Did you know Microsoft provides an Inbox Repair Tool or SCANPST.exe to fix PST errors and repair corrupt PST files?
Although it’s a reliable tool to fix PST file corruption and comes in handy when you encounter issues while accessing your email account in Outlook, it may fail if the PST file is larger than 2GB or severely corrupt.
It is also recommended to create your PST file backup before using the tool, as it may delete or purge irrecoverable mail items from the corrupt PST file, leading to data loss.
So what to do when the Inbox Repair Tool or SCANPST.EXE fails to repair your PST file?
Fortunately, there’s an advanced Inbox Repair tool alternative to repair severely corrupt or large-sized Outlook PST files with complete integrity and without any risk of data loss.
In this blog, you will learn about the best Outlook PST repair tool, its features, benefits, and usage. You will also learn how to use it to repair your corrupt PST file.
Stellar Repair for Outlook- Overview
Stellar Repair for Outlook is a powerful PST file repair software that repairs corrupt, encrypted, or inaccessible PST files and exports the recovered mail items in a new PST file. Unlike SCANPST, the software does not alter your original PST file. Instead, it only scans the original PST file, extracts the mail items, and provides options to save them in PST or other multiple file formats, such as HTML, PDF, RTF, EML, MSG. You also get an option to export the mail items from PST files directly to Office 365 or Live Exchange Server.
The software recovers all mail items, such as emails, contacts, attachments, tasks, notes, calendar items, etc. Further, you can repair any PST file created by Outlook 2019, 2016, 203, or earlier versions.
Stellar Repair for PST is available in two editions:
- Professional Edition
The Stellar Repair for PST – Professional edition is developed for working professionals and users required to recover their personal or business-related mail items from a corrupt PST file. It repairs PST files and exports the mail items to new PST, MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, and PDF formats.
- Technician Edition
The Technician edition is suitable for business owners, organizations, and IT admins who need to deal with PST file corruption and require a tool to manage Outlook mailbox. In addition to all the features available in the ‘Professional edition, the ‘Technician’ edition also allows you to export the mail items from PST directly to live Exchange or Office 365. Further, you can also split or compact PST files while saving the recovered mail items. This helps avoid PST file corruption due to its large size.
The software is free to download. The demo version allows you to scan unlimited PST files and preview all mailbox items, such as emails, contacts, etc., for free. However, you need to activate the software after purchasing the activation key to save or export the recovered mail items from corrupt or inaccessible PST files to PST, O365, or Live Exchange.
How to Use Stellar Repair for Outlook to Fix Corrupt PST Files
You can install the software on a Windows PC that meets the following minimum system requirements,
- Intel-compatible x86 or x64 Processor
- Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7 OS
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
- 250 MB storage space on HDD or SSD
When you launch Stellar Repair for Outlook, you can choose the PST file located at the default location or click Choose Location to browse and select the corrupt PST file for Repair manually.
After choosing the PST file, click Repair.
After the repair, you can save the scan information. This helps you save the mail items later from where you left them without repairing the PST file again.
You can also preview all mail items and select the mail items for saving.
After selecting the mail items for saving, click Save Repaired File.
Choose the desired file format, such as PST, click Browse to choose a save location, and then click OK.
This saves the mail items from repaired PST file to a new PST file.
Similarly, you can save the mail items using right-click in the preview window in desired file format.
Although Microsoft provides a tool to repair corrupt or damaged PST files, it may fail to fix severely corrupt or large PST files. In such cases, an Outlook repair software such as Stellar Repair for Outlook can help you recover and restore all your mail items to your Outlook account or export directly to office 365 o Live Exchange Server. Use the Outlook repair software if you don’t want to risk data loss and need to recover mail items with complete integrity.
It also helps Outlook users resolve various PST file-related errors that they may encounter during their everyday use. Overall, highly recommended. Try it and evaluate yourself by installing the free demo version.