Tip & How-To about Microsoft Outlook 2003 for PC

How to repair Outlook folders using the Inbox Repair Tool

Inbox repair tool(scanpst) is the best tool that can be used when you are finding any difficulties to connect your inbox folders or pst files or it is reporting that your Inbox folders or Outlook PST file may be damaged in Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 (or higher).Scanpst is a tiny tool installed by default when installing Microsoft Office 2000 or higher.

PST files or Personal Folder Files are used by Microsoft Outlook for storing Outlook data, including mailbox files, email folders, contacts or any other personal data related to Microsoft Outlook.

By default, Microsoft Outlook stored these PST files at the following location:

"C:Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook",

where USER_NAME is your Windows logon name.

The default PST filename for your active mailbox is Outlook.pst, while the archive file is stored as archive.pst.

"Before doing any types of repairing pls keep a back up of the pst files"

Using Inbox repairing tool

By default, Microsoft Outlook will install the Scanpst.exe file within your Program Files folder, in 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI1033'.

If you can't find the Inbox Repair Tool, you can download it from here then copy it to the above folder.

Make sure Microsoft Outlook is not running when you try to run the Inbox Repair Tool. When starting it, you should see the following screen:



If you get an error message like the following one:


then make sure you copied the Scanpst.exe file to the right location. If you still have problems running it, then search your hard disk for a file named "CNFNOT32.EXE" then run it: it should unpack and copy the Scanpst.exe file to its default path ('C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI1033').

Once you started the Inbox Repair Tool, use the Browse button to select your personal PST file. Remember, its default location is "C:Documents and SettingsUSER_NAMELocal SettingsApplication

DataMicrosoftOutlook",(It can be vary depending on how where you configured the pst files). where USER_NAME is your Windows logon name. Then click on the Start button. When the scanning process is done, you should see a notification screen like the following one:




Make sure you mark the checkbox for making a backup of the scanned file, then click on the "Repair" button. When this process is done, you should be able to properly start Outlook and use your recovered personal Outlook folders

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Use Outlook Repair Toolbox is the best of these Microsoft Outlook PST repair software downloads, letting users quickly and completely restore their lost Outlook messages.

For more: https://www.pstrepairtoolbox.com/

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How can I tell if SCANPST.EXE is running when it does a repair?


You can use Outlook Repair Set. Outlook repair solution is designed for repairing damaged email folders in Outlook and fixing email errors, caused by disk issues, file system problems and other errors.

For more: https://www.outlookrepairkit.com/

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Outlook 2007 not starting. Error message says corrupted file. Run Scnpst.exe.


As an old Outlook user (for over a decade). I ever met similar error with my Outlook PST files before and got it solved with this Outlook PST repair software, the software extracts & restores those inaccessible Outlook items in a new .pst file and enables complete Outlook data recovery. If you want to take the most effective way, then try that program. Hope it helps too with your case.

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outlook 2007 will not open .Program has run well for 2 years. Now its impossible to open/start the program.Always get this message: "Cannot start with Microsoft Office Outlook.Cannot openthe Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened .Errors have been detected in the file C:\User\John Watkins\AppData\Local\\microsoft\outlook\outlook.pst.Quit Outlookand all mail-enabled aplicationsand then use Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file.For more information about the Inbox repair tool, see Help" This message appears every time and the window never opens. i have tried Scanpst but it just asks to input the file to repair--I have no idea what file is wrong and every file(outlook files) I put in its says is "invalid /wrong path" Help!!!!


Inbox repair tool(scanpst) is the best tool that can be used when you are finding any difficulties to connect your inbox folders or pst files or it is reporting that your Inbox folders or Outlook PST file may be damaged in Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 (or higher).Scanpst is a tiny tool installed by default when installing Microsoft Office 2000 or higher. PST files or Personal Folder Files are used by Microsoft Outlook for storing Outlook data, including mailbox files, email folders, contacts or any other personal data related to Microsoft Outlook. see the step by step instruction here
http://soluzia.net/How-to-repair-Outlook-folders-using-the-Inbox-Repair-Tool.php

Mar 16, 2010 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 for PC

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Cannot open Outlook 2007 using my pc which uses windows 2007. Advice message opens and suggests using Inbox repair tool. scanpst.exe. Can you help me find this repair tool?


To run the Inbox Repair Tool, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then point to Find or to Search, depending upon your operating system.
  2. In the Search for files or folders named box, type scanpst.exe
  3. Double click the Scanpst.exe file to open the Inbox Repair Tool.
  4. Type the path and the file name of the personal folders (.pst) file or click Browse to locate the file by using the Windows file system.
  5. Click Start.

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