PST File Repair

  • PST repair tool that generates a new healthy PST file after repair
  • Repairs PST files corrupted when they become oversized
  • Repair PST files corrupted due to errors during compacting or Outlook upgradation
  • Smart Scan option to repair severely damaged Outlook PST files

How to repair PST file?

Microsoft Outlook is an email client that is extensively used for emailing, meetings, and managing contact etc. So, all the Outlook-related information which is stored in a PST file sometimes gets corrupt or damaged. Consider a scenario where you are trying to open a PST file in your Windows XP system an error message is displayed : "cannot display the folder, Outlook.pst could not be accessed”, this is a clear sign that your PST file is corrupted. In such situations, you should use certain corrective methods to solve the issue. However, if you are unable to do so then you should use a relevant PST recovery tool to recover PST file. The Remo Repair Outlook (PST) software is one such tool which is extremely safe when compared to Inbox Repair Tool for repairing your Outlook PST file after any kind of corruption or damage scenario.

Special Features:

  • Repair Outlook PST files getting corrupt when it exceeds 2 GB (in Outlook 2000)
  • Repair PST files that cannot be repaired using Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe)
  • Capable of repairing PST files with high encryption
  • Software generates a new PST file in Outlook 2003-2010 format which can be easily replace the corrupt PST file
  • PST file corrupted during up-gradation of Outlook can be repaired easily
  • Repairs password protected PST files
  • Option to search for PST files on your computer if you do not know the location of your PST files or repair PST files based on the Outlook profiles
  • Recover email messages and all the other PST file properties from Outlook
  • Repair and retrieve PST files created on Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010

Scenarios in which PST file might get damaged

Oversized PST files get corrupt– PST files used in earlier versions of Outlook (for e.g. Outlook 2000) have a limitation of size and in these versions PST files should not exceed the 2GB size limit, as this may lead to corruption. This might happen when you do not delete the unwanted emails from the Inbox or other Outlook folders. Being oversized and the PST file getting swelled continuously due to lot of incoming data is prone to get damaged even in the latest versions of MS Outlook.

PST file getting corrupted due to errors during compacting – You might need to compact your PST file when you feel that it is large in size. Errors during the compacting process might result in the PST file getting corrupted leading to emails being lost and other important PST components.

Anti-virus scanning leading to PST file corruption – You might be using an anti-virus that scans both incoming and outgoing emails and ensures safety of your computer. However, this anti-virus software might interfere with the receiving and sending process leading to corruption of the PST file.

Outlook upgradation resulting in PST file corruption – When you upgrade from one version of Outlook to another and try to import an existing PST file to the newer version of Outlook, it may result in incompatibility leading to corruption of the PST file.

PST file header corruption - There are instances when the PST file header gets corrupted when you exit Outlook in an improper manner or close your Outlook without letting Outlook to close the PST file properly. This could result in corruption of the entire PST file leading to loss of emails.

How to Repair PST Files?

Step 1: Download and install free demo version of Remo Repair Outlook (pst) tool to the computer.

Step 2: Double-click the desktop icon or use the Start Menu > Programs to launch the PST Repair software

Step 3: The main screen now displays three options that are available namely, "Open PST File", "Find PST File" and "Select Outlook Profile" from the main screen as shown in Figure 1

  • You can select “Open PST File”, if you know where it is located. "Open PST File" option
  • If you are not sure about where your PST file is located then choose "Find PST File”
  • Click on “Select Outlook Profile" to fix PST file from Outlook based on different Outlook profiles.

Step 4: Based on the option that you selected in the previous step

  • Open PST File: If you have selected this option, click on the "Browse" button to browse and select the particular PST file, which you need to repair as shown in Figure 2
  • Find PST File: If you have selected this option, then choose the logical drive on which you need to repair PST from Outlook and start the scanning process as shown in Figure 3
  • Select Outlook Profile: If you have selected this option, then all the PST files associated with their respective Outlook profiles will be displayed as shown in Figure 4

Step 5: After selecting the PST file that is to be repaired click "Next"

Step 6: Select the "Normal Scan" option and the destination location where you want to save the recovered PST file as shown in Figure 5

Step 7: Click on the "Repair" button to start the scanning process as shown in Figure 5

Step 8: Once the scanning process has been completed, you can view the recovered emails and Outlook data with their related aspects as shown in Figure 6

Step 9: If you are satisfied with the recovery results, you can activate the full version of the software

Note: If Outlook PST file repair is not possible by using the "Normal scan" option, you can use the "Smart scan" option to repair the PST file and recover the deleted / lost emails from the PST file

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How to Repair Outlook Inbox
Outlook Inbox is stored inside the PST file and if your Inbox is damaged, appears blank or is inaccessible then you need to repair your complete PST file. Remo Repair Outlook (PST) software will repair the PST file and will generate a new PST having all accessible emails in your Outlook Inbox

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The PST files created in Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 are Unicode supported files and the max file size it supports is 20GB. However, Outlook 2010 has pre-configured max file size limit enhanced to 50GB now. If corrupt Outlook 2010 PST file size limit has crossed 20GB then you can repair your damaged PST file using Remo Repair Outlook (PST) as the software

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Scanspst.exe will throw an error if it is not able to repair the corrupt PST file. Also, there are no guarantees for the repair results that can be obtained using scanpst.exe. Instead try the safer method of repairing a corrupt PST using Remo Repair Outlook, which repairs a corrupt PST file and will generate a new healthy file instead trying to make the same corrupt file working..

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Contacts in Outlook are managed, stored inside the PST file unlike Outlook Express which creates a separate (WAB) file to manage contacts. Contacts are treated in similar fashion in Outlook and have a different product ID set within the PST file. If you are looking to recover deleted or lost contacts the process of recovery remains same. Just initiate the repair process and the software will recover all your contacts from the selected PST file.

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Repairing a corrupt DBX file that appears blank in Outlook is very simple. Select the file using Remo Recover Outlook Express and it will extract all emails from the DBX file in .eml format inside a folder. Create a new Blank folder in Outlook Express and then drag and drop all emails inside to restore emails.

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