Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool is a great utility to repair Outlook PST File and eliminate PST related errors. PST file is very important because it stores all the data like emails, attachments, notes, calendar, journals, sent items etc. If this file gets corrupted or damaged then either you will not be able to open Outlook or will not be able to send or receive message. PST Corruption affects following version of Outlook.
Outlook 2003 | Outlook 2007 | Outlook 2010 | Outlook 2013 | Outlook 2016 | Outlook 2019 and Outlook 365.
In this article, I will explain step by step guide on how to use scanpst.exe to repair corrupted or damaged PST File. However most of the time if the damage is critical then scanpst.exe fails to repair PST file, in this situation, you must use following tool to repair corrupted PST File as well as recover lost or deleted mailbox.
Scanpst.exe is a great tool to repair outlook error but it works only in simple corruption. If there is deep damage inside PST File, it gets failed to repair file. You must keep a backup of PST File before using scanpst.exe. Here is the steps to use scanpst.exe to repair corrupted outlook file.
1 Go to following location and double click on scanpst.exe
Office 2019: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
Office 2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
Office 2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
Office 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
Office 2007: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
2 Microsoft Outlook Inbox Repair Tool will appear. Browse the corrupted PST File and click the start button. If you don't know where is PST File located, you can visit the link.
3 After analysing the pst file, it will show you repair button to repair file.
In this article, I have tried to explain how to use scanpst.exe or inbox repair tool to repair damage in pst file. If this tool doesn’t work then you must use professional Stellar Repair Tool for Outlook.
|File Size||16.5 MB|
|Minimum Requirements||Pentium Class Processor, 1GB of RAM, 100 MB disk space.|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP|
|MS Outlook||2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 & 2000|
|Internet Explorer||Version 7.0 or newer|
Repairs completely corrupted and damaged PST File.
Recover Deleted Emails and Attachments, Notes, Contacts, Tasks, Journal, and More.
Recover Outlook Items from Password Protected PST File.
Save recovered email in multiple file format – PST, EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF.
Even this tool is capable of repairing PST File larger than 2GB.
Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, & 2000