Microsoft Outlook is a globally used email application. However, at times you have trouble connecting to your emails from outlook because the profile gets corrupted mainly because of corrupted PST. This article discusses how to repair the Outlook profile. If the corruption is minimal, it can be repaired with a built-in Inbox Repair Tool. However, in cases where Inbox Repair Tool fails to repair the Outlook profile, you can use Stellar Repair for outlook.
Microsoft Outlook is a popular client email application most widely used for sending and receiving email messages. Microsoft Outlook is your email organizer. You can access the emails that are downloaded earlier without connecting to the internet. Apart from being an email application, it has versatile features like create meetings, appointments, notes, tasks, and much more.
However, at times the outlook profile may undergo corruption, whereby you may face issues connecting to the email from outlook. Whenever there's a problem in Microsoft Outlook, you are likely to face different error messages.
Some of the common error messages are listed below:
While an attempt to start MS Outlook, if the app displays an error message "Cannot Start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window", there are many reasons which may trigger this common error.
When the application suddenly hangs, stuck in between, or freezes all of a sudden, there are chances that either the user profile has turned corrupt, or the PST file is damaged. It occurs if you try to initiate another command while the Outlook is in operation or the mailbox exceeds the stipulated storage limitation.
MS Outlook is a globally used email application. However, at times Outlook profile gets corrupted and you have trouble connecting to your email from Outlook. One of the many reasons of Outlook profile corruption is corrupted PST. Sometimes due to corrupted PST, the profile becomes inaccessible and needs repair. Another reason is when the size of the PST file maxes it, sometimes the PST file size is limited.
So this part of the article discusses the steps to let Outlook diagnose and fix errors in your Outlook profile.
Repair Profile in MS Outlook 2010/2013/2016
If the above-mentioned steps don't appear to help resolve the Outlook profile issue, then check for the latest updates. If the updates are not installed for the current version of the application, Outlook might begin to work abnormally.
Repair Profile in MS Outlook 2007
The above-mentioned steps can help resolve the minor issues that cause interruption while accessing the Outlook profile.
Outlook Inbox Repair Tool
Microsoft provides the Inbox Repair tool (Scanpst.exe) that is designed to help repair problems that are associated with a personal folder (.pst) files.
Repair Profile with Inbox Repair Tool
Step 1: Exit Outlook and start the Inbox Repair Tool
Step 2: Repair the .pst file
In the Inbox Repair tool, type the path and the file name of your folders (.pst) file or click Browse to locate the file by using the Windows file system, and then click Start.
Step 3: Recover repaired items to a new .pst file
After you run the Inbox Repair Tool, you can start Outlook and recover repaired items.
To start, create a new Personal Folders (.pst) file entry in your profile. Then, you can move the recovered items to your new Personal Folders (.pst) file.
Inbox repair tool diagnoses and repair errors in Outlook data file. However, there are times when the inbox repair tool fails to deliver expected results. Here Stellar Repair for Outlook comes to the rescue.
Stellar Repair for Outlook is a specialized PST file repair utility, purpose-built to fix corrupt Outlook Data File. The software overcomes the limitations of Inbox Repair Tool, and here's how:
Steps to Repair Outlook Data File (.pst) by using Stellar Repair for Outlook:
Follow these steps to repair Outlook Data File by using Stellar Repair for Outlook:
Step 1: Download and install Stellar Repair for Outlook software
Step 2: Launch Stellar Repair for Outlook
Step 3: Select PST File
In the 'Select PST File for Repair' window, click Browse or Find to select the PST file you wish to repair
Step4: Repair File
Click Repair to begin the scanning process
Step 5: After completion of the scanning process, all the recovered PST file items (folders) will be shown in the left pane of the preview window. Click on a particular item (folder) to view its content in the middle pane and its details in the right pane.
Step 6: Save Files To save the repaired PST file, click Save Repaired File icon on the Home menu
Step 7: In Save As window, select PST under Save As section
Step 8: Click Browse to choose the destination path where you would like to save your repaired file and Click OK
Step 9: In the Saving in Progress window, you can check the current status of the file saving process.
Step 10: When prompted, click OK, and the repaired file will be saved at the specified location.
Once the saving process is complete, close the software window. Launch Outlook and import the newly created PST file.
Outlook profile becomes inaccessible mainly because of corrupted PST. PST file size grows beyond the recommended limit and results in corruption. Though, Microsoft provides a built-in Inbox Repair Tool (SCANPST.EXE) to diagnose and repair errors in the Outlook profile. But due to its limitations, Inbox Repair Tool may fail to deliver the expected results. However, Stellar Repair has solved the problem. The software effectively repairs corrupt Outlook Data File (.pst), irrespective of its size and extent of corruption. The software not only recovers the entire mailbox data but also restore deleted emails.