Repair PST File

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How to repair PST file on MS Outlook 2003

Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an advanced version of Outlook family. MS Outlook includes all new features that were not available with the older versions of MS Outlook. This edition is bundled with all versions of office ranging from home to student edition. It is a very user-friendly e-mail client which serves the purpose of managing and controlling all information by the help of Exchange server technology which allows the file to synchronize between multiple users. This version has many advance features such as an effective junk mail filter, desktop alert features, auto complete address suggestions, resizable address book dialog, better message threading from conversation point of view etc. It is a very useful tool that helps you to be in touch with all people listed in your contact book and it also controls day to day activities in a systematic way. By the help of this application you can easily find information by Windows shortcut which allows you to navigate any file at any point of time. It manages all the calendar items, notes, tasks, e-mails and any file on your system hard disk. All the information created on MS Outlook is stored in .pst file format. The default location of PST file in MS Outlook is C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook. By default, the limit for a Unicode .pst file in Microsoft Outlook 2003 is configured to 20GB. Unlike all other file types, PST files are likely to get corrupted. There are several reasons which are responsible for PST file corruption. Some of the important reasons are mentioned below:

Storing PST file on a network driver or server: - PST files are designed in such a way so that it can store easily on local computer system. It is not meant for storing on network driver or server. If you store it to any remote driver or server which is not compatible with a particular network environment in order to access PST file then in that case your PST file will get corrupted.

Anti-virus scanning: - Anti-virus helps to keep your system virus free. But sometimes it turns out to be a great monster while it performs scanning process and is unable to delete all the viruses from the system. If your PST file is not infected with any virus then you can easily protect it from its attack but it may happen that your critical PST file gets infected with the undeleted virus which left after the scanning process. Many issues have been reported by many users about the PST file corruption due to anti-virus scanning.

Operating large volumes of e-mails at one point of time: - At the same time if you open multiple emails, then the system may get hang. It will continue to the abrupt system shut down and the PST file containing the emails will get corrupt. In the situation the files will become completely damage and inaccessible too.

Increasing standard size limit of your PST file: - Different versions of MS Outlook has different size limit for storing and accommodating PST and OST files. Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007 has 20GB size limit for storing PST and OST files, whereas, Microsoft Outlook 2010 has 50GB space available for storing PST and OST files. But it is highly recommended that don�t exceed 10GB size limit because larger files are more likely to get corrupted easily compare to smaller number of files.

Therefore, you can always protect your critical PST files from above mentioned scenarios by following some precautionary measures. Some of the important precautionary measures are as follows:

  • Always store all PST file on your local computer instead of storing it to any remote driver or server
  • Use reliable anti-virus program which can effectively delete all the dangerous viruses from your system during the scanning process
  • Open smaller number of files at one particular time instead of accessing larger number of files together
  • Try to store all PST files within 10GB limit in order to avoid any uncertainties such as files deletion or corruption of files
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However, if you are still not able to protect your PST files from getting corrupted then you need to avail the help of PST File Recovery tool. This tool will fix your damaged and corrupted PST file in an effective manner. By the help of this software, not only you can repair corrupt PST but also you can easily recover all your lost / deleted deleted E-mail messages, Contacts, Notes, Tasks, Calendar items, etc. along with all existing elements of the PST file. It stores all the repaired PST files in new personal storage file format in order to protect the main source file. This application is compatible with all the versions of MS Outlook such as 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010. It supports all the versions of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems such as it can repair corrupt PST on Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008. It has the ability to fix highly encrypted PST files. It can also fix 2GB oversized PST file and then recovers the contents. During the repair process, it doesn�t modify your original PST files and repairs it in a safe mode without further damaging already corrupted files. This software can also easily repair Microsoft Outlook 2007 PST file.

Guidelines for using this software conveniently are as follows:

Step 1: Download and Install PST File Recovery software for free of cost to perform PST file repair process. Click on the desktop icon in order to launch it. As soon as the software starts running, the main window will appear with three options - "Open PST File", "Find PST File" and "Select Outlook Profile" as shown in Figure 1

NOTE: Below mentioned all the steps are related to Find PST File option. If you want to know the steps related to Select Outlook Profile option then visit fix MS Outlook 2010 page.

Repair corrupt PST file  - Main Window

Figure 1 : Main Window

Step 2: Click on "Find PST File" if the location is not confirmed. Once you click on it, a new window will pop-up where you need to click on Find button in order to trace the location of your PST file. As soon as you click on "Find" button, the software will scan your entire system in order to find the location of your corrupted PST file. Once your file gets uploaded, click on "Next" button for further processing as shown in Figure 2

Repair corrupt PST file  - Find PST file screen shot

Figure 2 : Find to locate PST file

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Step 3: Once you are done with it, a new window will appear where you have to select the appropriate scanning method between "Normal Scan" and "Smart Scan" as per your requirement. Click on Normal Scan option if your PST file has minor corruption issue or else click on Smart Scan option if your PST file gets severely damaged. After selecting the scanning option, you need to click on "Browse" button in order to select preferred location for storing repaired PST file. Immediately after this, click on "Repair" button so that the software can start its fix process as shown in Figure 3

Repair corrupt PST file  - Select scan type and destination screen shot

Figure 3 : Select Scan method & Destination path for storing repaired file

Step 4: At last, a new window will appear once the fix process gets over where you can see all the repaired items individually in an organized form.

Repair corrupt PST file  - Preview screen shot

Figure 4 : Preview Screen


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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008


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