Outlook Personal Storage Table files encounters with a number of error messages some of which have been discussed below with a solution each. Read more to acquire detailed information about all of them.
A PST file is made up of two divisions i.e. header part and rest of the data part. Header consists of the most important information regarding the entire file like; file signature, compatibility, file size, etc.
If the header gets corrupted or damaged, Microsoft Outlook fails to recognize it. In this case, Outlook considers the entire file as invalid and reports about the same via this error.
The first thing MS Outlook reads while accessing a PST file is its header part to verify the information within such as; compatibility and signature. In any case, where this verification process fails, Outlook will report about the same via the discussed error message. In addition, you are supposed to run scanpst.exe utility for getting rid of such issue in the soonest possible time as, the longer you avoid an issue, the severe it becomes.
When a corrupt or damaged Personal Folder file is tried being accessed on MS Outlook; this above error messages is encountered.
There are possibilities that the error either took place due to an oversized PST or because of corruption caused within.
This is an error reported encountered while using Outlook 2000 version.
The error is generally received because of errors detected within the respective Outlook PST file.
For resolving the issue, you could run scanpst.exe aka Inbox Repair tool which is built to scan and repair detected issues of a Personal Folder file.
NOTE: Before performing repair process on your PST, quit your Outlook properly and log off.
This should probably resolve the issue. However, if it is still there, then possibly the damage is beyond repair. In the respective case, you will be required remove the currently used PST from your Outlook profile and create a new PST instead.
This is an Outlook 2000 version based issue where when the PST tried being opened, the above-mentioned error is encountered.
Probable cause of this error could be damage of the PST file index.
The resolution of this error has been divided into three parts; run 2 GB Truncation tool, then process Inbox Repair tool, and lastly open the repaired PST on your Outlook profile.
NOTE: The steps might vary depending upon the version of Windows OS you are using. If you notice any difference, check product documentation to complete the process.
Part 1: 2 GB Truncation Tool
Part 2: Run Inbox Repair Tool
Part 3: Open Repaired File in Outlook
NOTE: If the PST opens without any inconvenience caused, it will be listed under the file list below: Recovered Personal Folders.
Get the data copied from each folder under Recovered Personal Folders and move it to Outlook Today folders (the default PST).
Running MS Outlook on a computer configured with Windows XP OS may lead to this error message and block Outlook from starting up.
NOTE: It is an Outlook 2010 based error.
The error is encountered mostly when Outlook faced compatibility issues with Windows XP.
For resolving the issue, follow the below steps:
Generally, Outlook.exe is located at the following location depending upon the Outlook version being used:
The error comes while using Inbox Repair tool and there are high chances that, the PST selected in this case is too severely corrupted to be repaired using scanpst.exe or; it isn’t a PST file at all.
However, if size of the PST is less than 265 KB then the file is possibly empty and has nothing to be recovered.
The only solution that can possibly be applied to resolve this issue would be a third party solution in case severity of corruption is the reason.
This error message is encountered while using Inbox Repair tool and is faced because the utility fails to be accessed due to some issue.
Disk based errors or associated issues might possibly be responsible in posing troubles in the repair process being performed via scanpst.exe. Otherwise, only a severely corrupt PST could lead to the failure of Inbox Repair tool.
Fixing this error is possible following the below tips:
Running CHKDSK command on the respective disk might help in resolving the issues; if related to disk problems. This will allow you to successfully run the repair utility by MS Outlook afterwards.
However, for other cases where CHKDSK doesn’t succeed in resolving the issue; two ways are recommended to get a solution:
The Final Words
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