Microsoft Scanpst.exe is an Inbox Repair Tool that can be very handy in dealing with situations when it gets difficult to deal with corruptions in Outlook’s data storage file (pst-file). In fact, the software evaluate the state of the file structure, and in case the file is not organized in its suitable structure, the tool recreate the appropriate headers after amending the error.
The location of PST file may vary from Outlook version to version. Here, is the default location of PST file on 32-bit Windows or with 64-bit Outlook program:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX\scanpst.exe
On 64-bit Windows with 32-bit Outlook, scanpst.exe is at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX\scanpst.exe
You can either use Windows search to find scanpst.exe or browse to it using Windows Explorer.
In case, scanpst.exe is not able to fix your pst-file, then it is a clear indication of badly corrupted PST file and so, you can then try repairing file and restoring its items using the Outlook PST Repair software.
When the Outlook email communication gets disrupted because of the corruption of PST files, then you can use Outlook PST Repair to fix these issues quickly. Compared to the features of an inbuilt PST repair MS Outlook, Outlook PST Repair is quick, comprehensive, and user-friendly.
Inaccessibility of Outlook PST items can be the result of various reasons such as broken PST file, size limitation errors, deletion of items, header corruption or damage, password protection of the account, system shutdown errors etc. In all these situations, you can use Outlook PST Repair to recover the inaccessible items.
When you find that the Inbox Repair Tool is not effective in repairing the Outlooks PST errors, or if you are technically not good enough to use the inbuilt features of Outlook, then you can run Outlook PST Repair as the next step. You can use this tool in every possible situations of PST corruption. In addition, it supports all Outlook versions from Outlook 97 onwards. Here are the steps involved (given in brief):
The trial version is a limited-feature version of Outlook PST Repair. Users can download it free after checking the minimum system requirements. You can recover and preview inaccessible items using the free version. However, full-fledged saving features is functional only in the full version of the software. If you are satisfied with the preview using the trial version, then purchase the full version to save the items in the desired format at a location of your choice.