Working Instructions To Fix Broken PST File


MS Outlook is undoubtedly a very efficient and reliable email client application which most usually utilizes Personal Storage Table or PST file format to store all the emails and other data associated with Outlook account. So, it would be not wrong to say that PST contains all sent/received emails, scheduled tasks, saved contacts, calendar entries, journals, appointments etc. Now though due to such capable features MS Outlook seems and sounds very effective but yet it is the fact that nothing in this world is perfect and so is the case with PST file. It is also not free from issues like corruption. But this corruption even become more dangerous or harmful when the PST file breaks because of it. Some of the reasons reasonable behind corruption of PST files which ultimately leads to breaking of PST files are as follow:

  • Hardware Reasons – Failure of hardware components like HDD, disk drive, network cable are considered highly liable behind the corruption of PST files.
  • Interrupted supply of power also leads to the PST file corruption.
  • Abrupt termination of MS Outlook also leads to the corruption of PST file
  • Virus attack also causes PST file corruption on huge extent.
  • Extending of PST file from it’s normal size limit leads to the PST file corruption.

So, after the occurrence of above mentioned scenarios it really becomes quite hectic for one to access the mails and other Outlook elements present in the corrupted PST file. But in this case there is no need to worry at all as MS Outlook application provides an Inbox Repair Tool called Scanpst.exe to fix the broken PST file. In order to use this in-built tool one need to implement the below mentioned instructions:

  1. First of all terminate MS Outlook application in a case if it is open
  2. Then hold “Windows” and “R” key to bring up the “Run” console
  3. After that launch Scanpst.exe by typing “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12\SCANPST.EXE” without the double quotes.
  4. Now click ‘Browse’ button and navigate to the folder containing the broken PST file.
  5. In the next step select the broken PST file and then “Open”.
  6. Then click on ‘Start’ button to scan the broken PST file.
  7. After that stick to the main screen procedure, tick the “Make backup of scanned file before repairing” and then click on “Repair”.
  8. Finally at last after the completion of the repairing process, user will get “Repair Complete” message.

Now if the above instructed steps works excellent otherwise fix broken PST file via making utilization of ‘PST Repair Tool’ as it has been remarked as an ultimate solution for the corrupted PST file recovery. This tool includes a very simple and interactive user-interface. It being integrated with numerous efficient and advance technical skills performs a deep scan and repair the broken PST file very easily. This tool is highly compatible with almost all the most used versions of MS Outlook.

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