Perfect solution for corrupt PST File – Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair


Perfect solution for corrupt PST File – Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair

 I am a Senior IT System Administrator working with an organization that uses Microsoft Outlook email client for business communication Here, I will share my experience with Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Technician software that helped me resolve a critical issue in Outlook and saved the reputation of the business.

The incident happened this way

An employee in my organization was unable to open his Outlook. Consequently, I being the system administrator in the company was given the task of rectifying the issue, however, I could not open his Outlook even after using the Scanpst.exe utility. Then, I exported the PST file into another system to check if I could open it. Nevertheless, it did not happen so, and I concluded that the PST file was damaged. Further, I started searching for third-party tools to repair the damaged PST file. After using the free version of several tools that can repair the corrupted PST files, I decided to use Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair based on its benefits, functionality and cost. I purchased its full version and started the PST repair process.

Know its benefits below:

  • Repairs severely damaged Outlook PST files – The software repairs severely damaged Outlook PST files quickly and easily. This is because of its easy-to-understand and easy-to-use interface.
  • Repairs large size Outlook PST files – The software repairs all Outlook PST file without any limit on the size of PST files.
  • Recovers all mailbox data items – The software recovers all Outlook mailbox data items, such as emails and their attachments, contacts, calendar, tasks, journals, etc.
  • Saves and loads scan information – The software can save the scan information as DAT file and load it to complete the PST file repair process.
  • Provides a preview of all the recoverable data items – The software provides a preview of all the recoverable data items in a tree-view structure in the ‘Preview’ window
  • Multiple File Saving Option – The software provides an option to save the repaired Outlook data file in multiple file formats, such as PST, EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, PDF one at a time.

Software Other Beneficial Features

  • Option to find PST file that is a very beneficial feature if the storage location of the PST file is not known.
  • Facilitates to arrange scanned emails based on ‘Date’, ‘To’, ‘From’, ‘Subject’, ‘Type’, ‘Attachment’, and ‘Importance’.
  • Option to save the newly created PST file at the desired location.
  • Generates a log report that can be saved and viewed at a later time.

Now, Know Its Compatibility and Support

  • Program: MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 (XP) and 2000 version

Next, System Requirements

  • Operating System – Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista XP
  • Processor – Pentium Class
  • Memory – 1 GB Minimum
  • Hard Disk – 100 MB of free space

Steps to Repair PST Files with Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Software

  1. Download, install, register and run the software.

(In the main GUI of the software, ‘Select PST File for Repair’ dialog box comes up providing ‘Browse’ and ‘Find’ option to select the damaged PST file for repair.)


  1. Click ‘Browse’ button if you know the location of PST file. Further, select the PST file and click ‘Repair’ button for the software to start the repair process.


  1. Click ‘Find’ button if you do not know the location of PST file.

(‘Find PST File’ dialog box opens up.)


  1. Choose a drive to search PST files. Further, click on ‘Find’ button to search PST files. Click on ‘Look in’ button to select a specific folder from the drive for PST file search.


(The ongoing ‘PST file repair’ process.)


(All the recoverable mailboxes from the scanned PST file is enlisted in a tree structure on the left side of the ‘Preview’ window.)


  1. Select all or particular mailbox item(s) for recovery.




  1. Click ‘Save Scan’ button to save the information/result of the ‘scanned PST file’. Now, you don’t need to scan the damaged PST file again.


  1. Use ‘Load Scan’ feature to load the scan information saved as DAT file.


  1. Click ‘Save Repaired File’ button from the ‘File’ menu to save recoverable mailboxes in file formats, such as PST, Office 365, EML, HTML, PDF, MBOX, RTF, DBX. Then, select the ‘Destination Path’ to save the PST file.


Note – I chose PST file format to save the recovered mailbox data items. Further, I imported it into Outlook to find that the PST file could be opened and its data items accessed.



Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is a software with a pleasant look and feel, matching the interface of Outlook 2016 and 2013, and thus easy-to-understand and use. It easily repairs the damaged PST file and recovers all its data items successfully. It saved my reputation as a system administrator, which would not have been possible otherwise. Kudos to it from my side! I recommend it to all System Administrators handling Outlook!








Your Account has been disabled after reconnect a Disconnected Mailbox in Exchange Server 2010

Dears when an Exchange 2010 mailbox has been disabled it becomes a disconnected mailbox, may be you need to restore this mailbox and suddenly after restored you get the above message when you try to login through OWA “your account has been disabled”  but the mailbox already enable and to be sure you can list the disconnected mailboxes run the following PowerShell command

Get-MailboxStatistics -Database DBName | Where { $_.DisconnectReason -eq “Disabled” } | Format-List LegacyDN, DisplayName, MailboxGUID, DisconnectReason

Surprise!! Now the mailbox is simply disabledSad smile You have been guided to enable this mailbox by the following PowerShell command,

Enable-Mailbox -Identity UserName

Another Surprise !! you got the following Error message “This task does not support recipients of this type.” Sad smile And after Check the user type by the following PowerShell command

Get-mailbox UserName|Fl Recipient* you got the following results that mean no problem with the user type.

