Microsoft Outlook is very popular email client application that allows you to manage emails, notes, contacts, calendar, journals etc in a very convenient and easy way. However, Microsoft Outlook is very stable program, still after using it for a long time, you might face number of issues. "Outlook PST Cannot be Opened" is one of them. In this article, I will explain why this problem occurs in Outlook 365, Outlook 2019/2016/2013 and its previous version and how can you fix this problem easily.
When outlook tries to store some data in PST file or tries to retrieve stored content and if PST file is corrupted or damaged then outlook may return you the above message. PST is the short form of Personal Storage Table and this file is used to manage user's data. If this file gets corrupted or damaged then you will get several more other errors and eventually you will be unable to use outlook.
Here, I am listing some unique and experimented method to fix pst corruption.
Stellar Outlook PST Repair Tool is especially designed for repairing outlook data file (.pst) and recovering items from the corrupted pst file. It is capable of recovering deleted items also. So, if you are facing huge problem in outlook, you must use this tool to give new life to your outlook profile. It will access all the data from the damaged pst file and then store them into a new and error free PST File.
Scanpst.exe is a great tool to repair outlook error but it works only in simple corruption. If there is deep damage inside PST File, it gets failed to repair file. You must keep a backup of PST File before using scanpst.exe. Here is the steps to use scanpst.exe to repair corrupted outlook file.
1 Go to following location and double click on scanpst.exe
Office 2019: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
Office 2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
Office 2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
Office 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
Office 2007: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
2 Microsoft Outlook Inbox Repair Tool will appear. Browse the corrupted PST File and click the start button. If you don't know where is PST File located, you can visit the link.
3 After analysing the pst file, it will show you repair button to repair file.
If you are getting "Outlook PST Cannot be opened" error in outlook 2007, outlook 2010, outlook 2013, outlook 2016 or outlook 2019, it means pst file gets corrupted or damaged. Use either scanpst.exe or stellar pst repair tool to fix the problem.
|File Size||16.5 MB|
|Minimum Requirements||Pentium Class Processor, 1GB of RAM, 100 MB disk space.|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP|
|MS Outlook||2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 & 2000|
|Internet Explorer||Version 7.0 or newer|
Repairs completely corrupted and damaged PST File.
Recover Deleted Emails and Attachments, Notes, Contacts, Tasks, Journal, and More.
Recover Outlook Items from Password Protected PST File.
Save recovered email in multiple file format – PST, EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF.
Even this tool is capable of repairing PST File larger than 2GB.
Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, & 2000