Saturday, 27 August 2016

Solved Outlook Error – Archive.pst is in Use & Cannot be Accessed

Posted by Daniel Jones

Problem Statement

While user tries to access their Outlook profile, a very common error occurs, i.e. Outlook PST in Use and Cannot be Accessed. It stops the functioning of Outlook and hang up the application. The following error message is displayed:

“C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\user name\username.pst is in use and cannot be accessed. Close any application using this file, and try again”.

Causes Related to Error

  1. Corrupted Outlook PST File: The main reason for inexplicable behavior of Outlook is that PST files have been corrupted/damaged that may lead to this error.
  2. Abnormal Shutting Down of PC: Accidentally, if the system is shut down due to no power backup within PCs or any other reason, then it may lead the Outlook application to its freeze state.

Troubleshoot the Error:

Sometimes, end-user restarts their systems to troubleshoot this problem. It may help resolve the error or it may not. Not all users can restart their system since they may be performing some other important tasks on the system.

To get rid of this problem, end user should go for below-mentioned two measures:

Measure 1: Using Manual Measure

One way is to go for one of the three following technique that can be performed on your PCs itself:

Technique 1: Terminating Cached Exchange Mode
  1. If Outlook application is running, then close it.
  2. Go to Control Panel, click on Mail
  3. Select Email Accounts >> Email.
  4. Highlight mail address, which is in .pst extension and not working on Outlook, then click on Change button.
  5. From the box appearing in front of you, uncheck the Use Cached Exchange Mode and then click on Next >> Finish.
  6. Now restart the Outlook application.
Technique 2: Terminating Processes Related to Outlook’s
  1. Right-click on task bar and click on Task Management
  2. From the task management window, click on Processes tab
  3. Find the processes related to Outlook like Lync, unmapi, Outlook, etc. Select them and quit it.
  4. At the end, Open Outlook on your PC.
Technique 3: Repairing PST File using scanpst.exe Tool
  1. Go to Program files>>Microsoft Office>> Office14
  2. Search for SCANPST, right click on it, and Run as administrator.
  3. A message box will display on your screen, Click YES.
  4. Click on Browse, select the corrupted PST file and then click on START.
  5. After that, internal processes take place that includes scanning of the file in 8 phases.
  6. After scanning of the selected PST file, a dialog box will appear which notifies whether any corrupted files exist or not. If not, then click on CANCEL.
  7. Fix broken PST files by first backing up the scanned file before repair and deciding the path where the backup is to be stored which will be with the extension of .bak.
  8. Click on Repair option to fix broken PST file and once it is finished with the repair option it displays a message box reporting that the file has been repaired, click OK.

Watch step by step instructions to Run Inbox Repair Tool

Limitations of Manual Procedure

The procedure cannot be applied if the files are majorly corrupted. If something went wrong during the procedure, then it may affect functioning of other applications of the machine.

Measure 2: Using Additional Software

Another method is by using third party tools, which are being initiated for repairing and recovering data from corrupted or damaged PST files. One such tool is an Outlook recovery that is being developed to repair major as well as minor damaged Outlook PST file. It extracts the data from corrupted file and archive them into the desired file format like PST, MSG, and EML. Moreover, it has many attractive features embedded into it and can easily be accessed by users.


Although, we have a manual procedure for handling this problem, but as discussed above it has some limitations. Therefore, it is reliable to go for Outlook recovery tool, which can easily be accessed by any users and helps in resolving any issue related to Outlook without any limitations.

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Monday, 22 August 2016

How to View MSG Files & Attachment Without Outlook Environment

Posted by Venn Torrence

Do you know how to view MSG files if you are not Outlook email application user, it is most common situation where user has multiple MSG files but he cannot open these file because MSG file are only used by Outlook email client, so in this blog we will explain How to open MSG files without Outlook email application. Microsoft Outlook is a most popular desktop based email client that provides the facility for users to manage multiple email accounts in it. The Outlook email client using PST file extension to store entire data of Outlook, also used some other file extensions like to store single Email Outlook use MSG file. The MSG used to store a single email of Outlook but it is not a simple plain text file. The Outlook email application automatically generates MSG file when the user receives a new message into Outlook.

