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OL2000: How to Find and Run the Inbox Repair Tool! - Outlook PST Repair

OL2000: How to Find and Run the Inbox Repair Tool!

Inbox Repair Tool is commonly known as Scanpst.ext and OL2000 stand for Outlook 2000. So from the topic its clearly understandable that here we will dealing with how to find Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) for outlook 2000 and will also know how to run it.


Scanpst.exe is generally used on corrupted or damaged .pst file to repair or recover them. Inbox repair too is generally installed with the windows installation as with outlook as per your operating system.


Scanpst.exe can be located on following locations depending on your operating system


For Microsoft Windows NT and Microsoft Windows 2000:

<disk drive>:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\Mapi\\1033\\NT


For Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows 98:

<disk drive>::\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\Mapi\\1033\\95


For Outlook 2002 and 2003 Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) is installed automatically with the setup but it is not placed on the menu. It can be located here:


<disk drive>:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\Mapi\\1033\\

<disk drive>:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\MSMAPI\\1033


For outlook 2007 Inbox repair tool can be found here:


<disk drive>:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12


  • Just locate Scanpst.exe file here and click on the file to run it.
  • Give the location of your .pst file and click start.
  • The Scanpst.exe will start running and automatically repair your damaged .pst files.


Once you start running Scanpst.exe it will give various errors for your pst file and ask you to create backup of your pst file. The recommended answer is always yes. If your PST files are seriously corrupted then try running Scandisk.exe first and then Scanpst.exe on that file. Continue the step to repair your .PST files. For more information on recovering and repairing .pst files just visit repair a 2gb Personal Folders file or Offline Folders

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