Microsoft Outlook, a commonly used e-mail client throughout the world, also has issues with users facing problems because of unexpected errors. Some errors can be fixed easily, while others look complicated and need a professional repair tool help.
PST files stores all your Outlook files on a local machine. SCANPST - inbox repair tool offered by Microsoft to fix minor errors in a PST file. It is an inbuilt repair tool wich comes bundled with Microsoft Outlook program. But this tool fails most of the time making it less reliable and efficient. In these situations, it’s always better to download Scanpst.exe alternative which is more reliable and gives high repair success rate. Before we go the alternative, we’ll see what causes the ScanPST to fail.
Why SCANPST Fails?
The ScanPST fails for a number of reasons. Some specific reasons for Scanpst.exe failure are discussed below:
File Size Exceeding More Than 2GB: The major limitation of this utility is the PST file size. ScanPST fails to repair PST file which exceeds more than 2 GB. This restricts the tool to perform repair and restore PST files.
Repairs Only Slightly Damaged File: SCANPST can repair only low-level corruption of a PST file. It can repair only the header part of the file, if the body is corrupted, it won’t be able to repair and eventually it will fail.
PST File Modification: There are chances that the repaired PST file may get modified. This may leave with some important data missing. So, there is a chance of data loss as well.
The Alternative to SCANPST
When it comes to the alternative scanpst.exe tool, Remo Outlook PST Repair is the one you can rely on to repair PST file, and recover all it's attributes like Emails, Tasks, Notes, RSS Feeds, Calendar Entries, etc. It repairs severely damaged or corrupted PST files of any size and restores all items like calendar, contacts, email attachments, tasks, Journal etc. In just a few steps you can recover your entire PST file. The product comes with user-friendly GUI, ‘Find’ option, you’ll have the option to preview the recovered and data and you’ll have the option to choose the location to save those file.
Download and install the app on your PC and close Outlook application if it is open and follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Run the software and select one from the three options.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: Now, choose the desired location to save the recovered data and click Repair.
Figure 2: Select Option
Step 3: You can Preview the recovered PST files.
Figure 3: Preview Files