PST Repair Tool for Outlook

  • Repair Corrupted PST File and Recover Deleted Emails
  • Recovers Data from Encrypted or Password Protected Outlook
  • Complete Recovery – Emails, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Journal and more.
  • Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, & 2000
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Repair and Recover Data from Corrupted Outlook PST File

What is Microsoft Outlook PST and OST File?

Microsoft Outlook is one of the best email client that is also used as Personal Information Manager that provides facility of Calendar, Task Manager, Contact Manager, Journals, and Notes. Outlook stores all the information into a PST File or OST File. If you are using outlook with, Outlook 365, or Exchange Account; it saves data into an .OST file and If you are using a POP or IMAP account, then it saves data into a PST File.

What to Do, If Data files in Outlook won't open or gets corrupted, damaged or some items appear missing from Outlook?

However, MS Outlook is very reliable application but if you are using this application since very long time then there might chance to get some trouble with outlook. With the time, the size of PST and OST file gets vast and it stored various types of attachments. Due to various uncertain reasons, you might get one of the following problems.

  1. You receive a message: "Outlook can't open your data file"
  2. You receive a message: "Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The information store could not be opened."
  3. You receive a message: "Microsoft Exchange Server is Unavailable"
  4. Outlook data file is damaged or corrupted.
  5. Some items seem to be missing from inbox
  6. Outlook crashes unexpectedly
  7. Outlook PST has corrupted
  8. Outlook Send and Receive Error
  9. Outlook Error 0x800CCC0E
  10. CRC errors
  11. PST File in use
  12. Inbox Repair Tool does not recognize the file, etc.

If you are getting the above issues, then keep continuing to reading this article. You will get several tested methods to fix MS Outlook Problems.

How to Fix Microsoft Outlook Problems?

The solution depends on the nature of problems but in outlook if you are getting any issue then you must try the following solutions.

Solution 1: Run Stellar Outlook PST Repair Tool

3 Steps to Fix this Error

Step 1. Download Stellar Outlook PST Repair Tool [File Size: 16.6 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC for Outlook Errors
Step 3. Click Fix Button to Repair Error

This tool is especially designed for fixing outlook problems. No matter what kind of problems you are getting in outlook, it will take care of all. It scans outlook pst file just in a minute and recovers all the data including deleted emails, notes, calendar, appointment, contacts, journal etc and saves into a new PST file. By this way it fixes problems of broken or damaged/corrupted PST file issue. You can download demo version of this tool from here:

Solution 2: Run SCANPST.EXE

This tool is also known as Inbox Repair Tool and it is an inbuilt utility of Microsoft Outlook. You don't need to download any additional software and you can just use this tool to fix Outlook related issues. Here, is the steps of using scanpst.exe.

Notes: If you are going to use scanpst.exe then you must backup outlook data file before using it. Most of the users have claimed that they have some missing emails after using scanpst.exe.

1. Make sure to Show Hidden Files and Folders option is enabled. Open File Explorer by pressing Windows Key + E. Go to View > Options > Change folder and search options. Select View tab and, in Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drivers and OK.

2. Exit Outlook and Open Scanpst.exe from following location:

Office 365 / Outlook 2019 / Outlook 2016
any Windows; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\office16\

Outlook 2016 (MSI-based Volume License installation)

32-bit Windows; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\
64-bit Windows; C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\
64-bit Outlook; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\

Outlook 2013

32-bit Windows; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
64-bit Windows; C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\
64-bit Outlook; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\

Outlook 2013 Click to Run

any Windows; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\office15\

Outlook 2010

32-bit Windows; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\
64-bit Windows; C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\
64-bit Outlook; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\

Outlook 2007

32-bit Windows; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\
64-bit Windows; C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\

3. Double click on scanpst.exe to run this application. When you run this application it will ask you to browse and open PST file. You may find Outlook PST File in the following location:

Outlook 2007 and previous


Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2019 and Office 365

C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Outlook Files\

4. Click on Start button to scan Pst file error. It will start analyzing the PST file.

5. After analyzing the file; it will show you the scanned report along with error message. It will also suggest you to make backup of PST File before performing any operation on original copy. It is recommended to make a backup of PST file before repairing it. Now, click on Repair to repair PST File.

Note: scanpst.exe might take long time to repair PST File and it goes through the 8 phases of scanning process. You may see the Not responding message in title bar but in actually it is running in background so, relax and wait for few several minutes. Depending on the size of the PST File; it will take time. If it really hangs, then you can abort the process using Process Manager. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc and go to process tab. Right click on scanpst.exe and select End Process.

6. If everything goes well, then you will see Repair Complete message. If scanpst.exe fails to repair pst file then try running scanpst.exe again. If it doesn't work again then you must use Stellar Outlook PST Repair Tool to fix Outlook PST Error.

Solution 3: Fix Outlook Data File (.OST)

If you are using, Outlook365, or Exchange account then follow these steps to Repair corrupted OST file.

1. Close Outlook

2. Find OST File from following location. Open Run Dialog Box by pressing Windows Key + R and paste following location and click OK.


