How to recover PST files in Windows XP

PST stands for personal storage table. It is a Personal folder file in Microsoft Outlook. When you use Outlook, mail messages, tasks, calendars, e-mail attachments, appointments, and much more are stored on the mail server. Outlook items that are stored on the system are retained as .pst and .ost file extensions. The PST file contains Microsoft Outlook data that stores the user's Outlook data for IMAP, POP3, and Web-based email accounts. PST files are used in all versions of Microsoft Outlook from Outlook 2000 to the latest version, Outlook 2016. The PST file may be damaged or corrupted. In this case, the user will start looking for PST recovery software.

Reasons for corruption and damages of PST files

  • Large size problems: PST file capacity is limited to 2GB. But it has increased along with the launch of new and higher version. Today PST files offer a large amount of data storage. Still, there is a problem that it may over ride its limit and become inaccessible.
  • Sudden system shut down or power failure: If the power failure occurs while sending or receiving the email then there is high chance to get corrupts or damage PST files.
  • Virus and other malware installed: sending or receiving a lot of emails which contain junk attachments which might contain unsecured data that corrupt your PST files.
  • Malfunctioning in Outlook: MS Outlook starts behaving abnormally. There are many factors that are enough for malfunctionings like Using unsecured data, deleting system files, or unwanted changes can cause Outlook to crash and cause data disasters

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Error message appears after damaged or corrupted PST files

List of common error messages in the Outlook PST file is –

  • 0x800ccc0d Error: The 0x800ccc0d Error message found when to send or receive emails in Microsoft Outlook. This error typically occurs when Outlook is unable to determine whether your PC is connected to the Internet or whether there is a program that blocks Outlook's Internet access.
  • 0x800CCC81 error: This error messages occur while installation of the program. When Microsoft Corporation-related software programs such as Microsoft Outlook are running, during Windows startup or shutdown, or during Windows OS installation.
  • 0x8004011e error: The 0x8004011e error is one of the common errors in Microsoft Outlook. Typically, this error occurs when Outlook software does not work correctly with .PST files.
  • 0x80190194 errors: The Error 0x80190194 occurs While Downloading Web distribution by using the offline address book only and updating the OAB
  • Outlook 2007 error 0x80040115: This error message occurs when the network connection is lost, the mail server is unavailable, and there are inappropriate account settings.

Damaged and corrupted Outlook PST files are repaired by inbuilt inbox repair tools. But it has some limitations such as it has the size limitation of 2GB, it cannot repair severely damaged files. So you should go through this recovery software.

About Stellar Phoenix PST repair tool

With Stellar Phoenix PST Recovery Tool, you can scan corrupt PST files and recover everything such as e-mails, messages, contacts, calendar events, notes and other items. Recovery items are saved as new PST files that can be imported directly into Microsoft Outlook. It is all-in-one PST recovery software that can repair corruption on PST recovery software and restore recovered PST files according to given criteria before compressing. It can support all versions of MS Outlook including MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003. NOTE: the free version of the stellar phoenix recovery tool does not allow you to save the files. It only shows the preview of damaged files which can be repaired. If you really want to repair your files then buy its licensed version.

Features of the stellar Phoenix

Fully recover and save copies of emails, messages, calendar events, contacts, and other items from corrupted PST files.
  • It completely restores password protected files.
  • It recovers data from encrypted files.
  • Recovers .pst files larger than 2 GB.
  • It creates a unique profile for individual PST files.
  • Includes live update option to update software to latest version.
  • Recovered email can be saved in HTML, EML, MSG, RTF, and PDF formats.

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Software Requirement

Processor : Pentium Class
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / 2003 / XP / 2000 / NT4 (SP6)
Memory : Minimum 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
Hard Disk : 50 MB of free disk space
MS Outlook : MS Outlook 2010 / 2007 / 2003 / 2002 / 2000
Internet Explorer : Version 5 or later