Damaged .pst file, how to repair???

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skermangull Posts 1 Registration date Wednesday October 21, 2015 Status Member Last seen October 21, 2015 - Oct 21, 2015 at 03:27 PM
ankitsajwan90 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday June 23, 2015 Status Member Last seen February 29, 2016 - Feb 29, 2016 at 10:24 PM
Hi everyone,
Does anyone know the best way of repairing a 0.5GB .pst file? I had tried the normal ways through outlook and was just wondering if anybody knew of any other other apps whether they are freeware or otherwise?
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poonamr Posts 1 Registration date Thursday December 24, 2015 Status Member Last seen December 24, 2015
Dec 24, 2015 at 12:58 AM
You can repair your PST files manually, here I am sharing the step by step procedure:

1. First find the location of SCANPST.EXE, according to the version of MS Outlook.
- MS Outlook 2013: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
- MS Outlook 2010: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
- MS Outlook 2007: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
- MS Outlook 2003: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\<locale ID>
- MS Outlook 2002/XP: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\scanpst.exe
- MS Outlook 2000: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\NT\scanpst.exe
- MS Outlook 97/98: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Messaging\scanpst.exe

2. Now, to open Outlook Inbox Repair tool double click on SCANPST.EXE.
3. A new window open i.e Inbox repair tool, click on Browse and select the corrupted PST files.
4. Click on Start button to start the scanning process.
5. You will get a message, once the file scanned and then, click Repair button.
6. Within a few seconds, the file will be repaired successfully.

I hope your corrupted PST files will repair with this manual solution, but if there is highly corrupted files then try any third party PST recovery tool.
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ankitsajwan90 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday June 23, 2015 Status Member Last seen February 29, 2016
Feb 29, 2016 at 10:24 PM
The correct and the best solution to repair pst file is using scanpst.exe which is also known as Inbox Repair Tool. It is located in your system based on the version of Office you are using. It is advisable to run scanpst.exe two or three times before it returns no errors so you must try it again.
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