Outlook 2016 by Microsoft is a newer version that comes with new updates and features. There are many users who like to use this latest version of Outlook. But similar to other version problems are also linked with Outlook 2016 which can corrupt PST files easily. There are several factors that result in Outlook 2016 corrupted PST and once this happens, then the user are no longer able to access their important data.
Let us take a look at the main reason that leads to PST corruption:
- The virus can attack PST files and corrupt them easily.
- When the size of the PST file crosses its limited size.
- Creating a new PST file after migration.
- Incorrect system shutdown, as well as Outlook.
If your PST file gets corrupted due to any of the above reasons, then you cannot access your data. In order to make your data accessible again, you have to repair the corrupt PST file from Outlook 2016 and make it possible for you to use the PST repair software.
Warning: it is possible, after an Outlook crash, that the error message below occurs during the reopening of the application.
“Can not open your default mail folders. Errors were revealed in the C \ Documents and Settings \ papa \ Application Data \ Microsoft \ Outlook \ Outlook.pst file.
Quit Outlook and any other mail-enabled applications and later use the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) to identify and correct errors.
The solution to this error:
A.PST file repair utility is available in the following directory.
C: \ Program Files \ Microsoft Office \ Office12 \ SCANPST.
Step 1. Start Scanpst with a double-click
Step 2. Select the file PST to repair
Step 3. Click on the Start button.
If the error message appears, close your Outlook application that should not be open at the same time.
Step 4. Launch the application.
Step 5. Get the result of the analysis.
Step 6. Click on the Repair button to complete the operation.
It is possible, however, that the repair fails. One of the main reasons comes from the size of the pst file. Indeed, its size limit is 2 GB. The error message appears when this limit is exceeded. The Repair tool (scanpst.exe) in the inbox cannot correct this problem.
Solution: recover the file Pst2gb.exe to truncate your file into several pieces. The runtime procedure is available on the following Microsoft link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296088.