How to Repair Corrupted Outlook PST File?

MS Outlook is one of the applications listed in Microsoft Office suite. The path or location of MS Outlook in your Windows system is C:\Windows\start menu\program files, if the “C” drive is default location of installation files. One can create two or more Outlook mail accounts in their system. All mails of Outlook mailbox are saved in a single file, known as PST file. Apart from managing emails, the Outlook can also be used to maintain information like Contacts, to – do lists, notes, calendar events, meeting requests, tasks and other Outlook items.

However, there are some situations where the Outlook PST file is very prone to get corrupt. Usually, the PST file will get damaged due to some logical reasons. In such situations, the MS Outlook will be locked and the user will not access the emails. This is a severe condition for the Outlook user as well as for the organization. In such situations the organization may become fail to conduct proper email communication. So, the user should need to fix PST in order to recover all lost information from the Outlook. One can also get back the lost emails and other Outlook items from the Outlook backup copy. Suppose, if you had not been created Outlook backup, then you have to fix PST file to get back all lost data from the Outlook.

The PST file can get corrupt due to different factors like virus attack, abnormal termination of Outlook, hard drive failure, improper shutdown of computer system, power outages, file system damage and some other software errors. Instead of PST file damage, the user may also lose emails when they have deleted them accidentally. One more reason for PST file corruption is exceeding the size of PST file that is the Outlook PST file will get corrupt if it reaches 2 GB (10 GB for Outlook 2010) or more in size. Once the PST file has reached its maximum size, the Outlook will become slow and the file will get hanged. Then the user will become unable to access any information from the Outlook.

In the above explained situations, generally, the user will go to use the inbox repair tool i.e. scanpst.exe, which is provided with the Outlook. But this tool may not work if the PST file corruption is severe. Then the Outlook user will need to use some third party tools like Fix My PST software in order to fix PST file that can be corrupted or damaged in any ways easily.

Fix My PST tool is designed especially to fix PST file error when it being corrupted. This software can easily repair all Outlook mailboxes. They all recovered data is stored in a new PST file format and hence it ensures that the safety of the source PST file.  While repairing the PST file, the software also recovers emails and other items of Outlook. One can also download the trial version of this software in order to make sure that the software is capable to repair corrupted PST file, before purchasing the software. For complete idea about corrupted PST file repair process, check this link: