Microsoft Outlook is a popular & widely used email client that comes with MS Office suite. You can send and receive emails, create reminders, notes, maintain contacts, etc. All this information is stored in a file known as PST (Personal Storage Table) file, that is stored locally on your system. For different Outlook profiles, there will be a separate PST file.
There are times when your PST file gets corrupt or damaged. Due to this you might lose some of your important emails from the Outlook Inbox or you might not be able to access any of your emails. Sometimes you can’t even open your Outlook profile also. Following are some errors that you might encounter while opening a corrupt Outlook Inbox –
In any of these errors you need an efficient fixing tool that can repair Outlook Inbox & make all your emails & other attributes, accessible again.
Improperly closing the Outlook application – While accessing Outlook or while sending / receiving emails, if the Outlook application is closed abruptly due to a power cut or by intentionally switching off the system using the power button, there are chances of your Inbox emails getting deleted or corrupted.
Malware infection – If virus infected emails are accessed from the Outlook Inbox, other emails might also get corrupted. The emails in Outlook Inbox might become inaccessible if the system on which you are accessing the Outlook application is affected by a virus & it has corrupted the outlook application too. This makes emails from Inbox, Outbox, Saved Items & other folders corrupt or inaccessible.
Recovery error – Suppose you had a system crash or you formatted your system & with all the other files, the PST file also got deleted. To recover those files you used a data recovery software but it did not correctly retrieved the deleted PST file. When you try to access your Outlook profile using that PST file, you will not be able to open it. This is because, the PST file was not properly restored or the tool you might have used is not efficient enough to do the recovery, your PST file gets corrupted.
PST file exceeds its maximum size – Microsoft has limited the size of the PST file to 2GB in MS Outlook 2003 & earlier versions. If this size is exceeded, the PST file gets corrupt & you will not be able to access your profile without repairing it.
PST saved on bad sectors – Due to the long time use of the hard disk, bad sectors are created. The hard disk header is not able to read the files that are stored in that memory space. PST files that are saved on bad sectors of the hard drive might also get corrupted, thereby damaging the emails from the Outlook Inbox.
To repair the Inbox emails, there is a tool that is shipped with MS Outlook, Scanpst.exe also known as Inbox Repair Tool. But the problem with this tool is that it can only repair emails that have header corruption. For emails corrupted with any other reasons can be resolved using Repair Outlook Inbox.
This tool is the best among the others available in the market. It is safe, secure & malware free tool that does not further corrupt your PST file. It makes a copy of the corrupted PST file,then repairs it & restores all the emails, contacts, reminders, etc. contained in it. The healthy data is saved in a newly created PST file that is accessible & corruption free. This tool is able to repair & restore signatures, nicknames & your customized Outlook settings along with emails, journals, notes, reminders, RSS feeds & many more.
You can use Outlook Inbox repair tool in Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista, XP & Windows 2003 & 2008 server. You can easily repair Outlook 2007 Inbox corrupted due to PST oversize or virus infected emails. Other MS Outlook versions that are supported by this tool are 2000, 2003 & 2010.
The tool’s interface is very user-friendly & easy to operate. Even if you are not a technical person, then also you can perform the repairing process yourself without any difficulty.
Step 1 – Download & install the tool on your system & launch it.
Step 2 – From the main screen select one the three options – “Open PST File”, “Find PST File” & “Select Outlook Profile”.
Step 3 – On the next screen select the scan type as “Normal Scan” or “Smart Scan” & choose the destination path.
Step 4 – Preview & save the repaired files on the desired destination.