PST (Personal Storage Table) files are files used by Microsoft Outlook to store all the data associated with user account. This includes items such as received and sent emails, tasks contacts and calendar appointments. A PST file does not only store your data but it also helps you to manage your daily schedule. It is very easy to access Outlook emails on another system because PST file gives mailbox portability by making use of which you can copy PST file to external drive or any other storage device and later on save it on another computer and import PST file to access your mails. However, sometimes PST files may get damaged due to unknown errors. As a result you might lose your important emails or other data from Outlook. There are many instances that damage your PST file and makes you suffer from data. Here are some of them.
- If the PST file size exceed more than its size limit, then it might get damaged and you might face data loss
- You may perform compacting operation on emails in order to save the storage space in Outlook. Emails are often damaged if you perform this operation and as a result data loss situation exists
- If you try upgrading Outlook from older version to a newer one then the PST file might get damaged
- When your PST file is infected by virus it may cause damage to Outlook items
- You may use any antivirus software to remove virus from Outlook. Sometimes antivirus program may damage your PST file and hence makes you suffer from data loss
It is always a good idea to take a backup copy of the PST file or files associated with Outlook in the event of a system crash or failure. However, Outlook also includes a tool that is designed to fix broken PST. Microsoft has designed Inbox Repair tool in order to remove the errors related to PST file header and make it workable. But in case if the PST file is severely damaged due to some technical problem or human errors, it won’t be able to repair such errors and in turn damage it severely and displays an error message like “Inbox Repair tool is not responding”. In such situation, the only way left with you to repair PST file is by making use of any good repair software.
Outlook PST Repair is one of the standard software that can assist you in repairing PST file without affecting your system’s performance. It can easily repair damaged PST file within few steps and create healthy copy of it. The software is used to repair all items from the PST file including emails, journal, calendars, drafts, contacts, notes, tasks, etc. It even provides demo version by utilizing which you can easily evaluate its features and steps involved in the repair process. The repair steps are as follows:
Download and install Outlook PST Repair software into your computer. Once the installation gets completed, run it and start repair process. On the main screen you can see three options they are “Open PST file”, “Find PST file” and “Select Outlook profile”. Select any of the three options. Select “Open PST file” option if you know the exact location of corrupt PST file. Choose “Find PST file” option in order to search for the PST file otherwise choose “Select Outlook profile” option to open the PST file if you have several Outlook profiles. Select the scanning method. Browse desired location and click on “Repair” button.