How To Repair Damaged .PST And .OST File In Outlook 2010, 2007

By | May 7, 2013
Lots of company network uses Microsoft Outlook for managing emails. Microsoft Outlook stores all the Exchange Server data in a single file called PST (Personal Storage Table) file or .OST (Offline Storage Table). By default PST file occupies in your C:\ drive and stores all the emails including Sent, Received and Drafts, calendar items, contacts, scheduled tasks, notes that you take etc. So any kind of harm to a PST file leads to the damage of data.

Reason behind this Article

One day I can’t open .PST file in outlook 2010..! I don’t know how to fix a PST file in outlook 2010. Later I came to know about an amazing tool SCANPST file outlook 2010. This is an inbuilt setup for corrupted PST file outlook 2010 files. Now let’s see how to fix PST file in outlook 2010.

Main Reasons For Damage Of PST Files

  • Abnormal closing of outlook window leads to the damage of PST file, for example closing of outlook while processing or saving data to PST file. Also ‘End Task’ or ‘End Process’ in Windows task manager cause .PST file error.
  • Larger file size in PST drives damaging of PST. Even though Microsoft Outlook 2007 & 2010 allows larger PST file sizes (20GB – 50GB), but it is better to keep .PST file size under control (2GB-10GB).
  • Other main cause could be due to serious Virus corruptions that may make the PST file inaccessible to Outlook.
  • Operating System re-installation, Outlook Upgrading and Windows Upgrading are other tendency to cause corruption or unavailability of a PST file

How To Repair PST File In Outlook 2007 And 2010

Microsoft Office the one and better Office application have an inbuilt repairing tool to scan PST file in outlook 2010. Here are the steps for repairing or scan outlook personal folders.
Step 1: 
First you need to close the Outlook application, Go to
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14 folder and run SCANPST file.

Step 2: 
Open SCANPST, then click browse and show the actual path of the personal folder.

(The default personal folder location is in Documents\ Outlook Files)

The click Start, this will initialize the process,

You should wait some time according to the size of .PST file.
Step 3: 
Click repair to repair the PST file,

This process will take time related to the PST file size and Errors. Repair PST in outlook 2010 completed, now open Outlook and check the personal files, Amazing, it is perfect!

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