Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How to Recover from an Outlook crash

What is the worst calamity that can befall a human hailing from the digital era? The answer is easy to guess you may lose your smartphone where you have stored all important contacts and other valuable data. Well, this can be an absolute nightmare, to say the least! But there is hardly anything you can do about it. The changes of recovering a lost phone are really slim. But there is another catastrophe that can strike as fast, leaving you like a radarless ship. And this always seems to happen when you are desperately trying to answer tones of high priority messages. Just when you are in the thick of action and typing away furiously, the Outlook PST file gets corrupted. And the outcome? Access denied to your e-mail account. Nothing can be worse than this you are suddenly marooned, cut off from all your e-contacts and unable to access vital information. But unlike that lost cell phone, you can opt for corrective measures to get your MS Outlook account functioning again.

The easiest option is to use the ‘Inbox Repair Tool’. This cool application from the stable of Microsoft works by repairing the header of the PST file and deleting anything from the file that it does not recognize or understand. All versions of Windows OS come with this tool and there should be no compatibility problem. If you are using office 2007, it can be found in the following directory: C:\Program File\Microsoft Office\ Office12. In case you cannot locate it in the directory mentioned, go to the ‘Start’ menu and perform a normal Windows search for the executable file, scanpst.exe. Next, you have to browse and choose the corrupted PST file.
After selecting the file, click on ‘Start’. The Inbox Repair Tool will now begin to work and within a few minutes, it will show up a list of errors. Now, click the ‘Repair’ button at the bottom of the Inbox Repair Tool to rectify the PST file. In case you are not aware, let us tell you that the PST files to shrink its size. To download the PST crop tool, point the browser to the Microsoft website at and search for ‘Exchange 2000 Tool: PST2GB’. You will be immediately led to the page where this tool can be downloaded for free.
However, you must be cautious while using this file. In order to keep the PST file below the stipulated size of 2 GB, the tool will actually delete some of the extra elements such as old e-mail messages. So, you must ensure that the items that get deleted are not of crucial importance. Once this is accomplished, your Outlook will be back on track and you can continue to send\receive e-mail messages as though nothing ever went wrong with the programme. In case the problem persists, you can take recourse to myriad Outlook recovery programmes, created by outside vendors. Zone such programme is available at\repair_outlook.html. This application will help you create a new PST file; after that, you can try and copy the data from the corrupted file. Best of luck.



Alex said...

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