Scenarios Where user needs to access MSG file without Outlook

MS Outlook has widely used email application mainly in organizational areas for communication. It is essential in corporate level because in this areas every user makes the communication more feasible by using desktop based email application so Outlook is most popular email application in organizational level but many other email clients are also available like Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora, Entourage, etc. Outlook email application and other email client use file formats to store data, one of the common extension are MSG, but it is not a text file always require MAPI application to open it. If you are not Outlook email application user you can face difficulties to view MSG file because other email application not able to open MSG file. Another situation is if Outlook does not work properly means due to some errors you cannot access Outlook in this case you also not able open and view MSG files.

Manual Way to view MSG files

In the manual method, you need to change the extension of MSG file from .msg to .html. After changing the extension of MSG file you can easily open & view the file in the browser. Follow the given steps to change the extension of MSG file – Select email file which you want to save in HTML format, then click on the file and select “Save as” option, and choose .html format. By using the manual way you can view MSG files but after changing the extension of MSG file into HTML extension then view the content of Outlook emails, but remember with the help of manual trick you cannot convert their attachment and not able to view attachments. You can view the content of Outlook emails (like head, the body of MSG file) by converting their extension into HTML format.

Solution to View MSG files with attachment Without Outlook Environment

With outlook email client application you can easily open MSG files just using drag-n-Drop method, but you think about that without Outlook environment How to open MSG file, it is difficult for every user.

After performing the above manual solution you can understand open &view MSG file with attachment without Outlook is difficult because MSG file is not a simple text file, but this is not an impossible task, you can easily open, view and read Outlook emails without using Outlook email client application if you know the correct solution. In such situation MSG file Viewer is exact and the only solution to open MSG files without outlook, the user can view MSG files into multiple views like Attachment view, Hex view, Properties view, Header view, MINE view,HTML view, RTF view.

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Store PST Files on Cloud - User Guide to Migrate Outlook Data File

Posted by Daniel Jones
Microsoft Outlook stores the data associated with various Outlook items in a proprietary file format i.e. PST(Personal Storage Table). The Outlook PST files are stored at a local location and can be accessed by the users to view Outlook emails and other data items in an offline mode. As the PST file is stored at local system, it is not associated with Outlook mail size limit. In Outlook 2010, the PST files are stored in Documents\Outlook files folder. However, many organizations prefer to store PST files on cloud, so that the PST files from different users can be accessed from a shared network. The following article is aimed to discuss the scenarios, which makes user think about storing PST files on cloud. Various methods for the migration are also discussed.
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Friday, 12 August 2016

SQL Data Recovery Tool to Repair Corrupt MDF File [Review]

Posted by Daniel Jones

As the SQL Server is capable of managing huge amount of data, it is mainly used by organizations at the enterprise level. The SQL Server Database is mainly associated with MDF and NDF files. Like any other files, these files are also prone to corruption or damage that could lead to loss of important data stored in it. Understanding the need of recovering the data from such files, many tools has been made available in the market. One of the most reliable software for the same purpose is SQL Data Recovery Tool, on which we will be discuss and give review in this article.

Introduction of SQL Data Recovery Tool

The tool is a reliable solution that helps user to repair corrupt MDF file and NDF file. It has the ability to recover complete items in database files and export them to either SQL Server Database or Compatible SQL scripts. The software can work smoothly on Windows 10 and all its below versions.

Available Versions of the Tool

  • Demo Version
  • This version of SQL Data Recovery Tool can be availed from the company’s official website without any cost for the trial purpose. It is mainly aimed to make user aware of the working and basic function of the software. It will only allow user to preview the recovered items and does not support export option.

  • License Version
  • In order to use the export option after the recovery of the items in SQL database files, License Version of the tool can be purchased. This version of the tool can be bought at the affordable cost of $129 at the company’s site to get benefits with the complete features.

Striking Features of the SQL Data Recovery Tool

The Software has been incorporated with many advanced features that differentiate it from other recovery tools of similar type such as:

  • Complete Data Recovery
  • The tool allows recovery of all the items in MDF and NDF Database files such as tables, stored procedure, functions, views, triggers, etc. User can select either all the data or only the selective items for the recovery.

