How to Repair your Outlook PST File?

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Microsoft Outlook is one the most widely used e-mail applications in the world which include e-mail messages, to-do lists, contacts, tasks, and scheduling. Microsoft Outlook provides features like instant e-mail searching, flagging, categorizing and scheduling appointments.

An entire folder like inbox stored as just one PST file. Along with e-mails, it also includes other information, like contacts and appointments. Any corruption or harm to this PST file might result in e-mail deletion or loss. In such circumstances, an updated backup of your PST file may assist you to restore your deleted e-mails along with other information and rescue you from data loss scenarios in the future. You should periodically backup your PST file for such cases.

However, if your Outlook PST file gets corrupted, there is a tool to repair it. Follow these simple steps to do that:

  1. Close Outlook.
  2. Click Start button and type scanpst.exe.
  3. Double click scanpst.exe file to open it.
  4. Select your PST file, which can usually be found at C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Outlook Files\
  5. Run the tool.

Upon completing these steps, your PST file should be repaired.