Microsoft Outlook personal folder file (.pst) holds all your emails and other Outlook attributes such as contacts, journals, calendar items, notes, etc. In case, if this PST file gets corrupted you will not be able to open and access your Outlook account. Hence in order to resolve such issues, Outlook comes with a default PST repair tool called Scanpst.exe or the Inbox Repair tool. Get to know how to run scanpst.exe to repair Outlook data file within few simple clicks.
The Inbox repair utility Scanpst.exe can be found in your MS Office installation folder, that is, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12. Generally, the location of Scanpst usually depends on the version of Outlook in use. It also depends on the version of Windows OS installed on your PC and whether you have 32-bit or 64-bit version.
Note: You must close the Outlook application prior using the Scanpst.exe tool as it is not accessible within the Outlook.
You can make use of the built-in Scanpst.exe repair function when you encounter errors while opening / accessing PST files. If Scanpst cannot resolve the issues for the first time, then it has to be started again. However, if the Inbox Repair tool is unable to fix the issue, which happens most of the time, you will have to make use of Remo Repair Outlook tool for repairing your PST file This Outlook repair software securely fixes the corrupt PST file as it is much advanced than the default Scanpst.exe tool. It follows read-only mechanism that will only extract the original PST file contents and generates a new healthy accessible PST file, so that your original data file is unharmed. To know how to repair PST without scanpst.exe visit here.
Click on the Download button to get Remo Repair Outlook (PST) program for free and install it on your Windows system. Run the software and follow below steps to fix Outlook personal folder:
Step 1: Launch Remo Repair Outlook and click on Open PST File if you know the exact location of your PST file. Otherwise, just click Find PST File option that will automatically search the PST file. You can choose specific Outlook profile by using Select Outlook Profile option
Step 2: Make use of Browse icon to select destination path of your choice to save the repaired PST file and click Repair
Step 3: After scan, you can Preview the fixed PST file along with other data