On May 12, 3:20*am, tommazzo <tomma...@xxxxxx>
> I recently reformatted my computer and installed Windows Vista Business. I
> decided to give the encrypting file system a try and selected the Documents
> folder and the folder, where Outlook stores the .pstfiles, to be encrypted.
> Then I transferred the data I had backuped to another computer over the
> network before the format back to my HD (again over the network), directly
> into the encrypted Documents folder.
> When I launched Outlook to import my saved e-mails it said that the
> Outlook.pst(not the backup, but the file it had created on the first launch
> before I had applied the encryption) file was not a valid personal folder
> file. So I restarted Windows and tried it again, this time Outlook launched
> fine, but it now claimed that my Backup.pstfile was invalid. That's whereI
> am now. I tried opening some other encrypted files and some of them worked,
> others werecorruptwithout any noticeable pattern. If I remove the
> encryption the files are stillcorrupt.
> Has anyone experienced this before or, even better, does anyone have a
> solution to this problem?
If you need to recover the pst file, you can use Inbox Repair tool
which is used to repair corrupted file of pst. To run Inbox repair
tool fallow the steps:
1. Click on start goes to the search then click on files or folders
2. In search box type scanpst.exe.
3. Double click on the scanpst.exe file to open the inbox repair
4. Then enter the location of Pst file and its name or browse it for
5. Then start to repair.
This way you can repair your pst file. But if your file is badly
damaged you may not able to repair it. At that time you can use some
software. You can try a tool called Advanced Outlook Repair to repair
your PST file. It is a powerful tool to recover messages, folders and
other objects from corrupt or damaged Microsoft Outlook PST files.
It's website is http://www.datanumen.com/aor/
Hope this helps.