Where is Scanpst.exe in Office 2007, 2013, 2016


Repair and recover emails, tasks, contacts, notes and more from corrupt Outlook PST files in just 3 easy steps by using the professional PST Inbox Repair tool from Remo.



In Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2013 or 2016 versions, the personal storage file (PST) file might get corrupted for several reasons like incompatible Outlook version, hard disk damage, etc. When this happens, your Outlook causes problem like Outlook cannot start, it stops working, hangs, freezes or gives send/receive errors, and the like. In such cases, you need to download Outlook scanpst tool the default Inbox Repair tool which comes along every Office version to fix the Outlook PST file .

How to use Scanpst.exe to repair a damaged Outlook personal folder (PST) file?

Before starting scanpst.exe tool, it is recommended to create a backup copy of PST file because it works on the original PST file. So, there are chances that you may lose some part of .pst file data. If you are using Outlook 2007, 2013 or 2016 version and looking for how to run scanpst.exe in Outlook 2007, 2013 or any other Outlook versions, then you can easily apply it for your Outlook personal data file as follows:

1: Find the scanpst.exe tool according to your Office version. For example, if you are using Outlook 2007, then open drive: \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12 folder

2: Double click scanpst.exe and Browse to select the PST file that you want to scan

3: Click Option to specify the scan log option and hit Start

4: You are asked to start the repair process, if still errors exist in your PST file

5: Click on Repair button to begin the scan again

Disadvantages of using the Inbox Repair Tool (scanpst.exe)

  • Scanpst.exe fails to repair severe Outlook data file issues.
  • It is unable to retrieve permanently deleted email items.
  • Scanpst.exe causes some data loss while repairing PST file errors.
  • It is unable to fix password protected and highly encrypted PST files.

Thus, scanpst.exe is a tool that is capable to fix only minor PST errors but cannot resolve severe PST file issues. In order to get a complete recovery of Outlook personal data file, try Remo Repair PST which is an advanced alternative and far superior version of Inbox Repair utility. Whatever is the reason of Outlook PST file issues, it repairs all of the problems with ease and hence, recovers every bit of PST file quickly and accurately.


3 Easy Steps to fix corrupt or unreadable Outlook personal data file (PST) with Remo:

Download Remo Repair PST software by clicking on Download Now button. Install the PST Repair tool on your Windows system and follow the below listed simple steps to locate and fix your PST file:

Step 1: Launch the software and select “Open PST File” if you know the location of your PST file or you can search the PST file by using “Find PST File” option. If you have multiple Outlook profiles, then click on “Select Outlook Profile” icon to choose particular Outlook profile

Select appropriate option to browse your corrupted PST file

Step 2: Now, click on “Browse” to choose the desired location to save your repaired PST file and click “Repair” option

Browse destination location of your choice to save repaired PST file and click Repair

Step 3: Once scan has been completed, you can see the repaired PST file by clicking on “Preview” button

Click on Preview button to view the repaired PST file


Try free demo version of Remo Repair PST software!!!

Demo version of Remo Repair Outlook is available for free of charge which can be easily downloaded and installed on your Windows PC. You can experience its performance prior buying full version.  It is compatible with all versions of MS Outlook including 2007, 2013, 2016.

Significant features of Remo Repair PST tool:

  • Effortlessly fix Outlook 2007 data file errors and recovers all PST file items.
  • Offers complete and quick recovery of emails even from broken or inaccessible PST files.
  • Retrieve emails and other Outlook attributes when PST file header gets damaged.
  • Supports oversized PST files for recovering Outlook data items.
  • Also, supports Windows 10 operating system and Outlook 2016 PST files.