Outlook PST Repair Software to Fix Damaged Personal Folder Items
Scanpst.exe Outlook 2007 tool is provided by Microsoft to repair corrupt PST file manually by user itself. It is also known as Inbox repair tool. It comes along with Outlook and get installed at the time of Outlook installation. You can find it at 'C:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office 2007' in system with 32 bit architecture. In system with 64 bit architecture user can locate it at 'C:/Program Files(x86)/Microsoft Office/Office 2007'. If you don't find it in the specified location then you can directly execute it through run command. It is very uncommon that anyone doesn't have Inbox repair tool if they have Outlook. Although if you don't find it in your system then you can free download scanpst.exe tool from Internet.
Once located, your next job is to use it to repair your corrupt PST file. After running it, you will be asked to select your corrupt PST file. Select it and if you don't know the location then you can scan the whole system to find your PST file. Once located proceed for next step to repair PST file. If it successfully repairs your file then your will asked to select the destination where you want to paste that repaired file. Specify that and get your lost data back through Scanpst.exe Outlook 2007.
Level of corruption of PST file may vary from users to users depending upon situations. As there are certain limitation of Inbox repair tool, intensely corrupted PST files are not repaired by it. There are many other limitations. Some of them are mentioned below :
1. Over-sized PST files are not repaired(around or more than 2 GB)
2. It mainly repairs the header of the file. If data are highly corrupted then there are maximum chances that it will delete the data instead of removing corruption
3. Sometimes Outlook doesn't recognize the PST file after it gets repaired through Scanpst.exe tool
CONCLUSION: To Solve PST problems and errors, you need good tool to repair the corrupted Pst file to restore outlook in healthy condition..