It has been often found that MS Outlook users complain of PST file corruption. More often than not, the problems are seen in the earlier versions of the application. Though the newer versions are sturdier, they are not fool-proof. The newer versions of the application may also develop problems that may lead to corruption of a PST file. To avoid such situations, it is advised to handle your PST file, and the Outlook application carefully. Otherwise, PST file recovery becomes redundant.
Not only is the forced shut down of the application a cause of concern, even abrupt shutdown of the system due to power outage, or application conflict, operating system crash, virus attack, or some similar reason, when MS Outlook is running, may lead to corruption of the PST file. Apart from these reasons, at times shutdown of the computer system immediately after closing the application may lead to corruption of PST. This is because, after the user Exits from the application, Windows completes some tasks in the background, and abrupt closure of system may stop the process mid-way, thereby corrupting the PST. Besides the above stated reasons, sharing of a PST file over Network (LAN/WAN) and over-sizing of a PST may also lead to corruption of the file.
To handle such situations, the user needs to try and repair the PST file using Outlook Inbox Repair Tool, also known as Scanpst.exe. This Outlook recovery tool scans for the inconsistencies in the pst file for reasons that have lead to corruption. After creating a report, it allows the users to repair the PST file, or leave it corrupt. It is always advisable that the user first creates backup of the corrupt file, before attempting repair using the PST File Recovery tool. This allows the users to repair the file using third-part specialized repair software. These software are generally read-only in nature, i.e., they do not make changes to the original file, but try to read data from it, and save the recovered data in a new PST file.
Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a user-friendly application with rich intuitive interface that makes the user confident of using it, instead of scaring them with complex options. Designed to recover every single item of the PST file, including mails, attachments, contact details, notes, journals, calendar items, and more, the outlook recovery application runs on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT4. Supporting MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000, this tool runs complex scanning algorithms to recover data from the corrupt file.
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