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Outlook fails - error says execute scanpst.exe but can\'t find it

Outlook fails - error says execute scanpst.exe but can\'t find it ?

I was doing some programming works and due to some exceptional handling situations, my PC gets crashed and was not starting for a while. Then after an hour when I tried again, it started and first of all I think that I have very precious files on my outlook. So I was planning to create the backups. When I tries to open outlook, it said to execute the scanpst.exe but when I tried to find the scanpst.exe, the file was not found on my computer. Have any Suggestions?

Answer 1

Inbox repair tool is a utility that is provided with the outlook that can be used if any minor corruption is occurred due to some reasons. It can be used to repair the outlook PST files that are one of the most valuable files of outlook. Your outlook says that you need to execute the scanpst.exe, it means that there is some kind of corruption occurred in your outlook PST. The first step that you need to follow is to use the scanpst.exe which is also known as Inbox repair tool.

The Scanpst.exe is located at different place according to the operating system and the version of Microsoft Outlook. You can find the repairpst.exe at these following locations:

Outlook 2007

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

Outlook 2003

  • 32-bit Windows; C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\MSMAPI\\<locale ID>\\scanpst.exe
  • 64-bit Windows; C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files\\System\\MSMAPI\\<locale ID>\\scanpst.exe

Outlook 2002/XP

  • C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\MAPI\\<locale ID>\\scanpst.exe

Outlook 2000

  • C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\MAPI\\<locale ID>\\NT\\scanpst.exe

Outlook 97 / Outlook 98

  • C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Windows Messaging\\scanpst.exe

Locale ID is a number that identifies your language of Office.

Find to these places according to your computer system and if the scanpst.exe is unable to work with your system then it means that there is a major corruption and now you must need to use professional software that can repair and recover all the corrupted files. Outlook PST Repair will be the best one to repair PST files of Microsoft Outlook. Try now to save the files from being destroyed forever.



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