PST corruption is the worst nightmare for any Outlook user. Outlook stores all its data - emails, contacts, calendars, notes, journals - in a file called as PST. If this crucial file falls prey to corruption, then you won't be able to access any data from your Outlook account. The reasons behind PST corruption are varied including abrupt system shutdown, power fluctuations, crossing 2GB size limit (OL 97-2002) and others. In all situations, you would be required to run the Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) to fix the corruption issue. There could be cases when this inbuilt utility would not come to your rescue and you have to rely on a clean and updated backup copy. However, if you do not even have a backup, you can still overcome the problem by opting for a Free Download PST repair software.
Consider a scenario, wherein, your Outlook is working absolutely fine, but you have to move your computer from one office to another. The next day when you open Microsoft Outlook (2003) to send few important e-mails to clients and colleagues, and you receive the following error message:
"Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window. The set folders could not be opened. The server is not available. Contact your administrator if this condition persists."
As a result of the above error message, you are restricted to perform any Outlook related tasks. This could cause a lot of inconvenience as you won't be able to work properly in absence of e-mails and other important information stored in your PST file.
The above error could surface in the following scenarios:
· If you deploy Outlook 2003 with the Custom Installation Wizard and specify a PST file in the Windows Installer transform (MST file) by using the Default Location for PST files path option. The issue occurs because you specify a file name instead of a folder path.
· Or if the PST file is damaged or corrupt
To resolve the issue, you can try the following steps:
· If it is a problem due to wrong specification of file name, then you must use the Custom Installation Wizard to edit the MST file.
· In order to repair PST file, you must run the Scanpst.exe. If this procedure doesn't help in resolving the problem, then you must consider using a third-party software.
Such PST repair tools repair corrupt PST files efficiently and employ improved scanning algorithms to extract data.
Stellar Outlook PST Repair is a user-friendly software which enables you to repair PST files in minimal time and via simple steps. Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000, this repair utility recovers and restores all PST file objects to a desired location.