If you are using Microsoft Outlook to manage your personal data like integrating multiple emails accounts into an Outlook account then you might be familiar with PST and Scanpst.exe. Outlook use PST folder to store all Outlook data including mails, attachments, contacts, journals, calendar, etc. PST files can be stored in Server as well as on local system. PST files contains large amount of crucial data and prone to corrupt due to some reasons. Even if there is inbuilt repair tool Scanpst.exe, it can handle only with minor corrupted PST file, in case of major corruption Scanpst.exe fails to repair PST file.
If you are victim of corrupted PST file and could not fix it with Outlook Inbox repair tool then you need to use third party repair tool. But you should take a while for choosing third party repairing tool as any unreliable tool may further damage your Outlook PST file. You can opt “Scan PST Fix” software to PST repair after ScanPST error, as it is read-only software which scans the damaged PST file, extracts information and create new PST file. Thus it ensures your PST file will be intact will all attributes. Even inbuilt Inbox Repair Tool having lack of this read only feature, thus sometime even Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe may modify PST file without fixing issue as it start repairing process directly on existing file. Scan PST Fix can be efficiently used to repair ScanPST after errors.
Reasons behind corruption of PST file
Oversized PST File: PST file storage capacity varies with versions of Outlook. When data stored in PST file try to exceed specified size of PST file, it gets corrupted. Even Inbox Repair Tool ScanPST fails to fix PST file having size more than 2GB.
Abnormal Termination: If Outlook application terminates abruptly due to any reason without saving PST file then it may lead to corruption of PST file.
Up grading Outlook: Upgrading Outlook or Mail server for better performance, without proper back up of PST file may lead to corruption of PST file. If you try to open PST file created on newer Outlook with older version Outlook, then it may get corrupted.
Virus Attack: Viruses also may damage PST file lies on your local machine and make them inaccessible. As a result Outlook data will be loss.
Important Features of Scan PST Fix software
- Scan PST Fix tool having smart inbuilt read only algorithm, which ensure you there will not be further modification on original PST file.
- It is specially designed to repair PST files where ScanPST fail to repair. This utility repair ScanPST after errors within few minutes with all attributes.
- It can repair Oversized PST files and split them into small pieces, which can be integrated if needed.
- Capable enough to repair password protected PST file as well as OST file created on Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
- After fixing it creates PST file in 2003-2010 format which can be imported easily.
- It also recovers emails, contacts, tasks, journals, notes, etc. from PST file.