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ByDouglus James

Reset Outlook Password and Recover Lost PST File Password

Security is one of the important factors in Outlook. E-mail messages consist confidential data and should be properly taken care of to avoid a data breach. Concerning the security factors, MS Outlook allows setting the password on PST file. But, many users forgot the Outlook PST password as they don’t use it for months and access it directly from Outlook.

Microsoft recommends changing the Outlook PST password regularly. Professional Outlook users should reset the PST password if they know the old password. It is a good practice and reduces the chance of unauthorized access. Users can change the PST password directly from MS Outlook Application. Check the steps given below

Reset PST Password Online

  • Open MS Outlook application and click on the File menu
  • Go to info tab and click on Account Settings and again click on Account Settings
  • A new window will open click on the Data Files

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  • Select the PST file link to your account and click on settings
  • A dialog box will open with information of PST file
  • Click on the Change Password button

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  • Now enter the old password in ‘Change Password’ window
  • Enter the new password and then enter it again in verify password field

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  • Click on OK, now open the PST file with new password set by you

Recover Lost Outlook PST Password

While MS Outlook provides the facility to set password on PST file there is no such procedure to retrieve the Old password. If you have forgotten the Outlook PST password then it will become inaccessible, so we need to find a way to recover the lost PST password.

Manual methods to retrieve PST password are not safe and they can corrupt the PST file. So, better be use a professional tool that can retrieve the old password or gives the option to set new password without entering the old password. Outlook Password Recovery is one such software that let you set a new password.

  • Quick and Easy Recovery of Password: With its powerful algorithm engine it quickly recovers the lost password or gives 6 random passwords that can be used to open locked PST file
  • Data Remains Intact: While performing the password recovery operation, the data remains intact and it does not harm any files in PST
  • User-Friendly Interface: Outlook Password recovery tool has a great interface that makes it user-friendly. It instructs the user at every step which makes it easy to use
  • Compatibility: Whether you are using Outlook 2000 or 2016 then PST password recovery software supports all the versions of Outlook and compatible with Windows 7/ 8/ and 10

You can download the Outlook PST Password recovery software from here



 

ByDouglus James

Fix Outlook Error Code 0x80072f06 – Offline Address Book is Corrupt

MS Outlook is a vast application it accumulates several other few tools like calendar, address book in itself. Each tool has its storage file and any problem in a single file throws error. When a user updates the Offline Address Book (.OAB) online from the Exchange Server he/she gets the error code 0x80072f06. This affects the whole application and should be resolved

There is a manual method to repair and recover Outlook Address Book (.OAB) of you are getting Outlook Error Code 0x80072f06 but it is good to use Outlook Repair tool. However, if you are looking for a free method to fix Outlook.OAB file error then we have discussed some quick methods.

Why OAB File is Corrupted?

Well dealing with issues in Outlook users wonder what is causing the error. Knowing this is important to prevent the error to occur in future. Major reasons for Outlook 0x80072f06

  • If the Outlook Address Book (.OAB) file is not updated properly
  • If the File system of MS Outlook or Windows is damaged
  • Issues with Exchange security certificates
  • The OAB file could also be damaged if the Outlook is not properly installed

Fix Outlook 0x80072f06 Error

  • Open your system as Administrator
  • Now go to start and open Control panel window
  • Click on the System and Security and then System (visible with computer icon)
  • Click on the System Protection from the left pane
  • A dialog box will appear, click on the ‘System Restore’ button

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  • It will prompt for date and time for system restore
  • Follow the instructions and then start the Windows System Restore
  • Now wait till the process is complete
  • Restart the system and Outlook and check the error is fixed or not

Create New OAB File

Sometimes issues with the already existing file cause the error in OAB. So, delete the already created file and create a new Outlook Address Book (OAB File). Connect the OAB file with Exchange Server to synchronize it. After the synchronization is complete then outlook will work normally without showing any error message.

