Fixing Files In Outlook

Outlook Repair

How To Repair Outlook Files

The Microsoft Outlook email application features many personal management tools like calendar, notes, journals, appointing tasks and managing contacts. All emails and other data are stored in files called PST files. Sometimes a broken file or corrupted file can stop Outlook from starting altogether. Sometimes this problem is fixed by simply restarting the computer. However this quick and easy step does not work always. To get rid of the problem you must scan and fix the files in your Outlook application.


  • Close the MS Outlook email application. Make sure to close both the email and the calendar as you close Outlook.
  • Click on the Windows Start menu which you will find typically in the lower left corner of the desktop on the taskbar. Depending on the version of Outlook you use this will either be a rectangle or a circle. Click on it to open the Windows Start menu.
  • Select Run option and type in Outlook/resetfolders in the empty space in the Run dialog box.
  • Click on Enter and start resetting your folders. Once the process begins any corrupt files floating about in your Outlook folders will be wiped out immediately. The process may take a few minutes so keep waiting patiently till the process is completed.
  • Click on the Run option located in the Start menu again and type in Outlook/cleanreminders in the same field in the Run dialog box.

    Microsoft Outlook Email Application

    Scanning For Corrupted Files In Outlook

  • Click on Enter and wait till the scan is completed before doing anything. Make sure not to interrupt the process at any point.
  • Once both the scans have completed make sure to restart your computer so that the changes are applied. Open Microsoft Outlook and check if everything is working as it they should. Check the program’s files and folders and you will find that they have been repaired, and run normally.

If your Outlook’s PST files have got corrupted you should perform an Outlook repair using the in-built Outlook repair tools. Scanpst.exe is the standard tools for fixing corruptions on Outlook however it is not powerful enough to handle major corruptions. Third party tools can be more effective in cleaning out corruptions as they have better corruption detection algorithms and are quick at fixing the corruptions properly. In any issues persist get help from Outlook help desk. Connect with your friends and family with MS Outlook and manage your day at office using its sophisticated tools.

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Windows Azure Compute Issues To Be Resolved Soon

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      tech support for Windows Azure

For the purpose of cloud computing, the tech giant Microsoft has introduced the system Windows Azure. However, the worldwide users of Windows Azure Compute service have faced a performance issue and the Windows tech support team worked on it and sorted out this problem. Moreover, they are also trying hard to solve other issues related with their cloud services. On October 30, the dashboard of the Windows Azure displayed a message saying that the customers of Windows Azure worldwide are facing partial performance degradation. Soon, the problem became even worse when the Azure dashboard noted another issue with Windows Azure Compute, which can affect the operations of the service management.

The message in the dashboard read, “Manual actions to perform Swap Deployment operations on Cloud Services may error, which will then restrict Service Management functions. At this time we advise customers to delay any Swap Deployment operations.” Officials said that the problem was with the swap deployment function and you would still be able to run applications and compute. The Microsoft support team worked on the issue all day and the updates regarding this were coming constantly in the Windows Azure dashboard. On October 31, a message again came on the dashboard saying, “compute service management functionality has been restored in all regions and Microsoft Support is working to repair any cloud services affected by the issue.”

Swap Deployment operations

       Windows Azure support

Azure Web Sites are the ones being affected by the Compute/Swap issue and a notification regarding this came on the Azure dashboard saying that the users were facing issues with this service because of the partial FTP Service interruption. The dashboard said, “Web Site customers are advised to publish content using Web Deploy or Git which are fully functional. For details on using these methods, visit and search for “Websites with Webmatrix” or “Publishing with Git”. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our customers and will provide an update at 2pm UTC.”

According to the Windows tech support’s explanation of the swap functionality, “When you decide to deploy a new release of a cloud service, you can stage and test your new release in your cloud service staging environment while your customers are using the current release in production. When you’re ready to promote the new release to production, you can use Swap to switch the URLs by which the two deployments are addressed.”

For more latest news and updates regarding this issue, contact the Windows tech support team online.

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The Speed Test Comparison Between Windows 7 And Windows 8

Windows 7 vs Windows 8

Windows operating system

If you put Windows 7 vs Windows 8 operating systems side by side and switch them on together, you can see that Windows 8 will sprint to the finish line while booting and Windows 7 just loses the competition. However, if you burden Windows 8 with large number of apps that consume high chunks of memory, then the startup time may delay a little bit.

Use sleep mode

While using Windows 8, users are more encouraged to use the Sleep Mode rather than opting for the default Shut Down option which users are so fond of in operating systems like Windows 7, Windows Vista etc.

Better prediction time

While moving files, Windows 8 makes a better prediction of the time that the process would take. The prediction of time is very important for users as they will require knowing how long they have to be patient for the moving process to be complete.

The Geekbench 2.3

Geekbench 2.3 that is from Primate Labs performs a large number of tests. The tests include text compression, memory stream test, image sharpen and blur etc. Subtests consist of multithread and solo thread programs. Normalization of the results is done properly.

