Microsoft Outlook PST file location varies with different operating systems. The location of the PST file for Windows vista users is C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. For Windows 7 users the location is C:\Users\user\My Documents\Outlook Files. The path is the same but the hard drive letter may differ. While installing Outlook, the drive used to install Office is first drive letter in the path. PST files can be password protected or encrypted. This makes sure that unauthorized users are not able to access your PST file. However, password cracker tools can crack these passwords easily. This is because of weakness in the encryption algorithm. The files present on the Exchange server are stored with EDB extensions. The content stored in the Outlook differs with Exchange Server. Some of the content may reside on the server itself depending upon the setting of the Exchange server.
Initially, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 are supported with Windows 7. Before using Outlook on Windows 7 make sure that Service pack 3 is applied for Office 2003 and Service Pack 2 for Office 2007. Windows 7 does not support earlier versions of Outlook like Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2002. Windows 7 supports Outlook 2010 also. Windows 7 is not compatible with previous versions of Outlook. If Outlook is not properly upgraded properly, PST file cannot be accessed where you have to use suitable tool to repair outlook on windows 7.
You may delete files, emails from your PST file. When the files are deleted, only the pointer to file or email is deleted. So, compact the PST file that reclaims the unused space in the PST file. Compress the PST file to utilize maximum space in the PST file. Before compressing the .pst file, take backup of the file and then select it for compression. Sometimes, compression process might lead to the permanent data loss when process is not carried out properly. Avoid using the third party utility for dividing the PST file that leads to permanent data loss rather than dividing the PST file.
Take valid backup of the important Outlook data items regularly that helps to restore the Outlook data back from it in typical data loss scenarios. If you do not have backup stored then you have to use best repair tool to recover Outlook data.
Remo Repair Outlook (PST) is a powerful repair tool that repairs corrupt or damaged PST files. This supports repairing PST and OST files and recovers emails from Outlook along with all attributes of the email message. This software repairs the oversized PST files when it exceeds above 2 GB in Outlook 2000. This software is able to recover email messages that have been emptied from deleted items folder or deleted from any other Outlook folder. This utility is included with advanced smart scan option that repairs the severely corrupted PST files.This tool repairs the corrupt PST files when oversized beyond the size limit. This software is capable of repairing corrupt PST files due to compacting or Outlook upgrade errors. When you download demo version of the software, you are able to preview recovered Outlook data items and thereby can estimate recovery chances of the tool.