At times, Microsoft Outlook program refuses to load or not allow to open a PST file. As a result users will not be able to access .pst files. Have a look at one such scenario encountered by user,
“Hi, I all my work related emails are stored in a PST file. Whenever I try to open this .pst file in Microsoft Outlook 2010, I get an error message. Due to this I am not able to resume my work. Can anyone help me to sort out this issue? “
Yes, such problems occur frequently while working with Outlook. Below is a list of errors that users may come across,
- Errors have been detected in the file *Path of .pst file*
- The file *Path of .pst file* is not an Outlook data file (.pst).
Basically, these errors arise when there is corruption in PST files. Hence it’s recommended to fix such damaged files using Outlook 2010 PST repair tool described in upcoming sections.
Tool 1: Inbox Repair tool
Step 1:Scanpst.exe is an Inbuilt Repair tool that is designed to repair issues associated with PST files. Follow below steps to know how to use it.
Step 1: Exit Outlook and Browse go to C:\Program Files.
Step 2: In the Search box, type SCANPST.EXE.
Step 3: Run SCANPST.EXE.
Step 4: Inside Enter the name of the file you want to scan box, enter the name of the .pst file you want the tool to check, or choose Browse to select the file.
Step 5: Choose Start to begin the scan.
Step 6: If the scan finds errors, choose Repair to start the process to fix them.
Note: This tool will eliminate only minor errors. Hence an alternative approach is tool given in next segment.
Tool 2: Yodot Outlook PST Repair
Fix corrupted Outlook data files using an effective repair tool known as Yodot Outlook PST Repair. This application runs without any complications on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2008 and 2003 Platforms. Further, Outlook versions supported by this tool are MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. This application can assist users mend their OST easily with just a few click of the mouse. To utilize this application go through below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Navigate here to download Yodot tool on your Windows system
Step 2: Run program installation as directed
Step 3: Launch the application. Then a Main frame with three options appears- Open PST, Find PST and Select Outlook Profile. Make a proper selection and progress further
Step 4: Specify drive path and select a scan method
Step 5: Program starts scanning for outlook data and displays repaired Outlook data for preview
Step 6: Specify storage path where you want to store all your repaired files