Last updated on December 6th, 2021 at 01:11 pm

An Outlook profile contains all the informative data of an email account. At a time, when Outlook profiles come in corruption this becomes difficult to access data items for users. If the data of Outlook profile is important to you, this situation may create various problems for you. If the same situation is yours, then it is necessary to resolve this problem.

So, to help all users we’ve provided this blog post. Here, we’ll talk about the best methods to repair a corrupt profile Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, and other editions.

Also Read:- How to Fix Outlook Error: The path specified for PST file is not valid?

Reason behind corruption in Outlook Profile

There are various reasons for corruption in Outlook profiles, below we have listed some of the main reasons:-

  • Unexpectedly crashing of Outlook application.
  • Accidental termination of Outlook.
  • Improper installation of Outlook to user’s machine
  • Problem with user’s profile setup or configuration.
  • Corrupt Outlook data file (PST)

For these reasons, Outlook profile comes in a corrupt state. Also, a profile becomes corrupted Outlook start showing some error messages like- “Cannot Start MS Outlook”, “Outlook Not Responding” and others.

Now let’s see what are the solution available to repair corrupt Outlook profiles.

Manually Repair Profile in Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

  • Start Microsoft Outlook (any of the versions 2010/2013/2016/2019) on your computer.
  • Now click the File option from menubar and select Account Settings >> Account Settings option.
  • After this an Account Settings window will open on computer screen. Select your Outlook profile and click on Repair.
  • Next, enter your email account login information and click on Next.
  • Press the Finish button, after the completion of account login and repairing process.
  • Restart Outlook and check your confgured profile.

If this manual method doesn’t work in this case, it means a corrupt PST file is the reason for Outlook profile corruption in your case.

Automated tool to Repair PST file or Profile Outook 2016 and other editions

Most problems come in Outlook because of data file corruption problems. If you are unable to repair your Outlook profile by using the above-mentioned method, then it is possible that your data file PST is in a corrupt state. To repair corrupt PST files Outlook offers a free tool known as ScanPST.exe. However, this tool does not always provide the expected results.

So, to resolve all Outlook profile errors of repair PST file we recommend users automated software. In the market, the best solution which is available to do this process is eSoftTools Outlook PST recovery software. It is a specialised PST file repair solution that will allow you to repair corrupt Outlook Data Files as well as allow to recover lost data items from PST.


Steps to Repair Outlook Profile PST file Using outlook Recovery Software:-

  • Download/Install Outlook Recovery Tool on your PC and open it.
Outlook Recover Tool first screen
  • Click the Select PST button from the software’s first screen.
  • For adding corrupt Outlook PST files in the software, choose “Select File” or “Search Outlook Mailbox”.
PST file selection
  • Select and PST file in the software and press the start scanning button.
  • Start the scanning process to repair the corrupt PST file of your Outlook profile.
  • Now you will get a preview of all mailbox folders and items from PST file.
Outlook folder and items preview
  • Choose required folders from the list of PST folders and objects and press the Save PST button.
  • Now to transfer data from a corrupt PST file to a new readable PST file, select Export to PST option from the list of conversion options.
recover/export/Convert PST
  • Use the mail filter option to make a selection of emails by date and choose a location to save resultant files.
  • Click the Convert button, in the final step to start the process of moving data from corrupt PST to new accessible PST file.

After this conversion or recovery process, users will get a new PST file with all their previous data of Old PST. Now, configure a new profile in Outlook and import this new PST file into it. By doing you can simply resolve Outlook profile related problems.


To fix an Outlook profile we have provided the manual solution. If the manual doesn’t work in your case, users have to reapir their PST files. If they are unable to repair PST files for Outlook profiles using ScanPST/Inbox repair tool, you can use the Outlook Recovery tool of eSoftTools. Also, with this tool users will get extra features that will assist you to repair Outlook profiles with easy steps.


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