Windows 8 is the latest version of Windows OS which facilitates users with number of advanced features. However, some of the features are common to that of Vista and Windows 7, but many other features are added too. Windows 8 is provided with an improved address bar which help users to drag files of any link in address bar. Users of Windows 8 uses MS Outlook to manage their all important data such as notes, calender entries, contacts, etc.
Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail application which is widely used across the world. Both personal and professional data can be stored in it. Outlook data are stored in PST known as Personal Storage Table which is highly prone to corruption. Thus, an inbuilt tool known as scanpst.exe is provided by MS Outlook to fix the corruption issues related to PST files. but some times scanpst.exe is not responding on windows 8 . It supports all the other versions of windows OS and its location varies according to different versions of Outlook and Windows OS accordingly. Its default location in Windows 8 is C:\Program files\Microsoft Office\Office12\scanpst.exe and if you are unable to locate it, you will have to download scanpst.exe Windows 8 from the Microsoft official site . then know how to run Scanpst.exe tool on windows 8 OS .
Common reasons of corruption in PST files :-
Moreover, there is some limitations with scanpst.exe Windows 8 and it can repair only certain files. It fails in case of repairing over sized PST files and severe corruption. It repairs only the header file corruption. Thus, here comes the need to download Outlook PST repair software for windows 8 as an alternative of scanpst.exe in Windows 8. Its an user friendly software with much more advanced features. It can easily repair over sized PST files. It can also repair the PST files which are password protected. It is available in both free version and licensed version. Free version provides user with the preview of recovered PST files but licensed version repairs and save the PST files to the specific location.