Repairing a damaged .pst file in Outlook 2010

  1. Make a note of the file path shown in the Outlook error message.
  2. Exit Outlook and use file explorer to browse to the following file location:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
  3. Find and Open SCANPST.EXE
  4. When scanpst is running Select Browse to select the Outlook Data File (.pst) you want to scan.
    You will find this file by using the path shown in the Outlook error message.
  5. Choose Start to begin the scan.
  6. If the scan finds errors, choose Repair to start the process to fix them.
    Shows results of scanned Outlook .pst data file using the Microsoft Inbox Repair tool, SCANPST.EXE
    You may need to run the tool several times in order to repair your Outlook Data File. In some cases, items may not be recovered if they were permanently deleted or corrupted beyond repair.