Repairing MS Outlook PST File

If PST file gets corrupted in Outlook, its users have to face the hardships and need to spend lot of time and money to solve the dire issues. As PST file turns corrupt, neither you can send / recieve emails nor you will be able to access your mailbox contents.

In such cases, it is mostly recommended to use 'Inbox Repair Tool', inbuilt utility by MS Office application to fix damaged PST file. Here goes the procedure to repair corrupted PST file using Scanpst.exe:

  • Firstly, open Windows Explorer and search for the folder where Outlook is installed, by default the destination would be C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office XXX
  • Now double click on 'Scanpst.exe', hit on 'Browse' button and mark your corrupt PST file
  • Then click 'Start', button and wait till the application scans entire PST file and shows if any error or corruption is available in selected file
  • Tick 'Make backup of scanned file before fixing' and select 'Repair' button

In some instances, Inbox Repair Tool may be inefficient to fix severely corrupted or damaged PST file. In order to repair severely damaged file, it is recommended to get help from any third party application. Before knowing more about relevant software, let us have a look over few scenarios behind PST file corruption:

  • Any internal system error
  • When deleted or lost PST file is recovered using any unreliable tool, it may end up getting corrupt (Always use trustworthy software to recover PST file that is missing on your computer)
  • Sometimes Scanpst error pops out often if PST file is not properly synchronized

Note on software features:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair utility can easily fix corrupted PST file on Windows hard drive. With secure module it can quickly scan Outlook PST file without altering its source file. It can recover and fix emails, address Book, notes, tasks, RSS feeds, mailbox folder, and other attributes from both Outlook PST and OST files. It can fix MS Office PST file from Outlook 2003, 2007, 2000, 2010, 2013 and Outlook 2016 versions. This utility can fix PST file on Windows computer running with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Moreover, user friendly interface of this tool makes it easy to use without having prior knowledge.

Steps to repair Outlook PST file:

  • Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool on Windows computer and install it
  • Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool on Windows computer
  • Run the software and follow the instruction as shown on screen
  • On main screen you will get three options that is 'Open PST file', 'Find PST File' and 'Select Outlook Profile'
  • Open PST file - Select this option to open and locate PST file which have to be repaired
  • Find PST File - Choose this option, if you doesn't know the location, so choose the drive and click on 'Find' option
  • Select Outlook Profile - Select this option, if you have multiple Outlook profile and choose the one to be fixed
  • Choose either 'Normal Scan' or 'Smart Scan' option based on level of corruption
  • Upon selecting the scan technique, tool will initiate scanning process
  • After completion of repair process, the application will display a message regarding the success of repair with all items that are recovered
  • The retrieved item will be displayed in Outlook styled interface
  • Select the important one and save it by neglecting the unwanted one

Points to be noted!!!

  • Backup your Outlook PST file on reliable storage device to overcome file corruption issues
  • Close Outlook using Exit option to avoid data loss

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