MS Outlook is widely used email application that gets installed along with MS office suite. The Outlook data gets stored in the PST files as .pst file format. The Pst files are prone to get damaged or corrupted that makes the data inaccessible for the Outlook users. It can result in great loss since Outlook is mostly used in offices and for business purposes. Microsoft Outlook is enabled with an inbuilt scanpst.exe utility or inbox repair tool. It has been devised by Microsoft Corporation and is present in every Outlook versions. The tool gets installed and remains present by default in hidden folders. The location of the inbuilt inbox repair tool varies depending on the OS and Outlook version being used.
Know how to use or run Microsoft inbox repair tool
scanpst.exe or inbox repair tool is an executable file that can be located in the following path as C:Program Files/Common FilesSystem/MSMAPI1033′. In order to use or run Microsoft inbox repair tool, users need to double click on the scanpst.exe file. Users need to ensure that the Outlook application should not remain open while running the scanpst.exe utility. The tool gets launched by double clicking the scanpst.exe. Thereafter, the users need to browse and select the damaged PST file to be repaired. Once the file is selected, click on the start button to scan the selected PST files. Once the scanning process has been accomplished successfully, users need to select the repair button option to repair the corrupted PST files.
However, users are advised to create a backup of the files to be scanned before repairing process. It is important to note that, scanpst.exe tool is not competent enough to repair PST file corruption in every scenario. It is suitable for fixing only minor corruptions such as header file corruption. Moreover, scanpst.exe cannot be used for repairing severely damaged PST files. Thus it is better to rely on third party Outlook PST repair tool to repair and fix PST corruption easily. It is suitable to overcome PST corruption irrespective of its cause.
User Guide: Know how to use the tool
Step 1: Download Inbox PST Repair and then click on ‘Select Outlook Data File’ dialog box to select the required PST file that you need to repair and recover from Windows hard drive.
Step 2: To start the process of scanning and repairing of damaged or corrupt PST files, click on ‘START’ button
Step 3: You can stop scanning process anytime by clicking on ‘STOP’ button.
Step 4: As soon as this process is finished, you will be able to preview all listed damaged PST file in the left pane. There only you will get a Save button, on clicking which you will be asked to select the specified location to save those repaired PST files.
Step 5: Finally by clicking on ‘Save Recovered File’ button, save those repaired PST files to the required destination and lastly click on OK.
Step 6: The saving cognitive process of PST files will be shown as a progress bar.
Step 7: After the saving is complete, now you will be able to open and access your PST files and items in simple clicks.
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