Microsoft Entourage database is an efficient and powerful storage mechanism for your valuable E-mails, contacts, notes, and more. As the size of your database grows, it can develop a large amount of wasted space that eventually leads to database inconsistencies and even database corruption. In order to handle such issues, Microsoft Office for Mac includes Database Utility to help you repair Entourage database
You may need to rebuild Entourage database in a number of situations, which include the following ones:
• MS Entourage does not open, quits unexpectedly, or stops responding.
• You can not access items from the database or it opens the items that you have not selected to open.
• You see some blank lines in the message list or in contacts list.
• Entourage does not display the contact entries properly.
• Added information of the Entourage is not displayed, such as events, appointments, and more.
• Search function does not work properly. You get unexpected results that do not match the defined search criteria.
• You see a blank reminder window and clippings in Scrapbook disappears.
When you run across any of the above situations, you have to opt for Entourage database recovery solutions using Database Utility.
How to Rebuild Entourage Database using the Database Utility?
It is very simple and quick process to rebuild the database using Database Utility. Follow the steps to do so:
• Start Microsoft Entourage by holding down the OPTION key on your keyboard.
• It opens the Database Utility window with four options, namely- Verify Database Integrity, Compact Database, Rebuild Database, and Set Database Preferences.
• Select the Rebuild Database option button and click to continue.
• The process starts and it rebuilds your database.
You should not consider Rebuild as a general database maintenance activity. It makes a corrupted database accessible so that you can export it to RGE file and then import to new account.
However, rebuilding does not work in all cases of corruption. It can not handle severe database corruption and in such situations you have to use third-party Entourage repair software to get your precious data back.
The commercial applications are capable of effectively handling all corruption scenarios and they can recover all your significant data. They work well with Microsoft Entourage 2008 and 2004. Such tools do not demand sound technical skills to extract inaccessible data from the database.