PST corruption may strike anytime and affect your business continuity plan. MS Outlook offers an indispensable tool named 'Scanpst.exe' (also known as Inbox Repair tool) to deal with corruption in PST file and get back all your lost valuable mail data. The Inbox Repair tool can repair both personal folder (.PST) file and offline folder (.OST) file of Microsoft Outlook. The repair process involves scanning the corrupt PST file stored locally on your hard drive to verify its file structure. If the file structure is not found intact, the repair utility restores this structure and rebuilds the file header.
'Scanpst.exe' is located at 'drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12'
'drive' refers to the name of the drive on which you installed MS Outlook.
To check for and repair errors in your Outlook PST file using the Inbox Repair Tool, you should follow the following procedure:
In this list, you may notice a 'Recovered Personal Folders' or a 'Lost and Found' folder. The 'Recovered Personal Folders' comprises the default mail folders and the 'Lost and Found' folder consists of the recovered mail items. Once the corrupt PST file is repaired, create a new .pst file in your profile and move the recovered items into it, so that they can be used as before.
Although the tool tries to repair PST by correcting errors in the internal data structures of the PST file, it may fail to perform complete Outlook PST recovery. Its limitations include:
In addition, when the PST file crosses the 2 GB file size limit or the file becomes corrupt due to oversizing, Scanpst.exe may not work.
You can easily overcome all the above limitations of the Inbox Repair tool by using Stellar Repair for Outlook. You can still repair PST when Inbox Repair tool fails as this software thoroughly repairs the corrupted Outlook PST file to recover all damaged and inaccessible folders and mail items. It facilitates complete Outlook PST recovery and also allows recovery of mail data from encrypted PST files.
You can easily repair your PST File in 3 Steps
Using the above software, you can smoothly repair and restore a damaged personal folders ('.pst') file that has exceeded its maximum file size. Try this smart and intuitive PST file repair tool that does not require prior technical experience to work on it!
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