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In the previous article, I shared a couple of techniques to combine or merge multiple Outlook PST files¬†into a single large PST file. That is a scenario when you are dealing with a couple or hundreds of Outlook PST files (mostly required by IT administrators). Here I’ve shared a solution for recovering or removing lost password from Outlook PST files or unlock PST file. Before this, let me show you how we password protect our PST files.

DBX to PST Converter has become a hot selling cake in the market. People have started adopting new technologies and the user interface (UI) is changing rapidly. Outlook Express is getting obsolete slowly and MS Outlook is the order of the day. Both are Microsoft Products and used for same purpose. Outlook Express is an outdated image of MS Outlook, hence both the programs understand different file formats and store data differently. You might not be aware that a .DBX file can store only 2 Gb maximum data, and it crashes if tried to add more, hence you must prefer upgrading to latest practices to avoid data loss. These are the reasons why we need to export Outlook Express mails to PST.

In the part articles, we had discussed a lot about how we can perform email management in MS Outlook. In this post, I am going to talk about how to repair a damaged PST file in Outlook 2010.

In Outlook 2002 and all the previous versions, the PST files which were generated, had a maximum storage limit of 2 GB (also discussed in previous articles). Most of the users who are not tech savvy, use their email client continuously without knowing about the frequent preventive maintenance. Before coming to the outlook PST repair process, let me tell you what are the preventive measures to avoid PST corruption.

PST file is the database file created by Microsoft Outlook. Over the years, MS Outlook have rolled out many changes in PST files. Outlook is used by the computer users for more then a decade. You can check out more about MS Outlook history on Wikipedia. Due to excessive data the PST files becomes large and it is hard to split in small sizes. Here in this article there are several measures for how to break large PST file into small PST files.

We would be covering following Topics in this article:

  • Types Of PST formats
  • Consequences of Over Sized PST (If PST maximum data limit is reached or exceeded)
  • Best Solutions how to break large PST file into small files

So far we have read about what happens if your Outlook PST file minimum size limit is exceeded and the measures to prevent PST corruption. If the corruption has already taken place, you can recover from it using PST Repair Tool by Microsoft. There is a concern that many people have and shared with me. They say that it is not possible for them to manage multiple PST files and amalgamate PST files in order to prevent corruption of PST file because of its size limit. A nice question asked by a curious 1st year college student was: