“I use Outlook 2007 version on my Windows desktop that had many important mails and other attributes like contacts, journals, appointments, calendar events, etc. I downloaded an important mail from an unknown site and thus the file carried few harmful viruses that corrupted all the mails present on Outlook inbox. The complete PST file got damaged severely and I had to lose many precious data. I also tried to fix the issue by using inbuilt repair tool, Scanpst.exe that can repair PST file when it is corrupt. But even this didn’t work. Now my question is, how to fix corrupt Outlook PST file?”
Many a times, Outlook PST file gets severely damaged for number of reasons. In the above mentioned instance, where Outlook PST file is corrupted because of virus infections on hard drive where Outlook PST file is stored. And user will lose access to Outlook data. Microsoft Outlook is an email client to manage email account details and all the data is stored in the form of .pst file format. Hence, any damage to this PST file will cost huge loss of data.
Here are the various causes that lead to PST file damage:
- Improper Outlook termination – Regular improper termination of Outlook application can corrupt the PST file and makes all the data inaccessible
- Corruption of PST file header – PST Header is the most critical part that holds all the accessible details of PST data and corruption to PST Header can severely damage PST file
- Bad sectors on hard drives – Any physical damage on the surface of hard drive will make that sector inaccessible and if such bad sector holds PST file then it damages PST file
- Power issues – While accessing certain Outlook data, if the system suddenly goes off due to power surge or continuous power fluctuations then PST file may get corrupt
Reasons may be many but solution is one, repair the damaged PST file to restore inaccessible data. There will be an inbuilt repair tool supported by Outlook application whenever PST file gets damaged. So you can repair and fix PST file using this scanpst.exe tool. But, certain times the tool fails to fix the issue when PST is corrupt heavily. In such time one should approach any good third party repair product to fix the problem of corrupt PST. Yodot Outlook PST Repair software is one such utility that can repair severely damaged PST file. It is capable of fixing corrupt Outlook PST file from its various versions like Outlook 2003, 2007, Office outlook 2010, etc. This software can repair password protected and encrypted PST files that are damaged or corrupt severely.
Working procedure of Yodot Outlook PST Repair utility:
Download this Yodot Outlook repair utility from the link specified here (Click this link)and install it on the system in which Outlook PST is corrupt. Close Outlook application if you have opened it and run the software. In the main screen, you will see these options i.e. ‘Open PST’, ‘Find PST’ and ‘Select Outlook Profile’. Go for appropriate option based on your situation. Then the software will scan selected PST file for all its attributes in order to repair. Then select the desired location where you want to save the new PST after repair process and next click on repair. When repair process ends, you can access the repaired PST data in a new PST file.