Microsoft Outlook is an email client used by various organizations for efficient and effective email communications over the network. As emails and other attributes related to Outlook get stored in PST files, it is important to protect this file. This file might get corrupt when it exceeds the standard limit of 2GB. Most users keep on saving data and contents on the PST file without considering its limitations. This leads to creation of oversized PST files. Some Outlook versions may crash once the PST file exceeds the 2GB file limit. This mostly happens with Outlook version 2002.In some cases, trying to open an oversized PST file, may cause the file to freeze.
Since a PST files stores all attributes of Outlook i.e. calendars, contacts, tasks, RSS feeds, notes etc., damage to PST file due to oversize can lead to loss of all of these data. To deal with such issues, you need a PST repair tool. This tool has powerful inbuilt algorithms to repair Outlook archive pst files. Once fixed, you can get back all your important data stored in the file.
If the size of the PST file exceeds normal limit then the error messages that flash on the screen are:
- The file xxxx.pst has reached its maximum size. To reduce the amount of data in this file select some items that you no longer need, then permanently (Shift + Del) delete them.
- The file could not be added to the folder. The action could not be completed.
These error messages show that the PST file has exceeded the normal limit and has gone corrupt. To repair oversized PST files, Microsoft Outlook provides an in-built inbox repair tool commonly known as scanpst.exe. This tool is not a comprehensive repair tool. If the corruption happens to be severe, this tool may fail to fix the file. In such cases, you need an effective third party application. This PST repair utility is built with such powerful algorithms, that it can even repair files that have been severely corrupted. The “Smart Scan” feature of this tool efficiently fixes PST files that can’t be recognized by Outlook scanpst.exe tool. So advanced are its features, that it can even fix PST files with CRC errors.
This utility helps you recover email messages emptied from deleted items folder or deleted from any other Outlook folder. This tool can also be used to repair password protected PST files or PST files encrypted using best encryption technology. As the repaired file is in Outlook version 2003-2010 format, importing the fixed file becomes very easy. This tool has several user-friendly features. For instance, a user can use the automatic feature of this tool to locate the PST file. This application can fix pst Outlook 2010 which shows abnormal behavior due to corruption.
Step 1: First install and launch PST repair program in your system and choose on “Open PST File” or “Find PST File” or “Select Outlook Profile” based on your requirement.
Step 2: Click “Browse” option to locate and add the PST file that needs to be repaired. After this, click on “Next”.
Step 3: Click on either “Normal Scan” or “Smart Scan” option to fix corrupt PST files. Proceed further and initiate the repair process.
Step 4: Once the repairing process is completed you can preview the repaired file.