When Inbox repair tool freezes or hangs up
Most of the time inbox repair tool freezes while repairing corrupted PST file and leave the corruption untouched. Inbox repair tool is the official tool which is generally used to repair corrupted PST file. It allows you to repair and recover email folders and other email from corrupted PST file. It comes with the installation of windows or Outlook application. It is primarily used to repair corrupted PST file. Whenever PST file gets corrupted it shows error message while user try to open it or access it. It throws up error state that this is not the valid PST file and in order to access it you need to use inbox repair tool to repair it.
Scanpst.exe or inbox repair tool is official tool to repair corrupted PST file. Most of the time while user tries to repair file using this tool might encounter with problem that inbox repair tool hangs up after completing 4 th step from 8 th step of repair process and left corrupted PST file as it is.
Reason behind for freezing inbox repair tool is either corrupted PST file is severely corrupted or this file is more than 2GB in size. Tool doesn't work to repair PST file if size of corrupted file is more than 2GB. If you want to work it then you need to reduce the size of file and for this you can use crop utility present in Outlook application. It will delete some items present in PST file to reduce the size of file and hence tool will work to repair it but if data's are most important for you then don't try to use this process.
But if these are not condition but facing the problem of freezing it means there is something wrong with inbox repair tool. Re install application but also this is not the right suggestion as it can also lead data loss situation.
So what to do when inbox repair tool freeze or inbox repair tool hangs up while repairing PST file.
You can take help of third party utility tool. Third party inbox repair tool
is designed with advanced algorithm which is good than the inbuilt Microsoft outlook tool and can handle corruption in any stage or condition. it can easily repair corrupted PST file which has size more than 2GB or if it is severely corrupted without making any affect on items stored in it. Try this tool and repair PST file even after outlook tool not perform.