How to fix the error “The file c xxxxx.pst is not a personal folders file”

By | June 18, 2017

Fix the error “The file c xxxxx.pst is not a personal folders file”

As we know Window Operating System is a popular operating System like large number people use MS Outlook to perform email application. This application is use for email operation like inside it we can see all important control. Inside the MS Outlook a user can use calendar, task, journal, password, email message, contacts etc. When a user working with MS Outlook application he can send and receives and stores many emails message or can be store all important data and information with a huge amount.

MS Outlook used PST for storage

We already discuss in this article MS Outlook is basically used for email or web based program and inside it large amount of data are remain store for future purpose. Outlook use PST file which is personal storage table folder mostly use for storage. We can’t say this pst file remain undamaged forever. May be it become corrupt or damage, when it will damage all important data inside it become lost so it is must necessary to a user how can all data will be recover if corrupt of a .pst file. If the MS Outlook stops working due to some internal issue it stop working and work abnormally and become unresponsive and send error message on the System screen. Below given error message-

“The file c xxxxx.pst is not a personal folders file”

Cause of the error -“.pst is not a personal folder file”

This is the MS Outlook error message show when a PST file cannot perform operation or may be perform abnormally. As we know PST file work as an important role in the MS Outlook. When it become corrupt it is necessary to repair it. This file may be corrupt if the malware or malicious program attack inside the components of the Computer or may be the storage data excess from the pst file because basically pst file storage capacity is 2GB and when exceed the store limit it slowly corrupt the files.

Process to resolve the error “The file c xxxxx.pst is not a personal folders file”

To repair the corrupt PST file every Computer has a built in utility provided by Microsoft Corporation, in which a user can easily follow the manual steps and get solution of the error “The file c xxxxx.pst is not a personal folders file” instantly. Microsoft Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) is the tool which is used to repair the corrupt .pst file. So you have to find the location of the tool but generally it remain in default location that is ‘C’ drive then go to Program files and then choose Common Files and then go to System. Then you will find the MSMAPI then choose 1033.

If you are using Outlook 2007 the location of scanpst.exe file is in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12. When once identify the location of personal storage table file to scan it for repair. In the 2007 version of MS Outlook .pst file location is in the C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. You can run the scanpst.exe file to fix corrupt outlook file.

When the operation will be finished you will get message. Sometimes after completion of run the Microsoft Inbox repair tool, scanpst.exe does not work because the Scanpst.exe file has capable to repair only or less then 2GB of PST file. If the personal storage table folder overload from 2 GB it unable to work or repair the file. In such case you can apply a third party tool which is applicable to fix more than 2GB of data of the .pst file.

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