MS Outlook stores all emails and their related data in Personal storage Table (PST). When archiving emails or data to the local computer, PST files are used. Under adverse conditions namely, virus attacks or various corruption issues, user loses all data that he has stored. At such mishaps, usage of Scanpst.exe is preferred. It is the inbuilt utility that comes along with the MS Outlook package. When you start Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe), the first thing it asks you is to locate the corrupt PST file for scan.
Usually, damaged PST file can be found under:
C: \Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\
Once the PST file is selected, press start button for starting the scanning process. Scanpst starts doing analysis of the file. It consists of 8 phases that might take bit longer than usual depending on the size of PST file. After complete analysis, the tool presents scanning reports and options for proceeding further. You can press “Details” button to know in depth.
Before starting actual repair process, remember to create backup of related PST file. Press Repair button and let the actual process start. The repair process also consists of 8 phases and if the PST file is huge along with slow hard disk, the process might take up to 1 hour.
If everything goes fine, you will get a dialogue of “Repair complete” in some time. Press Ok to close it and start Outlook again to read the recovered files. However, there are times that Outlook fails to be recovered this way. Moreover, one must have in depth knowledge of computer system to repair corrupt PST file. Third party Kernel for PST Repair is the easy to use, efficient tool that performs comprehensive PST file repair. The tool facilitates user to recover every email, contacts, calendar items, notes, emails with attachments and everything related with few mouse clicks. Embedded with set of quick and efficient algorithms, Kernel for PST Repair never fails to recover severely damaged fields as well. Supported by almost all versions of MS Outlook, this software is also available in free trial edition. The free version allows users to recover particular damaged file and preview it. In order to save any recovered file, user must purchase the complete software from secure official website - http://www.pstrepair.net/