For storing all your emails, contacts, notes, calendar items, etc on a single folder at your local hard drive, Ms Outlook uses Personal Storage Table or PST file. MS Outlook 2002 and earlier versions are formatted according to the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) format, according to which the PST files have size limit of 2 GB. Whereas, MS Outlook 2003 and later versions have UNICODE formatting which has 20GB PST file size limit. Since, the PST file size limit increases with time as we send/receive emails and accumulate other mailbox items thus there are times when the size of PST file reaches to its threshold limit. This causes corruption in PST file and hence it becomes difficult to access even a single email or any other mailbox item. The feasible way to overcome such devastating situations of PST corruption is PST recovery. Continue reading
Is your Windows based computer system unbootable? Are different error messages disturbing you while trying to boot the system in normal manner?
Most of the times Windows users face such issues. Such kind of behavior occurs due to corruption of operating system or boot files of your MS-Windows based computer system. The most critical issue with such a problem is that the data stored in your computer becomes inaccessible. In such situations, a recovery disk can be used to solve all the boot problems related to unbootability and to make your system working again. However, if this measure fails to reboot your system properly you have to reinstall Windows and that causes you to lose all your data. If there is a valid backup in place, you can restore it; else you have to go for Windows data recovery. Continue reading
Exchange Server uses EDB database files for the storage of all the mailboxes. EDB files are located in the Exchange Server itself. EDB file works as a pointer to MS-Outlook profile as it permits you to search for e-mail messages on the server when an attempt is made to send or receive e-mails through MS-Outlook. All the data related to ‘Sent Items’ and received e-mails are stored in the EDB files. This is how, EDB files are important for Exchange Server. However, in some situations, EDB files often get corrupt or damaged. Reasons behind the corruption of EDB files are Exchange Server failure, unexpected shutdown, power loss, errors related to file size, etc. Simultaneously, to EDB file corruption all the data stored in EDB file become inaccessible. Continue reading
MS Exchange Server is a flexible and cost-effective solution used to manage business communications in big multi-national firms. It stores all the essential email data in one place and has full support for MS Outlook and various mobile devices. It uses an ‘.EDB’ database file to store user mailboxes. Users can view their mailbox data by synchronizing MS Outlook with MS Exchange Server. Continue reading
Know how to Open OST file when it fails to synchronize with MS Exchange Server due to corruption or any other reasons.
Outlook Cache Exchange mode allows you to work on your Outlook mailbox data offline. To perform this, Outlook facilitates you Offline Storage Folder file or OST file. The OST file is saved on the current Windows folder of your local system. Therefore, by using OST file, you can access your mails, contacts, attachments, and other Outlook mailbox data smoothly even when there is no Internet connectivity. Moreover, you can modify, add, or delete various contents of your OST file as all these changes will be reflected on your Exchange mailbox as soon as OST file is synchronized with Exchange Server. However, the problem arises when you become unable to open OST file or this data file fails to synchronize with the Exchange Server and thus all your OST data becomes inaccessible. Continue reading
Microsoft has made some major enhancements in Exchange Server 2010 over its earlier versions. One of the most fundamental features is Data Availability Groups (DAGs). It enables you create a setup of multiple servers that host copies of individual databases. DAGs along with other features (such as Cluster Continuous Replication) ensure high availability of user mailboxes even in Exchange downtime situations. In addition, you can mix and match copies of databases stored on each server. Continue reading