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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Outlook being one of the easy to use email management application uses PST file format to store the files and data and also provide offline working feature to the user. You need not to connect with server each time to access your mails. PST files have two part that is The File Header and The Data Part. File header consists of important information like file signature, file size, compatibility and many other that is required by Outlook to function properly. And if the header part gets damaged or corrupted and MS Outlook is unable to recognize it then Outlook will consider it as an invalid PST file with the error messages like: -
"The file Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file"
"Unable to open your default email folders. The file D:...path to file...Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file"
You can prevent the above error message with the help of following ways: -
Don't store your PST file on a shared network. Microsoft neither support nor recommend it.
Don't backup your PST file while Outlook is running.
Don't shut down your computer while Outlook is running.
Don't create PST file in Outlook 97-2002 (ANSI format) or when it is around 2GB. You will have to crop this PST and create new to work with.
After creating the backup always verify it is working or not especially when you are about to delete the original one.
And with the above error message your Outlook will become inaccessible. Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file error can occur in Outlook because of the header file corruption or damage or when you want to access or connect the read-only backed up PST file. Outlook needs read/write access to the files and if the read-only access has been set then you can have this issue in your outlook. So while you backup your PST file check out the Properties n verify "READ-ONLY" attribute is not checked. Once you have restored your PST with the help of above method don't use import to make the PST-file available for your Outlook application. Connect it via File-> Open-> Outlook Data File...
If the PST is not a personal folders file error is not fixed with the help of above step then you need to fix the Outlook header file corruption with the help of the scanpst.exe or Inbox repair tool which is an inbuilt utility in outlook to repair header file corruption as well as fix them. But if the corruption is serious then it will not be fixed via this tool and you need to use the third party Outlook repair tool in order to fix the Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file error issue and repair header files. With the help of these easy to use tool you can easily repair the header file corruption and recover back your PST files as well as access them easily. This is an interactively designed easy to use tool for PST file corruption repair.
Install the software with quick installation wizard. Just follow the wizard to successfully install the Outlook PST Repair.
Launch the Outlook PST Repair from the desktop shortcut. And select the corrupted PST file.
Click Next and follow the on-screen instruction to finish it. No need to Worry! Your Outlook.pst is in Hand of Professional.
Once Scanning process is completed, Outlook PST repair will show the previews of all the recoverable components.
After viewing the lost folder in the recovered item list. Go for the Licence key to save the pst file.