Repair PST CRC error

Following are some of the frequently encountered error messages:

  • Filename.pst could not be accessed
  • Data error (Cyclic redundancy check)
  • Error 0x80040116

These errors generally stop the user from accessing their Outlook profile and might even lose data from it. The main reason for encountering these errors is due to corruption in your Outlook profile PST file. It might even occur due to a problem with your hard disk where the PST file is located.

PST file is the most important part of any Outlook profile. All the sent/received emails, reminders, calendar items, notes, contacts from Address Book, etc. are saved in this PST file. As, Outlook is mainly used in organizations to perform communication and schedule meetings, etc. so, one can imagine what kind of loss can occur if the PST file gets corrupted.

However, there is no 100% guarantee that your data is saved in the PST file. Whatever a user does to keep the PST file safe, he / she can never be perfectly sure. There are many reasons due to which the PST file might get corrupted and you will encounter CRC and other kind of errors.

Some commonly occurring PST corruption scenarios

  1. PST file exceeding its allotted maximum size (different in different Outlook versions)
  2. Outlook application closed improperly due to sudden system shutdown, manual intervention, etc.
  3. File System corruption leading to the corruption or inaccessibility of all the files saved on your computer including the PST file
  4. Downloading or opening email containing malicious data from unknown or unreliable sources
  5. PST file saved on the bad sectors of your computer hard drive created due to frequent saving/deleting data or virus infection
  6. Problem in sending / receiving emails due to Microsoft Exchange Server
  7. Deleted or missing PST file being recovered using an unreliable recovery tool

To repair CRC error in PST file corrupted due to any of the above mentioned scenarios, make use of Inbox Repair tool Outlook. Now, one might ask as the Microsoft Office suite provides an inbuilt Inbox Repair tool or Scanpst, then why to use a third party tool? The answer is very simple; although Scanpst is provided with MS Outlook but it is not capable enough to repair PST file CRC error and other above mentioned corruption scenarios.

Outlook Inbox Repair Tool has an intuitive user-interface that enables even a non-technical person to repair CRC error in PST file without any difficulty. The tool supports to repair PST CRC error on all the versions of Microsoft Outlook. To get detailed information on repairing PST file of Outlook 2013 version, visit Apart from the capability to repair CRC error in PST file, this tool can even recover deleted or lost emails and other attributes from your Outlook profile.

Steps to repair PST file CRC error

Step I – From the main screen select any one option. Now select the corrupted PST file

Repair CRC Error in PST File - Main Screen

Step II – Then select the scanning method as “Normal” or “Smart” and the destination location to save the repaired files.

Repair CRC Error in PST File - Make Selection

Step III – The repaired PST file contents will be displayed. Preview and save them

Repair CRC Error in PST File - Preview Screen