Inbox Repair Tool Fails to Repair Corrupt Outlook Data (.pst) file on Windows 10 PC
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    Inbox Repair Tool Fails to Repair Corrupt Outlook Data (.pst) file on Windows 10 PC

    I have surprised to see that this exe file (scanPST) is not performing at Windows PC while it is a inbuilt Microsoft software. As an alternative, I can go for Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST repair but still wait for discovery of any completely free software.

    Please guide me to find a free stuff!

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    Welcome to WinDrivers JamesAlison. First if I understand correctly, you are saying you have run the Scanpst file to repair the Outlook pst file. What version of Outlook is this? Second, how large is the pst file you are trying to repair? Third, what version of Windows are you running?
    It's not the computers that keep having problems, it's the users!!

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    The Outlook PST file format is very complex. It starts with a file header containing the meta information of the whole file, followed by several parts containing the actual data. You can find more detailed information about the Outlook PST file format by searching on Google with the keyword “Outlook PST file format”. If the file header containing the meta information is corrupt, or any follow-up parts are damaged or corrupted, then you will not be able to open the file correctly with Outlook. In such a case, the first step is to try to use the built-in repair or recovery function in the Outlook, to see if it can repair or recover corrupted Outlook PST file for you. If not, then you need to resort to a third-party fix Outlook tool to scan the corrupted file and retrieve all recoverable data for you. It is also possible to find a data recovery expert or company to do the task, but in most of the cases, they will also use a third-party tool to do the recovery for you.

    The main difference between using the software by yourself and by a third-party service company is:
    (1) The company is familiar with the data recovery industry so he knows which software is the best one. While you need to search and compare the software online by yourself, which is time-consuming.
    (2) The company purchases the software for multiple usages, while you purchase the software for one-time usage only. So normally the service fee may be cheaper than the license fee for the software.
    (3) DIY will keep your data confidential while do the recovery via a company may cause data breach.

    If you want to perform a DIY recovery, then you can try the following methods:

    First, the Microsoft offical tool scanpst, also called Inbox Repair Tool, can repair the PST file, you can refer the following articles:

    2. If the above method does not work, then you can try DataNumen Outlook Repair at:

    I have used the tool in the past and it helps recovering some valuable data for me. The tool has a free demo so that you can try to see if it works on your file or not before you buy.

    Hope this will help. Good Luck!
    Last edited by thomassalvo01; April 8th, 2017 at 02:21 AM.

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    You can try third party application like stellar, kernel, datanumen, Aryson Outlook PST Repair tool to easily repair your corrupt PST file and restore corrupt Outlook data successfully.
    Thanks & Regards


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    PST file recovery successfully recovers more encrypted and password protected Outlook PST files. This software is able to view a preview of recovered files to the user during conversion. This tool gives chance to restored email items to new strong Outlook PST files. I would suggest you must use this software once before purchases any paid software.
    Get more information:

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    I went googling for a possible solution and thinking of any trying automatization way for Outlook 2016 but it seems that only email extraction tool going forward if this is at all related an automatic download. Cuz, initially I was interested in the tool will automatically get the path to the profile and displayed all the folders and subfolders (more than 14 GB of total)
    So what...Except Outlook email migration, PST data conversion, and report generation as it mentioned above I actually needed a to recover few lost emails from the corrupt file in the PST here data extraction kit helped

    Regards ZAk
    Last edited by Zak Mistry; May 21st, 2018 at 01:56 AM.

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