Microsoft Outlook is an email application allowing users to perform email related tasks such as sending, receiving, forward and reply. Microsoft Outlook has many versions like 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Generally, it is mostly used in corporate world. As it is used at large scale for sending and receiving emails, the mailbox sometimes face problems. That is why an in-built feature in Outlook is provided to sort out mails related issues. This feature is available in almost every version of Outlook, even in Outlook 2007. Inbox Repair Tool is also know as scanpst.exe and is freely available and need no extra installation. It comes within the installation package of Microsoft Outlook.
If you endure any PST problems then Inbox Repair Tool is used to fix those issues. This in-built utility tool is used for fixing minor issues related to PST integrity and consistency.
Location of Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) in Outlook 2007
32-bit Windows – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
64-bit Windows – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
Problem associated with Inbox Repair Tool
When any problem occurs in PST then you first try to solve it through Inbox Repair Tool. But, what if, this utility fails!. In fact, this is often seen that Inbox Repair Tool itself creates problems while fixing PST errors and thus is not a correct repairing solution. It fails when problem is large and complex. During scanning process, application halts abruptly and stop responding. Due to improper installation of scanpst.exe, it may not work properly. It may not be able to fix corruption of PST file due to virus infection. Corruption of Inbox Repair Tool itself and exchange Server problems can lead to misbehave of Inbox Repair Tool.
How to fix Inbox Repair Tool problem
In case, Inbox Repair Tool is not working, responding or creating problems then you can take help from a third party tool. A PST Repair tool can be helpful in repairing PST file. This utility thoroughly scans corrupt and damage PST file and restores all the data including emails, calendars, notes, events, journals, tasks, etc safely. It efficiently fixes PST files of various versions of Outlook like 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 2013 and other earlier versions. PST Repair tool is very powerful and fix PST related issues fastly.