PST (Personal Storage Table) file is used as a local storage file for every Outlook user to store their emails and other Outlook data. Some organizations may dictate a policy that all corporate information and emails should be stored centrally for PST backup and archiving. If emails are stored locally on their system it may be hard for them to manage the information centrally. The disadvantage with PST is that it may lead to the corruption of the PST file when shared over network. When a file is shared over a network, many are able to access and make changes to the file at the same time which might lead to corruption.
As soon as you recognize that Outlook is performing slowly and unable to access the data inside the PST file, use the inbox repair tool which is inbuilt in Outlook. This tool helps to repair the corrupt PST file when the corruption exist in header only. This tool starts from the header and will try to repair the corrupt data inside the PST file. Since scanpst is not a professional tool, so it cannot recover severely corrupted files. When it is not able to read the data inside the PST file, using this tool leads to further corruption of the PST file rather than repair. So, this situation depends on the software that is more advanced than it.
The other common scenarios for the corruption of the PST file are oversized PST file e.g., PST file gets corrupt when it exceeds beyond 2 GB in Outlook 2000, interruption when transferring files due to power outage problems, bad HD sectors, improper existing of Outlook, etc.
To avoid from these problems organize the emails efficiently by creating separate folders and storing them according to the category. Clean up all the emails by creating a backup for the important data and delete the unwanted emails periodically. As the messages are stored twice in the PST file in RTF and plain text format and it consumes about two to three times of the disk space. It is always necessary to delete the emails that are not used further. Creating a backup is precautionary measure to restore the data back in case of corruption or data loss.
Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate software helps you to backup and restore all Outlook emails along with all the other attributes of Outlook. It can be used to repair and recover your emails, contacts, calendars, events etc., from PST files created on various versions of outlook like 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. This software is especially designed to create complete backup archive of all Outlook items. It can restore complete e-mail client when Outlook refuses to load. Powerful features of this software such as handy interface, strong security, splitting up of backup archive, internal scheduler and compatibility makes it a complete solution for all your Outlook PST backup requirements. This software also supports migration of Outlook data and settings from older version to the newer versions. Just download and install the trial version of the software to preview the recovered Outlook data where you can estimate the chances of recovery. Activate the full version when you are fulfilled with the obtained results.