Windows 8 is quicker

By running 64 bit and 32 bit tests thrice in Geekbench, the average of the operating systems were carefully noted. The changes were very negligible, in fact no change at all. However, it was rather surprising to note that the Windows 8 test version was reasonably quicker instead of making the benchmark operations lag.

Video rendering

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better boot time for Windows 8

Comparing video rending in Windows 7 vs Windows 8, Windows 8 had a slightly better advantage. On the two operating systems, video encoding was performed by Windows Live Movie Maker. The exact 2-minute movie clip was used and the conversion to video resolution of 720p at a bandwidth of 12.26 was done. The time was greatly reduced to 1 minute 11 seconds from 1 minute 22 seconds.

In the end, the comparisons of Windows 7 vs Windows 8 show that the better operating system in terms of booting, video rendering and performance turns out to be Windows 8. Even though it suffers from certain hiccups regarding the usability front and Windows 7 is way more superior in terms of ease of use, Windows 8 possesses a slightly better edge which makes it the clear winner.

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How To Recover Forgotten Outlook Data File Password

Outlook Repair

     Configure Outlook Email

An email client program helps you to download emails to your computer and helps you to view these emails even in the absence of an internet connection. Another advantage of an email client is that it helps users to configure different email accounts in the program and therefore, you can access the emails received on your different email accounts in one place. You can also reply for an incoming email from any of the configured accounts. This is a great help for the users as they are relieved from the troubles of logging in to different email accounts and viewing the emails in web browsers.

There are different email clients like Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook, Outlook Express etc. Among these email clients, Outlook and Outlook Express come from Microsoft. While Outlook Express is the default email client that comes pre-installed in operating systems like Windows 98 and Windows XP, Outlook comes as one of the programs in Microsoft’s Office Suite package and is not available free of cost, even though you can download the trial version from Microsoft, which expires after a few days of use.

Outlook is considered as one of the best email clients due to its vast number of features. Outlook stores all its data in PST files. If you have important data stored in the Outlook program, it is advisable that you save the PST files with a password. This will help you to secure important Outlook data. However, what will you do if you forget the password for the Outlook data file? Experts say that one of the easiest methods to recover or remove the password is to run the Outlook repair tool.

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        Outlook Data File Corruption

When you run the Outlook repair tool in your computer, it automatically erases the data saved for the file. However, the first step is to corrupt the Outlook data file. For this, you may make use of any of the Hex editors. Once the file is corrupted, run the scanpst.exe file, which is the repair tool for Outlook. It scans the data file and if it is corrupted, recovers it.

Now, when you use a Hex editor to corrupt the file, it is important to keep in mind that the Hex editor can sometimes make your Outlook data file corrupt in such a way that it becomes irreparable. Therefore, make sure that you take all the remedial measures before you corrupt the Outlook data file and carry out the Outlook repair process.

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Repairing The Outlook Data File Issues

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Issues to Outlook data file

The most popular email application client used by millions worldwide is Microsoft Outlook. Many issues are reported with Outlook data files like application hanging or messages not sending, or Outlook crashing by the users.  This may be because of the corruption in the Outlook data files. Well, given below are some easy instructions given by the Outlook repair team that will help you repair the Outlook data files.

Fixing the Outlook data file

  1. Before going for any troubleshooting, you need to know about the Outlook data file type. That is whether Outlook is using PST or OST. To know about this, you need to look in the default location.
  • The default Outlook data file location in Windows Vista is C:\Users\Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • But, in Windows 2000 and Windows XP editions, it is found in disk drive: \Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.
  1. If you are not able to find the correct default location, you can use Outlook to find the location of the Outlook data file.
  2. Finding out Outlook data file is easy. For this, you need to click the option called File, then Tools or Account Settings and finally Account Settings.
  3. From there, you need to click the tab called Data Files and for the selected default profile, you need to click on the option called Open File Location or Open Folder.
  4. Select and copy the directory address of that file to the top of the windows file browser windows with the specific file name.

In addition, you need to take a note about the Outlook file size. If the Outlook data file exceeds the size 2GB, you need to run a truncation tool.

  1. After that, you need to close the Outlook application.
  2. Next, run the corresponding ScanPST.exe or ScanOST.exe program by correctly knowing the type of Outlook data file used.

    Windows Vista

    Outlook repair for Outlook data file

You just need to run ScanPST.exe alone, if you are using Outlook 2010 version. You can access this file from the Windows Start menu and navigating to the file folder called C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\SCANPST.EXE.

  1. Now, you need to type the Outlook data file name in to the tool to the complete the path name.
  2. After that, click the Start button on the tool.

If any errors are found, rerun the application until no errors are reported.

  1. Once the repair process is completed, you need to restart your Outlook application.

The above instructions given by the Outlook repair team would help you resolve the issues related to the Outlook data file.

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