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Unable to Import PST due to MAPI Client Error: Fix it Immediately

When your PST files get corrupted it gives rise to various problems. It hamper the performance of Outlook as its speed becomes slow, you are unable to start it, receive numerous error messages like Mapi Client error, synchronization error etc. PST files become inaccessible and email operations get interrupted in the midway. It might happen that you suffer from data loss situations. In order to resolve all such problems you need to maintain backup of your PST files so that you can restore them in case of any loss. You can also use Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool to fix the issues.

It has been observed that while working on Outlook most of the users try to import their emails from Windows mail to Windows Vista but the operation fails in the midway due to Mapi Client error. Each time when user tries to perform the operation it flashes with an error message as mentioned below:

Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client. MAPI is not installed on this computer or an error occurred while initializing it.”

After the occurrence of this error message import process interrupt in the middle. You tried all possible measures to import your emails successfully but you are unable to achieve this task as your PST files become inaccessible. The major cause that gives rise to MAPI client error is improper installation of Outlook, incorrect MAPI settings and corrupt PST files. But there can be various other reasons behind the occurrence of this error message like virus attack, improper shut down of system, power failure, corrupted header file, malfunctioning of application and oversized PST files etc.

In order to get rid of Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client error message you need to perform following steps:

  • Correct the MAPI settings
  • Reinstall MS Outlook
  • Use Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool to repair the corrupt PST files

After following aforementioned steps you can easily fix the error but if still the error persists then it is sure that your PST files have been extremely damaged or become over sized. In such case Scanpst.exe unable to repair the damage. So, you have to use any third party software to repair your damaged PST files. You can use Outlook PST Repair software which safely repair your corrupt files and easily fixes Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client error. The software supports all versions of Outlook like Outlook 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010.

Scanpst.exe failed? Try Outlook PST Repair

Install the software with quick installation wizard. Just follow the 4 simple steps to successfully install the Outlook PST Repair.

Step 1
Launch the Outlook PST Repair from the desktop shortcut. And select the corrupted PST file.


Step 2
Click Next and follow the on-screen instruction to finish it. No need to Worry! Your Outlook.pst is in Hand of Professional.

Outlook PST Repair has very advance scanning alogorith as compared to the Scanpst.exe. You will see the difference in result, once the scanning is over.


Step 3
Once Scanning process is completed, Outlook PST repair will show the previews of all the recoverable components.

Step 4
After viewing the lost folder in the recovered item list. Go for the Licence key to save the pst file..


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