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Various Tips to Split Large PST File

12 Feb

Despite the popularity of MS Outlook for sending/receiving emails, maintaining contacts, notes, etc, people are unaware of the fact that their entire Outlook data is saved on a single PST (Personal Storage Table) file. PST file is a personal storage folder file of Outlook saved on the local hard drive of your computer for storing various Outlook data. Since, with time, you store so much Outlook data on a single PST file that it becomes heavier and starts working improperly. Improper working of Outlook is not only frustrating, but if not rectified on time can create devastating situations of PST corruption. Therefore, there are some tips by which you can trim the size of your PST file, and one of the best tips out of them is, to split PST file into comparatively smaller PSTs. Continue reading


Discussing Repair Mechanism of ‘ScanPST’ and Issues causing Data Loss in MS Outlook

25 Jan

PST corruption is kind of a challenge for those whose mailboxes are always found bloating with messages. Oversizing of Outlook data files had a raised a few concerns in the past. With the support for UNICODE formatted PSTs in MS Outlook 2003, the problem seems to have disappeared permanently. However, there are other issues that may cause damage to your personal folders file, including disgraceful system shutdowns, abrupt termination of Outlook, application errors, and the like. To correct errors in Outlook PST, Microsoft has provided users with an inbuilt utility ‘Scanpst.exe’ or  Inbox Repair tool. Continue reading

Tips to Fix or Repair Damaged PST File in Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, and 2000

6 Jan

In today’s fast paced world, it is quite risky to lose anything important. Let’s talk about MS-Outlook, it uses the PST files to store important data. Important data can be your e-mails, contacts, attachments, appointments, To-do, calendar-entries etc. Therefore, it is quite tough to handle PST file related problems. In most of the cases, PST file gets corrupt and puts you in difficult situations. Corruption occurs due to many reasons that are discussed below. MS-Outlook provides an inbuilt Inbox Repair tool (also known as SCANPST tool) that resolves PST corruption problems. But, sometimes it fails to resolve problem and you become little-bit frustrated. However, to overcome such type of unavoidable cases you need to opt for a third party Outlook PST Repair tool that repairs corrupt Outlook PST files. Continue reading

Tips to Permanently Fix the Outlook OST File

18 Oct

One of the best utilities of MS Outlook which make it an excellent email client is its support for working offline. What make your Outlook mailbox and various Outlook items available even you are offline are OST files. OST stands for Offline Storage Table files. These files are stored on your computer in a different folder and are available even when the network is down or you are not connected to the server or you are offline. Thus, you can make all the changes which you want even when you are offline on your OST files and these changes will be synchronized when Outlook gets connected with the server. Continue reading

Tips to Recover Corrupt Outlook PST File

30 Sep

An Outlook PST file is prone to corruption due to many reasons, such as oversize of PST file, sudden system shutdown, abrupt exit from Outlook, and other hardware and software issues. Since the corruption of PST file halts the entire working of Outlook, thus at this situation opting for reliable methods to rectify the issue and recover Outlook data becomes an essential task. These methods may range from inbuilt PST repair tool, changing some Outlook settings, to, repair Outlook data file (.pst file) by using a third-party PST recovery tool. Some of the most efficient tips to recover corrupt or inaccessible Outlook PST file are: Continue reading

Tips to Fix “Errors have been detected in the File Outlook.ost” Error of Outlook OST File

29 Sep

Almost all Outlook users have heard about Outlook OST (Offline Storage Table) files and most of them must have used them also. OST files basically enable Outlook users to work offline. The changes, which an Outlook user makes while he/she is offline are stored in his/her OST file and are synchronized with MS Outlook when connected to the Exchange Server. However, there are times when OST file gets corrupt and starts rendering error message, when it tries to sync changes to the Exchange Server. Though Microsoft Outlook has inbuilt utility named Inbox Repair tool (scnost.exe) to repair corruption in OST file. However, if the corruption is severe then this utility too becomes unable to do the needful. In that case using third-party OST to PST converter tool is advisable. Continue reading