Microsoft Outlook is a great provider E-mail that serves so many people around the world in on a daily basis. And if you are an Outlook user for a long time, then you must have encountered or you may encounter the error "xxx.pst is not a personal file folder". Basically this error means that the PST file is corrupted and rendered inaccessible and that all the data stored in the Outlook PST file is also inaccessible.
Reasons for this error in the PST file
There are many reasons that can infect the PST file. Here are the following reasons:
- Virus or malware invasion
- Incorrect system file
- Stopping the power
- Abnormal termination of the Outlook application
- Poor network connection
How to recover the data from the corrupted PST file?
If corruption is secondary, then it is easy to retrieve the PST file with the help of the inbox repair tool, but if corruption is serious or the PST file is very worn then it is almost done impossibility to do without it aid a third-party outlook PST repair tool. It is better to start restoring manually.
To repair the PST file from the inbox repair tool, follow these steps carefully:
- Go to the Outlook installation folder
- Look for the scanpst application
- Run the scanpst utility
- Navigate to the corrupted PST file
- Click repair
- Restart the system
Check the PST file to see if it still exists error, if this is the case, it is recommended that you use an Outlook PST Repair Tool. With the help of the PST Repair Tool, it is easy to recover a corrupted Outlook PST data file. Allows the user to transfer the PST file data to a different one file formats, including PST, to gain access to the PST file data again. This tool supports the entire version of Microsoft Outlook and is only available for operating system Windows.
Steps to repair the PST file from the PST Repair Tool
- Download the PST Repair Tool from the official DataRecovo website
- Install and run the tool
- Click to select and navigate to the corrupted Outlook data file
- Click Save, and then you are prompted to select the path and format you want to save
- Select the desired location and file format to which you want to save the file
- Click Save to save the data