PST Not Found Error in MS Outlook 2003 and 2007

Microsoft Outlook PST (Personal Storage Table) is the file used to store e-mail messages, calendars, appointments, notes, tasks etc. locally. Beyond a specific file size limit (viz. 2 GB in Outlook 2002 and earlier versions), it can unexpectedly crash or get corrupt. If the file size grows, you can compact the file or alternatively archive it to reduce its size. However, if you observe that Outlook doesn’t start as expected or becomes unstable while sending or receiving messages, the PST file might be damaged. In such cases, you need to restore the lost data from a valid and up-to-date data backup. But if fails to restore the required data due to error occurrence during restoration, is not updated or non-existent, PST Repair applications can revamp and restore the lost data.

Consider a scenario, you start MS Outlook 2007 or 2003 and the following error message gets displayed on the screen:

“The file drive:pathfile name.pst could not be found.”

After you click OK on the error message dialog box, it gives you an option to Create/Open the PST file. You can’t access your existing PST file anymore.


The above error message occurs if any of the below conditions are true:

• PST is located on a server that is currently unavailable
• Outlook can’t locate the PST because it is damaged or corrupt


To resolve the above issue, you need to carry out these steps:

• If server unavailability is the concern, you need to troubleshoot the issue to make the server work normally.

Note: PST is not unsupported over a WAN (Wide Area Network) or LAN (Local Area Network) link. A PST file placed on a network server can get unexpectedly corrupt or damaged.

• If PST corruption is the issue, you need to run the Inbox Repair Too (scanpst.exe).
• If the problem continues, you need to delete the damaged PST and create a new one after running the Inbox Repair Tool.
• You need to scan and revamp the damaged PST file by using quality third-party applications known as PST Recovery tools.

PST Repair software are advanced applications to scan and repair damaged Outlook PST files. Such repair tools are built to use powerful algorithms that provide safe repair. In addition, you get these PST Recovery software with user-friendly interface and various other features.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is the finest tool PST Repair tool to revamp and restore the damaged PST files. The software can repair and restore all PST objects including e-mails, notes, journals, appointments, tasks etc. It supports Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP) and 2000. This software is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT.