(Solved) scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error

If you are a user of Microsoft Outlook application then you must be familiar with the term PST and scanpst.exe tool. As you know that Outlook application contains all your emails, contacts, notes, folders, journals, calendars etc in PST file, but the corruption in the PST file becomes very annoying as you cannot access any data that are stores in the PST file. In this situation you may get a very unusual error message on the screen of your computer i.e. “Scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error”. Since this is a very unwanted and annoying situation so you should fix this issue as soon as possible to avoid any further data loss in your computer. You should go through some manual solutions or you can also use Outlook PST Repair Tool to fix the issue automatically.

Compatible with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and supports Windows 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit ), 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6).

Symptoms –

Main symptoms of the occurring of this issue are automatic shutdown of the computer, application stuck and screen freezing with blue screen of death error, unable to access the Outlook application, etc.

Causes –

The most common causes for the prompting of Scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error are corruption in the PST file, virus infection, failure of the Outlook application due to incompatibility, incomplete installation of the application, etc.

How to fix the error with scanpst.exe

You can go through the following manual process:

  1. Exit the outlook application.
  2. Go to the command prompt and type scanpst.exe and hit enter.
  3. There will be opened inbox repair tool (scanpst.exe)
  4. Start repairing process of the .PST file.
  5. Now recover the repaired data to a new PST file.

In this way you will be able to fix the corrupt PST files and Scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error will not prompt in your computer anymore now. But in case if you can’t do it properly and scanpst.exe tool doesn’t work for you then you must use Outlook PST Repair Tool to fix the problem automatically.

Compatible with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and supports Windows 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit ), 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6).

Outlook PST Repair Tool is the best way to fix the corrupt PST files if scanpst.exe is not working properly. You can also enhance the performance of the Outlook application with the help of this tool.


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