Outlook Repair Tool

If you have tried all the manual methods to solve Outlook error code 0x80072f06 and it is not fixed yet, then the only method left is Outlook Repair Tool. This software is compatible with all versions of windows operating system. One can use outlook repair tool with MS Outlook version 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Outlook recovery software repairs all the corrupted files and restores them in their original form. Y

ByDouglus James

Why Outlook is Not Syncing with Outlook.com- Causes and Solution

Synchronization between applications is important as it helps to know the items are available in both the applications. If synchronization stops then the items are not updated and it creates problems. Synchronization problem in Outlook.com and Outlook desktop application create issues and does not update the data files. Many users complain that Outlook.com is not synchronizing with Outlook.

When synchronization stops the Exchange Active Sync (EAS) account type will no longer be available for Outlook.com. So, any appointments, contacts, tasks, notes will support syncing when the Outlook sync stopped working. So, it is very important to synchronize Outlook.com to Outlook 2016, 2013 and other versions.

So, the first step to remove the account from Outlook and use auto account setup to reconnect the account as Microsoft Exchange Account. Synchronize the Outlook.com to Outlook and then compare the calendars, tasks and other data in both accounts.

Add Alias to Outlook.com

Now the first step is to add the account as Alias to Outlook.com. Now add outlook.com alias to account first and then set it as the primary account.

  • Now login to your Microsoft Account
  • Your dashboard will open and then click on ‘Manage your sign-in email or phone number’
  • Click on Add email and then add your existing outlook account or create a new account

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  • Once the account is created, then click on ‘Change sign-in preferences’
  • Now select the new alias so it can be used for sign-in
  • Click on the save option, now use this address to set up account in Outlook

Configuring MS Outlook

  • Login to MS Outlook and then go to File
  • Now click on Add Account button

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  • Select the option Auto Account Setup
  • Enter your E-mail address, password, retype password, and then click on Next

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  • Once the account is added then restart Outlook.
  • The added account will have same name with (1) in account
  • Once the EAS account is removed then the (1) will be removed
  • Now compare the Outlook.com account and Outlook account side by side
  • Now match the calendar with date for few months
  • Now do the same thing with contacts, notes, tasks, and other tools

Remove EAS Account

The next step is to remove EAS account

  • Go to control panel and then select mail
  • The E-mail window will open now select the E-mail tab
  • Select the account with ‘Exchange Active Sync’

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  • The Remove button will get active and then select ‘Remove’ button
  • Now Restart the Outlook and the (1) will be removed

Now the Outlook.com will sync with Outlook desktop app. In this way you can remove the Outlook.com sync issues.

ByDouglus James

Stellar PST Repair Tool- A Complete Solution for Outlook Problems

The eccentric part of Outlook on which the entire application runs is PST (Personal Storage Table). This is the file from where Outlook fetches the data. If the PST file is corrupt or damaged then Outlook will behave abnormally. There are several reasons that damages the Outlook PST file, if proper action is not taken then there is risk of data loss. So, to get back Outlook data and repair PST file one can use the Stellar Outlook PST Repair Tool.

Whatever may be the reason of PST corruption, this comprehensive software restores all the files and recover Outlook mailbox data. Stellar Outlook PST Repair Software is an all in one application that repairs the PST file, recovers the deleted data and gives functionality to store files in multiple formats. The software can retrieve data from rough situations like

  • Severely damaged PST File
  • PST File corrupted because of large size
  • If the data in PST is not present due to improper migration
  • Sharing of PST files on the Network
  • Virus Attacks and System Problems

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The Stellar Repair for Outlook is one such software that handles all these situations and gives a fully repaired PST file with complete data. Have a look at some of its features

Repair Corrupt PST File: If the PST grows larger than its defined size it gets corrupt, Stellar PST tool scan the Outlook PST and look for items that can be deleted like duplicates, un-necessary mails, spams to reduce size. The Outlook repair software works smartly by recovering all the mailboxes, files and data in Outlook.

Recover Deleted E-mails and Files: If you have subscribed to lots of newsletters, then it is obvious to receive large number of e-mails, when removing these e-mails, somehow we accidentally delete important mails and entries. The software can recover these mails emptied from ‘Deleted Items’ folder.

