Microsoft Outlook is the personal information manager which has been developed by Microsoft. It allows you to email, manage contacts, schedule calendar, tasks, etc. It is a part of Microsoft Suite 2010 and commonly used in the workplace. MS Office Outlook 2010 is more effective as compared to its older version like 2003, 2007. It includes various new features which help you to stay connected with the people and better manage your time and information. A PST (Personal Storage Table) is an open proprietary file format which is used to store copies of messages, and other attributes like contacts, calendars, tasks, appointments, etc. in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
In some situations, your Outlook PST file may get corrupted or damaged and refuse to open to access emails or other Outlook attributes due to Outlook errors or some other reasons. In such case, you can use the inbuilt tool which comes with Microsoft Outlook known as Inbox Repair Tool i.e Scanpst.exe. This tool can fix Outlook PST file up to a certain extent. But if the severity is more then this tool fails to repair those corrupted PST files. At such particular time, you need to use any effective third-party tool like Microsoft PST Repair Tool to perform email recovery as well as any Outlook folder recovery from your Outlook 2010 PST file.
Reasons behind Outlook 2010 PST File Corruption:
Besides these, there are some other reasons on account of which PST file gets corrupted. But if you take the help of Microsoft PST Repair Tool then you can easily repair MS Outlook PST file with great ease.
Features of Microsoft PST Repair Tool:
Steps to Repair Outlook 2010 PST File:
1: Download and install the Microsoft PST Repair Tool on your system. Select the PST file to be repaired. The main screen after running the software will appear to you as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Welcome Window
2: Select the scan type, either "Smart scan" or "Normal Scan" and click on "Repair" as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Scan Method
3: Once the repairing process is over, you can preview the files as shown in Figure 3. Save the files in a particular location on the system.
Figure 3: Repaired PST Data