2 Easy Ways to Fix Errors in Outlook PST File

Updated on December 31, 2019

Microsoft Outlook gives numerous error messages likewise there are several different solutions for each of them. Out of all causes behind the inactivity of Outlook program, PST file corruption/damage is considered as the prime reason. So, here is what you should do to fix errors in PST file if it is corrupted or damaged...

Just like your Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files, even PST files are prone to corruption. Thus, with Microsoft Outlook, it is very common to have PST errors especially when the file is corrupt or damaged. Now, there can be many reasons behind your erroneous PST file.

And, if you are an Outlook user, encountered different types of Outlook error messages like 0x80040600 or Outlook send receive error. In most of the cases, many workarounds do not help in fixing the PST errors in reality. So, here is the troubleshooting guide with two direct solutions to fix errors in PST file in a hassle-free way on any version of Microsoft Outlook.

How to Repair Errors in PST File?

Solution #1: Run Inbox Repair Tool to Fix PST File Errors

1. Close Outlook and go to any of the below locations.

  • For Outlook 2019: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
  • For Outlook 2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
  • For Outlook 2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • For Outlook 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
  • For Outlook 2007: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12

2. Open SCANPST file (application file)

3. Click Browse button and select the PST file you want to repair.

4. Start the scanning process.

5. Next, select the option to make a backup of the scanned PST file and click the Repair button to fix errors detected in the PST file.

Finally, when the PST file repair process is completed, start your Outlook with repaired PST.

What If ScanPST Cannot Fix Errors in PST File?

ScanPST.exe (Inbox Repair Tool) is an inbuilt repair tool wrapped within your MS Office Outlook suite. Outlook recommends users to run ScanPST when the PST file has got issues. However, this utility is not a complete solution for all your PST file errors. In fact, Inbox Repair Tool can repair PST files having a size within 2GB. This built-in repair toolkit can handle only trivial corruption or damage issues in the file. Thus, if your PST file is severely corrupted then the tool fails to fix it.

Adding to all these, if any specific block is unreadable by the ScanPST, then it will delete the respective block on the PST file and you lose that data! So, what to do when ScanPST is not correcting errors in PST file?

Well, you don't have to worry because by using Remo Repair Outlook (PST) program you can easily fix the errors in PST file. The tool can effortlessly repair PST file that is corrupted hence the error it is showing.

Solution #2: Step-by-Step Guide to Fix Errors in PST File:

Step 1: Install and run Remo Repair Outlook (PST) software on your computer. Click the Open PST File button and select your PST file.

Select PST File

Step 2: Opt Smart Scan, provide destination location to save the repaired PST file and click on Repair button.

Click Repair Button

Step 3: That’s all! Preview your repaired PST file and verify its contents.

Preview Repaired PST

Note: If you know the exact location of your PST file then click on Open PST File button. In case, you don't know the path of PST file then go for Find PST File option. Select Outlook Profile option is helpful in choosing the PST file in case you are running multiple Outlook email accounts on the system.

Why Remo Repair Outlook (PST) to Fix Errors in PST File?

  • By using this application, you can repair PST file that was not been able to repair using Inbox Repair Tool
  • It provides you with a user-friendly interface that is very simple and using this interface any non-technical user can easily accomplish the task
  • Outlook allows you to sync the data from other accounts but if there is any interruption due to which PST file has gone corrupted then by making use of this program you can quickly ix sync issues Outlook within minutes
  • By running this PST recovery tool, you can even recover deleted items from your PST file including your emails, contacts, tasks, calendar items, etc.
  • You can assuredly repair PST file of different Outlook versions such as Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and, 2016
  • This powerful utility has the capability to fix PST files that are password protected or highly encrypted
  • Allows you to preview recovered items that were successfully recovered after fixing corrupted PST file
  • Supports all editions of Windows operating system including the Windows 10

Common Causes for PST File Corruption/Damage:

There are many reasons due to which your PST file get corrupted hence, shows error messages. At times, even Outlook stops responding making it impossible to access because of corruption. So, among numerous reasons responsible for the damage/corruption of PST file, few are as mentioned below. Pay heed to these factors in order to protect your PST file from getting damaged or corrupt in future.

  • A PST file is prone to virus infection, thus if the file is infected by malicious virus then it may get corrupted due to which you will not be able to access your profile
  • The header of any file is very important for accessing the file, thus if the header of PST file is damaged then access to Outlook will be denied
  • PST file is bound by certain size limit and when the file size exceeds the predefined limit then chances of PST file corruption are more
  • When you are performing certain operations on Outlook and in between if the program terminates abruptly due to sudden system shutdown then there are chances that your Outlook PST file may get corrupted
  • Bad sectors on hard disk, network issues, etc.

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