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Run SCANPST.exe: Inbox Repair Tool for MS Outlook

Run ScanPST.exe to repair corrupt PST

Is there any utility to repair outlook inbox?

What is Inbox Repair Tool, what happens with PST files when run scanpst.exe and what are its uses?

How to repair Inbox? How to use the inbox repair tool in outlook 2002, 2003 and outlook 2007?

It has been seen that when you open your outlook and try to open your email messages that are in your inbox then you get error messages. The reason of these error messages are the PST files that are getting corrupted. As Microsoft is known to this fact oversized PST file is the main cause of PST corruption and thus there is need to Split larged size PST files in Outlook .

Microsoft Outlook comes embed with an inbuilt tool that was named as Inbox Repair Tool. Its executable file is named as scanpst.exe which you can find in the office installation folders. It was build to recover folders and items from a corrupted Personal Folders (.PST) file or offline folder (.OST) file. Scanpst.exe is a hidden file that automatically install in your PC when you install windows. But in some case when the Pst files crosses 2Gb sizwe limitation it fails to reapir corrupt Pst file so here you need to a efficient PST split tool to divide larger size PST files


What the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) does? When you run scanpst.exe does,
  • It analyses the PST file directory structure and item headers to try recovering all the directories and items present in it
  • If it recover the PST file then it means that it has found some problems in your PST files and repaired it
  • The Scanpst.exe also tries to turn any file into a personal folders (.PST) file
  • When you run scanpst.exe, it makes a backup copy of any personal folders before trying to repair it

How to use Inbox using Inbox Repair Tool

To recover the outlook data you need to run Inbox repair tool. The location where you can find the scanpst.exe are:

In windows Vista

:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

In Windows XP and 2000

:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

To run scanpst.exe, steps:

  • Close Outlook
  • Got to tool > Folder options > view and change the hidden file and folder settings to visible
  • Search for the scanpst.exe in your system drive
  • execute it using run as administrator privilages
  • Click on the browse button to select the PST file and after choosing the desired PST file click on the start button to start the repairing process
  • it will show you a list of recovered folders. These recovered folders are usually empty because this is a rebuilt .pst file. You should also see the folder named Lost and found. This folder contains the recovered files. Items that are not present in this or are missing will not recover anymore using Inbox repair tool.
  • Now create new PST files and drag all the recovered items from lost and found folder to your personal folders.

Run scanpst.exe if you feel that the pst files are having problems but if you are not satisfied with the results and found that some of the files are missing than you can use PST file splitter software to divide larger size PST files.

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