Is there a better PST repair tool?

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Hey Experts,

scanpst has served me well for many years when it comes to repairing PSTs, but every now and again (now being one of those times) I come across a PST which scanpst takes several hours to attempt to repair, but fails.

In your experience, are there any other tools (or perhaps even more advanced scanpst features I may not have used) which will give me a better chance of recovering the pst in question?
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There is a least a very good alternative. Stellar tools have a fine reputation but they, of course, are not free. If SCANPST does not fix your issues, try Stellar (no connection to me).

http://www.stellarinfo.com/outlook-pst-file-recovery.php
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Hi,Servant-Leggie,

there are many third-party Outlook recovery tools you can try, below is a list of them:


https://www.datanumen.com/outlook-repair/compare.htm


Nearly all these tools provide a free trial so you can try first to see if a tool works before purchase it.


Good luck!
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Give any tool a try from the below list-

http://www.stellaroutlooktools.com/scan/pst-repair.php
http://www.officerecovery.com/outlook/
http://diskdoctors.net/outlook-mail-recovery-software

But before purchasing any software it is recommended to compare the features by downloading the demo versions.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Will try each and will advise which was successful (hopefully one of them!)

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Hi guys,

Sorry for the delay, but there have been some client-side.

Regarding your suggested solutions above, you'll be hearing back from me by the weekend!

Thanks for your patience!

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Have you done?

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Hey guys,

Sorry for the delay. The client decided that they didn't need the content of the old .pst anymore during our recovery of it, so we stopped short of completing the work. I'm loathed to delete this thread as there were some good suggestions here which I was hopeful over, but am not sure whether we have an option.
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The question asked about better PST tools so you can accept answers that addressed the question.
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If scanpst.exe fails to repair PST file, this means corruption is severe. There are many software companies in the market which provide professional recovery solutions. You can try any one of them. There's a blog post in which you can compare best PST repair or recovery tools available in the market.

http://wordpress.semnaitik.com/2016/01/15/best-pst-repair-tools/

I never recommend any paid software to any user, though demo or trial version can be used for free evaluation.

Thanks.

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James Britton, thanks for information- I'll take a look at it.
Scanpst works well in order to repair PST file. However, i believe, if PST file is severely damaged or corrupted then you must try third party tool, because Scanpst cannot fix high level of corruption. PST recovery tool can repair PST file facing any level of corruption. You can try it here http://www.pstrecoverytool.org/

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