Fix PST Outlook 2007 File when Scanpst Fails to Fix Errors

“My Outlook PST 2007 is not accessible; when I try to view information, it just display an error message that it cannot be opened. Actually, it had no major issues, but used to hang sometimes. Upon searching over internet, I found that Scanpst repair tool will fix it up and makes it workable. But Scanpst tool failed to fix and in turn presented another error message. How can I solve the problem and bring back my PST file in normal condition?”

Scanpst application is like the first aid kit when it comes to corruption issues in Outlook PST file. When Outlook 2007 i PST file refuses to load or is not willing to show content present in it, then you can utilize Scanpst application. To use Scanpst tool, just click on Windows C drive and click on “Program files” option. Open Microsoft Office folder and then hit on “Office 12” folder. Double click on “Scanpst.exe” file and enter the name of the PST file which you want to scan and fix. It starts scanning and display the message that it has successfully completed the scanning. You can now view Outlook PST file without any difficulties. But it is always recommended to close Outlook 2007 file before running Scanpst tool. If you start to run Scanpst by keeping Outlook 2007 file open, then Scanpst will severely damage 2007 PST file and produce error messages.

Also, Scanpst has some limitations; even though it can assist you to fix errors shown by Outlook 2007 file, it does not correct any issues in Outlook file whose size is more than 2GB. If you want to fix 2007 PST file, whose size is more than 2GB then Scanpst fails to respond to your commands.

Then how to fix Outlook 2007 file?

Other than Scanpst, Outlook does not include any tool to fix Outlook 2007 PST file. Therefore when Scanpst fails to fix errors in Outlook 2007 file, you can use prominent Outlook PST repair software to get it fixed. For safe and instant repair of Outlook PST file, you are suggested to utilize Yodot Outlook PST Repair software. This software is designed in such a way that you can even fix Outlook file which is severely corrupted. Other than resolving Scanpst exe error, it will solve different errors shown by Outlook 2007 PST file like access denied, cannot open PST file, MAPI error, not responding error, failed to start PST file error and many errors that PST file displays while you try to access information from Outlook 2007 PST file. Apart from Outlook 2007, this tool supports to fix both PST and OST data file on other versions of MS Outlook versions namely Outlook 2010, 2003, 2002, and 2000 on computers running with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Procedure to repair PST file when Scanpst does not fix:

  • Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Soon after installation, run it to begin the repair process
  • Main screen shows three options which are “Open PST File” “Find PST file” and “Select Outlook Profile”
  • Click on anyone option with respect to the requirement
  • Select one scanning option and then choose the location to store repaired PST file
  • Wait till the scanning process gets completed
  • You will now get Outlook styled window containing recovered items from repaired Outlook PST 2007 file
  • Preview the items one by one and at last visit the location where you have saved Outlook PST file

Points to remember:

  • Before running Scanpst, make sure that you have closed Outlook 2007 PST file
  • Backup Outlook 2007 PST file in order to import it in case PST file is corrupted

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