Plenty of people across the globe depend on Microsoft Outlook for managing emails, contacts, keeping notes, etc. Microsoft Outlook uses a single file known as PST, which can store all these information. This file resides in your C drive and stores all the emails that you manage, calendar items that you create, tasks which you schedule, contacts you save and notes that you keep. There are many versions of Outlook available, Outlook 2010 is one among them and is a recent version. If Outlook data file (PST file) gets damaged due to any unidentified scenarios, then you cannot able to access your profile. At that when you try to open the profile you might encounter error messages like
“.pst file is not a personal folder file”
File access is denied, you do not have permission to access this file”.
However, sometimes you will not receive error messages but when you open the Outlook 2010, it simply starts and close unexpectedly. All these are symptoms of PST file corruption. If your Outlook 2010 data file gets damaged, this in turn results in Inbox corruption. If you are really worried about how to fix PST file not opening error in Outlook 2010, then try running your Outlook 2010 in safe mode and understand the basic reason for the problem. Outlook 2010 uses Scanpst.exe utility, which scans and fixes your damaged PST file. But there is no guarantee that it completely repairs PST file. If that file gets severely damaged, then this Scanpst.exe will not repair. In such case, immediately go through Remo Repair Outlook (PST) tool.
The Outlook 2010 PST file gets damaged due to following scenarios:
- PST file header corruption: The file header stores info about the PST file like file size, file signature, compatibility, etc. The PST file very sensitive so, you should careful use it. Any damage to PST file header results in loss of Outlook 2010 data. It corrupts due to improper termination of Outlook 2010.
- Errors during compacting: There is need to compact if the PST file is of large size. Errors during the compacting process end up with PST file corruption. This ultimately results in loss of emails and other PST components.
- Antivirus scanning: In order to ensure safety of your system, you might use antivirus which scans both incoming and outgoing emails. It might interfere with the receiving and sending process lead to PST file corruption.
- Other scenarios like improper file transfer process, oversized PST file, Outlook 2010 crash, virus infection, etc. are responsible for PST file corruption.
This tool is suggested by global users, which uses tow different scanning methods like “Normal Scan” and “Smart Scan” to scan the PST file. In case if you do not know the PST file location, then it helps you to search with its “Find PST” option. It provides you free preview of PST file immediately after repair using the demo edition. Its high intuitive interface can provide complete onscreen instructions to repair PST file easily. It scans your damaged PST file, extracts the data and fixes the errors easily. In the whole process, it creates the new PST file and saves the file in it. Hence, original file becomes unaltered. This stand alone app can recover Outlook attributes along with inbox, sent items, contacts, calendar items, tasks, notes, etc. It is totally free from threats and infections to provide safe PST file repair process. Password protected and highly encrypted PST file can be repaired by this tool. By default it recovers deleted emails while fixing damaged PST file and includes them in new PST file. Even you can use this software on Outlook 2000, 2003 and 2007 and supports Windows computers.