Fix PST Files Corrupted during Compacting

Often, Outlook PST file will become very large due to lack of attention, and some practical considerations like removing unwanted scraps and compacting the PST file make us to control the file size before reaching that state!

Compressing Outlook PST file

When you permanently delete items from Outlook, there will be some free space left what the deleted items took up. So now here comes the PST file compact process in to picture to remove those left out spaces.

Warning: Depending on the size of the PST file, compacting could take hours. Make sure not to interrupt the process. But what if something goes wrong during the compaction process? There may be high chances for PST file corruption.

Here’s is one case scenario…

“It had been 2 hours since I started with compacting my Outlook .pst file, I fed with the time it was taking for the process and and thought to resume it later. But to my surprise, the PST file got corrupted due to which I am unable to access data from that file. What should I do?”

Well, the answer is simple, just repair PST file corrupted while compacting. One of the right approaches for fixing outlook PST files damaged while compressing is to use Hi5 Outlook PST File Repair Software. It is capable to fix corruption issues associated with PST file caused while compacting it. Here’s a complete tutorial on how to repair PST file corrupted while compressing:

Download Hi5 Outlook PST File Repair Program. Install it on Windows PC!

Step 1: After you launch the software, the display screen will come up with three different options. You have to select one out of the three

  • Select “Open PST File” option, if you know where exactly your Outlook PST file is located
  • Otherwise, select “Find PST File” option to search for the location of Outlook PST file in a particular drive
  • Click on “Select Outlook Profile” when you have multiple profiles and you need to choose particular PST file

Step 2: Next, you have to select the file you want to repair.

Step 3: The tool provides you two ways to search your PST files and they are a) Normal Scan and b) Smart Scan. Choose the method of scanning depending upon the severity level of corruption.

  • Normal Scan – Choose this option if your PST file doesn’t open due to some errors or if the severity of PST file corruption is low.
  • Smart Scan – Select this if you have deleted emails, contacts, or any other Outlook data or when severity of PST corruption is high i.e. even when normal scan fails to fix PST file.

Step 4: Click on the repair option to begin with the repairing process.

Step 5: After the repairing procedure is completed, all the items can be previewed and hence, restored according to user’s need.

Take a note of this…

It always makes sense that before you perform any operations like removing unwanted items from PST or compacting PST file, you should make sure that just in case something goes wrong, you have backed up the file.

About Hi5 Outlook PST File Repair Program

Hi5 Outlook PST File Repair Application is the perfect method for repairing PST damaged while compressing. As the name itself indicates, the utility will help to repair PST file corrupted due to various reasons. Along with repairing, the toolkit will recover Outlook contacts, emails, calendars, notes, journals, and other attributes associated with PST file. In addition, Hi5 Outlook PST File Repair Toolkit will fix all the errors encountered while opening PST easily. The tool also repair PST file corrupted while compacting, which has been created on Microsoft Outlook versions like Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2013, and 2016. Further, the wizard works very well on all the popular versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012.

Other features of Hi5 Outlook PST File Repair Software

  • Designed using Do-it-Yourself interface which allows even a novice person to easily recover sent items from Outlook 2010 PST file
  • Fixes Outlook OST file of different versions
  • Recover emails along with properties like message body, to, from, cc, bcc, etc.
  • Repairs severely damaged, password protected, and encrypted PST and OST file
  • Allow previewing of recovered items of Outlook PST file before saving

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