A PST (Personal Storage Table) is a file, which is used to store all elements like emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes on Microsoft Outlook application. It provides many useful features like “Send / Receive” which allows users to check for new mails every time they open Outlook application.
However these Outlook PST files have their own storage limit which depends on its Outlook application version. Earlier Outlook versions from (97 to 2002) has hard-wired size limit of 2GB. After which the file become corrupt and inaccessible. You receive many error messages like, “The file xxxx.pst has reached its maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file, select some items that you no longer need, then permanently (Shift + Del) delete them.” etc
The above error message indicates that the Outlook 2000 PST file, which you were working on has reached its maximum size limit. After encountering the above error message, you’ll no longer be able to access your MS Outlook application. Other than size limit there are many other reasons for PST file corruption, some of main reasons are mentioned below:
- Malware infection on the Outlook PST file
- PST file header corruption
- Sending and sharing the same Outlook PST file on different computer networks
- Improper system termination while using Outlook PST file
- Application failure, when PST file in use
- Invalid registry values, network inconsistency, power failure are some of the other reasons for PST corruption
To deal with such problem, Microsoft provides an inbuilt repair utility called “Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe)”, this tool effectively repairs your PST file; but the only disadvantage with this is that it fails to fix severely corrupt or damaged Outlook PST file. In such cases you need to take the help of an efficient PST repair software to repair PST file bigger than 2GB in Outlook 2000 and 2002 versions.
Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool is capable of repairing oversized PST file created using MS Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 applications. This software has a very friendly user interface through which even a person with less technical skill can fix his PST file. The best thing about the software is that, it restores all deleted emails, calendar entries, notes, tasks, contacts, attachments, personal folders by default while repairing the PST file. To use this software click here
Note: Exit MS Outlook application before using the software
Working of the Software:
Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair and install the application to your computer->Open the program and start the repair process->You’ll find three options from the main screen i.e. “Open PST File”, “Find PST File” and “Select Outlook Profile”->Use “Open PST File” option to select your oversized PST file, if you know its exact location->Use “Find PST File” option to search for your corrupt PST file or click on “Select Outlook Profile” to select a particular Outlook profile, if you have multiple accounts->Select the appropriate scanning method->Browse for the destination path and click on “Repair” button->The software mends the corrupt PST file after which it shows the repaired Outlook mails and other elements like calendars, contacts, tasks, journals, notes etc