Repair When Moved Outlook PST Data Cannot be Accessed

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“My Windows computer’s C drive was full and it was repeatedly showing warning message in task bar. So in order to make free space, I have moved entire data to D drive. I even moved PST file as its size was very big. All files are opening after moving except PST file. If I click on it, I get error message that ‘Outlook data file cannot be accessed’. I don’t know what went wrong but I need access to PST file which is not accessible after moving it from C to D drive. Please help me with your valuable suggestions”

After moving PST file from one location to another, user may find it difficult to access Outlook PST file data with error messages. If you have same issue, then do not worry!!! Usually PST file fails to respond and shows cannot be accessed error message when Outlook tool cannot recognize original destination of PST file. This issue can be fixed within few steps by commencing the task detailed below:

  • First of all open Outlook PST file and then click on “File” menu
  • Open “Account Settings” and in the email tab highlight the account that is having issues; hit upon “Change folder” option
  • Select “New Outlook Data File” option and then give a name for new Outlook data file
  • Press “OK” option and then choose “Inbox” subfolder by expanding the new data file
  • Press upon “OK” option and again go to “Account settings” option
  • You will now find two accounts the original one which has issue and the other one which you have created
  • Click again on “Change folder” option
  • This time choose the original PST file which has the issue and select “OK” option
  • Close “Account Settings” panel and then restart Outlook PST file

Many users have applied this method and most of them have come up with good result. However if something happens in the middle while you are moving Outlook PST file from one location to another, then this procedure will not work, because PST file’s internal structure would be damaged while moving when it is halted by power failure, improper system shut down, system freezing, software malfunction and so on. Therefore, use relevant Outlook PST file repair software to fix corrupted PST file and access its contents again.

Outlook data file repair tool:

Employ Yodot Outlook PST Repair software to fix PST file cannot be accessed error message from PST file after moving it from C drive to D drive. It involves two scanning methods i.e. ‘Normal Scan’ and ‘Smart Scan’ which can be used to fix Outlook data file based on its level of corruption; hence you need not worry even though the PST is severely corrupted. It has the ability to recover entire data from corrupted PST file not only emails, but other Outlook elements such as Contacts, Calendar entries, Tasks, RSS Feeds, custom created folders, etc. To avoid misuse of Outlook PST file, many users encrypt it by assigning password. However if encrypted or Password protected PST file get damaged, then this software can easily repair such Outlook data file in few simple steps. At the same time entire details from an email such as subject, CC, BCC and recipient can be rescued by using this excellent Outlook PST file repair software. It will successfully repair PST and OST data files configured on Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010 versions.

Procedure to fix outlook PST file which cannot be accessed after moving:

  • Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Launch the software by double clicking on the icon created on desktop
  • As soon as you run the application, you will find three options which are “Open PST File” “Find PST File” and “Select Outlook Profile”
  • Choose first option, if you know the location of PST file; select second one if you are not aware of the PST file location and want to find it out
  • Select third option if you want to fix specific Outlook profile
  • Choose the destination location where you want to save fixed PST file and then select any scanning method. Simultaneously click on “Repair” option to fix moved PST file which cannot be accessed
  • Soon after scanning, fixed Outlook PST file will be displayed in Outlook styled menu
  • Preview recovered items from fixed Outlook PST file and at last visit saved location in order to import and reuse PST file

Tips to avoid PST file corruption:

  • Never move Outlook PST file when there is continuous fluctuation in power supply
  • Backup important PST file by using “Import / Export” option in Outlook tool

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