Is your Microsoft Entourage application crashing at the time of startup? Are you unable to access your significant information from Entourage database? This behavior may occur due to various reasons, which include missing system files and Entourage database corruption. It eventually renders your business-critical emails, notes, tasks, journals, contacts, and appointments inaccessible, causing serious data loss situations. At this stage, backup is the only option to avoid the need of Mac Entourage recovery solutions.
When you run across strange behavior of Microsoft Entourage application or Entourage database, you must first confirm whether the database is corrupt, before trying any solution. If Microsoft Entourage detects any problem with the database, it automatically initializes Database Utility to make the repairs.
If you suspect that MS Entourage database is corrupt, you must check it before rebuilding. You can verify database file by using the below steps:
Exit all Microsoft Office applications for Mac. It includes Microsoft Entourage and the Office Reminders.
Open the 'Disk Utility' tool in Microsoft Office/Office folder by double-clicking the same.
Select the affected database Identity that you need to verify.
In Database Utility dialog box, choose the Verify database integrity option, and then click to the Continue button.
Follow the on-screen instructions in Database Utility dialog box to successfully verify Entourage database.
If the process completes without any error, start Entourage application and access your data.
In case you encounter an error during the process, which indicates Microsoft Entourage database file corruption, you need to rebuild the database.
The database rebuilding or Entourage recovery process is much like the database verify process. The only difference is that you need to select 'Rebuild database' option in place of 'Verify database integrity'.
The Database Utility scans the affected Identity of Entourage database and copies valid data from source database to new database. After rebuilding, the new Entourage database is replaced with the damaged one.
However, rebuilding can not actually repair the corrupt items of Entourage database and thus they remain inaccessible. In order to retrieve them, you need to repair and restore the database using Entourage recovery software.
Mac Entourage recovery programs offer self-descriptive graphical user interface to make the recover process quick and simple. They preserve absolute integrity of your valuable data with read-only conduct.
Stellar Phoenix Entourage Repair is the first and most advanced Entourage repair software ever made. It is designed to extract all Entourage database file items such as emails, tasks, notes, contacts, journals, and attachments for Microsoft Entourage 2008 and 2004. The software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, and 10.4 Tiger.
Verify Entourage Database Using Database Utility