Fix “outlook.Pst is not a personal folder file error”
Choose alternative of outlook scanpst to get best result
MS outlook stores entire messages, calenders, events and other information in a personal storage table. Precisely you can say that whatever you store in outlook all get saved in single .PST file. Normally it work very well but sometime you may have to face problem with it. When .pst file gets damaged then outlook fails to recognize it as a valid file and throws error like:
"THE FILE OUTLOOK.PST IS NOT A PERSONAL FOLDERS FILE"
occurrence of this error clearly indicate that there is something goes worst with .PST file and outlook fails to use it. As a result of this error you have to face various critical problem while using Outlook. Your every attempt towards accessing the file from the database will be futile. Basically this type of problem arises when PST file gets damaged. There are several factors which can affect the PST file like: power failure, improper system shutdown, virus attack, incomplete upgradation of outlook etc. No matter what the reasons are, the fact is that PST file is very sensitive and any slight mistake will corrupt it.
In order to fix ' outlook.Pst is not a personal folder file error' you can use Outlooks inbuilt tool i.e. scanpst.exe. This inbuilt tool is absolutely free and get installed on your system when you install this application on your system. No doubt this inbuilt tool is provided to handle outlook corruption problem but this tool has also certain limitations and will be helpful only if the header part of the PST file is damaged. IF pst file is severely damaged then this inbuilt tool will also fails to fix this problem.
If inbox repair tool fails to fix outlook.pst is not a personal folder file error then the best way is to use another effective third party pst repair software. This software uses its powerful programming technique to repair the corrupted PST file without altering any important information. Because of user friendly interface this software is very easy to use. This is an advance pst utility tool which is designed to rescue all notes, contacts, calender, e-mails from the corrupted PST file. This software is compatible with almost all versions of Outlook like 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 etc.