Repair PST File Not Compatible Error Message

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Usage of Microsoft Outlook is widely increased due to its various properties. Apart from sending / receiving emails Outlook provides facility to set reminders, store list of contacts, create journals, notes and many more features. Thereby, majority of the users rely on Outlook to communicate and organizes their personal as well as professional data in unique way

As PST file is the single container for Outlook data, it plays vital role in proper functioning of Outlook application. However, if you face any incompatibility issues with Outlook and PST file, then you may observe error message as mentioned below:

“Outlook.pst file is not compatible” or

“The file xxx.pst is not compatible with this version of the Personal Folders information service. Contact your Administrator”

Usually this error message occur in scenarios like reinstalling operating system with backup and restoring PST File from backup and synchronizing with inaccurate Outlook version or incompatible server on Windows system. In order to fix this error message, you can follow below mentioned procedure

  • Open Outlook and Go to File -> Select Data File Management and click Add
  • Select Outlook Personal Folders File (PST) and click OK button all three times. This will create an ANSI based file. Then click on Close
  • Now click Folder List in bottom of navigation pane. This will display the new PST file
  • Now drag the data of old PST file into this new PST file. Or Import/Export the PST file data into new file
  • Now right click on navigation pane and click Close “file_name”
  • However, there are high possibilities of PST file getting corrupted during this process. Being an Outlook user from so long period, if you face PST file corruption due to above mentioned error message, then it will become most frustrating issue. If you don’t want to loss essential and confidential data present in the Outlook PST, then use Yodot Outlook PST Repair software to repair corrupted PST file on windows system

Software to fix PST file not compatible error::

Yodot Outlook PST Repair application is designed with strong and efficient modules which can fix PST file not compatible error on Windows system. This software provides accurate way of fixing inaccessible PST file due to oversize, virus infection and other logical error occurred on Windows operating system. This utility performs deep scanning of corrupt PST file and recovers mail box items, contacts, calendar items, journals, notes, etc. from Outlook PST file. It can repair PST created on various MS Outlook versions such as Outlook 2000, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010. You can operate this program on Windows systems installed with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.

Steps to resolve PST file not compatible error message:

  • Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair utility and install it to your Windows desktop or laptop
  • Execute the program and follow the main screen instructions
  • In main screen you will find two options such as "Open PST File”, “Find PST File” and “Select PST File”
  • Select "Open OST File" option to browse your inaccessible PST file if you know its exact location otherwise make use of “Find OST File” option to search for PST file
  • If you have multiple Outlook profiles then use “Select PST file” option to choose specific PST file
  • Later browse for the target location to save the fixed Outlook PST file
  • Click on “Repair” button to begin the repair process
  • The application starts fixing the corrupt PST file after which it shows PST file along with all the Outlook items

Basic instructions:

  • Don’t be in hurry to fix any error messages occurred in Outlook application, wait until you get clear idea about the problem
  • Try to back up your Outlook PST file in monthly or weekly basis
  • Have basic knowledge about MS Outlook version and its compatible server information

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