PST Corruption Makes Outlook Unable To Open the Folders

When you start Microsoft Outlook and try to access data from personal folders, the folders may not open and Outlook might display an error message that it is unable to open the folder. This behavior of Microsoft Outlook makes all your valuable e-mails, contacts, calendar entries, tasks, notes, journals and other vital data inaccessible. You should opt for PST Recovery solutions to resolve such data loss issues.

As a practical instance, when you attempt to start Microsoft Outlook, you might come across the below given error message:

“Error: Unable to display the folder.”

Microsoft Outlook may continue to open properly, but when you try to open a folder or set of folders, you may encounter the above mentioned error message and the folder won’t expand.

In this situation, your data becomes inaccessible and you need to perform PST Recovery.

Grounds of this behavior

The above error message and data inaccessibility situations occur due to any of the following reasons:

- You have not selected a delivery point for emails. If you click Tools-> Services-> Delivery and select None in ‘Deliver new mail to the following location’ dialog box, the above error occurs.

- The PST (Personal Storage Table) file is damaged or corrupted and Microsoft Outlook can not recognize and thus access it.

To gain access of your data, you need to repair and restore the PST file.


If the problem is due to undefined delivery point then select PST file as delivery point for your e-mails. If corruption is the cause of this problem, then exit Outlook and run Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) to repair and restore the PST file.

If the PST file is still inaccessible, it might be damaged beyond repair capabilities of the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe). In such cases, use PST Recovery Software to thoroughly scan the PST file and restore affected data from it.

PST Recovery Software are equipped with largely graphical and interactive interface. They enable you to easily recover your PST file objects. These software come with read-only and non-destructive nature to perform safe recovery in almost all software based corruption scenarios.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is the finest PST Repair software to resolve all the issues related to Outlook PST corruption. It can Repair PST files of Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2003, XP (2002) and 2000. The software is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT4 (SP6).

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