Microsoft Office Outlook is primarily widely used by many organizations and individuals for email communications. It is a powerful personal information manager that enables you to configure contacts, emails, notes, Tasks, calendar items, RSS feeds so on. PST and OST are the two types of database files in Outlook application. The major difference between PST and OST is, PST formally known as Personal Storage Table which needs internet connection to perform the task, whereas OST is an Offline Storage Table which utilizes Outlook even if there is no internet connection.
However, most of the Outlook users feel safe to Outlook.pst files instead of Outlook.ost file since, OST is a local copy of your exchange server and if there are any sort of issues in the exchange server there are chances that your whole OST file become corrupted also accidental deletion of Outlook account leads to inaccessible of OST file. Due to these limitations, users often feel much secure to use PST file. Even though, Outlook.pst file is a much secured file than OST file, there are certain limitations of the PST file.
- The maximum size limit of Outlook PST file is 50GB. Sometimes, the size of it increases without any notice above 50GB this result in corrupting the Outlook PST file.
- If a bad sector is presented in PST file area on your hard disk, may result in damaging your Microsoft Outlook PST file.
- Improper Outlook application terminations may result in corrupting the PST file.
- Some of the causes like hard drive failure, operating system crash, software upgrade may also corrupt your PST file.
Apart from above stated reasons there are various other situations which lead to corruption / damage of Outlook.pst file. Anyhow, if you are already facing such issues with Outlook database files then, there is nothing to worry! Because, there is an inbuilt inbox repair tool in MS Outlook called as “Scanpst.exe” which has capability of repairing and recovering minor corruption issues of your Outlook data files. But major problems cannot be fixed by using this “Scanpst.exe” utility. To solve major issues there is a wonderful tool known as “scanpst repair tool” which has ability to solve all the major problems in Outlook PST files.
Reasons to choose this tool:
This program is built with simple graphical user interface and easy to use application. It repairs the Outlook.pst file which weren’t repaired by Microsoft inbox repair tool, it is supported to fix, recover and solve Outlook data file corrupted / damaged file on different Microsoft Outlook version like Outlook-2003, Outlook-2000, Outlook-2007, Outlook-2010 and Outlook-2013. Scanpst repair tool repair password protected PST. It is read-only application which reads only from the original PST file and fixes the file by making a copy of the original file, without causing any further damage to the corrupted file.