Repair PST 2013

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Fixing PST 2013 Corrupt Files


Outlook 2013 is the latest installation of Microsoft Outlook released by Microsoft Corporation. The latest version of MS Outlook has a brand new and a cleaner look. It includes better communication, managing, better search options and many more performance enhancements.

A PST short for Personal Storage Table is a file created by Microsoft Outlook that holds all specific information and data in a particular .pst file such as Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Contacts, etc. in a PST file. Every MS Outlook profile has a unique set of PST files stored for various data under the MS Outlook folder. These PST files can be easily copied and transported anywhere and can be accessed from any computer as long as that computer to which the PST files are transported has MS Outlook installed on it. This makes accessing the Microsoft Outlook information from anywhere easier.

How does an Outlook PST 2013 file get corrupt or inaccessible?

Microsoft Outlook PST files are Outlook data containers that hold a user’s data securely. If the PST file is tried to open in a wrong way or if it is tampered with, the PST file is likely to get inaccessible or at worst, corrupted. Below described are the most obvious actions that are likely to corrupt an Outlook 2013 PST file.

  • You are not able to access the contents of the Outlook PST file even after making several attempts to access them. This error could be caused due to updating earlier versions of Outlook to the latest MS Outlook 2013 or reinstalling Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 program
  • The header data of the PST file is modified or broken due to any faulty actions such as virus or any other malware infections, system level corruptions and more
  • Another cause for Outlook 2013 PST file corruption could be disturbances in power supply while accessing the Outlook application. Other similar actions can be unexpected terminations of the Outlook program, unexpected system crashes and the like
  • Also, tampering with the Outlook 2013 PST files using any third party softwares for moving or compressing / decompressing PST files purposes can cause harm to the PST files easily
  • Other reasons may include corruptions in database, malfunctioning of the Outlook 2013 program, faults relating online servers, etc. while accessing Outlook 2013 application

Tool to repair PST 2013 files that are corrupt or inaccessible:

You can repair PST 2013 with the help of an scanpst.exe Inbox Repair tool by following the easy steps to use scanpst.exe mentioned here: Should the MS Outlook 2013 PST files get inaccessible or corrupt, Microsoft Office Outlook comes with a built-in PST repair tool called the Inbox Repair tool Scanpst.exe. Know where to find scanpst.exe in your Outlook. This is the Windows Office’s default debugger for Outlook which when activated, can help you to automatically scan and repair PST 2013 files. However, in situations where the Outlook PST files are severely corrupt or damaged the default Inbox Repair tool Scanpst.exe shall be of no use. You will have to use a reliable third party Outlook 2013 repairer tool such as Remo Repair Outlook. Using this tool one can fix PST 2013 files which are even severely corrupt. Remo Repair PST helps you in reliably repairing PST 2013 files with ease by following the simple repair instructions mentioned below. You can perform PST 2013 file repair with the help of the free version of Remo Repair PST application.

Steps to repair corrupt Outlook 2013 PST files using Remo Repair PST:

Step 1: : Install and run Remo Repair PST on your Windows computer and browse for the corrupt PST 2013 file from main screen and select "Next" button.

Fix PST 2013 File - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select appropriate repair option to proceed with the PST repair process.

PST 2013 File Fix - Select Action

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the repaired PST file and click on “Next” to begin scanning process.

Repairing PST 2013 - Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Once scanning process is finished, you can view the repaired PST 2013 files along with its contents.

PST 2013 File Repair - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window