All organization will use an Outlook for the best data maintenance and information distribution. You do not need to wait for the internet connection as the Outlook has an inbuilt browser, i.e. Internet Explorer. The Outlook files have the extension of .pst. The Outlook PST file has the attributes like contacts, emails, tasks, appointments, journals, RSS feeds, etc. to store data. You can maintain separate folders in the Inbox of an Outlook to collect emails from specific senders. This helps you prioritize emails and respond to them in no time. You do not need to keep on searching emails in the Inbox anymore. There are lots of pros of using the Outlook on your PC.
When there are many advantages, there are disadvantages too like the PST file will be inaccessible if the size limit of the file exceeds 2 GB, if the employee in an organization has to switch to a new computer, you need a third-party tool to migrate the PST file to a new system to avoid PST file corruption. When the file size exceeds 2 GB then you may get the error message as below while trying to open the PST file.
“Errors have been detected in the file <file_path>. Quit all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox Repair Tool.”
As mentioned in the above error message, you can repair the oversized PST file using Inbox Repair Tool. Sometimes, the tool fails to repair the PST file. You can use the oversized PST and OST crop tool by Microsoft to crop your oversized PST tool. The PST file will be cropped 20 to 25 MB less than 2 GB making the PST file accessible. You can open the PST file and access the data but the data in the cropped portion will be lost. If you need each and every data in the PST file then you need a PST Repair software by third-party to repair Outlook PST file. You can try Microsoft PST Repair tool as your data is very important to you.
The PST file will exceed the size if you do not keep an eye on the size of growing PST file. You should also check the frequency of data accumulation on the PST file. Sometimes, the interaction on the Outlook will be less and sometimes more. The data may be collected soon with heavy incoming traffic. Hence, you should be cleaning the Outlook PST files with unimportant data frequently and make free space for new data on an Outlook and avoid PST file growing beyond 2 GB. But 2 GB size limit is not a problem with the newer versions of an Outlook like Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010. In these versions, you can store data up to 50 GB. You can customize the maximum storage limit also by editing the settings on an Outlook. If the files exceed the specified limit then these files also will get corrupted and won’t be opened. In that case, utilize Microsoft PST Repair tool to fix PST larger than 2 GB issue.
Advantageous for Microsoft PST Repair tool:
The Microsoft PST Repair tool repairs the Outlook files bigger than 2 GB. The tool can fix Outlook Inbox and can even recover PST file contents. The PST file on different versions of Outlook can be repaired easily using the software. With its simple interface and powerful repair mechanism, the software gets the PST file repaired successfully. You can repair corrupt PST Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2000 using the software. The software works on different versions of Windows OS namely Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. You can even repair password protected PST files. The software works to repair oversized and highly compressed PST files. After repairing, you can recover different attributes of PST file.
Simple steps to repair PST larger than 2GB:
1: Download the Microsoft PST Repair tool and install on the computer. Run the software to get the home page of the software as given below.
Figure 1: Welcome Window
2: Select the PST file and in the next screen, select the scanning method and click on "Repair". The PST file is repaired by the software.
Figure 2: Select Scan Method
3: After repair, you can preview the recovered data and save the repaired file on your computer.
Figure 3: Repaired PST Data