MS Outlook benefits its users in many ways and one of them is storage of mailbox data on the local hard drive of user’s computer in the form of Outlook PST file. Outlook’s Personal Storage Table file or Outlook PST file contains user’s email messages, contacts, calendar entries, etc. For successful working of Outlook, it is required to keep PST safe and secure. Therefore, some people keep their PST password-protected.
However, password-protection does not ensure that your PST file never gets corrupt or encounters any other PST damage issues; instead, a password-protected PST file as well encounters corruption problems. There are many reasons that are responsible for the corruption of PST file, which may vary from virus infection to closing Outlook improperly to oversized PST.
In such situations, tools like ‘Inbox Repair Tool’ can do the needful. The ‘Inbox Repair Tool’ is an inbuilt utility of Outlook that repairs corrupt PST file and restores data without damaging or altering it. However, it can only handle the PST corruption issues that are related to PST header and some other smaller issues; but if PST file is severely damaged, then this tool may not help you.
For such cases, use of professional PST repair software like Stellar Repair for Outlook is recommended. The software can repair corrupt or damaged Outlook PST file without causing data loss. Moreover, you need not panic for your PST file is password-protected, as this efficient utility can repair even the password-protected file. Mentioned below are the steps to >repair a corrupt PST file that is password-protected:
This process does not ask for the password of your PST file, despite it is password-protected. However, the final PST file that you have saved at your desired location is not a password-protected one, and you can import the recovered PST file into MS Outlook for using it.