Microsoft Outlook, the email client developed by the software giant Microsoft Corporation, is a hugely popular and powerful personal information manager used to track email, schedules, tasks, and includes a host of other features available in the email client. However, the program architecture has a major problem of putting everything in one place. We are talking about the Outlook PST file that is the single repository where all the important Outlook data is stored.
When the email client becomes corrupt or damaged, you stand the risk of losing every piece of information in the email client. There are many common issues with PST files that can be fixed. The only thing you need to know is how to go with the Outlook repair systematically. Here are the steps to get your Outlook data restored and have the client up and running.
- First, you need to open the repair utility offered with Outlook client. For launching the program from Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to navigate to Drive:\ Program Files\ Microsoft Office\ Office12. Then, you can locate the Scanpst.exe file. After that, you need to double click on the file for launching the utility.
- You need to know that the program presents a dialogue box allowing you to browse to your PST file. If you have not allocated a special location for your PST file, the best way to locate the file is to do a search by typing in %appdata%\\Microsoft\\Outlook.
- When you locate the PST file, you need to click on the Start button for starting the scanning function. This may take some time considering the size of your PST file. When you are done with the scan, the utility will report in case there are errors. You can back up your PST file before the repairs are being done. Then, you need to click on the check box and then select a target path where you want the backup PST file to be saved.
- After that, you need to click on the Repair button. Then again, you need to be patient, as the program executes the repair actions. When finished, the Repair Complete dialogue box will show up. A text (TXT) document with the same name as your PST file will contain the log of actions performed.
With the Outlook repair procedure complete, you can reopen Outlook to bring in to effect the changes. Contact our tech support desk for any further assistance.