Outlook works primarily with a PST file, i.e. Outlook Personal Folder File. When Outlook PST becomes corrupted, to repair Outlook Personal Folder File there are several methods. There are some circumstances where files become corrupted, so protect such files from any damage becomes an important task. In this article, we will explain one way to save the files is by repairing or recovering the data. The other option is to import PST file into Office 365.

Methods to repair Outlook Personal Folder File

Method 1: Manual method by using MS Outlook Inbox Repair Tool

    • Click on the File Explorer and go to the path location according to Outlook versions as given below:
      2019: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
      2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
      2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
      2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
      2007: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
    • Now, open scanpst.exe and click on the Browse button to select the corrupted Outlook Personal Folder file(.pst)
      open scanpst.exe and click on the Browse
    • Next, press the Start button to repair the file
      hit on start
    • If errors are present, then it will show “Errors were found in this file. To repair these errors, click Repair”. Then, click on Repair button to repair these Outlook Personal Folder file(.pst)
      click repair
    • At last, a confirmation box is shown in which “Repair complete” is written
      press ok

Method 2: Using third-party software

A very simple and uncomplicated approach to repair Outlook Personal folder File (.pst) is by using a professional third-party software called Cigati Outlook Email recovery. This software deals with all the repairing and recovery of PST files which are corrupted due to unavoidable reasons. You can easily recover all your data lost using this software. Some of its features are as follows:

  1. Recovers all MS Outlook data items with Emails, calendars, contacts, etc
  2. Using Outlook Mailbox Recovery saves recovered Outlook emails as different file formats like MBOX, DBX, EML, MSG, and new PST files
  3. Repair Outlook emails with its attachments also
  4. No restrictions for PST File size, it can recover up to more than 80 GB PST Files
  5. In this, a snapshot feature allows re-examining the same PST file
  6. The auto search option of the Outlook File Recovery software feature is available for researching any email messages from selected PST Files
  7. Outlook Recovery tool to recover emails from encrypted and password protected PST files also
  8. Scans folders very fast and sustain a list of folders at the time of recovery of PST files
  9. Outlook mailbox recovery tool adds a Preview feature for making a preview of recovered data
  10. Supports to repair PST of MS Outlook Versions – 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, etc

Steps to repair Outlook Personal Folder File data

  • Launch Cigati Outlook Email recovery and click on Open button to select PST files launch tool
  • Choose recovery mode: Standard, Advanced and Deep mode Choose recovery mode
  • The software will then scan your files. Now press the OK button software will then scan your files
  • In the Preview panel, you can see each and every file Preview panel
  • You can also select any file and recover it by clicking on Save button hit on save
  • Browse to the location where you want to save the file and also choose the resultant format like EML, MBOX, PST and click OK
    press ok
  • After saving is completed, click on OK button At last click ok

Even though MS Outlook Inbox Repair Tool is used to repair the files but you cannot rely entirely on it as it might not provide the desired result. To prevent any further problems, using professional software is the best choice. It not only repair Outlook Personal Folder file (.pst) but also recovers any data which is corrupted.