When the need arises to fix issues that are associated with Outlook Personal Folder (.pst) file, it becomes necessary to find and run the Outlook Inbox repair tool (scanpst.exe). The scanpst.exe is Outlook’s inbuilt repair utility whose purpose is to scan the Outlook data file (PST) and subsequently, fixes the errors that are found in order to give you an error-free PST file.
Steps to repair your Outlook Personal Folder file (PST) using Inbox Repair tool
Step 1: Exit MS Outlook and follow below instructions to launch the Inbox Repair tool (scanpst.exe).
- Click on Start button and browse scanpst.exe file depending on your operating system by using either Find or Search option
- Type exe in the Search for files or folders named dialog box
- Double-click the exe tool to launch Inbox Repair utility
Step 2: Repair your Outlook Personal folder (.pst) file.
In the scapst.exe, click on Browse button to locate the path of your Outlook Personal Folders (.pst) file and hit Start icon
Step 3: Restore all repaired Outlook attributes to a new PST file
- Launch Outlook and select the profile that contains PST file that you have fixed
- Turn on Folder List view by pressing CTRL+6 in order to view the list of recovered folders
- Create a new PST file in your profile- File > Info > Account Settings > Data Files > Add
- Drag all the recovered folders from the Lost and Found folders to your new PST file
What if the Inbox Repair tool doesn’t repair your Outlook Personal Folder (PST) file?
Inbox Repair utility fails to fix your PST file if the file is too large or it is severely corrupted. Even the scanpst.exe works on your original Outlook Personal Folder file so there are chances that it might modify or damage your Outlook data. So make use of Remo Repair Outlook software to safely repair your Outlook Personal Folder (.pst) file. Therefore, you will be able to access its items such as tasks, emails, notes, journals, contacts and all other data that were inaccessible due to corruption in PST file. Remo Repair Outlook tool is compatible with all the latest versions of Outlook including Outlook 2016.