Scanpst.exe Not Responding While Repairing Outlook PST File?

Then you are at right place!!! Just proceed further reading below mentioned method to fix Outlook PST file that got severely corrupted, when Inbox repair tool i.e Scan.exe is not responding while repairing PST file.

What is Scanpst.exe tool?

Scanpst.exe is an inbuilt repair tool for well known email client i.e. Microsoft Outlook. In some scenarios Outlook PST file bounds to corruption. In such condition, the Scanpst.exe provides assistance to fix problems related to Outlook PST file. Scanpst.exe comprises different files like OLMAPI32.dll, scnpst32.dll, etc.

Which instance made you to go for Scanpst.exe tool?

You might be recommended to use Scanpst.exe/Inbox Repair tool to overcome minor corruption issues like Send / Receive errors, Outlook crash while displaying its folders, import/export process not got completed, mspst.dll error, view settings are not maintained properly, etc. on Outlook. This repair tool scans entire Outlook PST file and easily fixes the problem. So, if Outlook not working properly then usually MS Outlook users goes for Scanpst.exe repair tool.

When Outlook Scanpst.exe fails to repair Outlook PST file?

  • Faulty installation of Scanpst.exe tool
  • Severe corruption of PST files due to harmful virus or malware attack
  • Issues regarding oversized Outlook PST file
  • Exchange Server problems
  • Scanpst.exe/Inbox Repair tool sub files corruption, etc.

The various errors that can be encountered when Scanpst.exe stopped responding while fixing corrupted PST file are:

  • “Scanpst.exe tool is not responding. An unknown error has occurred”
  • “Scanpst.exe fails with system fatal error: 80040818”
  • “File is not a valid personal folder”
  • "Outlook PST file cannot be repaired using scanpst"
  • “Scanpst.exe entry point not found”

To get rid over these errors, you need to compress or reduce size of PST file. And delete all unwanted emails, Attachments, Calendar elements, Contacts, Notes, Tasks, etc. If you are still unable to repair PST file then don’t go further, because your PST file may get corrupt severely. In such instances, you can repair corrupt PST file using utility known as Yodot Outlook Repair.

If Scanpst.exe/Inbox Repair tool stops responding or not-working during repair process, then use Yodot Outlook PST Repair utility to repair the PST file. It thoroughly scans for corrupt PST file and restores all the attributes of your Outlook account such as emails, Calendar, Contacts, Journals, Tasks, RSS feeds, etc. The application repairs the damaged Outlook PST files that are encrypted or password protected. It can fix PST files of various Microsoft Outlook versions like Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 2013 and 2016 and make your Outlook profile to be accessed again as it was prior to corruption. Apart from Scanpst.exe not responding issue, you can fix errors such as Outlook 2010 Error Failed To Update Headers, Outlook has encountered a problem, file PST cannot be found, PST file access denied etc. On other hand, this software supports working on different Windows operating systems like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Steps by step process to mend Outlook PST file when Inbox repair tool fails to fix it:

  • Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair application on your Windows system
  • Once installation process got completed, run the utility and follow main screen instructions
  • Select any of options from: “Find PST File” or “Open PST File” or “Outlook Profile” as per your requirement
  • Use “Open PST file” option to browse for the Outlook PST file
  • Or choose “Find PST File” option to search for your corrupt PST file
  • Or select “Outlook Profile” option to choose a particular Outlook PST file, if you are have multiple Outlook profiles
  • After selecting PST file, choose suitable scanning technique
  • Choose “Normal Scan” option to fix PST file with minor corruption or choose “Smart Scan” option to repair Outlook PST file with severe damage and click on “Repair” option
  • Then the application starts the repair process, after completion the software displays repaired entities of Outlook PST file

Instructions to be followed:

  • Backup your Outlook PST file, before proceeding with Inbox Repair tool
  • Do not proceed further when your Scanpst.exe tool unable to fix the corrupt PST file
  • Maintain genuine and updated antivirus application to get rid of dangerous viruses

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