When you use Microsoft Outlook, you may be noticed that you cannot open the folder or you cannot open the folder group or there may be some error in your .pst file. If you are already encountered these situations, you should be aware of the fact that your PST data may be broken at that time.
A tool contained in Outlook can deal with such a situation. It can recover the files so that users need not to use their backup for recovering. This tool calls inbox repair tool. It was installed together with Microsoft Outlook and can be installed later if you cannot find it in your hard disk.
When you start to use it, first you should terminate your Outlook and search for a file named “scanpst.exe”. This program should locate in the direction of your system files. If you cannot directly locate the file, just search it with explorer.
After finding this program, please run it. It will notice you to input the name of file which you want to scan. Just type the direction and name showed in the error prompts before. You can also use “browse” button to find this file by click the setting button in your explorer and check the option of “show hidden files” to allow you to find the file. When finish setting the file which will be repaired, then you can press “begin” button to start the scan. It will take few minutes to complete the scan. After this, you should choose “make a backup for the file which will be repaired” and click on the “repair” button. The information of repairing will be shown if the repair is successful or you may use the backup file when fails.
If the error prompts showed the .ost file error, you may use OST integration tool to repair the problem. The .ost file is just a data for offline files, so it will make no difference whether fix it or not.
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