Hi, my PST file in Windows 7 has got damaged due to unknown reason. The problem is, I am unable access my PST file which consists number of important emails, notes, contacts etc.in it. I am worried because I don’t have backup of my vital PST data. Is there any solution for this problem? If yes then tell me how to fix this issue? Thanks in advance.
If you are unable to open your Outlook Data File (.pst), or you suspect that the data file is damaged, then you can use the Inbox Repair tool (scanpst.exe) to repair the file. This utility scans only Outlook Data Files (.pst and .ost) on your computer and analyzes the file structure integrity.
There are some situations where in even after using scanpst.exe, your PST file won’t get repaired, but this is not the end! There is one more safe way to mend your damaged PST. Before knowing about the solution, have a look at causes for PST file corruption:
- Due to file system corruption Outlook PST file may get corrupted
- Occurrence of errors while resizing the PST file may cause damage to it
- PST file may get corrupted by sharing it with multiple users over the network
- Due to malicious virus attack will also lead to PST damage
- Abrupt termination of Windows 7 system or Outlook application, is the reason for broken PST
- Due to CRC error
Scanpst.exe cannot handle sever corruption and other irregularities of Outlook PST. This is because, when you run the SCANPST and browse to select the Outlook PST file, then SCANPST checks the file directory structure and file headers (Low level objects) for corruptions and tries to repair the file. However, it does not mend the upper level objects such as messages, notes, attachments, calendar items etc. because the low level structure does not have the information regarding the upper level ones.
So Yodot Outlook PST Repair is a suitable and more reliable solution to fix PST file in Windows 7. This software make use of advanced technology to scan (sector by sector) and repair the damaged PST file and bring back all PST elements such as emails, notes, contacts, to do lists, journals etc. It has the ability to repair password protected PST file. One unique feature of this product is that, it does not ignore deleted emails / items while scanning hence recovers them also. It is referred as safe tool since it repairs and extracts from the corrupted PST file to create a completely new PST file. PST file can be repaired from Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 Outlook versions. In addition to Windows 7, PST file can be repaired from Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.
Direction to use the software:
Download and install Yodot Outlook Repair utility in your Windows 7 computer. Terminate Microsoft Outlook application completely before running the repair tool. Launch the software and follow guidelines given on the main screen. Select one of the three options displayed in the next Window. If you know exact position of damaged PST file then choose first option i.e. “Open PST File”. Pick “Find PST File” option if the location of corrupted PST file is unknown to you. If you have many profiles then, click on “Select Outlook Profile” option to open particular Outlook PST file. After selecting suitable option, browse the destination location to store retrieved files and go for next step. For repairing PST file with minor corruption use “Normal Scan” and for repairing severely damaged PST file use “Smart Scan”. Finally, click on “Repair” button to initialize the scanning process. Once the process completes, software will show corrected files in Outlook styled menu.