The most common symptom of PST corruption is that Microsoft Outlook loses the ability to send and receive e-mail messages. An Outlook PST can get corrupted for several reasons, from the simple unexpected shutdown to the complicated network file sharing. When these events occur, they usually result into data inaccessibility. Hence to restore the lost data, a user requires to apply the latest backup or a PST Recovery
The further error message and scenario will help you realize such problems. Consider you use Microsoft Outlook 2007 on a Windows Vista computer. You install some updates and after this, you observe that when you click to read an e-mail message in Outlook Inbox, you cannot do so and receive the below error message:
“An unknown error has occurred. 0X80040119”
Further, when you click Send/Receive option, it reports the same error again.
Error ‘0X80040119′ generally indicates *.pst file corruption. In this specific case, this might have occurred due to improper or incompatible updates.
The ideal solution to fix PST corruption is to use Inbox Repair Tool, which comes associated with a program file- Scanpst.exe.
Note: Scanpst.exe is a hidden file. So, you need to enable the view of hidden and system files or otherwise, the file may not be located.
You can proceed with the below steps after clicking the ‘Show hidden files and folders’ option:
* Close Microsoft Outlook 2007
- Locate the Inbox Repair Tool. Its typical location is:
You can also use Windows search tool to find ‘Scanpst.exe’ file.
The Outlook Inbox Repair Tool cannot repair a PST above 2 GB and highly damaged file. So, if the tool fails to fix PST corruption, you need a third-party PST Recovery Software. With exclusive and safe repair algorithms, these inbox repair utilities prove as perfect repair tools for corrupted PST. Moreover, they can be used in any specific problem of PST corruption.
- Double-click the file to start the tool
- Enter the name and specify Outlook PST path
- Click ‘Start’
- Exit the tool once the repair completes[/italic]
PST Recovery Tool is a professional utility that repairs corrupted PST and restores all e-mails, notes, contacts, calendar entries etc. in a new, Outlook-usable PST. The PST Recovery Software supports MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. The software has a user-friendly interface that makes the software easy to use.