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PST is a file format used by Microsoft Outlook application to store all the data in Outlook like emails, calendar events, meeting appointments, messages, contacts and many other items. Just like all other computer files, this file is also likely to corrupt causing loss of precious data. If once your PST file becomes corrupted, then you will not be able to store and access any data from it. If you are one of those who are having such type of issues then do not worry. Repair PST can easily repair corrupt Microsoft Outlook PST file and recover lost emails, contacts and other valuable information from Outlook.
There are various reasons responsible for the corruption of Microsoft Outlook PST file. The most common include malware or virus infection, sudden shutdown of application while data is being accessed, upgrading to a newer version of Outlook or malfunctioning of Outlook application, maximum file size of PST being exceeded and many others. However, it is the best practice to back up PST file on a regular basis, but in case corruption happens, you need to know how to repair a bad PST file.
Microsoft provides an inbuilt inbox repair tool which comes along with Outlook and known as Scanpst.exe. For some of the most common errors, you can use this tool to fix corrupted Outlook PST file. For repairing a corrupted PST file with the use of Scanpst.exe, you have to open the tool and by selecting browse button you can locate corrupted PST file and then click on start button to begin the scan process. Once this process is over you can see the report which will tell you what type of error is present and then clicking on Repair button you can fix corrupted Outlook PST file. Here is a brief guidance about how to repair corrupt PST file, click on this link: www.repair-pst.net/corrupt.html
However, if your PST file is severally corrupted then Scanpst.exe cannot fix it. Hence, you have to opt for a third party reliable tool to repair corrupt Microsoft Outlook PST file. Repair PST is an alternate utility, which repairs corrupted PST file by copying its data to a newly created PST file, and can be helpful in repairing the PST file which cannot be fixed by Scanpst.exe.
PST file that is corrupted due to oversize of storage capacity can be easily repaired with the aid of Repair PST software. This tool is capable to repair password protected PST file effectively within a short period of time. It works perfectly fine with the different versions of Outlook including MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. This software gives you a facility to search PST file on your computer in case if you do not know its location. With the help of this tool you can recover email messages, contacts, appointments, meetings requests, tasks and many other items from Outlook file. Log on to this link for information about deleted email recovery: http://repair-pst.net/recover-deleted-emails.html
Steps repair corrupt Microsoft Outlook PST file:
Step 1: Download and install the demo version of repair PST software and launch it. Home Screen will appear with three options "OPEN PST FILE", "FIND PST" and "Select Outlook Profile" select the appropriate option as shown in figure A.
Figure A: Home Screen
Step 2: Since you want to fix the corrupted PST file, select "Open PST File" if you know thePST location, else select "Find PST File". If you select Open PST File, then click on "Browse" button to select your PST file as shown in fig B.
Figure B: Browse PST File
Step 3: On the next screen there will be two options "Normal Scan" and "Smart Scan" , choose the scanning method and destination location to store the new PST file. To initiate the scanning process click on "Repai"" button as shown in Figure 3
Figure C: Select Scan Method and Desired Location to Save the PST file
Step 4: Software scans the corrupted PST file and displays the repaired PST file. You can preview the recovered items as shown in fig D.
Figure D: View Recovered Outlook Data