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How to fix the Error when Scanpst.exe Not Responding

Scanpst.exe is free repair tool provided by MS Outlook to fix common errors of PST files. Whenever you got corrupted PST files and encounter an error message as run scanpst.exe, you use this tool to get rid of error. It solves all common problems of Outlook but sometimes it fails to work and you find that scanpst.exe not responding. In that situation it stops in the middle of repair process and you are unable to fix your corrupted PST files. .

Consider a situation when you got error message as “file is not a valid personal folder” when you try to access your file. Usually after getting such types of error you try to overcome the problem by running scanpst.exe but after clicking repair button you find that tool hangs and unable to fix the error. When you try to check the status of repair by checking Windows Task Manager you find that scanpst.exe not working. "

Reasons behind failure of Scanpst.exe are as follows:

  • Improper installation of Scanpst.exe file
  • Oversized PST i.e. PST file which are used to repair is greater that 2GB
  • Severe corruption of PST files
  • All Outlook programs are not closed before start of scanning process

So, at first you close all programs of outlook and then run scanpst.exe if you get the same condition of scanpst.exe not responding then follow the following solutions:. "

  • Try to repair the corrupted files after reinstalling Outlook
  • IReduce the file size or truncate the oversized PST with the help of any truncation tool but try this if you have valid backup because you may lose your data
  • Use Outlook PST repair software to repair severely corrupted files. It follows powerful scanning algorithm and advanced techniques

It is comprehensive software that repairs and restores your emails, calendars, notes, contacts etc in minimum possible time. It supports MS Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. So, if your scanpst.exe not working use this software to fix the problems.

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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I tried SCANPST.exe a Inbox Repair Tool, and got nothing. But Outlook PST repair recovered all my emails back.



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