Fixing Outlook PST Error–“.pst is not a personal storage folder file”
As an email application, Outlook performs a great job which makes it better than any other emailing apps/program. Bulk number of people now use MS Outlook as their emailing application and in most of the situations they cannot afford to lose the information store in it. But sometimes it becomes hard to manage Outlook application, it may be due to internal or external factors it might become slow, unresponsive, freeze or hang, it stops working at all or you may get some kind of error message like “.pst is not a personal storage folder file”
This error message states that the issue is related to PST file of Outlook that is nothing but the Outlook PST File (.pst). Taking care of this file is prioritized first, as it is responsible for retaining entire Outlook data. If this file is corrupted/damaged then it could lead to loss of large Outlook data. The above stated error in this page indicates the corruption in Outlook PST file. You can repair such files by using inbuilt repair tool or by using some reliable repairing software such as SFWare PST Repairing Tool. Before going for that, try manual steps first. Check out Try This section.
To fix corrupt or damaged .pst file some of the trustworthy and result oriented utility toolkits can be used. Microsoft Inbox repair tool called as ScanPST.exe, is such as inbuilt utility which will scan and repairs the corrupt PST file easily.
Now start finding the location of the ScanPST.exe tool on your computer. Location of this tool may differ based on the MS Outlook version you are using. Predefined location of the SCANPST.EXE is given below according to the Microsoft Outlook versions:
- Outlook 2013: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
- Outlook 2010: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
- Outlook 2007: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 and continues for 2003, 2002 and 2000 versions of MS Outlook
Usually default location of the Outlook PST file will be: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
Now run the Scanpst.exe and scan the .PST file, if the file is not severely affected then SCANPST.EXE tool will easily fix the issues. If the corruption is severe then scanpst.exe tool may fail, as it has some of the limitation beyond that it won’t help fixing the issues.
Make use of SFWare PST Repair Tool to fix Outlook “.pst is not a personal storage folder file” error easily without any difficulty. This software is designed in such a way that severely corrupted PST file will be fixed in a short interval of time.
- Demo version of this software is available for free, you can test the tool before purchasing the actual program
- Supports great support to most versions of the MS Office Outlook like 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
- Compatible on all latest versions of Windows Operating System such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista and Server editions 2008 and 2003
- Provides “Preview” option even in demo version. But in full version you can view and save repaired PST file as well
Factors Responsible for Outlook PST File Corruption:
There can be numerous reasons behind such PST file error, it is clear that there can be no single cause due to which .PST file get corrupted. Few of them are here:
- Due to sever virus infection (Malware, Spyware, Trojan, etc.)
- Corruption in the mailbox attributes
- Trying to open password protected .pst file with invalid username and password
- Windows Registry corruption
- File system corruption may also become one of the reasons for .PST file corruption
- If the .PST file exceeds the defined file size
- And many…
All these corruption issues can be fixed with the help of SFWare PST Repair Software. Has the ability to retain the Outlook attributes like journals, notes, tasks, calendar items, RSS feeds, appointments, etc. present in the PST file in few simple steps.
Features of SFWare PST Repair Application:
- Convenient and user friendly interface to perform repairing of Outlook Personal Storage Table File
- Effective to fix Outlook PST file when ScanPST.exe tool fails to repair
- Does not damage the original content of the Outlook file instead software will retain the entire content of the PST file effortlessly
- Fix all kinds of errors related to .pst file and gives you the new and healthy working PST file back
- It has the easy installation process, in case if you face any kind of difficult you can contact us anytime
- Tool is designed in such a way that even a person with no or less technical knowledge can utilize this app for repairing PST file error / errors
Simple Steps to Fix PST File:
- Download and Install the tool on any version of the Windows computer
- Place and locate the corrupted (PST with error) file using “Browse” option
- Click on the “Repair” option to fix PST file errors
- After completing the fixing process, you can view the file using “Preview” option. Save it using “Save” option anywhere on your Windows system