PST files are what Outlook uses to store the data that you enter in it. Each such file would hold all the data pertaining to the respective folder in the email application. This includes the emails, calendar and journal entries, appointments, reminders, contacts, notes, and other such stuff. The format itself is considered one of the safest ways to archive personal data, but issues like corruption, virus infection, and lack of space have been known to cause data loss.
There are many reasons other than this, such as improper shutdowns, power surges, etc., which can cause the same result. If you ever find yourself on the wrong side of such a situation, which is in it, then you will need capable tools to fix the problem.
Maybe you deleted an Outlook folder by mistake, which had many important contacts, mail, etc. But as long as the data is still backed up in a PST file, you can still use the Scanpst repair tool to get them back. This comes with Outlook and can perform basic recovery as long as the PST file is whole.
Make sure that it is under 2 GB in size, which, if it isn’t, might be the reason for the issue you are facing. Make a copy of the file elsewhere, and start the recovery by specifying the location of the damaged file. So if this does not work out, you will still have the backup that you can try and repair using other methods.
How to fix Outlook PST issues using third party tools
There are plenty of third party tools, which provide more comprehensive repair functionality than the native Scanpst. These can fix worse errors, though there is no guarantee they absolutely will. So before the file is processed, make a backup of it so you will be no worse off than when you started.
Most tools, after they recover the contents of a file, store this in a new PST file, which can be imported to Outlook. Some even offer the option to compact or split the repaired PST file before saving it, which is most useful if what caused the original issue was the backup getting to large in size. You can usually get back the deleted items from the inbox as well, and also that from the Deleted Items folder.
This is how to fix Outlook PST file errors, which can block access to the application and disrupt your work. Call our tech support team for more help.