“When I tried to open my MS Outlook it displayed an error message stating as “Cannot open PST file, PST file corrupted”. I don’t have any idea about this issue and I read over the internet about ScanPST.exe, but this app didn’t help me to fix this problem. Can anyone help me to repair my PST files on Windows system?”
If PST files gets corrupted then user will not be able to login to his/her account or access any other attributes and they may encounter any of the following errors:
- The file xxxx.pst could not be found
- Unknown Error 0x80040600
- Cannot find .pst file
- pst has reached its maximum size
- The file [drive]:\[path][file name].pst could not be found
- File xxxx.pst could not be accessed. Data error. Cyclic redundancy check
These are the common scenarios in which PST files might get damaged or corrupted:
- PST files may get damaged by sharing it with multiple users over the network
- When PST files is saved on bad sectors of the hard drive then PST file contents might get corrupt and become inaccessible
- Interruptions while compacting PST file
- PST file header might get corrupted due to improper way of closing MS Outlook
- Improper way of upgrading Outlook from older version to newer version
By employing third party utility user can easily fix damaged PST file due to above facts.
PST file repair tool:
Outlook PST Repair has an ability to fix damaged PST files on Windows system. This tool will repair Outlook PST files which is corrupted when it exceeds to 2 GB. It will mend PST files that cannot be repaired using Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe).This program can mend PST files with high encryption. It can also fix PST file which has been corrupted during up-gradation of Outlook. This application can mend password protected PST files. It has ability to repair and retrieve PST files created on Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013. It will restore all personal folders, emails, events, calendar events, notes, journals and other Outlook items from Outlook application after repair process. Repair software works well on Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating system.
Simple steps to mend Outlook PST files:
Download Outlook PST Repair software on Windows system -> Then run the installed program and follow on screen guidelines -> On main screen you can view three 3 options namely 1.‘Open PST File’ – If you know the PST file location then use this option, 2. ‘Find PST File’- Find the PST file with the help of this option, 3.’Select Outlook Profile’- Open PST file related to a specific Outlook profile with the help of this option -> Select any one option in order to fix corrupt Outlook PST file-> After selecting Outlook PST file and browse any desired location then click on “Repair” button -> Afterwards application will starts scanning selected PST file by using “Normal scan or Smart scan” method-> Once selected Outlook PST files gets repaired-> Then you can save repaired Outlook PST files in desired location by using browse option.