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Repair Outlook Archive PST File Using Advanced PST Repair Tool

MS Outlook is an popular email client application mainly used for sending and receiving emails . Outlook stores its important files like emails , contacts , calendars , events , journals , appointments etc at a storage place known as PST (Personal Storage Table). As the number of mails and other data go on increasing so the file size also go on increasing and as the PST reached the maximum size limit then the file gets damaged . To overcome this problem archiving concept is used .

MS Outlook is equipped with a feature known as archive . This feature help to divide emails based on category . Just like any other items, files present in archive are accessible through MS Outlook . The main benefits of using this feature is that it reduces the burden on the PST file to a large extent . Archive PST corruption is very common when archive file gets corrupt and display various error messages like “Can't start Outlook”, “Invalid Xml”, can't open Outlook window , the file is unable to load or the file [path]\archive.pst has reached its maximum size which indicates the corruption of archive PST file

Reasons for corruption of Archive PST File :-

  • Application malfunction: Sometimes MS Outlook crash due to so many unknown reasons and which leads to corruption of Archive PST File .
  • Software Up-gradation:Upgrading MS Outlook from older to newer version can also damage Archive PST File
  • Malware Attack: Virus or malware infection on storage drive can badly damage Archive PST file
  • Sharing of files over network: Sharing of PST files over network can cause damage to Archive PST file
  • Sudden Power Failure: Sudden power failure while accessing PST file also results in damage of Archive PST file


Manual Method to fix Archive PST File

Inbox Repair tool or scanpst.exe tool can be used to fix archive PST file. This tool is automatically installed with the installation of MS Outlook application . First of all open Windows Explorer and browse for the folder where MS Outlook is installed . The default location is “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office XX”where XX stands for office version number . Double click on “scanpst.exe”, and click on scanpst.exe , then click on browser button and select your damaged archive PST file and then click on start and then click on repair button .

However,sometimes scanpst.exe fails to repair archive PST file . In that situation you need to repair severely corrupted pst file using a third party tool known as PST Repair Tool.

Features of PST Repair Tool :-

  1. Repairs Damaged PST File
  2. Recovers lost emails, attachments , contacts , calendars etc
  3. Saves Emails in different formats like EML , HTML , PDF , MSG and RTF
  4. Repairs large PST files
  5. Recovers from Encrypted PST
  6. Provides option to search PST file
  7. Compatible with all the versions of Outlook application

PST Repair Tool supports OS like windows 8 , 7, Vista , 2003 , XP etc.and provisdes highly interactive interface