How to Fix Outlook 2007 OST and PST File?

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“I recently encountered this problem when I tried opening my Outlook mailbox on desktop. Soon after opening my Outlook 2007, the application paused and stopped responding. Everything in my Outlook mailbox – emails, contacts, calendar events, journals, notes, etc. are out of my reach. So, is there any method to fix Outlook 2007 file so that I can re-access my emails and other stuff? Please help.”

Above situation is primarily encountered with many Outlook 2007 users, caused due to PST or OST file corruption that user is using. Outlook 2007 is the amazing version of Microsoft Office Outlook that came up with extraordinary features. Users can work with Outlook 2007 mailbox in both online and offline modes by creating PST and OST files respectively. But much to the adverse situations, Outlook 2007 OST and PST files may get corrupted due to vast reasons after which no data will be accessible from Outlook.

Here are few common factors that corrupt OST and PST files in Outlook 2007:

  • Inappropriate Outlook 2007 configuration and preferences
  • Outlook application crashing / hanging due to absence of program files (.dll), wrong installation, incorrect Windows update on system and Outlook malfunctioning
  • Hard drive issues like presence of bad sectors at PST / OST file location, Spyware attack, hard drive file system disaster and other logical errors
  • Abrupt termination of Outlook 2007 or sudden system shutdown due to power loss when PST and/or OST file is active
  • Synchronization errors with Outlook 2007 OST file due to network connection failure and errors with Exchange Server

PST and OST files of MS Outlook 2007 may get damaged in all the above scenarios causing complete data loss due to inaccessibility of Outlook. Nevertheless, if user is equipped with proper backup of these Outlook data files, then there isn’t much to worry. Healthy PST / OST files can be imported from backup after deleting corrupt file. Else, the best method to resolve corrupted Outlook 2007 data files OST and PST is to run ScanPST or ScanOST inbuilt repair utilities.

The location of Inbox repair tool Scanpst.exe that can scan and repair corrupt Outlook file is,

  • For 32-bit Windows computer C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12
  • For 64-bit Windows computer C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12

ScanPST is capable of fixing both corrupt PST as well as OST files on Outlook 2007, hence, it is not required to always run ScanOST in order to repair OST data file. But many times, ScanPST stops responding during repair process when files are severely corrupt and there rises a need to implement third party Outlook data file repair software in order to resolve the issue.

Best software to resolve corrupt Outlook 2007 data files – PST / OST:

According to professionals, one should go for efficient and safe repair program in order to avoid further damage to Outlook 2007 corrupt data files. One such amazing secure software to repair OST and PST file in Outlook 2007 is Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool. This software can excellently fix Outlook data files PST and OST corrupted or damaged from Outlook 2007, 2010, 2003, 2000 and 2013 MS Outlook versions. It also repairs Outlook data file that is error showing, not responding, oversized, after ScanPST error, etc. on Windows PC. This Outlook data file repair tool is also capable of retrieving lost or deleted emails, contacts, journals, tasks, notes, etc. from Outlook PST and OST files with ease. This ultimate PST file repair software can be used on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2008, Windows XP and Vista OS based computers/laptops to fix Outlook PST and OST files effortlessly.

Defined steps to fix corrupt Outlook 2007 data files:

  • Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair software on your Windows system where Outlook 2007 is installed
  • Close Outlook if opened then install the program and run it
  • In main screen click on ‘Open PST File’ to choose OST /PST file from system drive
  • Or click ‘Find PST File’ to locate and choose required PST / OST file
  • Else, if your Outlook has multiple profiles, click on ‘Select Outlook Profile’ to choose PST file
  • After selecting the file, click next and mention mode of scanning between Normal and Smart scan
  • Also, mention the destination location where you wish to save repaired Outlook file at the end of repair process
  • By clicking next scanning process starts to fix all errors of selected PST / OST file
  • At last repaired Outlook 2007 data file items will be shown on screen along with its attributes

Valuable Tips:

  • Maintain correct backup of Outlook 2007 PST / OST file to overcome data corruption situations
  • Avoid abrupt installation and closing of Outlook application
  • Make use of authoritative antivirus tool on system to keep away malware threats

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