Repair Errors have been Detected in the File Archive PST

“Hello guys, I am getting an error “Errors have been detected in the file archive PST” when I click on an archive file in my email account. To get rid of this message, I closed Outlook application and tried again to open but it was of no use. Then I restarted my computer but result was the same. What can I do to fix this issue? Kindly help me with good suggestion, many thanks in advance...”

Microsoft Outlook is widely used email application for managing and storing appointments, notes, RSS feed, emails, signatures and other useful elements. All these items are saved in a file called personal Storage Table (PST). Outlook is facilitated with a feature known as archive, used to split emails based on its category. Archive files are accessible just like other elements through MS Outlook but only the difference is its size. When you archive a PST file, original size of the PST file will be reduced. However, archive PST file may sometimes prone to corruption.

How do archive PST file get damaged or corrupt?

  • Software up-gradation: Upgrading MS Outlook from one version to another one will lead to PST damage and corrupts archive file
  • Improper archiving: Archiving MS Outlook PST file emails with less knowledge or interruption while archiving PST email files may tend in errors making the file inaccessible
  • Sharing over Network: Sharing same PST file with multiple computer networks can sometimes result in corruption of archive PST file
  • Other reasons: unexpected termination of Outlook, Outlook profile exceeds its maximum file size, hardware failure, receiving mails from unauthorized source, etc. may lead to corruption

Once the archive PST file gets corrupt due to any of the above mentioned scenarios, you will not be in the position to access its emails. In order to overcome such problems, you can opt for Microsoft in-built tool i.e. Inbox Repair. If PST file is severely corrupted and cannot be fixed by this tool then in such situations, you can easily repair archive PST file using reliable repair software.

Outlook archive PST file repair tool:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair is well known application to fix errors that have been detected in the file archive PST on Windows desktop. The perfect thing about this utility is, it does not modify the original PST file contents during repair process even though the file is severely corrupted. Along with repair, this tool has ability to recover deleted archived emails in Outlook PST files created on Outlook 2007, Outlook 2000, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 versions. Along with repair process, it can restore all personal folders, emails, events, calendar events, notes, journals and other Outlook items from Outlook application. This program is compatible with Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based desktop.

Procedure to fix error detected in archive PST file:

  • Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair software on your Windows desktop
  • After completing the installation process, run the tool to follow the instructions
  • On main screen you can view three options namely 'Open PST File', Find PST File' and 'Select Outlook Profile'
  • Make use of any options according to your need
  • Choose destination to save fixed PST file
  • Select 'Normal Scan' or 'Smart Scan' option and proceed to fix an error detected in Outlook archive PST file using 'Repair' option
  • Once the selected Outlook PST file gets repaired, you will get a message stating successful repair of the file
  • Preview recovered items from Outlook PST file for confirmation
  • At last, visit the location where you have saved repaired Outlook profile


  • Follow proper installation procedure while installing Outlook software on system
  • Don't share your PST file to unsafe computer networks

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