How to repair Outlook 2016 and 2019 PST manually?

Corruption of PST files is a major issue with the MS Outlook. PST and OST are the data storage files of Outlook. PST stands for Personal Storage Table which stores a copy of data on the user’s system from the account configured on the Outlook.  In this article, we will know how to repair Outlook 2016 and 2019 manually and other aspects of it.

How PST Files get corrupt?

There are several reasons that might affect PST files and make them corrupt.

  • If the PST file size exceeds the limit the chances of getting corrupt get increased.
  • Termination and closing Outlook randomly and improperly while the process is running in the Outlook may also corrupt the Outlook PST.
  • Any Physical damage or hardware related issue.
  • Virus attack or any malware issue can also do corruption in PST file.
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How to Repair Outlook 2016 and 2019 manually using Scanpst.exe. ?

To repair Outlook 2016 and 2019 manually we can use inbuilt utility named as Scanpst.exe. This utility works as a first-aid kit when corruption takes place in PST files. Some of the common error messages that indicate corruption is present:

  • “Errors have been detected in the file xxxx.pst.”
  • “Unable to display the folder. The file xxxx.pst couldn’t be accessed.”
  • “The File xxxx.pst couldn’t be found”.
  • “The file xxxx.pst is not a personal folder’s files”.
  • “File xxxx.pst couldn’t be accessed. Data error. Cyclic redundancy check.”

Some of the error messages also suggest you run the Inbox repair tool to resolve the issue. Like:

  • “An unexpected error prevented access to this file”. Use Scan Disk to check the disk for errors, and then try using the inbox repair tool again”

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Using Scanpst.exe to repair Outlook 2016 and 2019 manually:

Step 1: Find the location of scanpst.exe to use:

  • Outlook 2019: C:\Program Files (x86) Microsoft Office\root \Office 19
  • Outlook 2016: C:\Program Files (x86) Microsoft Office \root\Office 16

Step 2: Open the Exe. A dialog box for Microsoft Outlook inbox repair tool will be opened.

Step 3: Click on the Browse and start locating for the Outlook data file (.pst) that you are willing to scan. To begin the process click on the Start button.

Note: The Scanning process consists of 8 phases.

 Step 4:  After scanning if any minor or major error comes to know then go with the Repair option and start repairing process to fix it.

Step 5: After completing the scanning and repairing process, a dialog box appears with the message of Repair Complete. Click “OK”.

Scanpst.exe helps in resolving the minor corruption issues of PST file but it has some limitations too.

Some of the limitations it has:

  • Sometime it fails to repair the whole content present inside PST file. It only repairs the header section or the part where low-level of corruption is present.
  • It resolves only the minor corruption issues of PST file.
  • This method doesn’t allow the PST files of more than 2 G.B.
  • The manual method doesn’t guarantee to maintain data integrity. High chance of data loss.
  • Technical expertise is required to execute the task properly.
So, How to resolve issues of PST files with proficiency?

Scanpst.exe is Outlook’s inbuilt utility that comes free in cost but not free from limitations. To proficiently resolve the issues of Outlook PST; a professional third-party tool is required. Shoviv Outlook PST Repair is a professional tool that provides complete recovery of the software with perfection. It has several user-centric features which come very useful in repairing. Some of its salient features are:

  • It offers easy, effective and quick repairing of PST file without any restriction on the size of PST file.
  • It allows restoring recovered PST files items in various file formats. I.e. EML, MSG, HTML, RTG etc.
  • Properly maintains the folder hierarchy and facilitates splitting large sized PST files.
  • Software is also capable to export PST files into Office 365, live Exchange, Novell GroupWise and Lotus Domino Server.
  • The Software supports all MS Outlook and Windows O.S.
  • It recovers entire email properties along with the Body, CC/BCC, From, To, Subject, date and time.
  • To facilitate better working, the software provides a search option to search PST items and option to preview PST items.
Final Words:

To repair Outlook 2016 and 2019 manually, Scanpst.exe is Outlook’s inbuilt utility that repairs corruption issues of PST files. But scanpst.exe has some limitations and it doesn’t come handy in all cases. It fails to solve major corruption issue of Outlook PST. To repair and recover PST files perfectly Shoviv Outlook PST Repair is a picture-perfect solution that offers all looked for features. A free demo/trial version of the Software is also available to download that allows repairing of first 50 items per folder. Users can check working of Software using demo version of the software.

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