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Use Scanpst.exe to Resolve Unknown Errors of MS Outlook

If MS Outlook application is throwing stop errors while opening PST file, if the PST file is inaccessible and if MS Outlook’s account is not working properly then the PST file of MS Outlook application might be damaged or corrupt. PST corruption makes the PST file unreadable and the data stored in it becomes totally inaccessible causing serious data loss situation. The corruption of PST file is generally indicated by several Microsoft Outlook unknown errors like unknown error 0x8004060c, unknown error 0x8004011d, unknown error 0x8004210b and so on. In these condition if the updated backup of the PST data is not available then recovering the lost data is really a tough task. Scanpst.exe inbuilt tool of MS Outlook application can help in this regard but only if the corruption is not major and to resolve the PST issue in any other case PST Repair software need to be used.

For an instance, just presume that you come across any of the below mentioned error messages when you attempted to read some of the mails from MS Outlook Inbox folder or tried to click the Send/Receive button –

"An unknown error has occurred – 0x80040119"


"An unknown error has occurred – 0x80040600"

If you tried to remove any of the mails from Outlook’s mailbox after the error messages you may further encounter an error message which will state –

"Messaging interface has caused an unknown error"

After the above error message, MS Outlook becomes completely unusable and to resolve this issue first you need to identify the reason behind the issue which has caused these error messages to flash. Actually MS Outlook shows this kind of behavior due to corrupted Outlook data file which has gone corrupt due to several reasons like virus infection, improper system shutdown, application malfunctioning and many more.

Once the reason which has caused these error messages is clear you can sort out this MS Outlook’s unknown errors by using Scanpst.exe tool. For this you just need to locate the Scanpst.exe tool which is located at the different locations depending upon the version of Outlook you are using. Once you found it just try to repair the corrupt PST file using it. But in case the problem or the error messages persists then in order to resolve this issue the only way is to use any third party software say PST Repair which will effectively resolve your PST issue and will make the corrupt PST accessible.

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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