Repair Corrupt PST File in Case of Outlook Upgradation
Upgradation is mainly done for better reliability, performance, and for additional features. MS-Outlook also permits you to upgrade from one version to another version. By performing upgradation, you are simply trying to use some new added and improved features. But at times, upgrading of Outlook from one version to another can cause problems. Numerous issues may arise after upgrading any Outlook version. One of the most common issue is the PST file corruption. For corrupt PST file, Microsoft has provided an inbuilt utility. But due to some limitations, this utility also might not work. So, the file remains damaged.
To illustrate above issue, let us consider a practical scenario. Suppose, you have decided to upgrade to Outlook 2007. After upgrading, when you start Outlook. You come across the below error message that appears to be like this:
“A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in progress.”
After some time, another error message gets received like this:
“Data file check complete.”
Error occurs every time when you make an attempt to open Outlook 2007 after upgrade.
Above problematic situation occurs when corruption ruins the Outlook PST data file.
To overcome the above issue, and to repair PST file. You are required to follow the below measures:
-Select Tools menu and click Options in Outlook 2007.
-Select the Mail Setup tab in the Options dialog box, and then select the Data Files button.
-Account settings window will list all Outlook data files. Note the location of the Outlook data file.
-Once you have this information, take a exit from the dialog box of Account Settings, and then quit the Outlook Options window.
Now, when you have the location of your Outlook PST file, you are required to check and repair the PST file. For this purpose, you can use an Scanpst.exe tool which is inbuilt in Outlook. But when the Outlook PST file is badly damaged, the tool might not work properly. In such situations, you can use a third-party Outlook repair tools that can employ effective scanning algorithms to repair the file.
Stellar PST Repair works an effective PST repair tool that can be used in almost every instance of corruption. The tool restores all the outlook objects emails, contacts, tasks, notes, calendar entries and journals in a new Outlook PST file and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, and NT4(SP6).