This article explains the steps to use the inbuilt Outlook Inbox Repair Tool to fix the corrupted PST files in the Outlook program. The tool is also called as Scanpst.exe. From time to time, the .pst or Personal Folders used to keep track of everything in the Outlook program get corrupted, damaged, or otherwise negatively affected. Fortunately, there is an Outlook repair tool that can help you in such situations. Outlook ScanPst.exe Tool To reach the tool, the user will have to navigate to the below path with Windows Explorer. For Outlook XP & 2003: Hard Drive Letter:\ Program Files\ Common Files\ System\ MSMAPI\ LocaleID For Outlook 2007: Hard Drive Letter:\ Program Files\ Microsoft Office\ OFFICE12 Inside this folder, you will have to look for this setup file- Scanpst.exe. While running the .exe file, you will have to browse to the current .pst file and then click on Start. The Inbox Repair tool will now scan the corrupted .PST file for errors. If the PST file is recoverable, you will see that the repairable errors show up in the scan results. To fix these errors, you can select Repair. Steps To Transfer The Recovered PST File Data To A New File
After the repair finishes, the Outlook program will make a Recovered version of the .pst file and the user will have to tell the Outlook program to use this new file rather than the old, corrupted, or damaged file. You will have to point the Outlook program in the proper direction at the recovered .PST file. With the Folder List option, you will see
Recovered Personal Folders with the usual Outlook Personal Folders, or with a Lost and Found option. If the Lost and Found
folder is having a file that the Inbox Repair Tool has successfully fixed, it will be shown there. If it is empty, you can assume that the Repair Tool was unsuccessful. If you are able to see a fixed .pst file in the Lost and Found box, you will have to make a new .pst file to move the repaired file or files. After you drag the files over from the Recovered .pst file to the newly made .pst file, you will be able to surf the contents of the Recovered Personal Folders content. Following the Outlook repair steps that are discussed above, you will be able to repair the corrupted Outlook PST files without any issues.
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