Repair and Recover from Encrypted PST: The Outlook PST Recovery software is able to restore files from the password protected Outlook PST File. When scanning the PST, it does not require password and move towards repairing PST file. Thus, it overcome the hindrance of encrypted PST File and get the files back.

Find and Preview Button: If a user have multiple PST file in Outlook, then the software has ‘Find PST’ option that looks for the PST in computer and list them in preview, scan the required PST file and then Stellar PST Recovery shows the entire PST items in preview section. This gives user the option for selective recovery.

Repair Large PST File: When the corruption is due to large PST, the software splits the PST file in multiple small files and repair them. It recovers all the emails, messages, contacts, addresses, notes, tasks journals and all other PST components

Multiple Saving Options: With Stellar Outlook PST repair you can save the PST file on local computer, on network drive or in any other external storage media. The tool gives options to save recovered PST in EML, MSG, RTF, HTML or PDF document

Interactive GUI and Compatibility: The software has interactive graphical user interface and is compatible with Outlook 2016/ 2013/ 2010/ 2007/ 2003/ 2002. It supports Window 10/ 8/ 8.1/ 7.

When the process gets complete it gives option to view the scan data with ‘Load Scan Info’ and save it by ‘Save Scan Info’ option. Check how to use the Stellar Outlook PST Repair tool.

Price of PST Repair Tool

The software comes in three versions as given

Details Basic Technician Toolkit
Price $90 $225 $282
Installation Single System 3 Systems 3 Systems
License Validity Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
Split PST No Yes Yes
OST Converter Support No No Yes

Steps to Use Stellar Outlook PST Software

  • Once the software is downloaded, start it
  • On the main screen you will option to add PST file with Browse option or Find PSTstellar pst repair add file

 

  • On clicking Find PST, select the Outlook PST you want to repair and then Next
  • Stellar PST Repair will scan the PST file

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  • The preview window will appear, select the items to repair or recover

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  • You will be prompted with the option to save PST file, select the type
  • Enter the destination folder to save recovered data and it will begin the process

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  • You will get message for successful PST repair on the screen.

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  • Check the location of PST file in destination folder

So, by using Stellar Outlook PST Repair software you can easily recover the lost and deleted PST files and repair corrupt PST.

ByDouglus James

Getting Error 0x80070021 in Outlook PST Locked by Another Process

Well most of the Outlook users may be known to error 0x80070021. When this error message is displayed it generally denotes ‘the process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file’. So when the error is encountered it makes the PST file inaccessible and prevents to perform any operations in Outlook. It halts the service to send/receive mails via Outlook. So users ask questions ‘How to Fix Outlook Error 0x80070021’ and why Outlook PST Locked by another process.

Careful methods have to be adopted as this error prevents to access .pst file. The PST file is the main file over which Outlook works and if the file gets corrupts it poses threat to Exchange Server Database too. So, here are some steps by which Outlook PST error can be removed easily.

Causes of Error Code 0x80070021 in Outlook

There are many reasons which could corrupt PST like

  • When the MS Outlook application is not closed properly last time
  • If the MS Outlook is running, even if it is closed then PST is used by another resource error is displayed
  • Data Storage Problem
  • Large size of Outlook PST

These are some common errors that causes PST vulnerable and restricts Outlook usage

Solving the error 0x80070021 in Outlook

Following are some easy solutions to solve ‘Outlook Used by another process’

Close Outlook Application Completely

  • Close the Outlook and exit
  • Quit outlook from notification tray as well
  • Remove Outlook from running applications in Task Manager

One thing to note here is that you have to close the application and not the account.

Data is not stored in PST

If the drive in which outlook PST is stored gets corrupt then this error may appear. So, it is recommended to check the drive, folder in which PST is stored. Check that the folder is not removed or deleted.

Large size of PST is also the main reason why Outlook shows error 0x80070021. If the PST is about to reach storage limit then, remove the un-necessary attachments, media files and other data to reduce the size.

Close Applications Using Outlook

There are many applications which uses MS outlook. Suppose you visit a website that is asking for e-mail authentication, then it will restart Outlook automatically. Close the website or any similar applications and check whether you can access PST file or not.

