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Outlook 2010 is the latest version of premium business and personal email program Microsoft Outlook. Outlook 2010 adds a new look to your communication and information sharing at your work with its upgraded and new set of attributes. Compared to previous versions of Outlook, 2010 has got a huge set of advanced features like, you can manage multiple email accounts in one machine, you can stay connected to your social and business networks, customization of emails based on the recipient, receiving voicemail and faxes in inbox, etc. Like previous versions, Outlook 2010 also stores all its data in PST file, which is located at C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook, but the size of Personal Storage Table file, is upgraded to 50GB. Hence 2010 is more popular than older versions of Microsoft Outlook.
While accessing Outlook 2010, sometimes you might get an error message like "An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040119" or "Outlook.pst can not be accessed - 0x80040116". In most of the cases these type of error messages point to a single reason i.e. corruption of PST file. This is a common problem with all the versions of MS Outlook which blocks the access of Outlook and leads to data loss. Let us have a look at few common scenarios where your Personal Storage Table file can get corrupt.
Since it is a bit difficult to avoid the corruption of Personal Storage Table file, with some precautionary measures you can avoid the data loss which happen due to PST file damage like take a regular backup of your PST file. This will help you to restore your Outlook data when the PST file gets corrupt.
In case if you don’t have backup and end up with Personal Storage Table file corruption, here is a best possible way to fix PST file and recover data from it. You can fix the corrupted PST file with the help of PST recovery software.
Microsoft understood the problem of PST file and released an inbox repair tool by the name scanpst.exe, which comes along with Outlook installation package. Unfortunately, this tool is unable to fix severe PST file corruptions. While fixing PST file scanpst.exe deletes the content which it is unable to understand, it might further damage your PST file. Hence it is better to use some professional repair tool to fix damaged PST file.
PST Repair Outlook is one such robust Outlook recovery utility, which is able to fix and recover data from severely corrupted PST files. This utility will never harm your original PST file. With an advanced scanning algorithm, it scans the corrupted PST file, extracts data and creates a new PST file which you can directly import to your Outlook profile without any modifications. Apart from Outlook 2010, it facilitates you to fix broken PST file in Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2000 versions. The utility can additionally fix password protected PST file in the above mentioned versions of Outlook. By using this software, it is also possible to fix MS Outlook PST file after errors in an easy way.
Steps to repair PST on Outlook 2007, 2010, 2003 and 2000 versions are as follows::
Step 1: Download and install the trial version of utility and launch it using Desktop icon. A window appears as shown in Fig A
Fig A : Main Window
Step 2: Since we have to fix the PST file select "Open PST File" if you know the location else select "Find PST File" to search on your hard drive. If you select Open PST File then click on "Browse" button and select the PST File. If you select Find PST File, then select the logical drive and click on "Find" button. After selecting PST file click on "Next", a window appears with two scanning options as shown in Fig B
Fig B : Select Scan Option
Step 3: Select desired scanning option based on the severity of PST file corruption and click "Repair". The software starts scanning the selected PST file
Step 4: Once the scanning process completes, it will display the list of recovered files in Outlook browser style as shown in Fig C
Fig C : Recovered Outlook Data Window
Step 5: Preview the recovered files. If you are satisfied with the results, then activate the software and restore your files