Microsoft Outlook includes an in-built tool called the Inbox Repair Tool or ScanPST.exe, which lets you recover folders and items from corrupted Personal Folders or .pst files. But if you are facing other problems with your Microsoft Outlook, check out this freeware.
Repair Outlook, Outlook Search, Outlook Contacts
OLFix is a free tool that lets you repair most Outlook problems, set hidden Outlook settings and carry out a few other useful functions. Specifically, it lets you do the following:
- Repair Profiles
- Repair Contact links if they are not working
- Delete Search folders
- Fix Outlook add-ins
- Call Outlook with 9 switches or options
- Call Scanpst
- Change Message Class
- Find Duplicates
- Manage Reminder Folders
- Fix Slow Outlook startup
- Fix Outlook Startup errors
There are separate versions available for 32-bit and 64-bit, so check that you download the correct file.
You can download OLFix from its home page.
Before you run the tool, make sure that you exit Outlook.
Where is the Inbox Repair Tool or Scanpst.exe located in Windows 11?
The Inbox Repair Tool or Scanpst.exe is located in this folder for recent Office versions: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16.
Where are the Outlook OST files located in Office?
For the recent Office versions, you will find the .ost files you find in this folder: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.