Why Outlook PST gets corrupted

Outlook is a well-known and popular email client that stores its data files in Personal Storage Table on your system. The PST file can be easily located in Outlook folder. In case, some Outlook files get corrupted and deny to open. They need to be made accessible by their recovery.

Now, we need to find the reasons of corruption and then the solution to repair that file. Once the main cause of corruption has been caught then the solution will be applied accordingly.


Reasons of PST files corruption

There may be various reasons of Outlook PST corruption.

  • Hardware related issues – Any physical damage to the sector that contains PST file may cause Outlook PST file corruption.
  • Heavy size PST file – In earlier versions of Outlook, it is not possible to manage large size PST files so there may be chances of Outlook PST file corruption.
  • Virus issues – A virus issue may also corrupt Outlook PST file.
  • Power failure – While accessing PST file, if there is an issue of power failure then PST file can be damaged.
  • Sudden closing of Outlook – When Outlook suddenly terminates and have not closed properly. It may cause harm to Outlook PST files.
  • Installation and configuration issue – Sometimes, Outlook cannot be installed and configure properly, it may cause harm to Outlook PST file.

Solution to repair PST file

There are multiple ways by which we can repair Outlook PST file.

Manual method – There are many manual methods available for recovery of Outlook PST file. One of the methods is scanpst.exe tool, it is an inbuilt tool that can be used to repair corruptions in an Outlook PST file.

Manual method needs technical knowledge and if you miss any of the steps, the whole process seems to be irrelevant. Moreover, the process is lengthy and need to perform on various interfaces.

Third-party tool – Outlook PST Recovery

Outlook PST Recovery tool is the best solution to get recovery of corrupted PST files within few clicks. The utility allows fast and top quality conversion. You are free to export recovered PST file to EML/MBOX/MSG. You are free to recover both ANSI and UNICODE PST file. The software can easily work on all version of Outlook. A clear preview of all the data files can be shown easily.


Final words

I would like to recommend software approach to every needy user. Without any extra tool, the software provides you quality results within very less time with few efforts. For a large number of data files, software method is easily approached. The software is quite efficient for highly corrupt files. It is easy to use and relevant when compared to manual method.

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