Common problems faced with Microsoft Outlook

The process of PST recovery centers on rescuing of lost or damaged Microsoft Outlook emails. Another aspect of PST recovery is the need to return functionality to the Microsoft Outlook inbox. To accomplish either of these tasks we must use a program designed to recover Outlook PST file information. There are actually several ways this can be done and the one you choose is dependent on the symptoms of our specific Outlook failure and problem.

For example one of the most common problems people experience when using Microsoft Outlook is that they inadvertently exceed the 2 GB inbox file size limit. This overfill not only results in spillage of data but slows and eventually shuts down the Outlook inbox. We repair this by reducing the size of the PST file to under the 2 GB limit. Different programs have different approaches to solving this problem. Some software for PST recovery will simply crop the size of the largest database table which in this case is the one holding all of your emails. This does restore operation to the Outlook inbox but also deletes hundreds if not thousands of e-mail messages.

PST file restoration without losing emails

One of the most innovative features of Microsoft Outlook at its inception was the use of a special database type file to store both e-mail messages and customizations. This same system would now be considered quite simplistic when compared to a mySQL database however the basic premise of the Outlook file known as a PST remains viable. Unfortunately the drawback to many versions of Microsoft Outlook using the PST file is the size limitation of that database. It was set at the 2 GB capacity. And upon being overloaded the inbox would become corrupted and cease to receive messages. There are, as a consequence many good programs for PST repair made available. Microsoft offers one as part of Outlook support.

However the Microsoft Outlook PST repair tool is extremely flawed in that it tends to quickly crop down the size of the PST file to the 2 GB limit. This results in a certain percentage of files being permanently deleted. As with any file loss scenario it is always wise is to use an Outlook backup program so that your messages are available for instant recovery. But barring the good fortune of having recently backed up your Outlook PST file just prior to a system crash you will need a program designed to repair a 2GB PST file.

Recovery of photos from external storage media

Very often when we connect a USB flash drive to our Windows PC we are greeted with a message telling us that the flash drive cannot be read. When this problem occurs one should always try the digital media storage device on another PC before assuming the data is actually corrupted. Many times it is not. But should the second computer confirm file corruption one should attempt data recovery prior to following the prompt’s request to reformat the drive. This same rule applies when using a memory stick. To recover photos from corrupted flash drive media begin by downloading onto your PC a trial or full version of the Remo Software digital media recovery tool.

This same tool will allow you to recover photos from corrupted memory stick storage. For those who are uncertain as whether their files are indeed recoverable the trial version of this powerful software allows one to locate and recover files before making a purchase. Final recovery by saving the recovered files does require purchase.

Digital photo recovery on the Mac platform

While very often one can recover digital photos that have been deleted from a camera SD card using any type of computer that has downloaded onto it a photo recovery program, Mac digital photo recovery is far more possible and efficient when using proprietary Mac recovery software. When your digital camera takes a picture it stores the file information of that picture in a unique RAW file format. Each camera manufacturer uses a special format expressly for their file types.

If you have accidentally deleted photos from your camera card before successfully completing a download of those photos or if you simply thought you did not want a few digital pictures and then later changed your mind you can almost always recover these digital photographs by scanning the cameras digital storage media with a powerful photo file recovery tool. However if your missing digital photographs have already been transferred onto your Mac Computer your photo recovery can only be completed using Mac recovery software. translations english to german

Clearing out old files for computer disposal

Before you sell your old computer or donate it to a worthy organization make sure to use a drive wipe program on the hard disk of that computer. If you do not completely clean out all of the stored data on the hard disk drive even deleted files can easily be restored and read. That means that all of your credit card transactions, medical records and even personal emails can be found and opened by unwanted parties.

For this reason Remo Software makes powerful file shredder tools. This software is specifically designed to tear apart and scramble either a single file on your computer or the entire disk drive. The drive itself is not harmed it is merely overwritten many times using a random pattern scrambler. Because the files are overwritten in a random pattern there is no way they can ever be reassembled even if one were to use the most powerful data recovery algorithms. While there are many file eraser programs available few such as the Remo Software tool are able to meet the standards set by the United States Department of Defense for destruction of sensitive and secret information.