Outlook corruption has bothered many users for a long time. Irrespective of its causes, you can take the 4 necessary measures mentioned in this article to prevent pesky PST file damages effectively.
In contemporary era, email has become one of the mainstream communication tools. Accordingly, Outlook has been touted as the most popular email client in the market. It is due to its quantities of capabilities that Outlook earns a lot of praises. Not only can it serve as a standalone email client, but also it is capable of assisting users to manage their contacts, appointments and tasks, etc.
However, like other software, Outlook cannot escape from corruptions either. Any factors can jeopardize Outlook, such as power outage, virus infection, hardware malfunction and so on. In face of these risks, you can take the following 4 actions to reduce the possibility of corruption.
1. Exit Outlook Properly
Someone always prefers to force Outlook to close when they encounter errors. Actually frequent closing Outlook improperly will ruin the PST file structure, such that Outlook will be subject to crashes. Don’t hard close Outlook!
2. Don’t Download Files and Click Links from Unknown Senders
With viruses and spyware becoming increasingly complicated, it is much more difficult for users to identify them. In some situations, they look innocuous on the surface. As long as you click embedded links or download internal files, hidden viruses or malware will attack Outlook at once. Thus I highly suggest that you should ignore the attachments or links from senders. If possible, you had better block them permanently.
3. Equip Outlook with Antivirus Software
If you’ve install antivirus software in your computer, it will add a plug-in to Outlook application. This add-in will protect Outlook to a certain extent. You can check it in “Outlook Options”. You should ensure that it is activated. Nowadays there is much antivirus software in the market. You can select one of them as per your needs.
4. Make a Regular Backup
Undoubtedly, making a backup on a regular basis is a prerequisite. Although you’ve taken the above 3 precautions, you cannot prevent Outlook corruption completely. Thus you are better off making a backup, such that you can use the archived PST file although Outlook gets corrupt.
Recover Outlook after Accident Outlook Corruption
Apart from taking the 4 precautions mentioned above, you should consider how to repair Outlook after accident crashes. At the outset, you can apply Outlook inbox repair tool, Scanpst.exe, to make a preliminary repair. Virtually it is ineffective. Then you have no other choice but to take aid of an external tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair. Due to its high recovery rate and time-saving feature, this tool has been way ahead of its competitors.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com