Resolved: Outlook Hangs While Creating or Opening a Message

Published: 08th October 2008
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An MS Outlook user must have faced a set of problems with the PST file. Out of which, few are related to PST access while few are general to be tackled through some settings. The weirdest is the one, which indicate that PST is of no use now and needs Outlook PST recovery.

However, a small problem of non-responsive nature of the application may arise while creating a new message or most frequently when the user attempts opening an early stored message. There can be two basic reasons for the same. The one could be in those cases when only a set of messages create such problems due to corruption. While, the other one suggest that there is some corruption in application files which are hanging the application for a while.

These files include Outcmd.dat file, Extend.dat file and Frmcache.dat file.

• Outcmd.dat: This is a file responsible for holding all the customization and internal settings information for Outlook.
• Extend.dat. The responsibility of this file is to include the cache of Outlook add-ins, selected in Add-In Manager.
• Frmcache.dat: All the information about cached forms and pointers to the cached files are submitted to Frmcache.dat file.

The only one solution to come out of this ditch of corrupted files is to repair them. So rename the existing ones with the extension .old (after searching them) and run the Detect and Repair so as to replace them all.

Whereas, if after this repair you experience some problems with your PST or still the hanging problem exists, may be due to corrupted messages, then don't hesitate to look for Outlook PST recovery. This is the way through the use of PST recovery software.

The software hold the scanning power for the corrupted PST file, with the effectual algorithms. These utilities make Outlook PST recovery, without any regard to the extent of damage or the background behind. PST recovery software are developed for the help of users and so retain the capability to ease them with the interactive user interface.

The most astonishingly working PST recovery software is developed by Stellar, under the name of Stellar Phoenix OutlookPST Repair. This is the Outlook PST recovery help to scan the file and restore the lost information, completely and easily. With the interactive nature of the interface, you would never feel the lack of technical power to use. The software is operable with Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007 and for the all the objects of Outlook.

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