Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file Error in MS Outlook
MS outlook stores messages, calendar events, schedules and other objects in the PST (Personal Storage Table) file. .pst is the data file format used by it. This is Personal Storage File which retain all the data of this e-mail client.
The error messages, indicative of corruption, can shake the mind of user. One of such error messages is stated below:
"Unable to open your default email folders. The file D:...path to file...Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file"
After you click on the OK button of this error message, the application will shut down.
This is the case when your PST has got corrupted and needs PST repair. MS outlook avails you the inbuilt utility, scanpst.exe, for this part which resolves many of the PST corruption issues. But in this case, you may get another error message while running this utility:
"Office Inbox Repair Tool does not recognize the file D:Outlook.pst. No
information can be recovered."
This PST corrupion has been seen when attempting to shift the PST file from the default directory to some other location like on a CD and then trying to restore it back using the Data File Management option in File menu of Microsoft Outlook.
Actually MS outlook needs the read/write access to the file, so if the read-only attribute has been set, then this could be the problem. Try changing it. This is required that you put the file other than the default location; else the mail profile can get corrupted.
This case is unaddressable with the Inbox Repair Tool, as indicated by the corresponding error message. So you require the scanning of the corrupted PST, so that PST recovery could be ended up. This is feasible through the outlook repair PST software, which are specifically designed for this purpose.
These PST recovery software offer the users a graphically rich user interface so the users dont feel any technical problem while using them. Applicable for PST repair for each case and each object, these PST recovery utilities are best solution for getting the data back.
Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair software has the range of the extended features which have been developed for the easy, perfect and valuable repair outlook PST. The software has the great power to scan the corrupted PST by the use of the influential algorithms.
The software is usable with Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. You can have PST repair for all the objects of MS Outlook with easy to handle user interface.