How to Repair Corrupt PST File?



Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

Review

PST is the main storage file of Microsoft Outlook. There are many reasons due to which the PST file gets corrupt. In such a case, all your valuable Emails, Notes, Tasks, Contacts, Journal, Attachments, Appointments and Calendar entries becomes in accessible.

Listed below are major reasons which are responsible for PST file corruption -
• PST file gets corrupted due to interruption during compact operations
• PST file gets corrupted due to exceeding file size limit
• PST file used extensively over the network
• PST file may get damaged due to virus attack or other malicious software.
• Improper termination of Outlook
• Data storage device failure

However, Microsoft Outlook provides an Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe), which is designed to help repair problems that are associated with personal storage table (.pst file). It is preferred tool to repair PST files. SCANPST is an inbuilt tool of Microsoft Outlook which recovers the corrupted or damaged PST file. Many time Outlook refuse to load or is not willingly to open a PST file and displays error.

In such cases, it is highly recommended to use Microsoft Outlook inbox repair tool for corrupted pst file to get fixed. But, it has been found that Outlook Inbox repair tool is not much efficient when PST file corruption is severe. The scanpst.exe also fails to repair corrupt pst files after inbox repair tool causes an error to stop the scan, due to oversize. In such situations, when you are unable to fix your corrupted or damaged PST file using Inbox repair utility, then no need to worry as you can easily fix MS Outlook 2007 PST file along with other MS Outlook versions like 2010, 2003, 2002 & 2000. If you want to fix corrupt PST file when Inbox repair tool for Outlook 2003 not responding due to various reasons, then give a try for this Outlook repair software.

The most popular and highly trusted MS Outlook PST repair utility for Windows 7, XP and Vista is Outlook Repair tool. You can repair all the PST files that can't be achieved using Inbox repair tool provided by Outlook. This software can also repair Outlook items from password protected PST files. It generates repaired PST file in Outlook 2003-2010 format for easy import. scapst.exe location comes with MS Outlook . Demo version of the software is also available which provides, the real time preview of your repaired PST file and if satisfied with the result you can activate the software and regain access to all your emails.

Simple steps to repair your PST file are:

Step 1:Launch the software by clicking on desktop Icon or from program list. A welcome window will be open as shown in figure 1.

Repair corrupted PST file - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2:After selecting one of the three options available, the next window will be open as shown in figure 2. You need to select “Normal Scan” or the “Smart Scan” and click on “Repair”. The software now starts scanning the corrupt PST.

Repair corrupted PST file - Select Normal Scan or Smart Scan Option

Figure 2: Select Scan Type Option

Step 3: After the software completes the repair process, you will be able to view the recovered data summary as shown in figure 3.

Repair corrupted PST file - View Data Summary

Figure 3: View Data Summary

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010