Are you unable to access your emails and other Outlook data because as a result of oversized PST file? Your work will be hampered and you won’t be in position to send or receive any mail when PST file gets bigger than 2GB in size. When PST file grows more than 2GB in size, Outlook PST file corruption starts and leads to damage of complete Outlook PST file. Oversized PST file is the major problem faced by Outlook 2000 and 2002 users because PST file size was restricted to 2GB in these versions. In addition to mailing feature, your Outlook PST file contains many attributes like Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, etc to carry out various activities using your Outlook account. Losing access to important emails and data on PST file in event of corruption to PST file due to oversize could upset anyone. You have to look for good third party Outlook repair tool to fix the oversized Outlook PST files. PST File Repair software is one of effective and reliable tool available today to get rid of PST file corruption that happens for number of causes.
Outlook is used by many business organizations around the world for easy communication between clients and way of exchanging information. Every day you will send new emails to different people using your Outlook profile. Likewise many emails keep on adding to your account and they may contain attaches files with them. You will also customize your Outlook account by adding different data with help of attributes available on it. Suppose you may add contact information of people, set tasks, create events, make notes, send meeting requests, etc by using your Outlook profile. All these things will result in increase of PST file size. Since Outlook 2000 and 2002 PST file is assigned only 2 GB file size, you should keep deleting unwanted emails and data from your PST file. Also try to backup your important Outlook data in order to prevent data loss in any situation. Losing access to your critical business information may interrupt the ongoing activities of particular organization and may cause economical loss when some target is not achieved within due date. Hence you need to go for repairing your damaged PST file through one of experienced office PST repair tool.
Your computer screen flashes some error messages as mentioned below when you try to open and access your PST file that is oversized:
Above errors indicate that your PST file has exceeded its fixed limit and suggest you to make use of inbox repair tool called Scanpst.exe to repair the large sized PST file and access data. However, inbox repairs tool is unable to fix the corrupted PST file that has exceeded more than 2GB in size and fails when PST file is severely corrupted. In case you attempt to use Inbox repair tool to repair oversized file, then you first have to use “Oversized PST and OST Crop Utility” provided by Microsoft to reduce PST file size before using Scanpst.exe tool. But problem is that you may end up losing some data when you use this tool. Because this tool removes around 25MB of data from Outlook PST file in order to reduce its file space. In addition, you are not sure that what type of data is going to be deleted by using this tool? Therefore to avoid all such problems, it is good practice to use best PST file repair utility that safely repairs oversized PST file and recovers its contents without deleting or overwriting PST file content.
This PST repair software does not alter the source PST file (corrupted file) it restores recovered emails and other Outlook data into newly created PST file to prevent overwriting of lost data. It is rated as effective tool that is far better than Scanpst.exe tool and it can recover deleted messages from “Deleted Items” folder. This utility can also be used as software to fix password protected PST file as well as highly encrypted PST file. After the end of repair process, it allows you to preview recovered emails, contacts, calendar items, tasks, notes, etc on Outlook style browser interface. Apart from Outlook 2000 and 2002 versions, this tool can be utilized to repair Microsoft PST files on Outlook 2010, 2007 and 2003 versions. And with the help of this tool, you can also be able to repair Outlook in Windows 7 and other Operating system versions like Windows XP and Vista. Use demo version of this repair PST tool to measure its performance.
Steps to Fix PST File Bigger Than 2GB in Size are as follows:
Step 1: Launch the PST file repair tool to bring the welcome window. There are three options on it, i.e. "Open PST File", "Find PST File", and "Select Outlook Profile" as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1: Welcome Window
Step 2: Now select "Open PST File" if you know where the corrupted PST file is located or select "Find PST File" to allow software to search the PST file. You can even choose "Select Outlook Profile" to select a particular PST file when there are different Outlook profiles.
Step 3: After selecting the oversized PST file by clicking on "Browse" botton, now click "Next" as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2: Select Oversized PST File
Step 4: Select "Normal Scan" method when PST is less corrupted or else select "Smart Scan" and decide the target path on your computer for saving the repaired PST file after the repair process. To end with click on "Repair" option in order to start the repair process as shown in Figure 3
Figure 3: Choose Scan Method and Destination Path
Step 5: The utility scans the damaged PST file to get back all Outlook emails and attributes. You can verify on the screen for the fixed data as shown in Figure 4
Figure 4: Verify Recovered Outlook Data