How to Repair PST File if SCANPST.EXE Fails?

what to do if scanpst.exe failsMS Outlook is not just an e-mail client; it is also used as a personal information manager. Being a personal information manager, it allows you to store personal data which include contacts, notes, journals, calendar, etc. in the form of Personal Storage Table. It is also used as task manager. Organizations found it very feasible to use Outlook because of its features like centralized storage of data, data management and advanced functions.

Corruption in PST Files

Outlook PST files can sometimes become inaccessible or may give error while opening it. This happens due to corruption issue. Corruption in PST files occurs if the file size exceeds 2 GB in ANSI and 20 GB in Unicode. Other causes for corruption are virus infections, software malfunctioning, hard disk failure and many others.

Use PST File Recovery Software if SCANPST.EXE fails:

Scanpst.exe is the program available within MS Outlook to repair PST files. It is very easy to run this program and it scans and recovers data if your file is not highly corrupted.

Reasons why Scanpst.exe fails to perform: Scenarios in which ScanPST.EXE Fails to Perform

It generally fails if the files are severely corrupted. So, another option to repair your files and make it accessible is to make use of PST file recovery Software.

It is very easy to recover data by using this user-friendly PST file recovery program. You just have to follow the step by step process given in the instructions below:

Step 1: Install PST File Repair software on your system and launch it. Click on Open button.


Step 2: Select “Browse” button to choose the corrupted PST file from the system.


Step 3: Now choose the recovery mode, i.e. standard, advanced or deep, and click on “Next” button.


Step 4: Scanning process will be started. Click on OK once it has scanned all the data items.


Step 5: Check the preview of recovered e-mail messages by selecting data files on the left panel.

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Step 6: Now check the mailbox items which you want to save. Click on Save button.


Step 7: Select the format in which you want to save your data from the options provided in the Save As box.


Step 8: Select “Browse” button to choose the location where you want to save the recovered data. Click on OK.


Step 9: You will get a message once the saving process will be completed. Click on OK and close the application.


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