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Recover corrupted RGE file in MS Entourage 2008

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MS Entourage is an email client application that is developed by Microsoft for the Macintosh users using Mac OS 8.5 or later versions. It provides various tasks such as email, notes, tasks, contacts, calendar items, etc. All such data is stored in an RGE file. However, at times you may face some problems in accessing the Entourage database file. Such problems arise due to various reasons such as virus infections, power outages, etc. Mac system provides several options to resolve the problem, which you can use. If you are unable to recover RGE file, then you should use a third-party entourage database recovery software to do the needful.


Consider a scenario wherein you are using MS Entourage 2008 for Mac when you receive either of the following error messages:

  • The Office database is damaged.

  • Entourage cannot access your data, to attempt to fix the problem, rebuild database.

  • The action could not be completed. An unknown error (4362) occurred.



The primary cause of these error messages is that the Entourage database file is either corrupted or damaged.



To resolve this problem, you should perform the following methods in the given order:

  • Verify the Entourage database: You should verify the RGE file using the Database Utility, which verifies the Entourage database file.

  • Rebuild the Entourage database: You should rebuild the Entourage database using the Database Utility.

  • Create a new identity: You should create a new identity so as to have different identities for let's say, home and office.

  • Create a new Microsoft User Data folder: You should create a new Microsoft User Data folder, which contains all the Identities folder that stores Entourage database for each identity.

  • Repair disk permissions: You should verify and repair disk and permissions issues using Repair Disk Permissions utilities.

  • Create a new user account: You should create a new user account to have a new database file. And, then move the database to the new user account.


Each of the aforementioned methods would be able to repair the corrupted RGE file. However, if the problem is still persisting then you should use a third-party entourage recovery software to recover RGE database file. Such read-only tools possess rich user interface to ensure safe and secure Entourage Data Recovery.


Stellar Phoenix Entourage Repair is a Microsoft Entourage Recovery software that recovers corrupted RGE files from various instances of corruption. Specifically designed for MS Entourage 2004 and 2008, this Entourage recovery software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, and 10.4 Tiger. It recovers various Entourage objects such as emails, notes, tasks, contacts, and calendar items from the Entourage database. In addition, the Demo version of this entourage recovery utility displays the preview of the recoverable files.

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