PST stands for “Personal Storage Table”. PST files are the files created by Microsoft Outlook to save all its email communication data. Other than emails these files are used to store messages, calendar appointments, task, contact and other items that are present in outlook. The maximum size of a PST file for a single user is 2GB. However, PST files can be corrupted similar to that of any other files. When a PST file gets corrupted, an error message is shown when you try to open it though Outlook. That means all the important data stored in that PST file becomes inaccessible. In that case we need to repair corrupted PST files by making use of third party tool which works better than the Inbox Repair Tool.
Common reasons for PST file corruption:
- Exceed in size: When a PST file grows more than 2GB in size, it gets corrupted. As a result, neither it can be accessed through MS Outlook nor can it save any new data.
- Sharing of PST files: PST files can also get corrupted by sharing them across a network due to any modification or accidental deletion of PST file data.
- Header corruption: Header of PST file can be damaged due to various reasons like files exceed in size, improper system shut down, which leads to PST file corruption. PST file header can also get corrupted due to improper exit of the Microsoft outlook.
- Error in compacting: The PST files, having size more than 2 GB can be compacted. Even an error encountered during compaction process can make the PST file corrupt which leads to loss of important emails and other PST components.
- Outlook upgradation: The PST file can be corrupted while upgrading Outlook from one version to another and trying to import the existing PST file to the new version.
PST files corrupted due to any of the above reasons can be repaired as well as lost data can be recovered by using Repair PST software. This is a best third party PST file repair tool which works better than Inbox Repair Tool for Outlook. This software does not modify the original PST file i.e. The file contents will be same as it was before corruption. Some features of this software include recovery of folders, contacts, email messages, tasks, RSS feeds, appointments, journals etc from Outlook PST files. This software repairs PST files of outlook versions 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. It also supports recovery of damaged PST file that is created on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 operating system. Outlook PST files corrupted due to having size more than 2GB can also be repaired by using this software. Damaged PST files that cannot be repaired by using Scanpst can also be repaired using this software. PST files protected by password can also be repaired with the help of this tool. You can even download the demo version from the internet and evaluate the software functioning.