licensed version of PST File repair utility. If you often face the problem of pst file corruption due to oversize then you can also manage oversized or large sized pst file. Just follow this link :

Friday, 12 October 2012

Best approach to resolve PST file error 0x80040116

Unable to access MS Outlook PST file won’t ever make you happy. The reason is quite obvious that such unwanted situation could easily restrict your access to emails, contacts, tasks, notes, journals, etc. locally on your system. Whenever you face any sort of difficulty in accessing MS Outlook PST file, you generally get accompanied by error message. There are various PST file error messages and getting familiar with proper procedure to tackle every PST file error message may not be always easy. 

Facing any PST file error makes your PST file inaccessible and similar such condition arise when you got to face “Outlook.pst cannot be accessed – 0x80040116” error message. 

Now, if you are one of those who are facing such an error message that you must note that such error could be very lethal. The possibility is too high that such error could restrict your access to the data saved in the PST file. In fact, you could face the same error message every time you try to access your PST file.
The same above scenario could also be notified with any of the underneath error messages:

“An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040116”
“Unknown Error 0x80040116

Simultaneously, such scenario could be very deadly for MS Outlook email data and therefore it gets very essential to undertake immediate steps in order to avoid any kind of data loss. You must fix PST file error before any mishap of data take place. 

For resolving this issue, restore the PST file from an adequate backup. But in case you don’t have backup you don’t have to worry. You could still restore the PST file by making use of the in-built repair utility known as Inbox Repair Tool. To use this utility, first of all make sure you exit from MS Outlook. After that follow the instructions as mentioned below:
  • Enable or check 'Show hidden files and folders' option.
  • Click 'Start' and choose 'Search' option. Type 'Scanpst.exe' in Search box.
  • Double-click the Scanpst.exe and open the utility.
  • Browse to the PST file and click Start.
  • Click OK.
In most of the situations, by following simple steps and taking help of Inbox PST Repair Tool you would be able to restore the damaged file. But if the tool fails to repair the file, then the most suitable option that you could opt is usage of third party PST repair tool. 

Kernel for Outlook PST Repair is an easy and effective PST repair tool that makes use of quick algorithm for searching and restoring lost or deleted mails. The great attribute about the software is it facilitates you to find particular email items or even save emails in MSG or EML format. With the help of this PST repair tool it is also very much possible to save email items just by selecting a date from a date range. And, moreover the application is also very available in free trial version and therefore if you desire to evaluate its efficiency and functionality, then you can do so quite easily. You should must visit this site for seeing detail :
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