Friday, 13 September 2013

How To Repair Damaged .PST And .OST File In Outlook.??

Problem:

How To Repair Damaged .PST And .OST File In Outlook.??

Cause:

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


Solution:

Step 1: 
 Close outlook.exe
Open the following location on your computer.
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.

Open outlook to check your emails.

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