How to repair and restore a corrupted 2 GB PST file?

Microsoft Outlook locally stores its data such as email messages, calendar, notes, tasks, journals in a Microsoft Personal Folder (.pst). In Microsoft Outlook 97, 98, 2000 & 2002 (XP), PST files are formatted in ANSI (American National Standards Institute) format, and limits the size of Personal Folders .pst files to 2GB. PST files used in Microsoft Outlook 2003 and above versions use the UNICODE format, which has a file size limit that is more than 20 GB.

If any new or altered item increases the size of the PST file over than limit (2 GB), you will not be able to use the .pst file. Even if you delete items from the server mailbox, the .pst file will not synchronize.

Outlook has no built-in way to reduce a PST file that has exceeded the limit. However, Microsoft provides a tool called PST2GB, which you can download to restore the file to operability. But please note, this utility that Outlook provides, truncates the data from between 25 and 50mb and the truncated data is not recoverable. The remaining data under 2GB may be restored.

So it is not helpful to use this utility as you may lose some important Outlook items when it gets truncated. The best pst recovery tool to be used is Remo Outlook Mail Recovery (pst) Software, that can successfully repair 2GB pst. Its intuitive interface guides you all the way through the repair process and restores all the corrupted files from Microsoft Outlook Mails archive file (.pst).

Demo version of the software is available for FREE. Download the demo version first that displays all the folders and the recovered emails inside each folder, which gives you a fair idea about the chances of recovery; however viewing body of each email and recovery of emails is possible with full version only.

Easily recover your Outlook email files

Every recent version of Microsoft Windows has come bundled with Outlook Express. Outlook Express is simple to use and very convenient. However there are not too many failsafes built into Express. For that reason when files are lost or accidentally deleted from the Outlook Express client one needs to use a targeted program for recovery of Outlook Express files. Such a program can be found and tested for free at

REMO Software is the world’s leading company specializing in data recovery. Whether you need a program for Outlook Express DBX files or PST repair of Outlook files, REMO has software guaranteed to accomplish your task. The REMO Outlook Express Recovery Software¬† is completely user-friendly. Simply follow the instructions in the wizard style interface and all of your lost emails will soon be found.

Recover lost Outlook email files with an easy to use program

As a professional web designer I build dozens of high-end websites yearly. Each of these has specific requirements for handling email. While a few can use the email provided though the web hosting company, most have a need for dozens of simple to remember web addresses. Also all of these sites need common access to mailboxes. To that end I install the Microsoft Outlook email client for the sites. Generally Outlook is super but it does have a few flaws. One is that sometimes when email downloads are scanned for viruses, the virus can tool actually corrupts the incoming message. This happens often enough that I have installed REMO email recovery software on most of my clients PCs.

Another need to recover deleted emails occurs when Micro soft office upgrades take effect. This causes many archived files to lose their extensions. No extensions equals no file recognition. The REMO Outlook repair tool quickly finds the lost email and allows me to resave it.