A Competent Solution to Repair Corrupted PST File

Microsoft Outlook is today's most widely used email application that allows users to perform various tasks in addition to sending and receiving emails. However, you never know when your system crashes or when viruses attack it and you lose access to it completely. In these cases, Outlook PST file gets affected that does not allow you to access any data from the application. Let us understand what PST file is and why does it get affected.

PST (Personal Storage Table) is Outlook personal folders file, consisting of all the data, such as email messages, contacts, calendar entries, attachments, appointments, and every other data item. Therefore, in negative circumstances, PST file goes corrupt and you are not able to access MS Outlook. One major reason for PST file corruption is its size limit that is imposed on the file in different Outlook versions.

PST in Outlook 2002 and earlier versions is 2 GB, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 have PST of 20 GB capacity, while PST in the most recent versions, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 is capable of containing 50 GB of data.

It is good to see that Microsoft has dramatically increased the limit of PST file in higher versions; however, organizational data never stops and keeps on increasing by gigabytes each day. The most important thing to know is that when the data stored in Outlook PST file reaches or goes beyond the prescribed size limit, the file gets corrupt. Other reasons of PST corruption include Outlook termination, file header corruption, abrupt system shutdown, virus attacks, etc.

The consequences of PST corruption are bad and disappointing as you just lose access to the entire application. In this case, it becomes very important to repair the file to make Outlook work as early as possible. The good news is that Microsoft provides an inbuilt utility 'Inbox Repair Tool' to allow you to repair the file manually. The tool is saved as Scanpst.exe on your system in Outlook folder. You just need to search for the file, run it, and then perform some essential steps carefully. It will provide you with a repaired PST file. However, note that the entire Outlook PST repairprocess by the utility might not provide what it is supposed to and you are again left with the same damaged PST file.

In this case, it is a good choice to go for an external utility to repair corrupt PST file. You can get the application over Internet. One such utility that is highly appreciated by users is Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST repair, which is dedicated to fix corruption of PST file and allow you to access all the lost data. The tool repairs corrupt PST file and restores data in a new file, it is able to repair a file larger than 2 GB, and it can perform selective recovery of items, and do much more.  You can get this utility from the following web page:  www.scanpst.net

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