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How to Recover Messages in Outlook 2000 Installed with Internet Mail Only option IMO

Procedures for data recovery slightly varies with regard to Outlook 2000 with internet mail only option. However the conceptual approach to the whole process is same with all the versions of Outlook 2000 e-mail client. As extra configuration that’s unique to data recovery in Outlook 2000 internet mail only option, the newly created PST file folders during recovery has to be mapped as the location for POP mail delivery after recovering the data.

Functions of Inbox Repair Tool

The Microsoft designed inbox repair tool which is accompanied with the Office 2000 CD, usually is installed automatically along with Outlook 2000. However the utility is a hidden EXE file, a reason why the average users are not aware of its existence. This tool is called upon its EXE file name which is Scanpst, which describes the purpose of the utility in a nutshell, just within the name.

The inbox repair tool is utilized to analyze the directory structure of the personal folder files, which are also called as PST files because they are of .pst extensions. PST files are used by Outlook to store various data such as e-mail messages, contacts, calendar, notes, journals, appointments, and others. Even when Outlook uses other file types for saving data such as offline files which are of .ost extension, the same recovery procedures apply to .ost files too.

Finding the problems and repairing whatever it can is another important function of the inbox repair tool. Unfortunately its impossible to determine which problems are likely to be recovered by the inbox repair utility. But any serious data loss problem is likely to be beyond the scope of this particular utility, because this is designed to handle only basic level issues that are commonly experienced with Outlook 2000 and other versions.

The tool is designed to scan for any and every file that has a .pst extension. For example if an executable file has been renamed to a .pst, the utility tries to convert the file and changes it to a mountable PST file. This no doubt displays the strength of the utility with regard Outlook storage file types.

Outlook 2000 with Internet Mail Only option

As the option or the Outlook installation type suggests, the Outlook ‘2000 internet mail only option’ differs with respect to minor configurational and usage changes only. Other than that the Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2000 IMO are almost identical.

The recovery procedure too differs in a smaller scale according to the Microsoft support site, but importantly noted a difference in the process exists nevertheless. As per the general usage of Scanpst the concept and the plan of action remains the same across not only all variations of Outlook 2000, but also all versions of Outlook. In any case a back up of PST folders has to be saved when its prompted at the execution of the inbox repair utility. Because a copy of a PST back up which is of .bak file extension, can be utilized in recovering the files which Scanpst may fail to recover.

How to Use the Inbox Repair Tool to Recover Messages in Office Outlook

Microsoft Outlook PST files can be damaged due to many reasons that could lead to irreparable loss of data. The file is vulnerable to various diseases, such as unexpected power failure, network interruption, virus infection, network sharing and application errors. Since the file stores all e-mails and other Outlook objects, PST corruption often leads to loss of valuable information.

Most of the time the only choice is to try to fix these issues with Scanpst.exe application that comes with the installation of Outlook by default. But the tool has only limited capabilities to repair common data issues with Outlook. If in any case an Outlook data problem occurs, the inbox repair tool can help to a certain extend. If the issues are beyond the inbuilt utility, then its recommended for a PST recovery with high-end tools available in the market to successfully scan and repair the corrupted PST or OST files.

The Scale of the Actual Issue

Sometimes an issue with only a few. PST files can escalate the case until Outlook stops functioning. Typically, at least symptoms, such as errors when trying to open Outlook and / or a series of error messages when using Outlook may be experienced. This can be due to a simple reason such as an unexpected power failure. In this context the storage mechanism of Outlook and Outlook as an e-mail client are thought to be very fragile components when it comes to data handling.

Damaged PST files can be repaired using Outlook inbox repair tool Scanpst.exe. To run the program, the following steps should be completed:

1. Quit Outlook and click on Start -> Search or Find (based on the operating system in use)
2. Click All files and folders in the Search window and type “Scanpst.exe. Before this step, make sure that “Show hidden files and folder setting is” selected because scanpst.exe is a hidden file.
3. Click the Search button and find the file Scanpst.exe appear in search results when it is completed.
4. Open the file by double-clicking
5. Enter or browse to the location of the PST file which is damaged
6. Click Start to start the repair process
7. Exit the program and try to open the PST file

What next?

If still the file is inaccessible or ignites errors, it is severely damaged and beyond the repair capabilities of Scanpst. To repair such files, third party PST Repair Tools may be required. Such third party applications are usually very effective with advanced scanning algorithms but as a precaution the software has to be thoroughly researched for and evaluated with sufficient positive user feedbacks.

Although most of the times descriptions and guidelines revolve around the famous PST file extension of Windows Outlook, the offline files or the .ost extension too has to be dealt with the exact same procedures should any problem occur in .ost files. Overall the capabilities of the inbox repair tool for Windows Outlook – scanpst.exe are less than what is needed to remedy typical or average issues, experienced with PST and OST files in different versions of Outlook.

How to Repair Outlook folders with Inbox Repair Tool in versions 2002, 2003 and 2007

Personal storage folders or PST files are a part of Microsoft Outlook data storage used in storing e-mail folders, contacts, calendar and other personal data. Pst files in Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions are ANSI (American National Standards Institute) format, although with Microsoft Outlook 2003, they were in UNICODE file format. In the event that Microsoft Outlook flashes errors when trying to open PST folders, probably the Outlook PST file is corrupted and inbox repair should be used. This is a small utility that comes as part of the standard installation of Microsoft Office 2000 and later versions, and allows you to repair the corrupted PST files in most cases.

If damaged, PST file is automatically corrected by Outlook at the start of the application. A start window shows that Outlook tries to repair the folders. However, if the scale of damage is high, and this initial automatically attempted repair fails, Outlook may not open. These are the situations when a PST-file-corruption-fix with Outlook Repair Tool is needed.

The Inbox Repair Tool – Scanpst.exe

To repair the Outlook Inbox and the rest of the folders, an executable file called Scanpst.exe is needed with its default settings, can be accessed at local: \ Program Files \ Microsoft Office \ Office12 in Outlook 2007 and C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ System \ MSMAPI \ 1033 in earlier versions. If the Scanpst tool was not found at the expected location, the file search option of Windows can be utilized for a search of the tool. Once the file is located, steps below should be followed:

1. Make sure that Outlook is closed before starting the tool
2. Double-click the file Scanpst.exe the tool to start
3. Navigate to the location of the PST file
4. Click “Start” to start the file scanning
5. Once the scan is complete, a message may be displayed. Select the checkbox for the creation of the backup copy of the scanned file
6. Click “Repair” to repair the damaged PST.

Damages caused by Third party add inns

Inbox repair has less chance of repairing the PST, when they are from third party add-ins or damages from similar causes. If recovery cannot be done for the desired folders with this tool, it is proposed for a powerful third party PST repair utility, that are freely available in the market. However a careful consideration on security aspects is required before using such third party software.

If the system uses Outlook 2002 or Outlook 2003 with PST files created in an earlier version, A 2GB file size limit may cause recovery issues using Scanpst.exe inbox recovery tool. The PST file size has to be determined before initiating a recovery with the inbuilt outlook recovery, but as a workaround a PST file crop can be used if the files are found to be larger than 2GB.

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