Consider a real life scenario wherein you are working in Microsoft Outlook 2002 with Windows 7. When you try to read an email in Microsoft Outlook Inbox, you get the below-mentioned error message:

An unknown error has occurred. 0x80040119”

Moreover when you try to delete an email, you receive the following error message:
Messaging interface has caused an unknown error”

The root cause behind the occurrence of the above-mentioned error messages is that your Outlook PST file has become damaged and corrupt.

There are two ways to resolve this error. Either you can use the Inbox Repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to repair the Outlook PST file or you can use an efficient third party PST recovery tool to repair the damaged and corrupt PST file. However, first of all, you should try to repair the Outlook PST file using the Inbox Repair tool (Scanpst.exe) as it is an inbuilt tool that is available free of cost. You do not have to purchase it. On the other hand, you will have to purchase the third party PST recovery tool.

One point to note here is that if the .pst file is an ANSI-format PST and is larger than 2 gigabytes (GB), the Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) will not be able to repair the damaged and corrupt Outlook PST file.

Steps to use Inbox Repair tool:
  1. Exit the Outlook.
  2. Find the Outlook PST file.
  3. Find the Inbox Repair tool.
  4. Use the Inbox Repair tool to repair your Outlook PST file
However, if using the Inbox Repair tool, you are not able to repair your Outlook PST file, you can use a professional, efficient, and result-oriented third party Outlook PST recovery tool to repair your PST file and recover the data stored in it.

A number of third party PST recovery tools are available in the market that promise you to successfully repair your Outlook PST file. You must be careful while you make your choice of the third party PST recovery tool.

Kernel for Outlook PST Repair is one such professional, efficient, and comprehensive third party PST recovery tool that is specifically devised to repair the damaged and corrupt Outlook PST files and flawlessly perform Outlook PST recovery.Read more


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