Microsoft Outlook 2013 is the latest version that acts as a personal email organizer as all the emails, data including calendars, events, notes, tasks and other elements are stored on hard drive. It also enables you to access those emails that are downloaded prior to internet connection. So you can access all the mailbox data anytime even if there is no internet connection.
Outlook provides a feature called PST , stands for personal storage table file used to store data and emails of Outlook. PST protects the emails with password to prevents external entity from accessing crucial data. Since PST file is highly sensitive, you may endure data loss situation in outlook 2013 as well. PST files may undergo corruption and damage. A problem in outlook profile could be the reason which application uses. PST profile gets inaccessible may be due to PST corruption.
Several reason contribute in the damage of Outlook profile including virus attack, improper installation of Outlook application, incorrect setting of Outlook profile, any damage or corruption to PST file may lead to malfunctioning of Outlook profile.
There are mainly two methods by which you can fix Outlook profile issue i.e, manual method and automatic method. Manual method, however, requires lots of time and effort and at the same time, a good knowledge related to Outlook application. In fact, it is better to use automatic method that can easily solve this problem. Hence, you can use scanpst.exe tool of Outlook application. This in-built tool often referred as Inbox Repair tool that recovers data from damaged PST file and help gain access to Outlook profile. So this software can fix corrupt Outlook 2013 profile.
Though scanpst.exe can fix corruption in Outlook, it fails to repair PST mailbox and so Outlook profile, when high level corruption takes place. This in-built utility tool has some disadvantages like
- Cannot repair password protected files
- Integrity of data cannot be ensured
- Unable to repair large intensity corruption issues
- Cannot fix corruption in the body section of emails
There are some instances which shows that scanpst.exe is not able to fix the issue. In such conditions. A third party tool can help in recovering data from corrupt PST file and fix Outlook 2013 profile issue. A PST Repair tool can reconstruct broken and inaccessible PST file.