RecipientLimits            : unlimited
RecipientType              : UserMailbox
RecipientTypeDetails : UserMailbox

In this case if you try to export the user mailbox you will get the following error message: “Couldn’t connect to the source mailbox”

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And this message let you make check on the MAPI if enable or not for this user by the following PowerShell command:

Get-CASMailbox -Identity UserName

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And you found the MAPI enabled True that mean no problem by MAPI as the above figure.


At the End you need to say Haaaaaaa7Smile And solution is the following PowerShell Command after run it everything will be working normally SmileSmileSmile

Get-mailboxdatabase | Clean-mailboxdatabase



Removing specific messages from your Exchange Server 2010

In this article we will go through simple ways and steps for how to removing specific messages from your Exchange Server 2010.

In the business need you may face this case “someone have a permission to send message to all the organization, sent message by mistake to all and we need to know whom received this message and completely remove it from their mailboxes”

In fact we can perform this request by different ways:

  1. You can create transport rule to delete this message in Exchange 2010.
  2. Assigns the Full Access mailbox permission to the MyAdmin account and remove this message manually.
  3. Using EMS “Exchange Management Shell” to know who received this message and remove it from their mailboxes.

First and second ways not recommended for many reasons in addition to the need to know whom received this message as you can not get this info by this ways.

So we will talk about third one.


Make sure the account running the PS command has the appropriate permissions; you need to specifically have access to the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet. If you don’t have the correct permissions you will get an error “The term ‘New-MailboxImportRequest’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet”.

To add the permission run the following command:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Name “Import Export Mailbox Admins” -user “User Account” -Role “Mailbox Import Export”

Change User Account in the above cmdlet to the actual username

Using EMS “Exchange Management Shell” to know who received this message and remove it from their mailboxes.

{First}  If you just need to know who is received the message you can use the following command:

Get-Mailbox -Server ServerName -ResultSize unlimited | Search-Mailbox -Targetfolder “deleted items” -Targetmailbox “Mybackupmailbox” -SearchQuery ‘Received:11/24/2013 AND Subject:”Type Subject Here”‘ -loglevel full

Note: the result of this search will be send to the target mailboxMybackupmailbox” and you can determine mailbox for this reason or you can use your mailbox if you is the administrator and you will get a copy of this message under the target folderdeleted items” and also you can change it to be Inbox for example, also preferred to determine the date of this message that you look-up for, using the subject to determine the message subject and using Loglevel full to get attachment with the result details.


In the previous screen the ResultItemsCount refer to the number of the message founded in this user mailbox and the ResultItemsSize refer to the message size.

 {Second} To remove the message from mailbox server level use the following command:

Get-Mailbox -Server ServerName -ResultSize unlimited | Search-Mailbox -targetfolder “deleted items” -targetmailbox “Mybackupmailbox” -SearchQuery ‘Received:11/24/2013 AND Subject:”Type Subject Here”‘ -loglevel full -DeleteContent -force

Note: Also you can run this command on the Database mailbox level and user level.



In the previous screen you can find the search result with the attached result, the message size and items number that refer to my search matched with three mailboxes only or repeated on the same mailbox.


In the previous screen you can find the copy of message under the deleted items.


Outlook’s "Blocks Sender" functionality and Exchange’s IMF stop working after installing Forefront Protection for Exchange

Dear friends,

     May you face after installing Forefront Protection for Exchange, Outlook’s “Block Sender” does not work and Exchange’s IMF (Internet Message Filter) functionality fails to work as well.


The cause of that is by default when Forefront’s anti-spam agent deems a piece of mail as non-spam (clean) it sets the SCL rating of that specific message to 1. This has a negative effect on the Outlook “Block Sender” functionality, and Exchange’s IMF, because mail that receives a rating of SCL -1 will be exempt from Outlook’s Block Sender rule as well as Exchange’s IMF functionality.



The workaround is to edit the SCL value that Forefront Protection for Exchange applies to “clean messages”.

The following work around will change the Forefront Protection for Exchange SCL clean value to zero (0). This is done in Forefront’s Power Shell by creating a new extended option:
PS> New-FseExtendedOption –Name CFAllowBlockedSenders –Value true


PS> Get-FseExtendedOption –Name CFAllowBlockedSenders


This should return the following: CFAllowBlockedSenders   True

Now you can test your outlook after blocking someone what happen Smile