Repair corrupted PST File

Repair corrupted or damaged PST file easily without affecting the objects stored in the PST file. If you are getting error message while accessing PST file then you can repair PST file with this Free PST repair tool .

Inbox repair tool fails

What to do when inbuilt Inbox repair tool fails to repair corrupt PST file. Stop responsing in the middle of the repair Process and leaves the same unaffected corrupted PST file without repair.

Fix “Outlook cannot open the data file 'filename' until it has been checked for problems.”-Outlook error

Microsoft Outlook stores all its data in PST files. Sometime it happens that while launching application MS outlook does not closes properly and throws error messages. These errors states that Outlook file has not shut down and is being checked for consistencies. In Outlook 2003 and its earlier versions, you will find that the application remains unusable until and unless the check completes. However, in Outlook 2007, the situation is quite different as it checks the data file as a background process and shows you the status through a tray bubble.

Let us consider in a practical scenario, you come across the following error message while starting Outlook:

“Outlook cannot open the data file 'filename' until it has been checked for problems.”


“The data file 'filename' was not closed properly. This file is being checked for problems.”

Reasons responsible for the error:

Outlook cannot open the data file error may occur if you have killed Outlook.exe process, last time you have accessed the PST file. Unexpected shut down of the computer while Outlook was running may also cause this error. Closing Outlook before shutting down Windows may cause problems as Outlook.exe runs for certain time even after you have closed it. Windows will kill the process if you shut down your system immediately.


In order to fix this Outlook error, you should allow PST file check and wait for its completion. You should keep a considerable difference between system shutdown and closing Outlook. This will cause proper shut down of your windows and will not affect the running processes. In other situation you can also leave Outlook open while your system is shutting down so that none of the processes are killed and open applications can itself shutdown. In case your PST files are reporting inconsistency errors, you can use Inbox Repair Tool for fixing Outlook cannot open the data file errors. If Inbox repair tool fails and you are still unable to start Outlook due to severe corruption of PST files, take the help of a valid backup to restore your data.

In the absence of a valid backup you can use third-party PST Repair applications, which are the effective and reliable solutions for repairing corrupted PST files and resolving Outlook errors. It also preserves the formatting of HTML messages and repairs encrypted and password protected PST files too. The software is compatible with almost all Outlook versions like Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007.

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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

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