Tuesday, October 13, 2009

how to repair microsoft outlook pst file errors

With the corrupt outlook data file (PST File) the following things can happen.
  • Cant open outlook
  • Can open outlook, but cant open saved mails
  • Cant open contacts
  • Cant open calender
Your outlook data file can be corrupt in several ways
  • Sudden power off while using outlook
  • Restart system (reset) while using outlook
The best way to repair damaged PST file is running scanpst.exe utility, the location of scanpst.exe utility is depending the product you using. (office 2003 or office 2007)
  • For office 2003 you can find scanpst.exe in C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
  • For office 2007 you can find scanpst.exe in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
Note - in here C: mentioned as your windows installation drive

To start repair process double click scanpst.exe to open"inbox repair tool" click browse button and locate PST file for repair process. after specify PST file click start to begin repair process.
  • Default outlook 2003 PST file location is C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Default outlook 2007 PST file location is C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

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