Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PST repair tool for corrupt Outlook PST file

Abnormal behavior of Outlook can occur due to many reasons and Outlook stops responding. Also overall data of Outlook becomes totally inaccessible. Behind such problematic behavior of Outlook, number of factors are responsible. Some of these factors include file conflicts and corruption of PST file. Outlook shows corruption due to many reasons, such as unexpected system shutdown, malicious virus, operating system crash, and more. Well, file conflicts can be solved by taking appropriate inbuilt measures. Additionally, corruption of Outlook PST file can also be solved by an inbuilt Inbox repair tool. A third party PST repair software can also be used to handle severe corruption.

Consider a real case. Suppose, you make an attempt to open a Microsoft Outlook 2007. While opening Outlook, you receive the following error message on the screen that utters:

"A recently installed program may cause Microsoft Office or other e-mail-enabled programs to function improperly. Outlook can resolve this conflict without affecting the program that originally caused the problem. Do you want Outlook to resolve this problem?"

Once you get the above error message, data of Outlook cannot be accessed.


Above erroneous situation occurs if there is a file problem with the MAPI core files. Problematic file is the Mapi32.dll file. Other reason might be the corrupt Outlook PST file.


For troubleshooting above error message, and to access data of Outlook. You have to rename the Mapi32.dll file. After renaming the file, start the Fixmapi.exe program:

1. Select Start >> Search >> All files and folders.
2. Enter mapi32.dll in the All or part of the file name box, and then select Search.
3. After completing the search process, do a right click on the Mapi32.dll file, and then select Rename.
4. Enter Mapi32.old, and then select ENTER.
5. Select Start a new search, and then select All files and folders.
6. Enter fixmapi.exe in the All or part of the file name box, and then select Search.
7. After completion of search, do a click twice on Fixmapi.exe to start the repair process.
8. Follow the instructions and complete the repair process.

However, if the problem still persists, even after performing above steps, then it means that PST file is corrupt. To repair PST file, you can use an inbuilt Inbox repair tool. If no proper results get found, then it is better to go for a third party PST repair software. Such tools enable you to perform PST repair and recover all the corrupt data of Outlook easily in its original form.

1 comment:

  1. Well scanpst.exe is not always a relaible pst repair tool because sometimes pst problem is very severe so then we have to use a best 3rd party pst repair tool which are very efficient and fast as compared to scanpst.Anyway, u post very well.I really liked it.