Owing to its enhanced capabilities for managing correspondences and work schedules, Outlook 2000 has come to be the most sought after email client program of our time. While its effective spam filtering features and virtual folder creation capabilities make it a worthwhile email app, owing to some reason or the other, it is also not unlikely that you would encounter issues with it at some point or the other. Our experts attribute such problems mainly to errors with your Outlook PST files.
In this post, we give you a comprehensive account on how to resolve such issues.
Issues Encountered while Opening a PST File
At least once in a while, you would’ve found it a bit difficult to open your Outlook PST files. While a healthy email client wouldn’t pose such issues in the normal go, inflation of your inbox folder and intrusion of spam emails may cause such problems. And as the Outlook help team explains, PST file corruption is the worst affair an Outlook user could ever encounter. Consequentially, you will be unable to access the information stored in your PST files and have your work severely hampered. However, deploying programs such as the 2 GB truncation tool and the Inbox repair tool would help you resolve the issue quite easily. Let’s see how.
According to the Outlook help crew, the following steps are in order for resolving the issue in question:
- Begin by running the 2GB Truncation Tool, which can be easily downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center. Owing to the inherent shortcomings of this program, you need to have a minimum of 2GB free space on your hard disk. And moreover, since this tool condenses a PST file to below 2GB, chances are that some of your e-mails or associated data might be erased.
- Employ the Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) on the truncated PST. As our experts point out, this tool would prove helpful in diagnosing and repairing any errors in your PST file. As part of the process, it scans the structure of your PST file to ensure that its contents are well maintained and intact.
The above account would surely prove helpful in resolving your ‘Cannot Start Outlook’ errors.