Repair Outlook PST File - Quick HOWTO

We need to Run the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe)  to repair the outlook PST file.

  1. Go to  "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12"
  2. Double click the scanpst.exe file to open the program.
  3. Type the path and file name of the PST file, or Click Browse to locate the file.
  4. Click on the option which says Repair. (Ensure that backup check box is checked)
  5. This might take sometime depending on the size of the Outlook PST file.

You are done. This will repair most of the errors in PST file. Enjoy..!

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April 18, 2011 at 10:39 AM delete


Thanks for sharing information about scanpst.exe.
But as this utility has some limitations like it can not repair file that exceeds the size of 2 GB and sometimes also after using this utility the original pst file might get changed. So it is necessary to either have a backup of pst file or use a third party tool to repair corrupt pst file.



June 13, 2011 at 7:14 AM delete

I have many emails on my PC. But such trouble is very unpleasant and probably the next program would become the best solution for solving out like issues with outlook - pst file viewer.


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