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How Can I Repair Corrupted PST File?

If you are a regular user of Microsoft Outlook Application, then probably one day you may come across corrupted PST file. When it happens, Outlook may not respond and refuses to open emails, contacts, journals and other attributes of Outlook from the PST file. You may get the PST error message like “Outlook PST cannot open – 0x8004011”. It means the PST file is corrupted and it needs to be repaired, to get back your emails and other lost information from your Outlook. If you are the one thinking on how to fix PST file, then continue reading this article.

The first choice to fix corrupted PST file is inbox repair tool, which comes freely with the Microsoft Outlook application. It is also known as Scanpst.exe tool, which is usually capable to fix the PST file errors. Actually what it will do is basically it repairs damaged PST header and removes the other file which are not recognized by this tool. To use this tool, click on the start button and do the usual Windows search for the scanpst.exe tool. To repair PST file, first start the tool, browse the PST file which you are looking to repair and attempt for a quick fix.

As you know this inbuilt inbox repair tool works only in the case of file header corruption, while in other situations it cannot fix your corrupted PST file. It is also risky to use this tool as it will delete the files if they are not recognized by it. Therefore, if the information contained in the corrupted PST file is very important for you, it is highly recommended to make use of third party damaged file repair tool like Outlook PST repair software. It is a safe and secure way to get back all information from the damaged PST file.

You need to make use of this software when the PST file is exceeded its size limit and it become inaccessible to the user. You see the PST file size in Outlook 2002 is 2GB, and Outlook 2003 and 2007 has 20 GB size limit. Once you exceeded this limit, the entire file will get corrupt and you cannot access emails from it. When it happens to you, inbox repair tool cannot fix the problem and you need to get the help of third party file repair software. It can repair corrupted PST file in almost all the scenarios like virus attack, power failure, abrupt termination of Outlook, etc.

Not only the software for PST file repair is available but you can also get tools, to fix corrupted video files like AVI. AVI is a most popular video file format, many times you may get error message while opening it. You may become unable to play the AVI video file, if it is corrupted due to sudden shutdown of your system, software malfunction, virus infection or any other logical errors. But the corrupted file repair software is capable to fix AVI video file errors and get it back in the original state.

Corrupted file repair software is very easy to use so that the non-technical background person can also operate this tool. It is compatible with Windows file systems like FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS 5, etc. You can download trial version of this software from the company website, to check the probability of file repair before purchasing the license key of the software.