Easy options of fixing "File xxxx.PST could not be accessed" error of Outlook

Outlook CRC errors of the PST file are usually reported when PST file is infected with the virus, blocked with firewall or anti-virus settings or exceeded 2 GB storage limit. You can use various options to fix Outlook CRC errors such as disabling Windows Firewall and Antivirus settings of your computer, scanning the infected PST file with scanpst tool and others. If inbuilt options fail to fix corruption issue, you should use professional Outlook PST repair software to repair corrupt PST file.

PST corruption is an undesirable event as it halts communication services in organizations that use MS Outlook client. PST file holds emails, contacts, tasks, journals and other data of the Outlook mailbox in the local drive. There can be several PST files associated with an Outlook mailbox. PST file size varies among the different Outlook versions. Hard disk failure or damage is a prominent cause of PST corruption. Suppose your computer drive has developed several bad sectors or crashed, it is almost certain that some or entire data including PST files of your computer will become damaged. Other notable reasons of PST file corruption are virus and spyware attacks, network faults, MS Windows crash and steep growth of the Outlook mailbox.

PST corruption errors can be classified as Cyclic Redundancy Check, 2 GB restrictions, incompatibility, jet engine and unknown errors. One frequently encountered PST file error is:

File xxxx.PST could not be accessed. Data error. Cyclic redundancy check


Above mentioned PST error may be displayed on your computer screen due to hard disk corruption, Firewall settings or virus infection.


You can try any of the following options to resolve the issue:

1)Disable Windows Firewall settings that prevents you from accessing the PST file information. Many Anti-virus programs also block access of email databases such as PST files. You must check anti-virus scan settings of your computer.

2)Scan infected PST files with a licensed anti-virus scanner. Also you must update your anti-virus program regularly to protect your files and folders from latest virus or malware threats.

3)Run Windows CHKDSK command to find bad sectors in your computer hard disk. If your computer disk has developed few bad sectors then CHKDSK command will retrieve files and folders from bad sectors. But in case, your hard disk shows many bad sectors in the Windows scanning, you must replace your corrupt drive and install PST files from the backup folder.

4)Microsoft Outlook is equipped with scanpst.exe program that can recover emails and folders from the corrupt PST file. If you're using Outlook 2003 or 2007, the scanpst or Inbox repair tool will be stored in the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12

If Outlook 2010 is installed on your computer, you'll find scanpst.exe in the following drive location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 14

You can also locate Scanpst.exe using find or search option of the Windows start menu. Scanpst
application fixes minor PST issues such as 2 GB email restriction, database inconsistency, missing indexes or blank spaces.

In case, all the above mentioned options fail to cure PST corruption, you must use third party Outlook PST repair software.

Kernel for Outlook PST repair

Kernel for Outlook PST repair is highly recommended for tackling major PST corruption. It retrieve Outlook data such as emails, sent items, calendars, tasks, drafts, notes, contacts and many more from damaged PST files with high precision. This Outlook PST repair tool smoothly fix Jet engine failure, CRC errors, 2 GB errors and other PST corruption. Outlook PST repair software can also recover Outlook emails and folders from password-protected, compressed and highly encrypted PST files. It restores Outlook information in PST, DBX, EML or MSG file format.
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