System Restore to Latest Point

Well, if the above techniques doesn’t work out, then you can use system restore

  • Login to computer as administrator
  • Go to Start, select Programs and then Accessories
  • Select System tools and then ‘System Restore Setting’
  • A new dialog box will appear, click on “Restore my computer to earlier time”
  • Select latest restore point available and then next
  • When the process gets complete, restart system and check the problem is solved or not

With these simple 4 methods you can avoid error 0x80070021 in Outlook. However if the manual method does not fix the problem then you can select Outlook PST repair tool. It quickly repairs the damaged file and restore in new PST File. An additional features of this tool is that you can split large pst files to reduce size of PST.

ByDouglus James

Solution to Repair Common Outlook Error Codes

MS Outlook is one of the popular email client used across the globe. Microsoft Outlook provides amazing features. We can save our contacts, mails, share calendar, offline storage and many others. All this data is stored in PST (Personal Storage Table).

Microsoft Outlook versions have different PST file size. PST file is the most important part of Outlook and a corrupted file effects performance. MS Outlook may face errors due to large amount of data, corrupt PST file and account settings. Common Errors that occur in MS Outlook are:

1. MAPI Error

DLL (Dynamic Link Library)files of Outlook are prone to error. If Mapi32.dll file is corrupt then you can get the error message 0x8007000E. it generally occurs if Outlook doesn’t get enough resources to run from OS.

Solution: You can try closing some running programs in windows. If that doesn’t work out then use MAPI Repair Tool (Fixmapi.exe). Run Fixmapi.exe tool and restart Outlook.

2. Error in Sent items file (Outlook Express)

If you get the error code 0x800C013B than there could be a chance that your sent items folder file is damaged. Follow below steps to resolve this issue

  • Find the Sent Items.dbx file by clicking on start menu
  • Go to Look in Box>>primary disk(C: drive) and click Find Now.
  • Right Click on Sent Items.dbx file and rename it to Sent Items.old>>OK.
  • Restart Outlook and the file will be changed automatically to Sent Items.dbx.

 3. Server Time Out

Sometimes we face the error Server time out. It may be due to poor internet connection or any other network problem. To resolve this issue we can increase the server time-out setting.

  • Open Outlook in your system
  • Go to File menu>>Info>>Account Settings (2010 and above versions). For Outlook 2007 (Tools>>Account Seetings)
  • Select POP3 account>>Click Change
  • Go to More Settings>>Advanced tab
  • Increase the limit of server time-out setting

4. Corrupt PST file

Corrupt PST file can cause problems with Outlook. All mails, contacts, messages, calendar events, tasks are stored in PST. Damaged PST file could result in performance issues.

You can repair PST file with built in scanpst.exe tool. Scan the pst file for any errors and if it asks to repair, click on start button to repair file and recover data. You can scan file two or more times for fast and reliable performance of Outlook.

5. Other General errors may occur in Outlook due to other reasons. In that case you can troubleshoot problems by:

  • Restart system and make sure it is connected to internet properly.
  • Check that Account Settings are properly configured
  • For Security issues, update antivirus and check windows firewall settings.
  • Delete any suspicious emails from your mail box.
ByDouglus James

Best Outlook PST Repair Software for Outlook 2016

Microsoft Outlook is most widely used email client worldwide; It stores emails and other user information into a single file known as Personal Storage Table (PST) file. The Outlook PST file is also responsible for most of the errors which occurs due to corruption of PST file.

Once the PST file is corrupted all emails, contacts, tasks, journals, calendars etc. gets inaccessible. To overcome this situation Microsoft does provide a free utility called scanpst.exe also known as Inbox Repair Tool. The motive of this utility is to repair PST file and get Outlook back to running.

However, the limitation of Inbox Repair Tool is that it is not able to repair severely corrupted PST file. Only small errors like header corruption can be removed with scanpst.exe. There are many other third party PST Repair Software available in the market which claims to remove all kinds of errors from damaged PST file. Today we will discuss few best outlook pst repair software for Outlook 2016 with their features.

