Repair Errors in Outlook PST Files

Microsoft developed a multi-function utility called Microsoft Outlook to manage personal and business emails. Microsoft Outlook provides organizing and managing emails, notes, calendar entries, tasks and more along with instant messaging. Emails from multiple accounts, tasks, journals, to-do lists and every activity can be synced with Outlook. Since its first release with Microsoft Office 97, the MS Outlook has seen many changes and added features, with different versions.

Introduction to Microsoft Office Outlook:

Apart from E-mail managing software, Outlook included features like to-do lists, calendar entries, maintain contacts, tracking all tasks, setting reminders and creating notes. Combination of all these features made the later versions of Microsoft Outlook even more powerful and capable. Outlook contains large volume of important data- business and personal. Managing the data can be quite hectic sometimes. If, at worst, the data is lost or corrupted, it is a nightmare!

Thankfully there are ways to maintain Outlook files securely and also, there are easy ways to fix most of its errors. One can deal with all kinds of errors without professional help with a reliable repair tool.

When you run Microsoft Office Outlook on your computer you might be experiencing trouble while accessing a PST file. This could be because the PST that is being accessed is corrupt or broken. When this happens you will be viewing various kinds of error notes that may sometimes not be understandable to you. Here some of the most common Outlook PST errors have been listed out along with their probable explanation for their occurrence.

List of most widespread error notes and its explanations:

  • “The file xxx.pst is not a personal folder file” – You will see this error note while trying to open a damaged or broken Outlook Personal folders (.pst)
  • “Microsoft Office Outlook has detected a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience” – When the Microsoft Outlook program bumps into unexpected errors, it will flash this error note before exiting. The causes for this error could be many such as PST file corruption, insufficient system specifications, bugs in Outlook, defective program, etc.
  • “The Inbox Repair Tool does not recognize the xxx.pst file” – When you make use of Scanpst.exe tool to repair a corrupt PST and it not able to fix this error, the Inbox Repair Tool reports this issue
  • “Fata error 80040818” – When you make use of the Inbox Repair Tool to fix a large sized corrupt PST and the Scanpst.exe is not able to resolve it, this error note is flashed

General causes for Microsoft Outlook problems and their solutions:

Performance issues: The operating system containing Outlook application might not have the configuration to handle this version of Outlook resulting in performance issues like slow speed and unable to load

The Outlook data / files disappear all of a sudden: If there is any error in the PST and OST files due to any harm to them, all the data is in danger. Since MS Outlook stores all its data in a unique way, the data has to be located and backed up regularly in order to avoid such situations

Microsoft Outlook has reduced its performance: As a result of prolonged use of Outlook, the Outlook data has got too large and cumbersome. It is time to compact the PSTs using Data File Management option under File menu. The later versions of Outlook provide data file size up to 20 GB by default. But larger the file size, slower is its performance

PST or OST files corrupt or lost: PST files are the data files created by the user to store all the data and activities from Outlook. It is stored locally on the computer drive. OST files are offline storage files created by the Outlook as a backup and offline Outlook activity manager. Any harm to these files will result in data loss/ corruption

Other issues of Microsoft Outlook: blanks messages are received, outlook crashing, connection issues, issues in RSS feeds, search related issues and more

However in case of serious file damage, the Outlook files can only be repaired using an effective repair tool. Remo Repair PST is one of the highly recommended applications to recover and/or repair any lost and/or corrupt Outlook files.

Fix all the Outlook problems using Remo Repair PST:

Remo Repair PST is a multi-purpose tool which offers quick restore and repair facilities to its users. Its secure method of retrieving the Outlook data without any losses makes is a very reliable repair tool. Repair or recover all the Outlook files and view them for free. Once you’re sure about the data recovered. Purchase the full version to evaluate the save process. Learn how to repair a PST file with errors with the help of Remo Repair PST.