Outlook is a email client application that works in a very organized way when its pst file or personal storage table is intact. The personal storage table is like a Outlook warehouse where all the Outlook data such as emails, notes, journals, tasks etc gets stored. It is a very delicate file that gets corrupted very often even due to small mishandling or mistake. There are various versions of Outlook but problem of PST corruption is similar with all of them. Well, one could repair Outlook 2007 using scanpst.exe in Windows 7 but here we are going to talk on how to repair Outlook 2010 which is the latest Outlook version.
Many of Outlook users have upgraded to Outlook 2010 which comes with so many additional features and better user-friendly interface. Though it is very advanced and sophisticated, it is not completely free from corruption. Any kind of damage or corruption could easily lead to a severe data loss situation. There is a relief that the inbox repair tool known as scanpst.exe is present in this Outook as well. You could easily find it probably in any one of these locations:
- 32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
- 64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
- 64-bit Outlook C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
If there is normal corruption in PST file then you just have to find the scanpst.exe in your PC and run it to fix the corruption. However, many a times Outlook malfunctioning due to oversize and deep corruption in PST. In such a case, scanpst.exe seems to be ineffective. Simply because, it scanning algorithm and programming logics are not effective enough. You may notice various kinds of Scanpst.exe error messages that clearly indicates that the issue is incurable with inbox repair tool.
So in such a case, the very solution is to use an automatic PST repair tool. The third party tool is much more powerful in scanning, programming logics and over all performance. It has multiple scanning algorithm to throughly scan the entire PST file and remove the damaged section in it to make it perfect. Additionally, it easily splits large sized PST file in groups of small files for easy accessibility.