Windows Vista provides 64-bit processor support in all available editions except for Windows Vista Starter. The 64-editions of Windows Vista are installed to gain high-performance and reliability on a computer running with a 64-bit processor. However, it is highly recommended to backup all the important data, emails and files before installing any Windows Vista 64-bit edition. This ensures prevention against any post-crash consequences and data loss. The same goes with Outlook data that is stored in a local file called PST. The PST can get corrupt after you install the 64-bit edition of Windows Vista. If this occurs, you should immediately restore the lost emails from the previous backup. For any reason, if a valid backup is not available, you should use a suitable PST Repair Tool.For example, suppose you install a Windows Vista 64-bit edition on your computer that runs Microsoft Outlook with a PST as its default mail delivery location. The next time, when you try to open your PST, you fail with an error similar to below:
“FileName.pst file could not be opened.”
Following are the possible cases that can cause this issue:
You are trying to open directly without the aid of Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook is not correctly configured
PST is corrupted. This can occur due to certain incompatibility or interruption issues.
You should find out the root cause and apply these fixes:
You cannot open the PST simply by double-clicking the file. You should open in Outlook as File → Open Outlook Data File.
You should make sure Outlook is correctly configured in your newly installed system
You need to repair the corrupted PST by running Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe). It is a hidden file. So, make sure you enable the view for hidden files and folders.
The Scanpst.exe tool works with limited capabilities to repair the corrupted PST and thus, the file may remain corrupted. In such situations, you should either replace the file by a worth backup or use a PST Repair utility that could efficiently repair the corrupted Outlook data file. PST Repair Tool are scanning-based products with high competency to result repair safely and easily.
Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is an advanced PST Recovery that repairs a damaged PST created with Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000. The safe PST Repair utility uses high-end scanning algorithms while maintaining data intact. The tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000. The software provides a graphically rich interface that resembles that of MS Outlook.