Outlook unable to display the folder
Pst Repair - E-mail, seemed like a miracle after snail mail, but it brought along a new problem with it—when the Internet connection was out of order, you had no access to all the work saved on your email. Imagine if your Internet isn't working and you need to access an important mail? It's not even a new mail, you know it's in your Inbox but you cannot access it because the net isn't working!!
This is where Microsoft Outlook comes to our aid. It's a messaging application which allows you to store your mails on your system rather than only the Internet. The application needs to be synchronized with the desired e-mail and then one can send and receive mails just like you would on the Internet. The advantage is that you can access mails in the Inbox even if the Internet in not working. The application creates a file called the outlook.pst file. This is where the computer stores all the mails and other information from your e-mail.
This does not mean that Outlook is without problems!! You may find your mail inaccessible on it due to numerous reasons. Any damage to the .pst file renders all your data inaccessible. At such times you should repair PST to help salvage data thereon.
One of the most common problems faced by users when using Outlook is that it doesn't open. You get the following error message:
«Unable to display the folder. The file C:\documents and settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst could not be accessed. Data error (cyclic redundancy check).»
After this message, the Outlook window closes unexpectedly.
The most common cause of this problem is the corruption of the outlook.pst file. Outlook accesses the .pst file the second you launch it. Since this is where the mails and other information from outlook get stored, corruption of this file means all your outlook mails, contacts, calenders, etc., are rendered inaccessible.
To resolve this problem repair the .pst file and then access your outlook data. Microsoft has an in-built repair tool known as the Inbox Repair Tool. However incase you have a large .pst file or the corruption occurred due to external reasons, you will need to use a third party software to help you do the same. This is because, the Inbox Repair Tool does not work in the above two cases.
Third party software, namely Microsoft Outlook Recovery software, repair PST files. Once the files have been repaired, you can set Outlook to use it and thus recover all your mails, calender settings and other information saved on Outlook. These software can be downloaded from the Internet, onto the system with the problem and then used to repair Outlook PST file thus rectifying the error.
Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is an example of such a software. The software is available in a full and a trial version. You can use the trial version to scan and check if the file can be repaired and the use the full version to actually repair PST file. The software supports recovery from files larger than 2 GB. It comes with a PST password recovery feature enabling users to recover lost or forgotten passwords for their PST files. It is capable of recovering objects of your Outlook account such as emails, notes, calendar, contacts and many alike.