Damaged PST File Locks up Microsoft Outlook

Posted on Mar 28 2017 - 11:42pm by Techy Hints

Sometimes while modifying the Outlook profile or backing up Outlook PST (Personal Storage Table) file, Outlook may stop responding and you may encounter data inaccessibility issues. It makes all your important e-mails, contacts, notes, tasks and other personal data inaccessible and can cause data loss. In such situations, you should opt for PST Repair to resolve the problem.

When you try to open both Archive.pst and Outlook.pst file to backup Outlook PST file or modify Microsoft Outlook profile, the emails and other data in Outlook gets locked. When you click on any personal folder or emails, Outlook stops and you have to restart it.

To resolve such problems, Outlook has an in-built tool called scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool. When you apply this tool on your PST file, it completes successfully without giving any error as result. Another option that experts recommend is to rename the PST file or remove and recreate Outlook profile. This method also does not work.

At this point of time, you can not access any of your old emails from the PST file and when you try to import the PST file into Outlook, it gets crashed. Uninstalling and reinstalling Outlook may also not work.

Grounds of this issue

Such problems generally occur due to serious corruption to the PST file. In most of the cases, Inbox Repair Tool can not handle serious corruption and thus does not give any error and does not perform any repair.

The PST corruption may take place due to virus infection, application malfunction, file header corruption, improper system shutdown and other similar reasons. In such cases, you need to Repair PST file to gain access of your important business as well as personal data.


You can sort out this problem using third party Outlook PST Repair software. These software are specifically designed to systematically scan the damaged Outlook PST file in software related corruption scenarios. They can easily extract all your emails, notes, contacts, tasks, journal, calendar entries and other personal information.

These software do not require sound and prior technical skills to Repair PST file as they have simple, interactive and graphical user interface. With read-only and non-destructive conduct, these software perform safe and absolute recovery.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is an advanced tool to ensure safe and easy extraction of your personal data from PST file. It supports recovery from Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2003, XP(2002) and 2000. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, 2003, XP, 2000 and NT4 (SP6).

Source by Aaron Abbott

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