Corrupt PST Repair In Outlook 2013

Corrupt PST Repair In Outlook 2013

Micosoft Outlook has been using my a mass to send/receive emails and as well as personal management of different information like contacts, tasks, calender, notes, journal etc. Generally it comes with Ms Office suite and also as an indivisual application. It is a very useful application for emai management for indivisuals and as well as larger organisation to use on exchange server. Well in this article we will disscuss on a technical issue – corrupt PST repair in Outlook 2013.

What is PST File In MS Outlook?

A familiar user with Outlook never need details of PST but for newbies here is a short description on PST. All version of MS Outlook uses a Personal Storage Table (.pst) files, which contains POP3, IMAP data file and web based mail accounts. Corruption of PST file results in loss of all mail folders (Inbox, sent box, draft, deleted items, archive etc), contacts, calaender, appointments, notes etc.

Resons of PST corruption In Outlook 2013

  • Creating a new PST discard older PST and possible corrupt the file.
  • PST has a limited file size in different version so storing files larger size then capacity will result in PST corruption.
  • Sharing PST on a network with technicl error leads to its corruption.
  • Bad scetors on hard drive or any other system errors can also a cause of damaging PST file.
  • Some users uses unreliable tools to compress PST files due to size limitation but it can also result in loss of data due to PST corruption.
  • Any virus or malicious activities by viruses or malware can also infect PST files and damage them.

Get More Details About Outlook PST and OST Files :

Inbuilt Tool To Repair OutLook PST File


Microsoft provides an in built tool to corrupt PST reapire in Outlook 2013. The Tool is very famous by its name Scanpst.exe but technically it is named as Inbox Repair tool. Users can find its location on following location according to the Windows OS version:

  • 32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • 64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • 64-bit Outlook C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • Click-to-Run C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15

Note : To Find location of PST file on your Windows version follow this link :

Scaning PST with Inbox Repair Tool

If you once searched Scanpst.exe on your computer, just double click on it to launch the tool. Now you will have to browse the location of your .pst file which you would like to scan and repair with Inbox Repair Tool. By following further instruction you can reach at the end of repair process. Many times inbuilt utility Inbox Repair Tool fails to repair PST and the user needs to employ third party PST repair software. For a more detailed infomation you can visit

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