How to resolve scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error

Scanpst.exe is an inbuilt repair tool that is used when the PST files of the Outlook get corrupt or oversized. But if you try to use scanpst.exe in your computer to repair the corrupt PST files then sometimes you may get “Scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error” on the screen of your computer. In this very annoying situation if scanpst.exe fails to repair PST file error irritates you very much. So get rid of this error issue manually to fix this issue or you can also use Outlook PST Repair Tool to fix the problem automatically.
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Symptoms –

You cannot repair the corrupt PST files using scanpst.exe is the most common symptom. Other symptoms are slow performance of the computer, screen freezing, automatic shutdown, Outlook application gets closed without your permission, starting problem, etc. The error code may also comes to you like;

“Scanpst.exe tool is not responding. An unknown error has occurred”

Causes –

Main causes for the prompting of Scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error are corruption in the PST files, oversized PST files, virus infection, corrupt Windows registry entries, incomplete installation of the MS Outlook, some malicious mails stored in the mailbox, misconfigured system files, etc.

How to fix Scanpst.exe fails to repair PST file error –

You can use the following steps to get rid of Scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error manually:

  1. Close Outlook
  2. Type exe in the search box and hit enter.
  3. Click on the browse button to import the corrupt PST files.
  4. Click on start button to scan the files.
  5. Click on the repair button now.

At the end of the manual method you will see that the prompting of Scanpst.exe cannot repair .PST file error is not happening now. But in case the problem still exists then you can fix this issue by using Outlook PST Repair Tool.

Outlook PST Repair Tool can automatically fix the entire errors in the Outlook application. The tool will scan the whole computer and repair the corruption in the PST files after finding them automatically. The tool will also optimize the performance of the application and decrease the startup time of it.

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