The file Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file error mainly pop ups while importing backed up PST file into Outlook. It happens due to improper way of importing or due to corruption of backed up PST file. To solve this error, follow below mentioned techniques-
First, copy your backed up PST file on your local hard drive. It is better to copy PST file under Document folder. Once you copy your PST file, right click on it and select Properties. Make sure that Read only option is not selected. Then, go to File tab and click on Open and Export button. Select Open Outlook data File option and browse the copied PST file. This is the proper way of importing PST file which is backed up.
If it doesn’t fix your problem, next is to run Microsoft Inbox Repair tool i.e. Scanpst.exe. Go to Program Files folder and look for Scanpst. Double click on that to run it.
If Inbox Repair Tool fails to fix the PST file showing error, then make use of Remo PST Repair Tool. The tool can effortlessly fix Outlook PST file error and securely extract all its attributes. It is a non-destructive read only tool that will not modify your original file during repair process. It just extracts the Outlook attributes from corrupted PST file and, saves them in a healthy file.
Step 1: Download Remo Repair Outlook (PST) tool and install it on your system
Step 2: Launch the software and select an appropriate option to proceed further
Step 3: Select the type of scanning, either “Normal Scan” or “Smart Scan” according to your need
Step 4: Choose the location to save the repaired PST File
Step 5: After fixing process gets complete, you will get confirmation message
Other Benefits of Remo PST Repair Tool-
1. Repairs oversized, corrupted, damaged, inaccessible PST files effortlessly
2. Fixes corrupt Outlook profile of various Outlook versions like 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 etc.
3. With the help of an option called Preview, repaired files can be viewed prior saving them on specific location
4. Capable enough to repair index issues on Outlook with utmost ease
5. Compatible with all the latest versions of Windows operating system
6. Not just PST file repair, it can even recover emails from crashed Outlook application
7. 24*7 technical team will be available to resolve any kind of interruptions during repairing or installation process
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