How to Recover / Repair Outlook PST Files?



Are you not able to access your emails, contacts and other details in Outlook?


We have a solution on how to recover the files from the PST file of your Outlook


The first option which we can try to recover the PST file is Scan PST which is popularly know as scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool,which is an inbuilt application from Microsoft which helps in repairing the PST file, this installs itself as hidden file and varies for the operating system where the file is located. CLICK Here to find your scanpst.exe


Once you have located your scanpst.exe close the Outlook, and locate all the PST files on your computer and take a backup of the same so that you dont loose the original files in any scenario, after you have backed up your PST files, run scanpst.exe and select the path where the PST file is located which needs to be repaired, once the process is complete the recovered items are listed on the left pane and you can save them by creating a new PST


But there are few cases where the scanpst.exe fails to work and provides you the following errors:

  • The PST file is corrupted
  • PST File could’nt be accessed. Data error
  • PST file is too large that application hangs and restarts
  • Outlook.pst cannot be accessed – 0x80040116

Don’t worry we have solution to this also, this can be fixed very easily with the help of a third party software:

1) Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Recovery


  • Mailbox Recovery: Stellar Phoenix recovers emails, attachments, contacts, journals, notes and calendar entries by scanning the corrupt PST
  • Deleted Recovery: Stellar Phoenix recovers deleted emails either the emails were deleted accidentally or intentionally even after the trash has deleted
  • Excrypted PST Recovery: Stellar Phoenix can recover from a encrypted PST which Scanpst.exe is not capable of doing
  • Compression of PST: Stellar Phoenix Tech can compress the large PST as per the requirements
  • Splitting of PST: Stellar Phoenix Tech can split the PST file based on various parameters and help you get desired sized PST file
  • Preview Option: Stellar Phoenix shows you a preview of the recoverable files so that you can select the required files to save

Over Comes all limitation of Scanpst.exe: Stellar Phoenix overcomes all the limitations of scanpst.exe and goes a step ahead to make the user happy and reliable


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