Wednesday, 21 May 2014

How to Repair Outlook with Scanpst

MS Outlook Repair Tool

MS Outlook is most used application all over the world. As Outlook file contain useful data, so what to do when Outlook PST file get corrupted, nothing to worry because MS Outlook Provides inbuilt repair tool to repair corrupted PST file. MS Outlook inbuilt repair tool is scanpst.exe, it installed in the system when ms outlook installed on system.

Now we will see how to repair PST file with inbuilt repair tool

Steps to Repair PST file

  • Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
  • Double click on "SCANPST.EXE"
  • "Browse" corrupted PST file 

  • Click on "Start"

It scans the PST file in eight phase that check the consistency of data and the error that are in the PST file and generate information of number of folder found in the file and items found in the file.

  • As SCANPST allow user to make back up of file before repairing, SCANPST store that backup file in .bak format.

Click on "Repair" to repair corrupted PST file.

 To use bak file in Outlook, user have to change the file extension of .bak to .PST to access the backup file.