Repair Corrupt PST Files

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Instantly repair Outlook PSTs

PST files – short for Personal Storage Table files are data storage units that are created and accessed by Microsoft Outlook application. The MS Outlook stores all its contents from a particular profile in a unique file called the PST file with extension .pst. There is a PST file for each Outlook folder like inbox, sent items, tasks, drafts, etc. for every Outlook profile.

Evidently the PST files of a regular Outlook user may contain lots of important data and other items which are accessible only through Outlook. It can contain business related documents, contacts, to-do lists and more. Losing these PST files can be tremendously painful for that user. But thanks to Remo Repair, you can now repair corrupt PST files and retrieve all its contents with ease on all versions of Outlook. Just visit the link provided to know about Outlook 2016 PST file repair.

To begin with, let’s understand the causes for PST file corruptions:

  • The header of the PST is altered or broken as a result of virus or any other malware infections. Due to this PST file become inaccessible but you can easily fix it. To know more visit this link-
  • You are unable to view the contents of the PST files even after several attempts to access them. This could be caused due to updating the Microsoft Outlook application.
  • Another cause for PST file corruption could be abruptions in power while accessing the PST files. Other similar reasons can be unexpected terminations of the application, system crashes and so on.
  • Also, tampering with the PST files using any third party tools for moving or compressing / decompressing purpose can cause damage your PST files.
  • Other reasons may include corruption in database, malfunctioning of the Outlook, faults in online servers while accessing Outlook and other errors.

How to repair corrupt PST files?

First Method: You can try to fix corrupt PST files using the in-built repair tool called scanpst.exe Microsoft Outlook Inbox Repair tool.

  • Close all MS Outlook applications that are open.
  • Start the Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe from the destination mentioned below.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12 (assuming Drive: ‘C’ contains the Outlook software).

  • In the Inbox Repair Tool, give the location and the name of the corrupt PST files with extension .pst that are to be repaired.

If you are unsure where your PST files are stored, take reference from internet to find out its default location. The Outlook stores the PST files on different destinations for different versions of Outlook and for different Windows operating system versions.

  • Once you type in the path of the corrupt PST files, click Start button.

P.S. The Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe can’t fix all PST files and those PSTs that are severely damaged. It also can’t recover the permanently deleted contents from those PST files.

Second Method: Make use of Remo Repair PST tool that is specifically designed to repair inaccessible PSTs. Remo Repair is one of the most trusted Outlook repair tools available. You can fix inaccessible PST files reliably in a few simple steps using the demo version of this tool. Further, only after previewing all repaired contents of the fixed PST files, you can decide to go with the full version of Remo Repair.

How to recover PST file?

There are many users who know how to use a PST file, but there are very few who know how to recover PST file. Don’t worry..! Using Remo Recover you can also become one among few by recovering each and every bit of your PST file. Software is well organized with strong and efficient recovery programs because of which you can even repair corrupted PST file on Outlook 2010 and restore deleted PST file from all other MS Outlook versions. Tool ingeniously scans the complete hard drive and recover MS Outlook file along with its attribute in few couple of minutes.

Easily perform PST file repair by following these steps:

Step 1: : Install and run the demo version of Remo Repair PST on your Windows computer and browse for the corrupted PST file from main screen.

Repair Corrupt PST Files  - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: From next screen select appropriate option and proceed with repair process.

Repair Corrupt PST Files  - Select Action

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: Select the drive where you want to store the fixed PST file and click on “Next” to begin scanning process.

Repair Corrupt PST Files  - Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Once scanning process is finished you can view the repaired PST files along with other data.

Repair Corrupt PST Files  - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window