What to do when Outlook 2007 PST file gets corrupt? How to overcome from PST file corruption issues in Outlook 2007? My Outlook 2007 application is not responding properly, why? Outlook freezes due to PST corruption, how can I make it accessible? Is it possible to fix 2GB PST file? Is there any third party tool to repair outlook 2007 PST file? These are few common questions, queried by lots of Outlook 2007 users on various forums.
If you are one of them and still did not find a way to fix Outlook 2007 PST file! Then you are at right place, leave all your worries aside as in this informative article you will get an appropriate solution for your PST file corruption problem. First let’s have a look on a few most common reasons, due to which your PST file might get damaged or corrupt.
Prominent factors which are responsible for PST file corruption are:
- If you stored data on PST file beyond its storage limit, then there is a high chance of PST file corruption.
- Sudden system termination, when PST file is open or in use is the most common reason behind PST file corruption.
- Sharing or sending of PST files between multiple networks or unsecured network, can also be another reason for PST file corruption.
- Spyware or malware attack on system hard drive where PST was stored, will corrupt the PST file and make it inaccessible.
- Operating system failure, Outlook up-gradation, file system corruption due to OS reinstallation, server crash, hardware crash and Outlook malfunction also cause PST file corruption.
MS Outlook 2007 has provided an Inbuilt tool called as Inbox Repair or Scanpst.exe to deal with PST corruption problems. This inbuilt tool corrects the internal structure of the corrupt PST file and fixes it. But, this repair tool has a very low success rate and sometimes trying to repair the PST file using this tool leads to further PST file corruption. Even this tool doesn’t repair PST file whose size is more than 2GB. In such case, the Microsoft PST File Repair tool comes to the scene. Using this application, it is very easy to repair Outlook 2007 PST file in a less interval of time. It is the best tool for fixing Outlook 2007 PST file issues. With this toolkit, a user can repair corrupt Outlook PST files on Outlook 2010, as well as various versions of Outlook such as Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016.
Microsoft PST File Repair is an amazing software to repair corrupted PST file. This program thoroughly scans the severely corrupted PST file and recovers all the items such as emails, contacts, journals, attachments, to-do list, notes, calendar items, sent items, personal folders and many more. With this repair program, you can even recover lost emails when outlook freezes.
- It is advised to close the Microsoft Outlook before executing a repair operation.
- Check out the free disk space before downloading licensed version of the software.
- Repair option is disabled in the trial version, to enable this option you have to choose the licensed version of this tool.
Simple steps to repair Outlook 2007 PST file:
1: Download and install the Microsoft PST File Repair program on your PC. After launching the program, you will get a welcome window as shown in Figure 1. Select the path of a PST file where it is stored on the hard drive by using the "Browse" button. If you are not sure about the location of PST file, search for it using the "Find" option.
Figure 1: Welcome Window
2: You will be opted to select the preferred scan method between "Normal Scan" and "Smart scan" for repairing Outlook 2007 PST file. Select the required scan method based on the severity of corruption. If the PST file is severely corrupted then go for "Smart scan" as it does not work with "Normal Scan" as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Scan Method
3: Upon selecting the desired scan method, set the destination path and click on "Repair" button to initiate the repairing process. Once the repair process is finished, you will get a list of recovered items in the Outlook styled browser as shown in Figure 3. Evaluate the chances of recovery using the preview option. If you are satisfied with the results purchase the software to save repaired PST file.
Figure 3: Repaired PST Data