PST files are the Personal Storage Files created by Microsoft Outlook to save all its email communication data. Other than email messages, tasks, calendar appointments, contacts, and notes are stored in a same PST file. The maximum size allowed for a PST file is 2GB. However, PST files can be corrupted or damaged like other MS Office files. When a PST file is damaged or corrupted, an error message is shown while the user trying to open it though Outlook. This situation makes all the important data stored in that PST file inaccessible. If a PST file is damaged due to any reason, we need to repair damaged PST files with Inbox Repair Tool. Suppose the reason of PST file corruption is the size of PST file and it cannot be repaired by Inbox Repair Tool, then we have to repair an oversized PST file with the help of third party tool. In this case you need to choose a best third party PST repair tool that works better than Inbox Repair Tool for Outlook. Some common causes of PST file corruption are discussed below:
Few common causes for PST file corruption:
- Oversized PST file: When a PST file usage crosses more than 2GB in size, then there may be chance to PST file become corrupted. As a result, the data stored on that particular PST file becomes inaccessible.
- Sharing of PST file over a network: PST files can also be damaged while sharing them across a network due to any modification or accidental deletion of PST file content.
- PST file header corruption: Header of PST file can be corrupted due to various reasons like virus attack and inappropriate system shutdown, which in turn leads to corruption of a PST file. PST file header can also be corrupted due to terminating the Microsoft Outlook abruptly.
- Error encountered during PST file compaction: Even the PST file may become corrupt due to encountering of an error while PST file compaction process. This situation will lead to loss of important emails and other PST file components.
If some of your PST file contents are inaccessible due to any of the above reasons, then you can repair those corrupted PST files by using Repair PST software. The main advantage of using this software is that, it never modifies the corrupted PST file while repairing it as well as it keeps the PST file safe from any virus attack. This software restores contacts, email messages, folders, RSS feeds, tasks, appointments, journals etc from corrupted Outlook PST files. It repairs Corrupted PST files those are generated on various Outlook versions like Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. Even you can download trial version of this software before to purchase the full version. The trial version will help you to preview the recovered data before saving and let you examine the software performance and efficiency. Upon satisfying by the demo version, you can buy the complete version Repair PST software.