How to open Outlook PST files

Opening default PST file in Outlook

At times, users might stumble across the problem of inaccessible default personal folder profile in MS Outlook. This can happen due to varied reason, following error message get displayed before the user:

The file <drive>:\<path><file name>.pst could not be found.”

As soon as the above error is displayed, Outlook displays Create/Open Personal Folders File dialog box, which prompts the user to create new PST file. This is not required at the moment as the users need to access the already existing PST file, and not creating a new one.

With such an error user can have the fear of losing their important data and the user develops the need to find solution for this abrupt situation. Possible reasons for this problem could be, Outlook PST file is located on the server which is unavailable at the time of error or PST file for which the Outlook delivers error and it cannot be opened. Although, the situation can get normal if you fix pst.

To resolve such errors you can take help of system administrator, they can check upon the .pst file location. If the location is found correct, users can start with PST repair, it can be done with the help of steps given below:

  • Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.

  • Type scanpst.exe in the Named box, and then click Find Now.

  • In the list of found files, double-click the Scanpst.exe file.

  • Specify the name of the .pst file that you want to repair, or click Browse to browse for the .pst file.

  • Click Start.

As the Inbox repair tool repairs the corrupt PST file a log file is created with the same name as PST file having.log extension. For instant, if the Mailbox.pst file is repaired it gets the name Mailbox.log.


In many cases Repair tool fails to give the desired repairing output, therefore, users can opt for Kernel for Outlook PST Recovery software to fix PST file most effectively. The tool is devised specifically to recover emails, contacts, notes, etc. The tool is the best option if the PST is severely damaged or the Microsoft Inbox Repair Tool is failed to repair the PST.

You can take detailed view of Kernel for Outlook PST Recovery software working and outcome in the video given below

PST Recovery software:

The tool is the most viable option when it comes to a trusted and authentic fix PST repair option. It is compatible with both ANSI and Unicode character formats. As it comprise of self-descriptive user interface users need not to have technical knowledge about its use.

The tool is compatible with the versions given below:

Microsoft Outlook 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007 and 2010

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