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Different Techniques to Fix Corruption Using Outlook Inbox Repair Tool

Jaspreet Singh Devgan | Modified: 2022-12-27T11:36:12+00:00|Data Recovery | 4 Minutes Reading

Microsoft Outlook is a desktop based email client application. There is two kind of Outlook file formats one is the PST files and the another is the OST file formats. For every application, their will be certain issue or error some application provide option to fix those errors but some may not. While looking towards the Outlook application the Outlook is embedded with the inbuilt repair option to handle the errors. The inbuilt repair option of Outlook Inbox Repair Tool it is also known as the scanpst.exe for the data recovery.

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Two Methodology to Recover Multi Outlook Data Files

The Outlook files are those that the .pst or the .ost files. Nowadays the corruption of the data items is really common. So it is mandatory to make it error free. Outlook itself provide the option to repair or recover data from corrupted PST file that is by use of Outlook Scanpstr.exe.

Repair PST File Using Outlook Inbox Repair Tool

Step#1: Close Outlook Application.

Move to this path:
                C:\ program files >> Program Files (x86) directory

Step#2: In search box type Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe).

Remember: If not found the follow that path shown below according to your Outlook version.

For Outlook 2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
For Outlook 2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
For Outlook 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
For Outlook 2007: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

Step#3: Finally, click and open Inbox Repair Tool or Scanpst.exe.

Step#4: Enter the name of the file that you want to scan or select the desired file.

Step#5: To start the scan option, click the Scan icon.

Step#6: If scanning found the error then start the Outlook Inbox repair tool.

Step#7: After the repair of the corrupted file, run the MS Outlook on your system and then configure the account which includes the Outlook data file that you just repaired.

Recreate OST Offline File in Outlook

Exchange server account holds the entire collection of information on a Mail Server. The user can choose Offline Mode, copy all data in an Offline Outlook data file while the account setup. If the users face some issues with the Offline .ost data file, it can be removed or recreated by downloading process to make a copy of data items. The recreation of the data process is described in the below sections.

Step#1: Close the Microsoft Outlook that you were running on your PC

Step#2: Now click an open Control Panel >> type Mail inside the Search Control Panel box >> hit on the Mail option

Step#3: From the Mail Setup, choose the E-mail Accounts option

Note: A specific profile will be held by the Mail Setup dialogue box. To select multi profiles and existing profiles choose Show Profiles, select the name of the desired profile then click on the properties button.

Step#4: Then, choose Data files tab, click on exchange account then select the File Location.

Note: File Explorer Window gets open to the desired path of the data file. A two dialogue box will appear in behind Explorer window that is the Account Settings and Mail Setup.

Step#5: Now, shut-down the Mail Setup and the Account Settings and move back to the Explorer window.

Step#6: In the File Explorer Wizard, right-click on the Exchange data file, and then enter Delete button.

Note: Later on you have to Run Outlook email client application and an OST file will be created for an account.

The Final Words

The whole blog is described with the recovery of the corrupted files from the Outlook 2016. The main two section is created that is repair and the recreation of the OST file. And for the successful completion of the corrupted OST files, the working of the Scanpst.exe or Outlook Inbox Repair Tool is discussed.