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    Monday, 13 August 2012

    Troubleshooting the cycle redundancy errors of PST file

    Microsoft outlook stores email record of user in one or multiple PST files. Email folders of an outlook mailbox is stored in one or several PST files. The PST files become corrupt due to various factors like virus and spyware intrusion, hard disk crashes, crash of MS office software and others. When PST files become corrupt, all email folders of an outlook user mailbox become Inaccessible. The outlook user may encounter different types of error messages like CRC and Jet Engine errors while trying to assess his/her inaccessible mailbox.

    Cycle redundancy check or CRC errors of PST files are reported mainly due to problem in storage devices. This type of error is not generated due to virus attack or software problem. Some common CRC errors of outlook personal folders are:
    • 'File pathfilename.pst could not be accessed. Data error. Cyclic redundancy check'
    •  “Cannot find Microsoft Outlook.PST”
    •  'Error 0x80040116'
    As CRC error appears due to hard disk or corruption in individual outlook PST file, you can fix it in several ways.

    If you use NTFS partitions, then right click on specific partition drive. Then click on properties option of the display bar. Go to tools option of that partition and click on check now. You’ll get following options:
    • Automatically fix file system errors
    • Scan for and attempt recovery for bad sectors
    Select both options and restart the window. When the window restarts, the scandisk command will check the selected drive for bad sectors, free space and used space. If you find presence of large bad sectors in your window disk, take the backup of non-corrupted PST files of your outlook account and replace the hard disk. In case, the hard disk shows few bad sectors during disk scan, you can rename the Outlook.pst file as old.pst. Then use scanpst.exe tool of MS outlook to begin the repairing of Old.pst file. You can find the Outlook.pst file from the window start menu. Click on start/search/For files and folders/All files and folders, type Outlook.pst in the search box and start searching operation.

    If CRC error is reported during copying PST file from network or CD, then first fix the hard disk error or LAN connection and then copy PST file again from the same location.

    However, if the above steps do not prove worthy to eliminate CRC errors of PST file, then use a third party outlook repair utility. Kernel for Outlook PST repair is a proficient tool to fix all types of corruption errors (CRC or JET Engine) of PST files. The software is capable of retrieving all emails, attachments and outlook folders from the corrupt or crashed PST file. The outlook PST repair utility is capable of restoring partly to heavily damaged PST folders. This utility is compatible with different versions of Outlook program such as Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010. Using outlook PST repair tool, you can retrieve inbox, sent items, deleted items, contacts, calendars, notes and email attachments from the inaccessible PST file. For More Detail:  http://www.pstfix.com


    1. Don't worry, if you are opening the folder in your outlook profile and you get this error : '.pst file could not be accessed'. In this instance, many third party outlook repair tools are available in web to fix all types of PST file corruption errors. Help this post, I successfully fixed my all outlook issues.


    2. Microsoft provide Scanpst.exe inbuilt utility for resolving corruption issues in Outlook PST files. I would also like to share a few manual steps, that can helps you for recovering data from corrupted PST file. To know more details, here:- Repair Corrupt Outlook PST.

    3. There're some vital trouble shooting methods using them we can fix PST errors. Being Outlook user you should know about all and how to deal with Outlook PST files when it shows errors. Check all method here: Outlook Trouble Shooting Methods