Scan PST not Responding

Are you wondering how to repair PST file after scanpst tool is not responding? Don’t panic, you can repair your corrupted PST file even after scanpst tool fails. Scan PST tool is one of the best repair tool which is used to repair severely corrupted PST file on Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007 etc. In Outlook, PST file may get corrupted due to various reasons like virus attacks, file system error and sharing PST file over network etc.  Scanpst tool is provided by Microsoft with Outlook application to mend corrupted PST file but it fails to fix severely corrupted PST file. Don’t worry, using Scan PST tool you can easily repair PST tool and it can undelete deleted files from PST file easily. This tool can be used to scan damaged PST file in Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP that too with utmost ease.

Why PST file scanning is required?

Actually, any Outlook version is fails to open PST file or fails to access PST file data like emails, notes, calendar items, contacts and RSS feeds etc. Then you should to go with PST file scanning. Scan PST tool is provided by Microsoft with package of Outlook application and it is used to scan after PST files corruption due to virus attacks, file system error or PST header corruption. But sometimes this tool fails to scan corrupted PST file and there can be chances of corrupting PST file more after scan PST tool fails. In this situation, use scan tool to fix PST file and run Scan PST on Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2000 easily.

Reasons behind PST file corruption:

  • Virus attacks: Sharing of data from virus infected PC; then virus easily enters your PC and corrupt files including PST files which are stored on logical drive.
  • File system error: Formation of bad sectors on hard drive which causes file system error and results in file is stored on hard disk may get corrupt.
  • Outlook migration: While transferring PST file between different versions of Outlook in PC, if the PST files faces minor errors, then PST file tends to get corrupt.
  • Oversized PST file: We all know that the size of PST file is limited in all Outlook versions. Whenever the size of data stored in PST file exceeds the limited size, it tends to get corrupt.
  • Upgrading Outlook: Sometimes PST files are not supported or inaccessible after upgrading Outlook versions in Windows.
  • Improper Outlook termination: There are times in which Outlook terminates oddly due to power failure or abrupt PC reboot. In case if Outlook was accessing some information related task when it terminates abnormally, then it tends to get corrupt PST file.

Scan PST tool can easily repair Outlook PST corrupted due to above mentioned reasons. This tool not only repair PST file and even it recovers Outlook attributes which are deleted after PST file is corrupted. You can use this tool after scanpst fails to repair severely corrupted PST file in all Outlook versions. This tool can easily fix scan PST error 1056749164 in Microsoft Outlook. Demo version of this tool is freely available in websites. You can check efficiency of this tool by using demo version. Later you can purchase license key if you are satisfied with demo version. To visit homepage log on to

Steps to scan PST file after scanpst not responding in Outlook:

Step 1: Download Scan PST tool and install on PC successfully. After running software, main screen appears with three major options i.e. "Open PST File", "Find PST File", and "Select Outlook Profile". You can select any option as shown in Figure A.

Scan PST not Responding - Select Any Option

Figure A: Select Any Option

Step 2: Select the corrupted PST file and click on "Next" button as shown in Figure B.

Scan PST not Responding - Select Corrupted PST File

Figure B: Select Corrupted PST File

Step 3: Select appropriate scanning method and browse the destination folder for saving the repaired PST file and then press "Repair" button to start the repair process as shown in Figure C.

Scan PST not Responding - Select Destination Folder

Figure C: Select Destination Folder

Step 4: Preview the recovered emails and other data attributes in Outlook style browser as shown in Figure D.

Scan PST not Responding - Preview Recovered Outlook Attributes

Figure D: Preview Recovered Outlook Attributes

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