Automate Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst)  

   The Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) is a tool designed to help repair problems associated with Personal Folder (.pst) files. Have a lot files to repair, but process requires more manual intervention than you want? Automate it with batch scanpst.

Need a script to run SCANPST.EXE ?
Automate Inbox Repair Tool(ScanIt) is a command line utility that run scanpst.exe against .pst file in command line mode.

ScanIt.exe FileName [/b:BackupFileName] [/l:LogFileName]

FileName - name of the file to scan
BackupFileName - name of backup file, make backup of scanned file before repairing
LogFileName - name of SCANPST.EXE log file

How to run Automate Inbox Repair Tool(ScanIt)

   A command prompt is an entry point for typing computer commands in the Command Prompt window. By typing commands at the command prompt, you can perform tasks on your computer without using the Windows graphical interface.

To run the Automate Inbox Repair Tool(ScanIt) in the command prompt follow the steps below:
1. Open the Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Command Prompt.
2. In command prompt window type
C:\Program Files\ScanIt\ScanIt.exe C:\Outlook.pst /b:C:\Outlook.bak /l:C:\Outlook.log

   With batch files, which are also called batch programs or scripts, you can simplify routine or repetitive tasks. A batch file is an unformatted text file that contains one or more commands and has a .bat or .cmd file name extension. When you type the file name at the command prompt, Cmd.exe runs the commands sequentially as they appear in the file.

To run the Automate Inbox Repair Tool(ScanIt) with the batch file follow the steps below:
1. Open the notepad application by going to 'start\all programs\accessories\notepad' or 'start\run' and type 'notepad'.
2. In the blank notepad window, type:
C:\Program Files\ScanIt\ScanIt.exe C:\Outlook.pst /b:C:\Outlook.bak /l:C:\Outlook.log
3. Now go to 'file' and 'save as'.
4. Save your batch file on the desktop as 'ScanItBatch.bat'.
5. Close notepad and you'll see that 'ScanItBatch.bat' has appeared on the desktop. Double click the file to run it.

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