  • Dual Scanning Modes
  • The Software has been inbuilt with two scanning modes Quick (For minor defect) and Advanced (For major corruption) to repair corrupt MDF file. User can choose any of the modes according to the condition of their files.

  • Recover Deleted Data
  • User can take advantage of the SQL Data Recovery tool to recover SQL table’s data from the MDF and NDF files, which has been deleted by mistake or knowingly. This feature is most useful in repair of files to recover lost data.

  • Export to SQL Database
  • This Export Option allows user to export the recovered data into Live SQL Server Database. User only needs to provide the database credentials for the export procedure of database.

  • Export as SQL Scripts
  • Another export option facilitates user to export the data as compatible SQL Scripts that will help user to store the SQL Server data in scripts and use it later to restore them on any SQL Server version.

  • Schema with/without data
  • The tool has the capability to export the database with only schema of the selected table, view or procedure, etc. Alternatively, it also allow user to export tables with both schema and data in it.

  • ASCII & Unicode XML Data type
  • In addition SQL Data Recovery Tool support various advance data types such as sql_variant, geography data types, etc. to recover from SQL database, the software also supports ASCII and Unicode XML Data types.

  • Export in both SQL Server Database or SQL Scripts
  • Support Advance Data Type to recover from Database
  • Only One Database File can be Recovered at a time
  • Cannot recover password protected SQL Database

Observational Verdict

After thorough analysis on the features of the SQL Data Recovery Tool, we have observed that the software provides seamless recovery of all the items from damaged SQL Server Database files. Along with the ability to recover the deleted SQL data, it also supports export of database with only schema or with schema & data. Therefore, SQL Data Recovery can be rated as 9.7/10, as it does not support bulk file recovery at a time.

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

How to create a free hotspot or wifi using command prompt

Posted by Neil Cool

How to create a free hotspot or wifi using command prompt

How to create a free hotspot or wifi using command prompt
How to create a free hotspot or wifi using command prompt

Hello friends welcome again to
Today I am showing you that how to create your own hotspot from your pc/Laptop by using command prompt. All of us know very well about wifi, hotspot and command prompt. Everybody in this great world all needed free wifi at some place, free wifi available then there you can found a huge amount of people. So don’t worry about free wifi, now you can also create a free wifi by using your pc and internet connection, no needed of software, no needed of any paid software, now you can start your hotspot like in your android mobile or i-phone, you can also enjoy the free wifi of your internet connection. You can share your internet with your friends and family member. Anybody can access your wifi network by knowing the password you have entered. There are so many highly paid software in the market, but you don’t need to buy that software because without invest of money you can create a free hotspot. It’s like your mobile hotspot.

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Saturday, 30 April 2016

How to set pattern lock on Windows Operating System (Windows Os 7,8,8.1,10)

Posted by Neil Cool

How to set pattern lock on Windows Operating System (Windows Os 7,8,8.1,10)

Set pattern lock for Windows Os
Set pattern lock on windows os

Now adays every people needs security and Privacy at many places. According to me there are so many software for android user for your security and privacy but can u think that in this world is there any software for windows operating system (Windows OS) in which you can make your Windows Operating system more safe means full of privacy. In android phone there are so many pattern lock software for your mobile privacy, but have you ever think that is any present for windows os for pattern lock. The answer is yes there is a software only for windows in which you can put pattern lock for your old and latest windows os [i.e:- You can put that pattern lock to your old and new os(Windows  XP, windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,Windows 8.1,Windows 10).

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Monday, 21 March 2016

How To Root Your Android Device Easily

Posted by Neil Cool

        How To Root Your Android Device Easily

How To Root Your Android Device Easily
How To Root Your Android Device Easily

                                          So guys let's know what is android device rooting.Android device rooting means to unlock the os(operating system) of the android mobile or android tablet.So that we can use unapproved android apps by android market and also Google.Android mobile os(operating system) is like a linux os(Operating system) and root user is an
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