Recover PST file when inbox data becomes inaccessible in LAN

The Microsoft Team has created .PST file to enable the users to maintain a copy of their messages on their local computers. The PST file also acts as a message store for the users who don’t have access to a Microsoft Exchange Server computer. A PST file is a file- access driven method of message storage. File access driven signifies that the computer uses special file access commands that the operating system provides to read and write data to the file.

Although we use Outlook PST file for email messaging system in large enterprises, but it is not intended as an enterprise network solution. However, it is possible to specify a network directory or a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path as a storage location for a .pst file, but it is not meant for long- term usage in an enterprise environment.

Since WAN or LAN links use network- access- driven methods and PST uses file- access- driven method, it is not efficient to use PST in LAN or WAN. The network- access- driven method involves lots of commands that the OS provides to send data to, or receive data from another networked computer. If there is a remote .pst file over the network link, Outlook tries to use the file commands to read from the file or write to the file. Also, the operating system must then send those commands over the network since the file is not located on the local computer. The entire process may create significant overheads which further make the process time consuming. Also, the worst thing that may happen during the process is .pst file can eventually corrupt if the connection degrades or fails.

When such situation arises, PST file stops working and user fails to access the inbox data or other items. One way to overcome this issue is to use commercial inbox repair tool that can efficiently judge the problem and fix it. To name one, Outlook PST Repair is the ideal tool that effectively repairs the corrupted PST file and recovers the emails, contacts, calendars, tasks and every item of Outlook.