How to Fix Hidden Entourage Database Corruption?

By | August 8, 2014

Repair Hidden Entourage Database Corruption

E-mails and other personal data are very important for every computer users. Correspondingly, backup is necessary to ensure good health of your important information. Most of the E-mails clients offer options to send and receive e-mails, contacts, notes, task and other personal information to create backup.  One of the most popular e-mails clients is Microsoft Entourage that also provides all above features and many more.

As other computers data, entourage database may also be able to easily get corrupted. Hence it is highly recommended that you must create a regular backup of the Entourage database to secure it from any type of corruption. But, there are some users who do not backup the database and face corruption problems. Such issues need Entourage database repair solutions to fix this problem.

Whenever you fix any corruption it is important to know how corruption has taken place. Doing so will save the database from further damage and data loss. There are several symptoms which inform you that your database is corrupt. Some of the symptoms are mentioned below:

  • You cannot access and view the database items.
  • Entourage receives or display blank emails, without any text.
  • Emails are stuck in your account and you are not able to delete them.
  • The application does not open or it hangs while opening and display error message.
  • There are some big gray blank areas of almost 3-4 lines in freezes the application when you click on them.

The list of symptoms does not end here, there are lots of symptoms and errors occur when your Entourage database gets corrupted. However, when you come to know about corruption, then you must stop using the e-mail client and fix it by using any excellent Entourage repair software.

Microsoft Entourage Might works without any issue, even if the database is corrupted. But you have to find out the database corruption by following the below solutions:

  • Verify Database Integrity– The easiest step to identify database corruption is to use Database Utility to verify the database. You can open the tool by holding down the Option key while launching the application.
  • Export Database as RGE File– Even if the Database Utility does not identify any issues, this is not completely sure that the database is not corrupted. To make sure this, you can export the database as an Entourage archive. If the process not processed successfully, then database may get damaged.
  • Export Database as MBOX Files– This method provides you complete assurance that the database is working well. Export Entourage databases to MBOX files by dragging one folder at a time to your desktop.

By following above methods, if you detect any corruption then you can follow any of the below mentioned methods to fix the issue:

1 – Recover the database form the recent backup

2 – Repair and Rebuild the database by taking the help of Database utility, if you do not have any backup.

3 – Or use any third party tools to repair the corrupt database and restore it to original format.

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If your Entourage database issues get fixed by applying first and second method then its good and fine, but if it does not then I would like to recommend you to use excellent third party software known as Entourage database repair tool. This is the ultimate solution because this tool is designed to retrieve inaccessible database objects in all scenario of corruption. It is built to perform absolute scan of the damaged or corrupted identity and extract e-mails, contacts, task, calendar entries, notes and other database elements.

Steps for using Entourage repair tool are shown below:

Step 1: Start the Entourage repair Tool software. Then ‘Select Entourage Database File’ dialog box which gets displayed first by default. In the text box you will find a default location of database file, is by default selected. Press on ‘Browse’ option to select database file from any other location.

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Step 2: After this the file will scan itself. After completion of scanning process, a summary message box will get displayed. Click on the ‘Close’ button to close this message box.user guide2

Step 3: After this have a preview of the repaired Entourage database file before saving, open it in Stellar Phoenix Entourage Repair. You will find the default repaired mail which is displayed on the preview window. To have a preview of any mail, click on ‘Mail’ button of the Tool bar or go to ‘View’ menu and click Mail option. You can even select your desired Entourage mailbox folder to see its contents.user guide3

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Step 4: To save the repaired entourage file at your desired location, click on the File option on the application’s menu bar. Select the ‘Save Repaired File’ option. After this you will find the ‘Destination Folder’ dialog box. Select your desired destination for saving the repaired file.user guide4

Step 5: After this you will find a Saving process dialog box. You can even click on ‘Stop’ button to stop the file saving process.user guide5