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Outlook 2007 PST Corrupted Post Installing Windows

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Installing recent updates using a new service or patch, in an application makes that application more efficient and reliable. But on the other hand, certain incompatibility or interruption issues can sometimes cause irrecoverable damages. So, it is highly recommended to backup all the important data before installing them. Similar behavior is also observed with Microsoft Office Outlook when an operating system update is installed. There have been many user reports that support these facts. Such problems often require pst file recovery solutions as Outlook PST is the most affected component.


Let's elucidate this problem in more detail with a specific scenario. You, as an Outlook 2007 user, run the application on a Windows Vista computer. To reap benefits of the advanced features of Windows Vista SP2, you install this service pack. After the process is successfully completed, you realize that the current, default Outlook 2007 profile is no longer functional. On attempting to start MS Outlook 2007, you receive an error message that reads as below:


Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window.”


The error repeats each time you try to start MS Outlook. If you create a new profile, the behavior is no longer observed.



In this case, you are unable to open Outlook because Outlook profile and/or PST file has been damaged while upgrading Windows Vista. Recreating the profile solves your issue as Outlook creates a new PST and healthy settings with each new profile you create.


User Action

If you are encountering the same or similar problem that has been discussed above, you need to follow the below steps:


  • Click 'Start' and then 'Run'. Type 'Outlook.exe /resetnavpane' and click 'OK'

  • Attach your old PST file to the new profile and test if it works properly. If PST doesn't open, it might be damaged and you will need to recovery pst data using tools like, Outlook Inbox Repair Tool or a third-party application. Be sure to backup your PST before running any of these PST File Recovery tools in order to prevent any further damage.


Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Recovery is a comprehensive utility designed to run specific scanning algorithms for repairing a corrupt or damaged PST file. Supporting MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000, this software can recovery pstobjects including all e-mails, notes, calendar, contacts, and others to save them into a new PST file.

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