All the emails and its related data are stored in PST (Personal Storage Data) by MS Outlook. Thus, PST files are used when we need to send emails or other data to the local computer. Due to several issues such as virus attack etc results in losing the entire data which were being stored.So, the user usually prefers using Scanpst.exe. This is an inbuilt tool in MS Outlook package. While starting with Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe), you need to locate the corrupted pst file firstly for scanning.
Generally, you will find damaged PST under:
C: \Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
When you have selected PST file, press ‘Start’ button in order to start scanning process. Then, analysis of the file is done by Scanpst. This process takes longer time depending on the PST file size as it consists 8 phases.
When the analysis is completed then you will get scanning reports and allows you to proceed further. If you wanted to know the depth then press ‘Details’ button. You are advised to keep a backup of related PST file before you start actual repairing process.
Now, press ‘Repair’ button in order to start actual process. As the repair process takes 8 phases so when PST file is too large along with slow hard disk then it results in taking almost 1 hour.
After some time, you will get ‘Repair Complete’ if all the process has worked well. Then, press ‘Ok’ button.
Now, you can again start Outlook for reading all the recovered files. At times, this process may fail in recovering your corrupted PST files and you also require having great knowledge of computer system in order to carry this process.
In this case, you need to use third party software. Outlook PST File Repair is the most effective and efficient tool to repair all to your corrupted PST file. This software is able to recover contacts, notes, emails, calendar items etc easily just within few clicks. It is simple to use and has a user-friendly interface so you do not require any prior technical knowledge. It quickly repairs the severely damaged pst files also as it has efficient and set of quick algorithms.
Almost all MS Outlook versions are supported by this software. You will get free trial version available so that you can recover specific damaged PST file and preview them. So, if you need to save your recoverable files then you have to purchase this software.
Steps to recover PST file:
Step1: Download and run Outlook PST Repair Tool. After running the application, a dialog box ‘Select Outlook Data File‘ appears.
When you know the PST file location then you can click on ‘Select Outlook File‘ button otherwise click on ‘Find Outlook File’ button in order to find the pst file in any drive.
Step 2: On the ‘Select Outlook Data File (PST)’ you can see the selected PST path. Then click on ‘Start’ button to start scanning process.
Step 3: When the scanning process is completed, you will see a window displaying the entire recoverable mailbox folders on the left side. If you need you can preview the recoverable contacts, emails, Tasks, calendars etc.
Step 4: Now, click on the check box which you need to recover then click on ‘Save Recovered File‘. A dialog box will appear to give the destination folder path in order to save your recovered data. Click ‘Ok’ button.
Step 5: Then, again one dialog box appears having recovered data details, destination path and recovered file size.