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asked in Software by new here (120 points)
We recently enabled folder redirection for a few staff members. After their PST file is migrated to the network share, Outlook can't read it. When we run the Outlook Inbox Repair Tool. We get this error: This data file appears to have been created using a newer version of Microsoft Outlook that this Inbox Repair Tool does not support.

The Office version has not changed on these machines - they are running Office 2013. SCANPST is being ran from these machines as well.

Does anyone have a solution?
commented by new here (100 points)
It is a well-known fact about Inbox Repair Tool (ScanPST.exe).  It has limited scope for repairing corrupt PST file in complex situations.
To know more about Inbox repair tools & alternative options, read this discussion:
commented by new here (140 points)
If you want to repair your corrupt PST File free, then you should use Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) which is a free tool developed by Microsoft. The Inbox Repair Tool will repair your corrupt PST File, but this tool fails to repair PST if your Outlook Data File is highly corrupted.

I would like to suggest you http://www.outlookemails.recoverydeletedfiles.com is an advanced utility that can be used by MS Outlook users in effectively repair your all Outlook PST file.

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answered by Guru (88.1k points)
Im not sure if that will work since when  ofdice gets installed, it creates a new office profile. If you want your emails in the old pst file, open the pst file in office, then move emails in the inbox to your new inbox and sent to your sent. You have to be very caredul with this process as there are chances to duplicate emails. But there programs out there which can easily remove duplicates. Its a involved process but maybe it maybe be your only way.
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answered by new here (140 points)
As you said that you have already tried Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe) to repair Outlook PST File but still you get the error message:"This data file appears to have been created using a newer version of Microsoft Outlook that this Inbox Repair Tool does not support" . So, in such a case you need to move on any third party utility. On the behalf of my personal experience, I would like to recommend you PST Repair Tool to repair Outlook PST file and fix your occurred issue.

See here: http://www.pstrepairtool.org/

Note: Run the demo version before purchasing.

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answered by new here (140 points)
If Inbox Repair tool fails to repair corrupt Outlook PST file then you have no chance to fix the error of Outlook by this tool. In fact, you should move third party PST repair software.

I would like to refer advanced PST repair tool, Known as RecoveryFix for Outlook PST Repair software. It is a successful tool and compatible with Outlook  2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000 and 98.

For more help - http://www.outlookpstrepair.recoveryfix.com/
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answered by new here (140 points)
If scanpst.exe has failed to repair PST file, you can try a professional solution. Generally scanpst.exe work if header corruption is found in PST file. In case of severe corruption, it may fail or not work. There are many software vendors in the market which provide you professional solutions to repair corrupt PST file, you can try them. Most of them are available with free demo or trial version. Demo or trial version allows you to see what you could possibly recover before you pay for the software.

Read this blog post in which you can compare best available solutions - http://wordpress.semnaitik.com/2016/01/15/best-pst-repair-tools/

I hope it would be helpful here.

Thanks and best regards.
commented by new here (100 points)
Thank you so much Mr. Semwaal for sharing this article here. It'really very good.


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