When you use Outlook Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) to repair a damaged or corrupted Outlook personal folders(PST) file, during the scan process, scanpst will report the following error and then abort the scan process:

An error has occurred which caused the scan to be stopped. No changes have been made to the scanned file.


Below is the screenshot of the error:

Precise Explanation:

Scanpst can only recover a corrupt PST file whose structure is not damaged. If the corruption or damage of the PST file is too severe and the structure of the file is completely lost, then scanpst will encounter unexpected errors which will abort the scan process.

With professional tool DataNumen Outlook Repair, you will be able to repair the corrupt PST file and solve the problem. With sophisticated programming and algorithm methodology, DataNumen Outlook Repair will always recover most of the recoverable data form the corrupt PST file, much more than those recovered by scanpst, so it is the best Outlook recovery tool in the market.

Sample Files:

Corrupt File: Test5.pst

File fixed by DataNumen Outlook Repair: Test5_fixed.pst