How to Locate, Find, and Use ScanPST.exe?

Updated on June 07, 2022

Are you looking to repair your Scan PST file? Utilise Remo Recover an effective PST repairing tool that can locate and fix corrupted PST file with all the Properties intact without altering the original content. Additionally, ensures safe recovery of Outlook data items like emails, contacts, notes, reminders etc.


Repair Error in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook personal folder file (.pst) holds all your emails and other Outlook attributes such as contacts, journals, calendar items, notes, etc. In case, if this PST file gets corrupted you will not be able to open and access your Outlook account. Hence in order to resolve such issues, Outlook comes with a default PST repair tool called Scanpst.exe or the Inbox Repair tool. Get to know how to run scanpst.exe to repair Outlook data file within few simple clicks.

Where Is Scanpst.Exe In Office 2007, 2013, 2016, 2019 Located?

The Inbox repair utility Scanpst.exe can be found in your MS Office installation folder, that is, C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12. Generally, the location of Scanpst usually depends on the version of Outlook in use. It also depends on the version of Windows OS installed on your PC and whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version. The location of scanPST.exe in 2007, 2003, 2010, 2016, 2019 are listed below.

1. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2019

  • 32-bit Version:C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office19
  • 64-bit Version: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office19

2. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2016

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

3. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2013

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

4. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2010

  • 32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft office\Office 14\
  • 64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Microsoft office\Office 14\

5. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2007

  • 32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft office\Office 12\
  • 64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Microsoft office\Office 12\

6. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2003

  • 32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\ Common Files\System\MSMAPI\
  • 64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\
  • 7. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2002 or XP: 32-bit Windows; C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\

    8. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2000: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\locale ID\NT\scanpst.exe

    9. The location of Scanpst.exe in Outlook 97/Outlook 98: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Messaging\scanpst.exe

    How to Use ScanPST.exe to fix Outlook PST File?

    Before starting the scanpst.exe tool, it is recommended to create a backup copy of the 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 the Outlook 2007, 2013 or 2016 version and looking for how to run scanpst.exe in Outlook 2007, 2013 or any other Outlook versions, follow the steps below.

    • First, close the Outlook application, and then go to C:\Program Files\MicrosoftOffice\ and locate the SCANPST.EXE file.
    • Now, double-click on the ScanPST.exe icon to launch it.
    • Then, click on the Browse button to go to the folder path where the ScanPST.exe is saved.
    • Now, click on the Start button to begin the scanning process and fix Outlook data files (.pst and .ost).
    • Now, the ScanPST.exe will search for each file and folder to find the errors. These will be reported at the end of the process.
    • Finally, click on the Repair button to repair your Outlook data files, and recover all your information safely.

    Note: This inbox repair tool fixes the errors/issues in the Outlook data files. But, it has some limitations like it cannot fix large sized PST files (of above 2GB), and doesn't work out when the Outlook Data Files are corrupted severely beyond the limit. In such cases, you need to rely on some reliable and trusted third party repair tools to fix the issues in the PST and OST files.

    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.

    Remo Repair Outlook PST is a powerful Outlook PST repairing tool that can repair and recover all deleted or lost PST file items. It is designed to perform complete recovery of deleted email inclusive attributes like subject, Cc, Bcc etc. Additionally, it provides Preview feature to view the repaired PST file.

    How To Fix Corrupt Outlook PST File Using Remo?

    Download and Install the Remo Repair Outlook PST tool on your Windows system and follow the below listed simple steps to locate and fix your corrupt PST file

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

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

    click on repair

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

    Significant features of Remo Repair PST tool:

    • Effortlessly fix Outlook 2007 data file errors and recover 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 the 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.