When you observe corruption issues with Microsoft Outlook PST, one of the tools that is applicable to use is Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe). This tool is included in Outlook installation and the associated program file, which is Scanpst.exe, is located in Office folder in Program files. But due to certain reasons, the tool can result in errors that may prevent fixing the corruption problem with PST. In such cases, you need to look for an alternative to Scanpst.
One of the errors that may appear when the Inbox Repair Tool fails is as below:
-An error has occurred which caused the scan to be stopped. No changes have been made to the scanned file.-
The error indicates that the tool cannot repair the target PST.
The above error implies that the PST file scan has been interrupted and has caused no results. Additionally, the damaged PST is still in same state. One of the root causes for this behavior could the size of damaged file. The Inbox Repair Tool cannot repair the file if it is above 2 GB.
You can troubleshoot the given problem with Scan pst using these measures:
(1) If you can open the file, try to reduce the file size. Delete the undesired items and compact the file
(2) You can also use Microsoft PST crop tool (PST2GB tool). This tool can crop the file in effect to the specified file size, thereby reducing the overall size. You are suggested to backup your PST before running this tool as this will delete the messages.
(3) If none of the above solutions is relevant, you need to use an effective third-party tool to repair a corrupted PST. Such tools use powerful scanning algorithms and are competent to repair even an oversized PST. Using a safe set of algorithms, these software provide safe data restoration. You can use them in each situation when Scanpst has failed to repair the corrupted PST. The software are easy to install and use.
Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is an advanced repair utility for corrupted PST created with MS Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. The powerful tool can Scan pst using safe,yet effective, algorithms. The software has a 3-pane display that resembles MS Outlook. The tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.
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