MS Outlook stores all your email messages, contact information and other objects in a single file known as Personal Folders File (PST). This file is stored on your local hard disk and carries the name 'Outlook.pst'. As this PST file grows in size gradually, it becomes susceptible to corruption. Corruption takes place if the file exceeds a predefined size limit of 2 GB (For MS Outlook 2002). Other potential causes behind PST File corruption include, virus infection, application errors, hardware errors, etc. As a consequence, all your vital email messages, personal contacts, calendars, notes, and other items in the PST file would become inaccessible. To effectively overcome this problem, you need to repair outlook with reliable mechanism.
For instance, when you start MS Outlook and try to access a mailbox folder, you may receive any of the following errors on your screen:“OUTLOOK caused an invalid page fault in module Emalscan.dll at 0137:10004d3a”
“Fatal Exception 0E @ 0028:c165be8f vbx mcscan32”
At this stage, your MS Outlook application may crash unexpectedly.
The above errors occur if you use McAfee's Virus Scan and the 'Exchange Scan' add-in in MS Outlook is not working properly.
This would prevent you from accessing all vital information present in the Outlook personal folders file. In such circumstances, you may use an updated mail backup to restore all the lost or inaccessible data. However, if the backup is unavailable, you should try any of the following methods to resolve the problem:
- Try to disable the Microsoft Exchange Scan add-in. This can be done using the 'Add-in Manager' in 'Advanced Options'.
- Delete the following registry key:
If the problem still persists, then it becomes necessary to know how to repair a pst file. with other reliable methods. A competent PST repair tool employ robust algorithms to efficiently scan the damaged Outlook PST file and retrieve all valuable objects, such as emails, contacts, attachments, notes, tasks, etc. They can recover mails even form password-protected PST files.
Outlook PST Repair by Stellar is one such professional utility that performs a close and precise recovery of all inaccessible Outlook PST objects. The software allows you to selectively recover various mail items and save them in a PST file at any user-specified location. Furthermore, it is compatible with MS Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000.