Outlook PST, the storage files Outlook, is vulnerable to different types of issues like PST corruption, large file size, and many other inaccessibility issues. And a very strange error exhibited by PST file is ‘0 Byte Outlook PST file.’
What is 0-Byte Outlook PST file?
In 0-byte PST error, normal Outlook PST files that do have a specific file size, all on a sudden start reporting to be of 0-byte size. And the content of the PST file becomes inaccessible, though its items sometimes are searchable using Windows search. And this is one of the most perplexing Outlook PST file issues.
What causes a 0-byte error in Outlook?
The 0-byte error is caused by accidental truncation of the Outlook PST file. This can be due to hardware faults (including that of DRAM). This can also happen after Windows updates.
What to do after the 0-byte error in Outlook?
After the 0-byte error is, you cannot access the PST file as usual. To access data stored in PST files which are showing 0-byte error, you have to repair them and recover the data. Here are some of the manual methods to recover data from 0-byte PST files.
- Recover from Outlook PST Backups
- Recover from archived PST Files
Also, you can try to repair the PST file using the Inbox Repair Tool or a third-party PST repair tool.
Recover from Outlook PST Backups
If you have the habit of creating regular backups for your PST file, then you can quickly recover your data from those backups. But you may be missing items that are not backed up.
Recover from archived PST Files
In Outlook, archived items are saved in a different location. So, the 0-byte error of the default PST file will not affect the archived items. Hence you can get back the old Outlook items from the archive PST file.
Try Kernel for Outlook PST Repair
Kernel for Outlook PST Repair is a well-designed tool to fix PST file corruptions. You can use inbuilt Inbox Repair tool to repair your files, but the Kernel tool is more reliable and accurate than the Inbox Repair tool. It has an intuitive user-interface which is easy to use for non-technical users. It can repair and reduce large size PST files too.
- Repairs severely corrupted PST files and recovers all items.
- Exports PST data to email servers, web email clients & Office 365.
- Retains meta properties and data integrity of the repaired PST file.
- Retrieves complete items including emails, tasks, attachments etc.
- Searches for PST file on different drives using the Search option.
- Saves specific PST file items to DBX, EML, MSG and more.