Outlook has an in-built repair tool that helps users to diagnose and repair corrupt or damage PST or OST files. The in-built Outlook repair tool is commonly known as scanpst.exe and it gets installed in machine as soon as user installs the Outlook as mailing client in their machine. The main purpose of (Scanpst.exe) is to diagnose and repair the file errors. As the name suggest the Inbox Repair tool only scans the PST and OST file not the mailbox on Server. By scanning the PST, tool checks weather the file structure is intact or not. If it finds the problem in file structure then it first reset its structure then rebuilt the headers.
Get enriched information & locate Scanpst.exe or Inbox repair tool in Vista, XP Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Search out where scanpst.exe is located in local system for windows 32bit as well as 64 bit for your MS Outlook version.
Microsoft Outlook has different versions and depending on the combination of versions of Outlook and Windows, the location of Scanpst.exe file also varies. Here, is the table showing location of scan.pst in different locations of Outlook.
|Microsoft Outlook Version||Scanpst.exe Location for Win8, 8.1, XP, 7 etc.|
|Outlook 97 / Outlook 98||C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Messaging\scanpst.exe|
|Outlook 2000||C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\NT\scanpst.exe|
|Outlook 2002/XP||C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\scanpst.exe|
|Outlook 2003-32 Bit Windows||C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\<locale ID>|
|Outlook 2003-64 Bit Windows||C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\<locale ID>|
|Outlook 2007-32 Bit Windows||C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12|
|Outlook 2007-64 Bit Windows||C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12|
|Outlook 2013-32 Bit Windows||C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15|
|Outlook 2013-64 Bit Windows||C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15|
|Outlook 2016-32 Bit Windows (Click to Run)||C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16|
|Outlook 2016-64 Bit Windows (Click to Run)||C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16|
Step - 1)
Exit active Outlook that you are using.
Open file location from drive: \Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12, double click the Scanpst.exe and open it
Now, enter name of PST file that you want to scan. To search and upload the file click on Browse button
Click the Start button to initiate the scanning of uploaded PST file
After completion of scanning process, it shows the existing error in file and gives the option to user to repair the file.
The PST file is the database file of Outlook and Internal Repair Tool that basically corrects and validates error in the database file. So, the Scanpst actually validates and corrects the internal data structure of .pst file. Therefore, the structure like Btrees and reference counts are primarily checked and repaired whenever it is necessary.
Scanpst.exe minutely examines every folder in .pst file and does the following operations
Suggestion: If you are still getting same errors and scanpst.exe unable to short out your PST corruption issues that time an external Outlook Recovery Software can be used. It will work in all corruption situations and fix corrupt PST file in less time and less effort.