3. Right click on your OST File and select Delete.

4. Once you delete this file, open Outlook. Outlook will create a new OST file and import all the data from, Outlook 365 or Exchange Account.

Solution 4: Restore PST File from Backup

If you have backup of PST file, then the best way to avoid PST related issues is to restoring this file with previous cleaned file. Here, is the complete steps to restoring PST file from backup.

  1. Browse the backup file and rename it with .bak.pst extension.
  2. Now, open Outlook and Go to File > Open & Export and then click on Import/Export button.
  3. Select the Import from another program or file option and click Next.
  4. Select the Outlook Data File (.pst) option and click Next.
  5. Browse the backup file, select import option and click Next.
  6. Select the Items you want to restore and import and then click Finish.
  7. By this way you will be able to restore PST file and use Outlook without previous problems.

Solution 5: Fix Outlook Crashes Unexpectedly

This is also a very common problem for outlook users that Outlook keep closes unexpectedly and crashes. This is very annoying problems and most of the time it causes data loss. The main reason behind Outlook crashes is Add-ins. Add-ins are designed and developed to add extra features in outlook but most of the time these Add-ins create problems with outlook. If Add-ins gets corrupted or damaged then it will create problems with outlook.

In order to fix Outlook Crashes Unexpectedly issue, you need to disable Add-ins. Here, is the complete steps:

Disable Add-ins from Outlook 2007
  1. Click on Tools > Trust Center > Add-ins
  2. At the "Manage" Dropdown list, select which types of Add-ins you would like to enable/disable.
  3. Press Go to make the changes.
  4. Restart Outlook.
Disable Add-ins from Outlook 2010/2013 and 2016
  1. Go to File > Section Options > Select Add-ins
  2. At the "Manage" Dropdown list, select which types of Add-ins you would like to enable/disable.
  3. Press Go to make the changes.
  4. Restart Outlook.

Solution 6: Run Outlook in Safe Mode

If Outlook is creating problems back-to-back, then you must try to start Outlook in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, Outlook gets start only with necessary components and it doesn't load any third party Add-ins or plugins.

  1. Close Outlook
  2. Open Run Dialog box by pressing Windows Key + R simultaneously. Type following command in Run Dialog Box and press OK.

    Outlook.exe /safe

Solution 7: Disable Antivirus and Firewall Temporarily

Antivirus and Firewall scans all the incoming mails and block suspicious connections. If you are unable to send or receive emails or getting other connection errors then temporarily disable Antivirus and Firewall and start Outlook. Don't forget to enable Antivirus and Firewall after diagnosing problems. Keeping them Disable may make your PC vulnerable.

Solution 8: Reset Outlook Navigation

If you have changed navigation of outlook and forgets the customization, then it may cause malfunctioning in Outlook. There is a way to reset outlook navigation.

  1. Close Outlook
  2. Open Run Dialog box by press Windows Key + R simultaneously. Type following command in Run Dialog Box and press OK.

    Outlook.exe /resetnavpane

After resetting navigation pane, you will see that all the customization in navigation pane has reset to default state.

In this Outlook Tutorial, I have tried to explain all the possible ways to fix Common Outlook Problems. However, most of the time, you will be unable to fix outlook errors and ends with losing data from outlook pst file. In this worst scenario, you also not need to be worry. There is also a best alternative is available that can fix all the outlook problems automatically and recovers the deleted or missing items from the outlook.

Fix Problems using Stellar Repair for Outlook

Stellar Repair for Outlook is the most comprehensive tool to repair corrupt PST file and recover Outlook Mailbox Data – emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journal and more. It has very easy and user-friendly interface and works just in 3 clicks. It automatically finds and scans PST file and repair errors. The best thing is that it also works with encrypted or password protected PST file and recovers deleted or missing items.

  1.     Repairs completely corrupted PST File
  2.     Repairs Encrypted or Password Protected PST File
  3.     Complete Outlook Mailbox Recovery – Emails, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Journal and more.
  4.     Recover Deleted Emails, Attachments and Calendar
  5.     Save recovered email in multiple file format – PST, EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF.
  6.     Free Preview of recovered emails before saving them.
  7.     Exports the repaired PST directly to Office 365 (Only in Tech Version)
  8.     Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, & 2000
  9.     Capable of Repairing Large PST File
  10.     Save repaired PST files in Network/External media.

Outlook Overview




Version   9.0
File Size   16.5 MB
Minimum Requirements   Pentium Class Processor, 1GB of RAM, 100 MB disk space.
OS Compatibility   Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
MS Outlook   2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 & 2000
Internet Explorer   Version 7.0 or newer

Repair Corrupted PST File

Repairs completely corrupted and damaged PST File.

Recover Deleted Items

Recover Deleted Emails and Attachments, Notes, Contacts, Tasks, Journal, and More.

Password/Encrypted Recovery

Recover Outlook Items from Password Protected PST File.

Recover in Multiple Format

Save recovered email in multiple file format – PST, EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, and PDF.

Repair Large PST File

Even this tool is capable of repairing PST File larger than 2GB.


Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, & 2000