Microsoft Inbox Repair Tool or SCANPST.EXE may stop responding or crash during the PST repair process. In such cases, you can use Stellar Repair for Outlook—an advanced inbox repair tool—to repair corrupt PST files. The software repairs severely corrupt PST files with 100% accuracy and without any risk of data loss. Unlike the Inbox Repair tool, the software helps you recover and restore deleted mail items after PST repair.
Outlook data file (.PST) may become inaccessible due to corruption caused by the oversized mailbox (large PST), malware or virus intrusion, system or Outlook crash, etc. With Stellar's advanced inbox repair tool, you can repair such inaccessible PST files and save recovered mail items in a new PST file with a few clicks. The software is compatible with all Outlook versions, including 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000.
With Stellar's advanced inbox repair tool, you can repair and recover mail items from any corrupt, inaccessible, or damaged Outlook PST file in 3 simple steps. All you need to do is select the corrupt or damaged PST file, repair the Corrupt PST file, and save the recovered mail items from the repaired PST file to a new PST file or other supported portable file formats. You may also split or compact a large PST file to reduce its size.
Oversized PST file affects the normal functioning of Outlook, which appears in the form of Outlook running slow, Outlook not opening, delay in sending or receiving emails, etc. Such large PST files get corrupt and might result in the loss of important mailbox data. ScanPST.exe, the built-in Microsoft Inbox Repair utility, cannot effectively repair large PST files that are severely corrupt and more than 2 GB in size. Stellar Repair for Outlook repairs oversized and severely damaged PST files in 3-simple steps and recovers the complete mailbox data - emails, attachments, contacts, calendars, journals, tasks, and notes - in a fresh PST file. The advanced PST file repair software also retrieves the deleted emails from damaged PST files.
Microsoft Inbox Repair Tool or ScanPST.exe often fails to resolve Outlook issues caused by severely corrupt or encrypted PST files. Further, Outlook Inbox Repair Tool or ScanPST cannot repair oversized PST files (>2GB) and may freeze during the repair process. Stellar Repair for Outlook is the best alternative to Inbox Repair Tool or ScanPST, as it can deal with all types of corruption issues related to PST files. In addition, Stellar Repair for Outlook performs complete mailbox recovery by fixing all Outlook errors when ScanPST.exe freezes or crashes. In 3-steps - "Select, Scan, Save" executed through its simple GUI, users can easily repair corrupt and encrypted PST files in Outlook 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and earlier ones.
Stellar Repair for Outlook safely extracts mailbox data from corrupt PST files, saves it in a new PST file, or appends it to an existing PST. Besides PST, the software can also save the recovered mailbox data in EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF formats. So you get to afford a great amount of portability, as the data can be accessed in various programs. Further, the software can save the newly created PST file at any location on the system or network drive, entirely based on user preference. The Technician edition of the software can also export the fresh PST file directly to Office 365 and provides additional options to save in MBOX and DBX file formats.
Stellar Repair for Outlook provides a free, enhanced preview of the recoverable items in the mailbox to help users verify the mailbox components, such as emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals, and more, before recovering them. This great utility facilitates the precise recovery of mailbox items.
The advanced inbox repair tool can help you include or exclude mail items while saving the mailbox items from repaired PST files to a new PST, MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, or PDF file format. Before reserving, apply filters to remove Junk or Deleted Items, emails sent or received from specific email addresses, or between a particular date range.
The Technician edition of the software can compact large PST files and split them into smaller ones to minimize the chances of PST file corruption due to large size. It can split PST files based on date, size, email ID, and mail folder names. The Compact option compresses the PST file by saving the attachments in a separate folder.
MS Outlook: Office 365, 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007
Professional, Technician, & Toolkit
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
Intel-compatible (x86, x64)
Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7
4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
250 MB for installation files
To repair corrupt PST file by using the advanced inbox repair tool, execute these steps:
After scanning, repairing, and saving all items from inaccessible or corrupt PST, you need to set the newly repaired PST file as the default Outlook PST data file. Follow the steps:
This way, you can access all recovered mailbox components in Outlook.
The software provides options to sort scanned emails using various filters, such as 'Date', 'From', 'To', 'Subject', 'Type', 'Attachment', and 'Importance'.
You can also find, view, select, and save specific emails/mailbox items from the preview panel by using right-click and select the required saving format (MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, and PDF). You can also save in DBX or MBOX format or directly export to Office 365 using the Technician edition of the software.
While the ScanPST.exe tool may help you fix minor Outlook PST file corruption issues, the tool may not be able to repair severely corrupt PST files. The advanced inbox repair tool from Stellar® can repair severely corrupt Outlook PST files and recover deleted Outlook mailbox items in a hassle-free manner. Additionally, the tool can retrieve mailbox components from encrypted or password-protected PST files while keeping the data intact.
Yes, the advanced inbox repair tool is a reliable alternative to the Microsoft’s Inbox Repair tool or ScanPST.exe. It can repair severely corrupt PST files of any size, unlike Scanpst.exe, which might not effectively repair large-sized or highly corrupt files. Further, the tool also repairs encrypted or password-protected PST files without any data loss.
Yes, you can. Run the 'Stellar Repair for Outlook' software, and from the 'Select PST File for Repair' dialog box, click 'Find' to search for the archive corrupt PST file.
It is recommended as a best practice that you must maintain a backup of your PST file before initiating repair with the help of the Microsoft Outlook Inbox Repair tool or any other utility.
Yes, this advanced Outlook inbox repair tool can help repair large-sized PST files of virtually any size.
Yes. You can also try the free demo version to fix errors in the PST file, i.e., responsible for Outlook crashing.
Yes, the software can help you resolve this problem by restoring the inaccessible mailbox data in new usable PSTs. Install and launch the software on your PC, select and scan the inaccessible PST file, and save the mailboxes in a fresh PST.
Yes, you can. To open the corrupt PST file, you need to first repair the PST file by using this Outlook inbox repair solution. The steps are as follows,