How To Repair PST File When Scanpst.exe Fails

Personal Storage Table or PST files helps you to store and manage your important data like notes, journals, email attachments, calendar entries, contacts, etc. But, as every Outlook user is familiar with PST file corruption issue and error that occurs due  to corruption.

One of the common PST error – “Unable to display the folder. The file xxxx.pst could not be accessed. Access denied.


When users try to start MS Outlook the above mentioned error message appears on your computer screen. The error message indicates that the Outlook PST files are corrupt and due to the corruption Outlook cannot read the hierarchical information from the PST file that results in PST error.

Here are few more PST error given below:

  • “PST file has become corrupt or locked,”
  • “An unknown error has occurred,”
  • “Outlook cannot find your PST file,”

Well, in order to fix PST error issues try scanpst.exe or inbox repair tool. The scanpst.exe is an inbuilt tool provided by Outlook and helps to repair PST file corruption. It can repair minor corruption issues and in case the PST files are severely damaged or corrupt then the inbuilt tool fails. In such case, you need to use third-party PST repair software. It is the ultimate solution that helps you to get rid of all sorts of Outlook PST file corruption issues.

Lets have a look on how PST repair software is better than Scanpt.exe tool.

  • Using PST repair software helps you to repair mild or major PST file corruption easily whereas scanpst.exe tool can only repair minor header damaged PST file.
  • With the software recovery of deleted emails and other PST file data is possible whereas scanpst.exe cannot recover deleted data.
  • The software can easily repair over-sized PST corruption issues whereas scanpst.exe fails to repair over-sized corruption issues.
  • Along with this, 2GB issues can also resolved by using the software whereas scanpst.exe cannot repair PST files over 2GB.

Thus, using the PST repair software is capable enough to repair and recover PST file corruption issues.

PST repair software is one of the best-selling and award winning software. It is designed with latest technology and offers you excellent features. It helps you to repair all types of minor or major PST file corruption issues. It can recover deleted PST file data and it is an user-friendly software. It shows preview of the recoverable PST file data before recovery and provides you option for selective recovery. It means if you can select particular file or folder for recovery. It allow you to save the recovered PST file data in new location with .pst file extension. It supports all the latest and earlier Outlook versions. It provides you fast and smooth performance, and is compatibile on all Windows operating system.

Feature – split, password recover & pst repair

PST repair software offers you to the best features to get rid of all types of PST file corruption issues. It can easily split PST files, do password recovery and PST repair corruption.

Split – It break larger PST files into smaller parts and prevent the PST file from getting corrupt. The software provide you option to split PST file by date, email id, size and folder.

Password recovery – it can recover lost or forgotten PST password. It generates six different sets of PST password that helps you to access your password protected PST files. It allow you to save the recovered PST password in text file and store at your desired location.

PST repair – It is capable enough to repair all kind of PST file corruption issues and in just few minutes with the help of the software repair the PST files. It recover deleted  PST file data and also provides you option to repair an individual file or folder.

The software uses strong scanning algorithm and search for damaged or corrupt PST files. Then, select the PST files you want to repair and click “OK”. The process for scanning starts to repair the PST files and as soon scanning is over a preview list appears on your monitor. The list shows the preview of the recoverable PST file data before actual recovery. Choose the files and press OK, in just few minutes all your PST files will be recovered. Thus, it is the best and simplest way to repair PST file corruption issues.


User Guide

Step 1:-

Download and install the Outlook PST repair software. Then, select → ‘Outlook Data File’ dialog box, then click on ‘Select Outlook File’. Now, select the damaged or corrupted PST files from the specified location. Click → ‘Find Outlook File’ and browse for a particular PST file manually or else the software itself find and repair the PST files.


Step 2:-

To see the selected PST files click on ‘Outlook Data File (PST)’ , then click on ‘START’  and  scanning process starts automatically.


Step 3:-

You can see the progress bars indicating below the scanning process. Anytime by clicking on “STOP” button of the dialog box you can stop the process.


Step 4:-

As scanning is over, in the left pane a list of recovered PST file data like calendars, notes, email messages, contacts, attachments, journals, tasks, etc appears on your computer screen. By clicking on a particular item you can see the preview of the recoverable PST file data.


Step 5:-

Now put a check mark on the corner of the recovered PST files and then click on ‘Save Recovered File’ button. Then, a dialog box will come up on the display and ask you the location to save the recovered files. Assign the location and click on ‘OK’ button.



Step 6:-

The PST Repair Tool has now saved the recovered PST files into the given location and in the progress bar you can see the saving process.


Step 7:-

After the process of saving is successfully completed a dialog box will appear and  you can see the new location of the recovered PST files.


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