ScanPST.exe is the free tool provided by Microsoft for users of MS Outlook. It comes with MS Outlook application or MS Office suite. It helps in repairing the damaged PST files and recover emails and folders of the user mailbox.
This tool is termed as inbox repair tool and useful in minor corruption cases of Personal Storage Files. Though being a free utility and user benefited, it has limitations where it do not repairs files with major file corruptions and if the PST file size has exceeded 2 GB. If you have PST file of MS Outlook 2002 and its file size has reached/exceeded 2GB then you should use PST Crop Tool to cut down the file size and then use the inbox repair tool for email recovery.
Where can I find the Scanpst.exe tool and how to work with it?
You can search the tool in your system by following these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Find or Search.
2. In the Search box, type Scanpst.exe. If the setup do not appears in the search results, you can find it manually by checking the following locations of your system:
a. disk drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12
b. disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
c. disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT
d. disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
e. disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
f. disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
g. disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
(Note: The location varies as per the Windows operating system)
3. After locating the tool, double-click the setup to open the program.
4. Click Browse to list the PST file.
5. Click Start. The tool will scan the file and list the errors found.
6. Click OK.
7. Open MS Outlook, the recovered folders will be listed in the left pane. The recovered folders can be imported to new PST file and accessed again.
With ScanPST.exe, the issues which a frustrated user can face is the lack of repairing major damages and corruptions with missing out the recovery of permanently deleted emails from the Deleted Items folder of the mailbox. In cases of major corruptions and need to recover every email item, users need to use third party tools like Kernel for Outlook. With proven result oriented history and receiving reviews from many shareware sites and users, this tool recovers every item from the outlook PST file. It successfully repair PST files created with MS Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007.
Free evaluation version of the Outlook PST repair software is available for Free download. The demo software will let the user list and repair PST file and preview file items. It comes with disabled saving option which is enabled in Full version of the software when purchased.
To download and gather more details, please visit http://www.nucleustechnologies.com/Microsoft-Outlook-Mail-Recovery.html