Repair Outlook 2003 PST file
Outlook 2003 is the version that came into the market prior to the release of Outlook 2007. Outlook 2003 was a revolution in the world of email client since it brought with it a whole set of new and interactive features absent in other email clients. This very reason made it a big hit among email users worldwide, and slowly but surely Outlook users shifted from Outlook 2000 to Outlook 2003.
One of the main differences in Outlook 2003 was with respect to the user interface and the PST file size limit. The new version of Outlook supported PST files of size up to 20GB as compared to the 2GB file size limit that existed in earlier versions of Outlook. The folders were organized in an orderly and easy to use manner. The user had the option of creating additional personalized folders for storage of emails. Besides the changes in the user interface, there were also changes with respect to the management of emails. The efficient junk mail filter and faster POP mail download were added features of Outlook 2003. For more information regarding higher version of Outlook like MS Outlook 2010 visit at https://www.recoveroutlookpst.com/repair-outlook-2010-pst-file.html.
Though Outlook 2003 is more efficient and easy to use when compared to the older versions, the corruption of pst file cannot be ruled out completely in Outlook 2003. Even though the fear of corruption of pst file due to oversize is eliminated in Outlook 2003, there are other ways in which pst file corruption could occur in Outlook 2003. These reasons include virus attacks, incomplete archiving or compacting of the folders etc. Although the storage limit is increased to 20GB in Outlook 2003 version, but still there are possibilities of oversize due to continuous mail exchange. Not only this PST file may get corrupted due to various other reasons such as sharing a PST file on a vulnerable server or network which may damage the PST file by making it inaccessible. Virus is the dangerous program that may enter your system through any Outlook attachment and might make your Outlook behave abruptly.
In such cases when the PST file gets corrupted, it is best to make use of a PST repair utility to fix the corrupted PST file. It is an efficient PST repair tool that is capable of fixing corrupted PST files on Outlook. This tool is the result of hard work and years of research, experts have designed this to solve almost all kinds of Outlook related problems. Software is built with advanced algorithm, due to which it can efficiently bring back deleted contacts, mails, task and other MS Outlook items in couple of minutes. Demo version of the tool is available free of cost on the internet to download. By downloading which you can get familiar with the working of the software and to save retrieved data purchase the full version of the software.
You can follow the steps given below to repair Outlook 2003 pst file,
Step 1: Install the software and launch it, by double clicking on the desktop shortcut. The Main window is opened, as shown in Figure a. You can select from the three options that are displayed on the main screen i.e., "Open pst File", "Find pst File" and "Select Outlook Profile"
Figure a : Main Window
Step 2: If the exact location of the Outlook 2003 pst file that is to be repaired is known, click "Open pst File" option. If you want to search for the Outlook 2003 pst file select the "Find pst File" option. If you want to select the pst file based on the Outlook profile, click "Select Outlook Profile" option
Step 3: From the main window, select "Open pst File" option to repair the Outlook 2003 pst file. A new window is displayed where you have the option to browse for the pst file. Click on the "Browse" button, select the pst file that is to be repaired and click "Next" as shown in Figure b
Figure b : Select pst File
Note: If you selected "Find pst File" option, select the drive / partition on which the pst file is located and click on "Find" to locate the pst file. If you clicked "Select Outlook Profile" option, select the pst file related to the respective Outlook profile and proceed to the next step
Step 4: A new window gets displayed when you click the "Next" button, where you can select the scan type and the destination location where you want to save the repaired pst file. Select the "Normal Scan" option and specify the destination path as shown in Figure c. Click on "Repair" button to start the repair process. If the pst file is damaged extensively, make use of the "Smart Scan" option to repair the pst file
Figure c : Select Scan Option and Destination Location
Step 5: Once you click the "Repair" button, the software will repair the Outlook 2003 pst file, and recover all the Outlook data into a new pst file and save it in the selected destination location. Once the repair process is complete, all the recovered Outlook data is displayed as shown in Figure d.
Figure d : Recovered Outlook Data