How to Recover PST File When Scanpst Stuck At Phase 7 of 8?

When you face errors while accessing Outlook profile or come across situations where you cannot open Outlook and access personal folders then obviously you will run inbuilt repair utility provided by Microsoft. What would be your approach if Inbox Repair tool stuck during fixation? Go through this scenario and learn how to handle such instant, where Scanpst.exe throws error instead of fixing the problem.

“I am running Scanpst.exe to fix my corrupted .pst file. But Scanpst stuck at phase 7 of 8 and keep giving me an error that states: “An error has occurred, which caused the scan to be stopped. No changes have been made to the scanned file”. I can see the same result even after multiple attempts. Anyone have suggestions for the next step?”

Why Inbox Repair tool stuck at phase 7 of 8?

There are 8 phases in fixing a PST file via Scanpst. In seventh phase, Scanpst executes scan of files and folders. The tool will not succeed if PST file is severely damaged/ corrupted. So it stops at seventh phase and gives error.

The PST file structure will be damaged when it got corrupted due to oversize, sharing it via network, power outage, improper handling of Outlook application, damage to drive where it is stored, faulty add-ins, Outlook crash, malware etc. Hence Inbox repair tool can’t read that PST file.

So, how to proceed now?

Since Scanpst.exe works on original PST file during repair, chances are there that your file might get damage further. So, first backup the PST file carefully onto some other safe location. Try to run Scanpst.exe again. (Not on backed file)

If it hangs again at phase 7 of 8 and fail to complete repair process then try next technique.

How to repair PST when Scanpst stuck at phase 7 of 8?

  • Click the Download Now button present here
  • Install Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool completely and run it
  • On main screen, click on Open PST File option
  • Via Browse key select your corrupt PST file
  • Choose Smart Scan and specify location to save fixed PST
  • Use Repair option to start fixation
  • Confirm repair process in summary window

Why Yodot to fix your PST when Scanpst hangs at phase 7?

In many situations Inbox Repair Tool can’t help you repairing PST file since the tool can handle only small scale damage/corruption. But Yodot Outlook PST Repair software is at your help to get PST file repaired even if the file is severely corrupted/broken or damaged. The program assists you in recovering corrupted PST, when Scanpst fails to complete fixation and screens Outlook error OLMAPI32.dll, 0×80040116 etc. The utility can solve any issue of PST file in less span of time when you are not aware of .pst file location or having multiple Outlook profiles. Along with fixing PST file effectively, the application also recover entire Outlook elements like emails, Contacts, Journals, Attachments, Tasks, Notes, Calendar Items, Sent Items, personal folders, etc. The tool fixes severely corrupted or damaged PST file without touching it! I.e. it creates a new empty PST file, copies whole content from your affected PST, works on replicated .pst file and presents you a healthy PST file. You can run this software on all Windows computers to repair PST as well OST file created using any Outlook version.

Handle with care!

  • Never close Outlook application or system abruptly (when using Outlook)
  • Monitor your system regularly to avoid virus invasion

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