Microsoft Outlook is the most functional email client in every segment of society. Being an employee or a college student, you largely use Outlook to stay in touch with your mails. With the release of Outlook 2010 for Windows and Outlook 2011 for Mac, Microsoft has captured the marketplace by providing added striking features that were lacking in any other email client.
The most significant feature that makes Outlook so admired is Outlook profiles. You can configure different email accounts to make many Outlook profiles. All the data of Outlook profile is stored in a PST (Personal Storage Table) file on your computer only, thereby ensuring data security and providing an adequate amount of disk space for Outlook data. The size of PST file goes on growing as new data gets on adding to your Outlook profile. Therefore, if you had lot of data in your Outlook profile then there might be a possibility that your PST file will corrupt due to oversize.
Microsoft has improved the maximum size limit of PST file in Outlook 2010 to 50 GB. With such a vast size of PST file, the chances of PST file corruption due to oversize PST file have minimized. Nevertheless, you can come across troubles of corrupted PST file. In addition to oversize, PST file may get corrupt due to header corruption. It happens due to some virus attack on Outlook profile or else when you share Outlook information over a network. Sometimes, upgrading the existing Outlook to a newer version of Outlook can also damage the PST file.
To resolve such issue you can use PST repair utility for MS Outlook 2007. This utility not only fix damaged office PST file but also recover emails and other attribute of Outlook like contacts, notes, calendar information, events, etc. Microsoft Outlook 2010 PST repair tool can fix even encrypted and password protected PST file. SCANPST tool cannot but the PST repair tool can repair password protected pst file.
You need to download PST repair software Outlook 2003 Outlook. Install the software and carry out a small number of steps:
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 press "Select Outlook Profile" to select PST file using different Outlook profiles.
Step 3: Look through the computer for the damaged PST file and click "Next" as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2: Select Damage PST File
Step 4: Select from the two scanning method and decide the target path on your computer for saving the PST file after the fix process. To end with click on "Repair" option in order to start the fix process as shown in Figure 3
Figure 3: Choose Target 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 fixed Outlook Profile