MS outlook is a popular email client that runs on Window Platform. One can easily send and receive text messages in different format i.e., plain, RTF or HTML using outlook program. Text messages or emails of an outlook mailbox are saved in the system in PST files. Outlook PST files become damaged due to several reasons such as installation of malicious codes in the system, corrupt hard disk or storage media and accidental system shutdown. PST files also become corrupt when it reaches the maximum size limits of different outlook versions. The inaccessible PST files also lock the user outlook account for use.
You may see different types of error messages while trying to open your inaccessible outlook mailbox:
- Errors have been detected in the file Outlook.pst. Quit all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox Repair Tool
- Xxxx.pst cannot be accessed
- Outlook.pst has reached maximum size limit
- Outlook.pst cannot be found
You must analyze the exact reason of PST file corruption before taking any corrective steps. Older outlook versions such as outlook 95 and 97 supports PST file size up to 2 GB. If PST file of outlook 95 user mailbox exceeds 2 GB limit, it will generate error messages. Another kind of errors in outlook PST file is cyclic redundancy check or CRC errors. CRC errors in file mainly occur due to bad sectors in hard disk or physical damage in the system drive.
For minor PST file errors, you can use the inbuilt repair tool scanpst.exe of MS outlook program.
Scanpst.exe can be found in the system from the search box of window start menu. You can also search the inbox repair tool manually in the system. In most cases, scanpst.exe successfully restores PST files that become damaged due to over size or hard disk corruption. But the tool is not able to maintain exact email formatting in the recovered PST files. You cannot use scanpst.exe to repair several outlook mailboxes of a domain server.
To effectively fix the different errors of outlook PST file, you can use third party software. The outlook email recovery is a proficient utility capable of restoring lost data from corrupt PST files.
The software successfully resolves the corruption issues such as 2 GB size limitation and CRC errors of outlook PST file. Outlook email recovery has a sophisticated built-in search engine to ensure fast retrieval of emails and attachments from the corrupt personal storage files. Using this program, you shall be able to restore all folders like inbox, sent items, deleted items, drafts, notes, contacts and calendars of our outlook mailbox.
Outlook email recovery program also supports email recovery from the password protected PST files. This tool is capable of repairing several inaccessible outlook mailboxes in single cycle. Retrieved emails and attachments are stored by the recovery program in new PST files. Outlook email recovery maintains the original data structure in the recovered files. It also supports recovery of UNICODE and ANSI codes from the corrupt PST files.
The software allows you to save the retrieved emails in different file formats i.e., .MSG, .EML, .DBX or .PST. Kernel for Outlook email repair tool is also available in trial version to all users, who want to evaluate the software. The Demo version does not allow the user to save the recovered data in his/her system. You must buy the full version of the program in order to get file saving option. For more information, visit: http://www.pstrecovery.softwaredatarecovery.net/