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Best Methods to Fix Cyclic Redundancy Check Data Error

Email | 4 min read| Brayden Mitchell | Updated On - December 25, 2022

The mails from MS Outlook mailbox can be easily downloaded, but sometimes while downloading the PST files, the corruption of PST files along with their inaccessibility has been clearly observed. To the user’s surprise, the source of such occurrence is known but performing the wrong solution may cost severe loss to the user in addition. For example, a naïve user may not be aware of any such issue and may encounter it while downloading the PST file from the Outlook mailbox. So, if the user wants to counteract, then it is necessary to understand the meaning and the nature of error.

Expert Recommended: Methods to Repair Corrupt PST File Manually

CRC Error and its relation with MS Outlook

CRC error appears on the screen as:
CRC error appears on the screen
CRC error

Did you find any difference? Absolutely, from both messages, the incapability to copy the file from source can be deciphered. So, what is the reason of its occurrence?

The different reasons for occurrence of CRC errors are as follows:

  • Abrupt closure of Outlook platform.
  • Incomplete PST files downloading.
  • Malware infection.
  • Bad networks and connections
  • Hard disk failure.
  • Software incapability.
  • Corrupt PST file.

The chances of Outlook CRC error occurrence by the above mentioned factors are quite high. The Hard Disk Failure is the known factor among all with definite resolution provided to get rid of such error.

Resolution to CRC Error

To fix CRC error it is advised to initially try the manual method. However, if the manual method fails to procure the desired results, then it is recommended to take third-party assistance just for the sake of the mailbox data.

Primary Checks

To fix the CRC error in Outlook, users should perform the simple steps first for its solution.

  • Restart the Microsoft Outlook application
  • Check internet network connection
  • Use another Outlook profile for the PST file. If not available, then create one with the Mail Account Settings and use it to open the PST file in the Outlook.
  • Disable Antivirus, Firewall or Malware installed on the system
  • Disable Microsoft Outlook Add-ins by navigating to File>Options>Add-ins.

Manual methods to fix CRC Error

1- Fixing Hard Disk Issue:

To fix CRC error manually, user is requested to follow these steps:

  1. Click Start -> Type Run-> Type cmd.
    Click Start -> Type Run-> Type cmd
  2. In CMD screen, type chkdsk/f and press Enter.
    type chkdsk/f and press Enter
  3. A new screen will appear that says, “The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive.” This means the Chkdsk cannot run due to already running program. Hence, user has to schedule the volume so that whenever the computer restarts, the disk volume is checked.
    disk volume is checked
  4. Press ‘Y’ to restart the system.

Note: You can run the command sfc /scannow in the Command Prompt run as administrator to scan the system files and repair for the infected ones.

2- Recreating Outlook PST Files:

To create Outlook PST files these steps are quite useful:

  1. Close Outlook window and start Windows Explorer.
  2. Now, make the selection of the PST file and rename the file as desired with .pst as file extension.
  3. After naming the PST file, open the inbox repair utility Scanpst.exe (search Scanpst.exe in the Windows explorer) and perform the repair function.
    The default location of the Scanpst.exe application is:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\OfficeV
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OfficeV
    Default location of the Scanpst.exe application
    Users must know their PST file location to add it to the utility for the scan and repair. The default PST file locations are:


    C:\Documents and Settings\

    \Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

  4. If the inbox utility does not fix the PST-related error, then it is recommended to take the assistance from the external functionality.

Once done, close the all windows and restart the system. The reported CRC errors are now finally resolved. If user is professional then the manual method is quite sufficient for them; however, the assistance from the third-party PST Recovery tool is recommended for the naïve user and those who did not get solution from the manual fixes. The biggest advantage of using the third-party tool is the guaranteed recovery of the PST files without any data loss.

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