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How Scanpst.exe repair Corrupt Outlook PST File?

Last modified: July 2, 2022
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How Scanpst.exe helps repair to Corrupt Outlook PST File

If Microsoft Outlook or similar without Exchange Server is used, data (Personal Folders) kept in PST files. These files contain all email, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, etc. When using Microsoft Outlook, you may occasionally experience various errors or even worse situations, such as when Outlook has blocked access to a PST file. One programme called Scanpst.exe assists in fixing corrupt Outlook PST files in all of these situations.
Therefore, if your Outlook displays an error, you do not need to panic. We describe how it interacts with the tool and how it operates.

Locate Inbox Repair Tool in your machine

Therefore, if your Outlook displays an error, you do not need to panic. We describe how it interacts with the tool and how it operates.
Before doing anything else, by which I mean before diving right in, you must be aware of the location of the Inbox Repair Tool on your computer before we can proceed with its use. To put it another way, I’ll just add the necessary information (the location of scanpst.exe) before the optional one (execution).

Outlook 2016
32-bit Windows – C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice16
64-bit Outlook – C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice16

Outlook 2013
32-bit Windows – C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice15
64-bit Outlook – C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice15

Outlook 2010
32-bit Windows – C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14
64-bit Outlook  – C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14

Outlook 2007
32-bit Windows – C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12
64-bit Window – C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice12

Repair The PST File

1) Select the Outlook Data (.pst) File field, path, and file name that should be scanned or repaired.

2) Next, specify a location where Scanpst.exe should save the final PST file.

3) Press “start” to start the scanning procedure. Keep in mind that your PST file is being scanned, and the exact length of time it will take to complete is unknown.

4) After the procedure is finished, select “backup of scanned file before repairing generate” to create a backup of the scanned PST file. This generates a.bak file that contains the whole scanned version of your Outlook Data File, which has typically come in handy when data loss occurs or scanpst.exe fails to produce the desired results.

5) Next, take a look at the quantity of items in the Outlook PST file and the quantity of faults that scanpst.exe has found.

6) Press the Repair button to launch the fixing procedure. Depending on the size of the PST file, this operation could take some time. For instance, running a test on a 2GB PST file won’t even take two minutes. On the other hand, there is no certainty about the complete procedure and time consumption if a 10GB PST file is processed using the Inbox Repair Tool.

7) The last step is to check the place where the PST file was saved when scanpst.exe finishes the repair procedure. Try importing or opening the corrected Outlook Data File in Microsoft Outlook from that location.

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