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The Easiest Method to Repair PST File in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 & 2007

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Written by Vaibhav Pal

Microsoft Outlook empowers us to manage multiple email accounts from a single application. Being packed with multiple specialties and impeccable efficiency, Outlook is one of the most esteemed Email communication client available.Sometimes we may need to repair pst file.

Outlook keeps the entire data in the user’s PC in the form of pst files. Damage to a pst file may let its users wondering why they can’t access their information? In that scenario, we need a pst file repair. We’ll learn the manual method to repair pst file in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007.

What causes the pst file damage in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007?

  1. The pst file may have become heavy due to its size.
  2. Damaged Sectors on the Hard Drive.
  3. Presence of Virus or Malware in the system.
  4. Shut down of the pc in an abrupt manner when Outlook was still in use.
  5. Internally damaged headers of the PST files.
  6. The file size constraint of 2GBs has been passed (for versions earlier than Outlook 2007).

If any of these results in the corrupt pst file we go for a pst file repair.

Methods to repair PST file in outlook 2019,  2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007:

Here are the methods which you can try before going for a tool to repair your pst file:

Creating a new Outlook account(In case you have a backup available):

If a backup of the corrupt pst files is present, create a new user account and import the backup pst file. Recovering all your Emails, contacts, calendars, to-do lists, contacts.

Running Outlook in Safe mode:

If the corruptions are on a moderate level, then running the Outlook in a safe mode may fix the problem.

-Press Win+R, to launch the Run Command dialogue box.

-Enter Outlook/safe and hit “OK“.

It runs Outlook in Safe mode. If the problem is still not resolved, try to use the next approach.

Using the Microsoft Inbox Repair Tool to repair pst file in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007:

We can also use the Inbox Repair Tool (SCANPST.EXE) to detect and fix your pst file.

  1. Exit your Outlook and browse to one of the following locations according to your Outlook version:
    For Outlook 2019: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
    In Outlook 2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
    For Outlook 2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
    In Outlook 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
    For Outlook 2007: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
  2. Open SCANPST.EXE.
  3. Select Browse to select the pst file you need to review.
  4. Press the Start button to proceed with the scan.
  5. If the scan finds any error, select Repair to start the process to fix them.
  6. When the Repair is complete, start Outlook with the profile for which you just repaired.

Scan.pst can only be used to handle insignificant corruption, also taking a lot of time to complete the process. So, to repair pst files quickly and more efficiently, one can also use third-party software to do so.

Using a PST file repair tool:

Aryson has come up with an easy to use Outlook PST Repair tool, which can easily repair Outlook PST file and has quintessential features like:

-Recover file despite its size.
-Compatibility with all outlook versions.
-It allows the restoration of mailbox items like Emails, calendars, to-do lists, and contacts.

Follow these simple steps to retrieve your pst files.

    1. Launch the PST repair tool and click on the Open button.
    2. Locate the corrupt PST Files.
    3. Choose the corrupt PST file you wish to repair. Click “OK”.
    4. Select the Recovery mode: Standard, Advanced or Deep.
      Note:(Also check the option to “Handle alignment error in pst file”, and define Auto-detect and Non-English characters recovery option.)
    5. Press on “OK” to start the process of scanning.
    6. After the scan is complete, you can check the contents and preview of the E-Mails.
    7. Select the mailbox folders you want to save and click the save button.
    8. Choose the location where you wish to save the recovered emails and select the desired format.
    9. You can select the date range for saving the recovered data. Click Add Date Range button. Click OK to start the saving process.
    10. The saving process is complete. Click “OK” and close the application.13

    Summing up:The best Outlook pst repair method.

    The free technique works well only in some matters. So, it’s suggested to use a third party pst repair tool which not only repairs but also recovers the deleted Email data. You can use the third-party tool to repair PST file in Outlook 2019,  2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007 and with any version of the Windows.

About the author

Vaibhav Pal

Vaibhav Pal is an Email Platform Expert and is associated with Let To Learn from the last 17 Year. He is very interested & excited to know about the latest technology tips and tricks. He provides a practical solution related to MS Outlook, Data Recovery, Email Management, and more.

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