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  • corrupt pst file
    A few questions:
    I've been trying to repair a pst file with the outlook repair tool (I think it's called scanpst.exe). Since my problem is at work, I haven't had enough time for the tool to complete the 16 phases in my presence. I ran the tool overnight and then ran the repair process when I returned in the morning. Unfortunately, there was an error causing it to close and I had to start the scan/repair process all over again. Then, when I was in the repair phases again, due to a winter storm, the power went off briefly resulting in the pc rebooting and I had to start all over again. So, it was still in the scanning phases (stage 6 I believe) when I left work. I hope to start the repair phases in the morning when I return.

    Question 1) with all that's happened will this likely be a success and I'll have my personal folders back?

    2) if it fails what experience do others have using third party repair tools for pst corruption/repair?

    3) I can't use third party software at work since I'm unable to install any programs in the limited user account; so, if I need to bring the pst file home via flash drive for repair , can I use outlook 2007 to access the personal folders assuming a successful repair process. I am using outlook 2010 at work however I believe this same pst file has been with me since outlook 2003 or longer.
    Monday, July 14, 2014 6:29 PM

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  • Please post in the appropriate MS Office forum found @ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/05b33892-03db-4f09-bfdd-4e01c614f27c/corrupt-pst-file?forum=w7itproappcompat where you will find forums specifically for discussing issues with MS Office products.

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    Monday, July 14, 2014 6:35 PM
  • 1. You have placed your question in wrong forum. Office/Outlook forum is better fit.

    2. Hope you have backup of pst file to do repair again. It is not a good practice to interrupt any correction procedure.

    3. No thisrd party is supported here. Ask respective vendors support if you tried 3rd pty correction software. Check Windows Compatibility List and make sure that the software you are using in database of passed ones.



    Monday, July 14, 2014 6:36 PM
  • Before using 3rd party software you must try Microsoft free tool "ScanPST.exe" which will you get from here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272227/en-us . I always read about Microsoft free tools but would like to say you ScanPST.exe is only for minor corruption. If file goes to be any big corruption then what should do for outlook PST recovery in this situation i'll try given tool http://www.en.pstrecovery.org which is able to repair the emails data from corrupt Outlook PST. http://www.corruptpstfile.org
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:14 AM
  • You can go for http://www.pstfix.com tool to recover deleted emails, broken and corrupted Outlook PST files completely. This tool is well works on all MS Outlook versions. User can get more information about this tool, Read more: http://www.pstrepair.net
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:46 AM