Introduction: How to Repair Corrupt PST in MS Outlook Free
There are various reasons for the corruption of PST file in MS Outlook. PST file are personal storage table which stores data in .pst format. Microsoft stores data in either PST or OST format. When a PST file corrupts then can not access it and you need to repair it. In this tutorial we will see how to repair pst file using scanpst tool.
Step 1: Search Scanpst.exe Tool in Your System
close the outlook and select the scanpst.exe tool which is also known as Microsoft Inbox Repair Tool. The default location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 15 [for latest outlook 2013]. In case you not able to search simply type scanpst.exe in search box.
Step 2: Click on Browse Button and Locate the PST File.
You need to select your PST file in order to repair. Also make sure to take backup first of your pst file [simply copy file in other location].
Step 3: Click Start Button to Start Repair of PST File.
Now start repairing by clicking the start button. This scanpst.exe tool try to repair the pst. It will take some time depending on the size of pst and hardware of your system.
Step 4: Finish
After Repair is complete check the pst by connecting it to your account. If the tool is not able to repair then you can try Recover Outlook Tool which is better than Inbox Repair tools in terms of UI and Performance.