Resolve Error PST File Is Not an Outlook Data File

Are you troubled while trying to open Outlook PST file? Is it opening with error message, ‘PST file is not an Outlook data file’ every time when you launch Outlook? Well this type of error message is signifying that your Outlook PST file is not accessible and has become corrupted. Generally, Outlook users come across this error when PST file corrupted or damaged due to virus attack, header issues, improper import, bad CRC and other similar factors. Since PST file is highly exposed to corruption errors are very common among Outlook users. Hence you need proper solution to fix PST file error "PST file is not an Outlook data file" on your Windows computer.

In few circumstances, user can resolve this error with the help of Scanpst.exe tool (Inbox Repair tool) that comes with Outlook application. When you encounter PST file error and cannot access your Outlook data, close the application first and run Scanpst.exe program to fix error. However, this Inbox Repair tool has a drawback that it cannot resolve errors and repair PST file when it is corrupted to extreme level and sometimes, it may lead to further damage of repaired data file. Therefore, you can turn to efficient professional PST repair utility to get rid of error "PST file is not an Outlook data file". One such perfect fix is Yodot Outlook PST Repair that can solve all your Outlook issues.

Get an efficient PST file repair tool!

You can run Yodot Outlook PST Repair application on Windows computer to fix Outlook issues, regardless of causes for PST file corruption. You can rely the tool to fix error "PST is not an Outlook data file" effortlessly. This is renowned software that comes with smart and automated PST repair module to identify and resolve different errors shown by Outlook PST file. The program creates a healthy and error-free data file. With the aid of this software, user can repair error message in Microsoft Outlook after bad CRC, import error, synchronization error, header error and all other type of errors which are making file inaccessible on Outlook. In addition, this utility facilitates users to fix corrupted or damaged PST file in Outlook 2016, 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2000 versions. During PST file repair operation, this tool retrieves emails, contacts, notes, appointments, tasks and other Outlook attributes from erroneous Outlook data file.


Procedure to fix PST file is not an Outlook data file error!

  • Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair program on your Windows desktop/laptop and install it
  • Now close Outlook application and run installed software
  • Select "Open PST File” if you know the location of data file otherwise go with the “Find PST File” option
  • Once the PST file is selected, click on “Next” button to choose either “Normal Scan” or “Smart Scan” options
  • You can prefer “Smart Scan” option, if PST file is severely corrupted, else go with "Normal Scan"
  •  Then browse and select destination location where you want to save fixed PST file
  • After completion of scanning process, user can view repaired PST file

Points to Consider!

  • Save multiple copies of Outlook PST file to different storage locations, because you can later use it as backup
  • Install an efficient anti-virus application on your computer to protect PST file from virus/malware attack
  • Close Outlook data file properly before you terminate MS Outlook program

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