PST stands for “Personal Storage Table” that is the data storage used in Outlook application. This PST file keeps local copies of all your email, calendars, contacts, notes, meetings schedule, journals and other attributes from server. As PST file store so much crucial information, it can be of great concern when a problem arises with your PST file. Oversized PST file is one of the common issues that is faced by many Outlook users. Usually, for MS Outlook 2002 and previous versions, the maximum allowable size limit of a PST file is 2 GB, whereas it is increased to 20 GB in MS Outlook 2003 and later to 50 GB in MS Outlook 2010.
Once this PST file size limit is approached, the file would just lock. Sometimes there is no error message either. You just stop receiving email on Outlook, at worse PST file refuses to open. If you think this is the problem on your Outlook application then, goto File -> Data File Management, and check the size of your PST file.
What makes Outlook PST Files become oversized?
While working on Microsoft Outlook on daily basis, you send/receive a number of emails, make notes, calendar entries, schedule meetings, add contacts etc. Later after months and years of usage, Outlook mailbox gathers huge amount of data and the corresponding PST file grow in size. The size of PST file exceeds specified limit after rigorous use for years, thus raising the chances of corruption. And also it is because of this over-sized PST file; you find difficulty in sending/receiving mails, archiving PST files, moving items etc. and end-up receiving various error messages on each operation. Once the mail account grew above that size limit, file would just lock itself – this will be the cause of PST corruption issue.
If Outlook PST file containing all your important emails, attachments or contacts get over-sized and thus become corrupt then the loss can be huge in terms of money as well as business. In order to deal with such instances of Outlook PST file corruption due to oversize issue, Microsoft has provided inbuilt utility, such as Inbox Repair tool. However, when the corruption level is ruthless this utility will fail to repair oversized PST file and all your precious mails remain inaccessible. In such instance you need not to worry about how to repair oversized PST file because you can easily resolve this issue with the support of professional Yodot Outlook PST Repair software.
Easy steps to repair oversized Outlook PST file:
Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair software on your Windows system. Launch the software and follow the instructions displayed on the screen. You get 3 options as follows: Open PST File – select this option if you know where your PST file is stored, Find PST File – select this option if you want to search the location of oversized PST file in a particular drive, Select Outlook Profile – choose this option if you want to select any particular Outlook profile to repair its PST file. Now browse the destination location to store repaired PST file and click on Repair. According to your selection the software will scan and repair oversized PST file and stores all its contents in a new healthy PST file. After the software finishes scanning process, you will be able to view Outlook attributes like emails, contacts, notes, meetings schedule, RSS feeds, tasks, journals etc.