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How to fix PST corruption in different versions of MS Outlook using advanced PST Repair software

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How to fix PST corruption in different versions of MS Outlook using advanced PST Repair software


Outlook PST files are the local repositories containing vital business data, such as messages, contacts, calendar appointments, and journals. They are employed to offload data from the email server and are stored on individual user's workstation. As the PST files are used for local storage of critical email data, a number of problems are associated with their effective management and operation. There are high risks that the PST file may get corrupt due to various system glitches, such as hard drive failure, software errors, operating system bugs, etc. Let us examine various PST corruption scenarios in different versions of MS Outlook.

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MS Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 further simplified the learning experience for users by providing a better way to manage emails, tasks, and appointments. Like earlier versions, Outlook 2013 also saves the Outlook data (.pst) file on your computer.
Outlook 2013 users also find themselves in situations wherein their Outlook data file fails to open or the application crashes throwing various errors:


The following errors are prominently seen with Outlook 2013:

  • xxxx.pst can not be accessed - 0x80040116.
  • File xxxx.pst could not be accessed. Data error. Cyclic redundancy check.
  • Microsoft Outlook has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


MS Outlook 2010

Outlook 2010 users further experienced more problems while trying to send emails, sync multiple calendars, view attachments of a specific type, and the like.


Major Outlook 2010 errors:

  • 'This data file has not been configured'
  • 'This application has failed to start because MSMAPI32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem'


MS Outlook 2007

MS Outlook 2007 introduced a lot of performance and stability improvements, still there are issues that could make your PST file corrupt. This can be either due to an abnormal termination of the application causing corruption in your mail folders or a lost disk write rendering the PST file completely inaccessible.


Major Outlook 2007 errors:

  • 'An unexpected error prevented access to this file. Use a disk error checking program to check the disk, and then try using the Microsoft Outlook 2007 Inbox Repair Tool again.'
  • '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.'


MS Outlook 2003


Major Outlook 2007 errors:

  • '.pst is not compatible with this version of the Personal Folders'
  • 'Unable to display the folder. The file c:\documents and settings\...\Outlook\Outlook.pst could not be accessed. Data error (cyclic redundancy check).'


However, with the help of Stellar Phoenix PST Repair software you can repair corrupt PST files and recover your precious mail objects back. The software incorporates powerful techniques to repair even the severely damaged PST file and recover the custom as well as user created mailboxes in an easily importable new PST file. The software enables you to safely repair the corrupt Outlook data (PST) file and recover all lost contacts, messages, attachments, and other precious mail items. It also works on encrypted PST files and allows you to extract your mail objects selectively.


You need to follow the below series of steps for fixing corruption in your PST file using Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair:


  • Start Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair. The main interface of the software appears as shown below. Click 'Select Outlook File' to select the desired PST file for repair or choose 'Find Outlook File' to search for Outlook PST files in your local drives.


Start Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair


  • If you select 'Find Outlook File', the 'Find PST File' dialog is displayed. Specify the drive to be scanned for PST files and the file type, i.e. '.PST'. If you need to check in subfolders, select the 'Search Subfolders' check box. Click on 'Start' button to begin the search process. The software lists all PST files found in the selected drive under 'Search Results'. Select the desired file and click 'OK'.


Find Outlook File


  • Scanning Process.


Scanning Process


  • After completion of the scan process, a dialog box appears as shown below. The software lists all recoverable objects in a tree in the left pane. Select a mail folder and then the desired email to preview its contents in the bottom-right pane.


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  • Click 'Save Recovered File' button on the tool bar and specify the destination path to save the recovered


Save Recovered File

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