Repair corrupted PST File

Repair corrupted or damaged PST file easily without affecting the objects stored in the PST file. If you are getting error message while accessing PST file then you can repair PST file with this Free PST repair tool .

Inbox repair tool fails

What to do when inbuilt Inbox repair tool fails to repair corrupt PST file. Stop responsing in the middle of the repair Process and leaves the same unaffected corrupted PST file without repair.

Resolve “Inbox Repair Tool Does Not Recognize the File .pst” Error

MS outlook keeps all it important emails, messages and other important data in a database known as PST. It is used by people as primary client for sending email messages and as such crucial emails are stored in the PST files. Since outlook is very much prone to corruption, there is an inbuilt tool known as inbox repair tool related with scanpst.exe program file, present in almost all outlook versions. It can easily verify the PST database integrity and repair it, if it has gone corrupted. But this tool has restricted functionalities and so it fails to repair the damaged PST files in various instances.

In a practical scenario, you will find that whenever you make attempts to open a PST file, it will give an error message to you which states that, the particular file is not a PST file. Thenafter, if you locate scanpst.exe on your PC and try to use inbox repair tool, it fails too by giving an error message which says:

“Inbox Repair Tool does not recognize the file .pst. No information can be recovered.”
This error message indicates that inbox repair tool has failed to identify the corrupted file and could not resolve the problem. Moreover it also gives another error message which says:

“You cannot copy, access or import this PST file.”

Generally Outlook PST corruption occurs due to reasons such as oversized PST files (for ANSI-formatted PST), unexpected shutdown, sharing of network files, file system corruption, third-party applications, application malfunctioning, virus attacks and more. But in this particular case, the most probable cause of the occurrence of this error message is 2 GB oversized PST files or severe corruption. As the PST corruption is severe, it is far beyond the repairing capacity of inbox repair tool.

On getting “Inbox repair tool does not recognize the file” error message, you may check for a valid backup and if you are having a valid backup with you, then you can easily eliminate the corrupted PST file and thenafter restore it from a backup. But if you are not having a backup with you, it becomes necessary to use a third-party PST Repair tool. PST Repair Tool incorporates highly efficient safe and effective scanning techniques to resolve all sorts of PST errors and corruption. It repairs the damaged PST files easily and restores all important data like contacts, calendars, e-mails, notes etc into a fresh Outlook-readable pst file. It has an interactive, easy to navigate and operate interface.

Repair PST


Software requirement

  • Processor : Pentium Class
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/2003/XP/2000/NT4 (SP6)
  • Memory : Minimum 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
  • Hard Disk : 50 MB of free disk space
  • MS Outlook : MS Outlook 2010/2007/2003/2002/2000
  • Internet Explorer : Version 5 or later

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