Microsoft Entourage Information Store is a component of the application that stores all your critical data, including mails, contacts, notes, tasks, and more. Size of the store continuously grows up as you receive or send emails and add other data. When you remove or add messages, tasks, notes, appointments, and other data to the database, it may develop wasted space. Such issues can sometimes even cause database corruption and require Entourage recovery solutions to be resolved.
There are a number of database inconsistencies may occur out of various database conditions. You may notice some symptoms of a situation where you need to use Database Utility to fix a number of issues. It is an inbuilt tool of Office for Mac application suite that helps your work around various common issues with Entourage database.
It is very easy to use Database Utility and Entourage repair on your database. In order to use the tool, go through the below steps:
- Start Entourage by holding down the OPTION key. It opens the Database Utility windows.
- You can select the Identity that you want to fix on this screen. The window also shows you following four options. You can choose any of them as per your requirement or situation:
o Verify Database Integrity- This is the first option on the screen that helps you detect the database corruption. If you scan the database using this option and corruption is detected, you can rebuild the database. In case there are no issues with the database, then you need not to rebuild.
o Compact Database- When you remove some objects from the database, it develops wasted space. You can compact the database and backup database using this option. It helps you recover some database space.
o Rebuild Database- This option can be used to repair the database, compact it, and backup database. It makes necessary repairs to Entourage database and makes it accessible.
o Set Database Preferences- The last option lets you set or modify the database preferences. You can control them as per your needs and system setup.
The Database Utility works in a number of situations and extracts your precious data effectively. However, it cannot handle all types of corruption situations, specifically the critical ones, and your data may remain inaccessible. In such cases, you are required to opt for third-party recovery options, such as Entourage recovery software. The tools are capable of extracting inaccessible or missing data from corrupted database in all corruption situations.