Let’s Check Best PST Recovery Tools for Outlook 2016

  1. Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Software

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Recovery tool is by far the best and affordable outlook pst recovery software which I have ever tried. It’s easy to use interface makes it number one choice among Outlook users who wish to repair damaged Outlook PST file with minimum hassles.

The latest version of Stellar phoenix Outlook PST Repair tool supports Windows 10 and Outlook 2016. It allows user to locate the PST file if the location is not known to the user. Outlook repair tool from Stellar Phoenix allows user to retrieve all data from encrypted PST file also.

It creates a new PST file and store all recovered information into newly created PST file which can be imported to Outlook to access all emails again. Moreover software provides option to save recovered items to EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF formats.

Emails lost after emptying Deleted Items Folder can also be recovered with this pst recovery software. Using this software you can also recover selective messages from PST file. Priced at $99 it’s truly a value for money tool to go for.

  1. DataNumen Outlook Repair

DataNumen Outlook Repair formerly known as Advanced Outlook Repair is another good choice as far as repairing damaged Outlook PST file is concerned. DataNumen Outlook Repair claim to recover more data than any other tool available in the market. The recovery rate of this tool is best in the industry. DataNumen Outlook Repair software supports latest version of Microsoft Outlook i.e Outlook 2016 and latest OS Windows 10.

With the use of DataNumen Outlook Repair software you can repair PST file as big as 16777216 TB (I.e. 17179869184 GB) in size. You can also split large PST file into smaller manageable pst files with the use of this tool. Items recovered using this software can be saved to ext, RTF and HTML formats easily. The best part is you can simultaneously repair many PST file thus saving a lot of user time.

The only negative of this software is its price, priced at $199 for single user license is a bit too much as compared to other products available in the market.

ByDouglus James

Prevent PST File Corruption

All the data that is stored on your computer through MS Outlook, Windows Messaging and MS Exchange Client are saved in .pst file format. MS Outlook is very important software in the working of an organization. Almost all the work depends on this software, be it from keeping a track of your emails or messages, or keeping your calendar updated for any meetings or scheduling any meeting and informing all the people in your contact list, or making memos and reminder, and much more. MS Outlook is the heart of the business and any loss in the data can cost you and your business a lot. The .pst files are very fragile and they need to be kept safe by preventing pst file corruption and this can be done by keeping few necessary things in mind.outlook-repair

What steps can be taken to prevent pst file corruption?

  • Do not exceed the size of the PST file. PST files are delicate and they can easily get corrupt if they have larger size or if they are bloated. Even if your MS Outlook version supports up to 50 GB data in the PST file, then also you should keep your PST file up to 10 GB only for any data loss. Moreover, the scanning and processing of operations with small PST files are faster than the larger ones which is one of the major reasons why one should create several small PST files.
  • For the older versions of PST files. The 2002 and before version of MS Outlook have a memory storage limit of 2 GB. One will start facing several problems as soon as the memory of the PST files reaches up to 2 GB and it is therefore suggested to keep the average size of the older version PST files up to 1.5 GB.
  • Storing your PST file on server or network drive can cause corruption. PST files are meant to be saved on computers. Data loss and corruption can be prevented if the PST files are not shared on the network drive or server, as they cannot handle such dense PST files and moreover access by multiple users will increases the chances of getting corrupted PST files.
  • NEVER EVER shut down the system without quitting the MS Outlook. This task can be tiring at times but making sure that the Outlook is closed before you shut down your system is a good practice as it can prevent the PST files from getting corrupted and you can save all your hard earned data.
  • Keep a track of your Antivirus program. Large PST files contain lots of emails and data and these files are scanned and protected by the Antivirus program in your PCs. Any modulations in the operation of the Antivirus program will affect the PST files as well. This can be a cause for your PST files getting corrupted. Always check your Antivirus program according to your PST files’ need.
  • Create backups. It is a good practice to always create a backup of your PST files in a period manner. This will ensure that your data is safe even if the PST files are corrupt.

It is always said that “Prevention is better than cure”, so keep these things in mind and prevent your .pst files from getting corrupted and the loss of your data too.