Comparison Between Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool and Scanpst.exe.


Before comparing Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool and Scanpst.exe you should have an idea about both tools, so just have a look.

Scanpst.exe :-

Scanpst.exe is an inbuilt utility of outlook 2007 which is also known as inbox repair tool. It can be used to fix errors occurred in Outlook 2007. It can also be used to repair and restore personal folder(.pst) files, which has been corrupted due to some reason. This is a free utility which automatically get installed with Outlook 2007 installation. But sometimes it becomes harder to find it because its location varies according to Outlook and Windows OS version.

Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool :-

Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool is the best third party software used to remove any Outlook related problems. Using this tool you can fix those errors which are not resolved using scanpst.exe or inbox repair tool. It has advance scanning algorithms to repair any corrupt pst files without considering its level of corruption.


Let's Compare Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool vs Scanpst.exe.

There are several differences between Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool and Scanpst.exe which are mentioned below. After going through this comparison you can easily understand which one will be effective in major Outlook corruption and which one is more reliable

  • Scanpst.exe can only repair minor pst errors related to Outlook pst header corruption. Whereas Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool can repair any type of pst file corruption.
  • Scanpst.exe can not remove some critical errors but Outlook 2007 PST Repair software is self capable to fix even severely damaged pst files and Outlook 2007 related errors.
  • Inbox Repair tool can not recover data from mails, calenders, tasks, notes, contacts, journals whereas Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool can easily restore all data at your desired destination.
  • Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool can recover exact data from password protected or encrypted pst files but Scanpst.exe can not do this.
  • Scanpst.exe will delete unrecognized pst files after scanning process which causes data loss, where as Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool will restore all pst data as it was. It also prevent you from data loss situation.
  • Scanpst.exe will be installed automatically after installation of Outlook but its location will vary according to Outlook and Windows OS version. Due to which it is tough to find it. Whereas Outlook 2007 PST Repair Tool can be easily installed at a specific location and can be used.
  • Scanpst.exe fails and it hangs when pst file size exceeds 2GB mark but this is not the case with Outlook pst repair tool.
  • Outlook 2007 PST Repair tool is an advanced software that supports Unicode, ANSI, HTML, RTF and plain text format. It has user friendly GUI. It is compatible with every Outlook and Windows OS version. On the other hand, scanpst.exe serves as an old fashioned primary inbox repair tool only.

Thus after going through scanpst.exe Vs Outlook 2007 pst repair software, it can be concluded that PST repair tool is much advanced and better option to repair pst file corruption as compared to scanpst.exe.