"The necessity is the mother of invention" this statement becomes an immortal truth when we see our current world and compare it with few decades back. According to the necessity of the human being, several advance technologies emerged day by day and Made people feel free from the ways that they follow earlier to do their tasks. Now a person need not to remember all important dates like business meetings dates or special dates as there are applications available that can manage various things. One of the applications that have gained enormous popularity after their launch is Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Outlook which is now known as Microsoft Office Outlook is a personal information manager that was made and published by Microsoft Corporation. Basically it is an email application but also have a calendar, a contact manager, a Notes taking application, a Task Manager, a Journal and web browsing features.

Outlook uses the same phenomena of emails and has the inbox, outbox etc folders and people store thousands of emails and attachments in Microsoft outlook. All these files are stored in the Outlook PST files. For every single profile Outlook creates a single PST file and so the size of the PST files increases dramatically as the user saves the mail or other documents. Moreover if the PST file size goes up to 2GB then it corrupted and then it will be unusable.

Location of SCAN PST

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033\

In Microsoft Office Outlook,

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

Microsoft provides Inbox Repair Tool which is known as SCAN PST. This tool is for correcting problems related to the damaged .PST files. Using the search option you can find it in your system. Its exe file named as Scanpst.exe. It scans the provided file name and tries to repair the specified .PST file. It checks the directory structure and checks mail item references and headers. After this it will show information regarding errors found and tries to repair the file.

There are several situations when the Scanpst.exe does not able to help you. Some of them are:

Tip: Before using the Scanpst.exe you must need to take a backup copy of the damaged PST file so that you have another chance to recover back the data.You can try professional third party software like outlook PST Repair for workaround this issue.

User Guide: How to Use Software

Install the software with quick installation wizard. Just follow the wizard to successfully install the Outlook PST Repair.

Step: 1

Launch the Outlook PST Repair from the desktop shortcut. And select the corrupted PST file.

Step: 2

Click Next and follow the on-screen instruction to finish it. No need to Worry! Your Outlook.pst is in Hand of Professional.

Step: 3

Once Scanning process is completed, Outlook PST repair will show the previews of all the recoverable components.

Step: 4

After viewing the lost folder in the recovered item list. Go for the Licence key to save the pst file.

System: Windows 98/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista / 2007

Scan Outlook PST

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It's really difficult to get back Outlook data after a system crash. But I easily get back the entire lost data even after my system crash with the help of Outlook PST Repair software.

Thank you again for the great help! Allen 'Oahu'