Personal storage table (PST) is the basic storage location of Outlook data. Emails and other attributes of an Outlook profile are stored in PST file. The PST file is located on the computer only and can be use to backup Outlook data in case of migrating Outlook profile or reinstalling operating system. With the launch of Outlook 2010, Microsoft has increase the maximum size limit of PST file to 50 GB, hence minimizing the chances of PST corruption due to over sizing.
Over sizing was a major problem in earlier versions of Outlook that leads to PST corruption. As soon as your PST file reaches the maximum size limit, it gets corrupt making your Outlook profile inaccessible. Outlook 2010 has minimized this problem by increasing the PST file size to much higher extent. Nevertheless, certain more situations might damage your PST file.
By the introduction of Outlook 2010, you must be keen to use it. However, when you migrate your existing Outlook profile to Outlook 2010 there might be some chances that can lead to header corruption in PST file. This will cause the PST file to partially damage and even sometimes fully damage. In addition, during migrating you can come across problems like sudden system reboot or any virus attack that can damage the PST file. If the PST file is damaged due to header corruption then you may encounter strange error messages when you open the PST file. In such cases use PST repair tool to error in opening .pst file of MS Outlook 2010.
In order to fix the problem of damaged PST file you can use software’s like MS Outlook PST repair tool available on internet. Outlook 2003 PST repair tool is one of them. It is the best software if you are using some older version of Outlook, i.e., Outlook 2000, 2002, or 2003. It will even fix damaged PST file of Outlook 2007 and 2010. This software can easily repair Outlook address book damaged due to impact of third party applications and malware attack on all the version of MS Outlook. The utility uses powerful fix algorithm to successfully scan the corrupted PST file and recover all emails and other attributes of Outlook. It is much better than Scanpst of Outlook and do not make any changes to the original damaged PST file.
You can download and install the free trial version of another such utility called outlook 2007 PST repair tool and can perform few steps to fix the damaged PST file:
Step 1: Click on desktop shortcut icon of PST file repairing tool to launch main screen. You will see three options, namely "Open PST File", "Find PST File", and "Select Outlook Profile" as shown in Fig A
Fig A: Main Screen
Step 2: You can select "Open PST File" if you remember the location of the damaged PST file or select "Find PST File" if you do not remember the PST file location. You may even press "Select Outlook Profile" to choose PST file from your Outlook profiles
Step 3: Now "Browse" the computer for the corrupted PST file and select "Next" as shown in Fig B
Fig B: Find Corrupt PST file
Step 4: Choose one of the two scanning method and select the preferred location for saving the PST file after the fix process. Now press "Repair" to start the repair process as shown in Fig C
Fig C: Select Destination Location
Step 5: At last, you can check that all outlook emails and attributes are successfully fix as shown in Fig D
Fig D: Preview Outlook Profile