N/APosted on - 01/29/2012
When I launched the Inbox Repair Tool to repair my Outlook PST, I received a Fatal Error and the repair suddenly stops. When I attempt to do the repair again, I got the same error until I could not be able to access my .pst file. I was unable to repair it and now I cannot open it anymore. What can I do now?
Resolve error "scanpst.exe fails with Fatal Error: 80040818"
Scanpst.exe Fails With Error Code 80040818
You can try a couple of fixes for the error. You can first try to use a PST Crop tool to change or reduce the size of the file. The file may be too big for the application to scan. Make sure to do a back up first before you use PST Crop tool.
You can also try to repair it by first moving it to a computer with older version of Microsoft Outlook.
You can also try to use a third party tool to repair the file. The application will run a scanning algorithm to repair the corrupted pst file.