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Where Is Scanpst Located And How Does It Help?

Find the Exact Location of Scanpst.exe (Inbox Repair Tool) for your MS Outlook

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.


Location of Scanpst.exe File

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.

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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

How Repair Corrupt PST Using Scanpst.exe File

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12, double click the Scanpst.exe and open it

Open file location

To search and upload the file click on Browse button

 Enter name of PST file

Click the Start button to initiate the scanning of uploaded PST file

scanning

After completion of scanning process, it shows the existing error in file and gives the option to user to repair the file.

Here, in the same window user is allowed to check for 'making backup of scanned file before repairing'. You can provide the name of the backup and its location to saved. This will save a copy of original PST data file in the required location without making any changes on it.

How the Scanpst.exe Validate and Corrects The Error

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.


How Scanpst Utility Works with Folder


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. 

Frequently Asked Question

Where is scanpst located Outlook 2016?

Find Exact Location of scanpst EXE for Outlook 2016 :

  • 32-bit Windows; C: > Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office16
  • 64-bit Windows; C: > Program Files (x86) > Microsoft Office > Office16

Find the Exact Location of Scanpst.exe for Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007.

  • Step 1: Exit active Outlook that you are using.
  • Step 2: Open file location from drive C > Drive > Program File > Microsoft Office > root > Office16

Go to ScanpST (Inbox Repair Tool) location: C: > Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office16
Double click on the ScanPST.exe and it gets open in your Windows OS system.

Find Precise Location of scanpst EXE for Outlook 2013 :

  • 32-bit Windows; C: > Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office15
  • 64-bit Windows; C: > Program Files (x86) > Microsoft Office > Office15

Find Accurate Location of Inbox Repair tool for Outlook 2010:

  • 32-bit Windows; C: > Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office14
  • 32-bit Windows; C: > Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office14

Find Exact Location of scanpst.exe in outlook 2007 :

  • 32-bit Windows; C: > Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office12
  • 64-bit Windows; C: > Program Files (x86) > Microsoft Office > Office12