How to Retrieve Lost Data After Using Inbox Repair Tool to Fix PST?

“Hi!! I am facing a strange issue, please someone help me to solve it. Yesterday, my PST file has shown different errors due to some corruption, for which I used Inbox Repair tool (Scanpst.exe). But, now one more new problem has shown up for me i.e., data loss from repaired PST. I lost mail items from PST file and couldn’t find them anywhere in mailbox. I don’t want to lose the data at any cost. If anyone have solution to get back them, then please suggest. Thanks in advance!!”

Situation like above might be faced by many Outlook users. If PST file corruption is severe then Inbox Repair Tool won’t be helpful to fix the issues that caused the error. Let us know what kind of errors one would get once Inbox Repair tool fails to repair corrupt PST file:

  • An error has occurred which caused the scan to be stopped. No changes have been made to the scanned file
  • Scanpst reports “Fatal Error 80040818” when trying to repair the PST file
  • Scanpst reports “An unknown error prevented access to the file. Error 0x80070570: The file or directory is corrupted and Unreadable

But, Inbox Repair tool works on original Outlook file to fix the issues, giving chances for further damage to the file and hence data loss. Other times, ScanPST can also freeze the file during repair causing complete data loss.

What action should be taken when data loss occur after using Inbox Repair Tool to repair corrupt PST file?

Use Yodot Outlook PST Repair software to restore lost data after using Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe to fix corrupt PST files on Windows system. By using this utility you can get back all types of lost PST files such as calendar, Contacts, Deleted Items, Inbox, Journal, Notes, Outbox, Sent Items, Tasks, Signature, etc. on Windows system. In addition, it can easily fix when Outlook cannot read PST file, Outlook stopped working, Outlook MAPI and Outlook mailbox error efficiently. This utility is compatible with various Outlook versions such as Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 and Outlook 2000. It supports all Windows OS (Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008)

Procedure to get back lost or erased data after Inbox Repair (Scanpst.exe) tool:

  • To use Yodot Outlook PST Repair utility on your Windows system download and install it from here
  • Run installed program and move on with onscreen guidelines to start data recovery process
  • Main window will display three options such as “Open PST File”, “Find PST File”, “Select Outlook Profile”
  • Choose first option if you know exact location of PST file, else choose second option if you don’t know the location of PST file or else choose third options if you have multiple Outlook profiles
  • Then, select Outlook PST file that has to be recovered
  • At last, choose scanning method from “Normal Scan” or “Smart Scan” and browse for destination path where recovered PST file items has to be stored


  • Stop using PST file once Inbox Repair tool starts to give error messages
  • Keep a duplicate copy before repairing PST file using Inbox Repair tool, Scanpst.exe
  • Do proper settings while creating Outlook profile

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