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How Do I Run Scanpst.exe to Repair Outlook Data File


Unable to run scanpst.exe and failed to fix PST file? Download the demo version of Remo PST repair tool for free to securely repair your Outlook personal folder file (.pst) in 3 simple steps.

 

 
 

Sometimes, the PST file might get corrupted due to various reasons and when it comes to Outlook data file (.pst) corruption, then the inbuilt Inbox Repair tool Scanpst.exe is your first-aid kit.

How to run scanpst.exe on Windows system?

At first, you need to download scanpst.exe for Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 based on your Outlook version. A common need for running Scanpst.exe is when PST file refuses to open, Outlook stops responding or displays various error messages, etc. This Inbox repair tool scans the PST file, diagnoses issues and tries to rebuild the PST file structure. But this tool works on the source .pst file which has been corrupted, so if it fails to fix the problems then the original PST file may further get modified which lessens the chances of repair.

Moreover, only up to Outlook version 2007, you need to manually search the location of Scanpst.exe to repair corrupt PST file and hence the Scanpst file location usually differs for different MS Outlook versions. But from Outlook 2010 onwards, Scanpst.exe utility automatically runs to try and fix the issues. Furthermore, the Scanpst.exe tool has to be run repeatedly until all the errors are fixed. But, sometimes even after running it for several times, the issues may not be fixed and it may fail to repair Outlook data file completely.

  • Double click on Scanpst application to open Microsoft Inbox Repair tool window
  • When Microsoft Inbox Repair tool window appears, select the PST file which has to be fixed using Browse button
  • Then, hit Start button. The software starts scanning your PST file
  • If finds and shows errors on your PST file
  • At that case, click on Repair button
  • It repeatedly scans your PST file for fixing the issue
  • After completion, you will get a confirmation message

But this tool works on the source .pst file which has been corrupted, so if it fails, then the original PST file may further get modified which lessens the chances of repair. Furthermore, the Scanpst.exe tool has to be run repeatedly until all the errors are fixed. But, sometimes even after running it for several times, the issues may not be fixed and it may fail to repair Outlook data file completely.

Does this mean that your Outlook data is lost permanently? No, your Outlook items are not lost forever as there is an easy solution to repair the corrupt Outlook data file using Remo Repair Outlook. This software is comprehensively designed to fix your corrupt PST file securely without damaging it any further. It even restores missing Outlook attributes and repairs all Outlook PST file problems. So just go ahead and download the demo version of Remo Repair Outlook for free to regain access to your Outlook data.


Step-by-step instructions to fix Outlook PST file with Remo Repair Outlook

Download Remo Repair Outlook (PST) program in your Windows computer. Install the software and just follow the below listed steps to run Inbox Repair tool scanpst.exe in Outlook to fix PST file:

 
 

Step 1: Launch Remo Repair Outlook, if you know exact file location click Open PST File to browse your corrupted PST file or click Find PST File to search your corrupt PST file or hit Select Outlook Profile if you have multiple Outlook profile.

Step 2: Select suitable scanning option and Browse the location of your choice where you want to save the repaired PST file

Step 3: Once the repair process is completed, you can Preview your fixed file in folder list

Further more, Remo Repair PST is a read-only application as it just scans the original PST file, extracts data from the corrupted PST file and generates a new healthy PST file removing all errors using its powerful algorithms. This methodology also helps you to repair corrupted PST file that are encrypted or password protected. Once the PST file is fixed, your entire Outlook data like emails, contacts, tasks, calendar items, Journals, RSS feeds and other Outlook attributes will be recovered and accessible safely.