Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair v6.0 Review

Repairing damaged or corrupted MS Outlook PST file as well as recovering all its data items has become much more streamlined with the advanced version of Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair Software. Launched in April this year, it is a flagship product that intends to enhance customer experience with its even better and advantageous features in the process of PST repair.

New Features in Version 6.0

  • Supports Microsoft Office 2016
  • Allows transferring license of the registered software to another system

Know the Primary Objective of the Utility

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair v6.0 Review

Repairing the PST file of the desktop email client and recovering all the stored contents such as emails, tasks, attachments, contacts, calendars, notes as well as journals is a primary and the chief objective of this utility. Here, your recovered data items are stored in a newly created PST file, which can be imported and accessed in Outlook directly!

Get Acquainted with the Benefits of the Software

Well! the Outlook PST Recovery tool comprises of several features that makes it attracting to users when compared to other similar applications from third parties, plus the Outlook’s in-built Inbox Repair Tool from the developer company, Microsoft. However, other features might be more appealing in similar tool, from other brands. The below mentioned benefits are not only the guaranteed ones, but have been tried and tested:

  • Repairs your damaged/inaccessible PST and saves all your email items into a new Personal Storage Table.
  • Permits saving your recovered emails in several file formats like as EML, MSG, PDF, RTF and HTML formats. This feature makes a great one as you usually prefer the mails in these formats.
  • Possesses the ability to repair the PST file that you might have either encrypted or protected with a password.
  • Allows saving your repaired PST files in Office 365 format (Only in Technician version)
  • Supports all Outlook versions ranging from 2000 to 2016.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair vs. Inbox Repair (scanpst.exe) Utility

Although Microsoft provides a free-of-cost in-built utility in Outlook for the repair of your corrupted Personal Folders, you may fall in the need of an external software to fix corrupt PST file most of the times. This is because in addition to a few advantages, the Inbox Repair Utility that is provided by Microsoft carries with it a number of limitations.

The advantages associated with the Inbox Repair Tool are that it is a free-of-cost utility, maintains data integrity and can recover all Outlook data items.

Bad Corners of the Scanpst.exe

  • Fails in Cases of Extreme Corruption – In case the Personal Storage Table file suffers deep and complex corruption issues, it shall become almost impossible for you to repair the file and get it working accurately with scanpst.exe. In other words, it won’t help you out in cases of extreme corruption.
  • Easily Affected by Virus Attack – The Inbox Repair Tool that you might use due to its free-of-cost availability gets easily affected by virus and other online attacks, and fails to serve the very purpose it is designed and developed for.
  • Halts Midway of the Process – The tool has often been found to halt in between the execution process. In this way, the process shall remain incomplete and of no use to you.

Based on the above cited disadvantages, it can be easily concluded that the success rate of the scanpst.exe is comparatively lower than you expected. Furthermore, it performs inconsistently as, at times, it provides extremely good results, while it is exactly the opposite during other times. On the other hand, Stellar PST Repair software has been found to excel in the Outlook data file repair procedure regardless of the level of corruption no matter high, medium, or low. In addition, it allows saving of the electronic mails in several formats such as EML, MSG, PDF, HTML, and RTF which is not possible with the Inbox Repair Tool.


I found that the third party software is an apt substitute to scanpst.exe as it contains some extraordinary characteristics, simplifying the process of Outlook Personal Folders repair.

  • The user interface is similar to Outlook, which makes it convenient for users to use the software.
  • It gives repaired PST file and the restored contents in a time bound period.
  • The latest release of the tool provides support for Office 2016 edition.
  • Installation of the software requires very less time.
  • The success rate is very high.
  • The size of the utility is very less (50 MB).

I am quite impressed that the software allowed me to preview the recovered files without spending money. Also, I like the freedom I was granted to go back if I was not satisfied with the preview of the recovered files. I feel this is a great advantage in favor of users. As far as I know, quite a few developers allow users to go back from this point.

However, it is a paid utility but we can’t ignore the importance of data for individual or business level users. So, I think $99 is not too high for repairing PST file and saving the recovered items.


If I would have to rate the utility, it would be 8.5 out of 10

Availability of Demo Version:

You can check the efficiency of software at free of cost by downloading its trial version from the official page.

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If it turns out to be satisfactory, you can get the full version.

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