Summary: SCANPST.EXE (or Inbox Repair Tool) is a Microsoft Outlook built-in repair tool. The tool is located in the Outlook installation directory. However, the location may vary depending on the Outlook version installed on your system. This blog will guide you on ‘How to FindSCANPST.EXE location inOutlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, & 2007?’. It will also discuss what you can do if the SCANPST location is unknown or fails to fix PST file corruption.
Microsoft Outlook recommends using its built-in repair tool, SCANPST.EXE, to fix damaged or corrupt Personal Folder (.pst) File. In order to use the tool, you need to find its location in Outlook.
The tool works by checking for data integrity errors in the Outlook data file. If errors are found, the tool removes them to give you an error-free PST Outlook data file.
PRO TIP: If SCANPST.EXE is missing or fails to recover lost or corrupt Outlook mailbox items, try the free demo version of Outlook PST Repair Tool to resolve the issue.
Know How to Find Scanpst.exe Location in Outlook 2019,
2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007 Versions
The SCANPST location is fixed by default. It can be found in the Outlook installation directory. But, keep in mind, the location varies based on the Outlook and Windows version you’ve installed on your computer.
Browse the following locations, based on the version installed, on your system to find SCANPST in Outlook.
For Click-to-Run installation on a 64-bit version of Windows: <C>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
For Click-to-Run installation on a 32-bit version of Windows: <C>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
For MSI-based installation on a 64-bit version of Windows: <C>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16
For MSI-based installation on a 32-bit version of Windows: <C>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16
Location in Outlook
For Click-to-Run installation on a 32-bit version of Windows: <C>\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15
For Click-to-Run installation on a 64-bit version
of Windows: <C>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15
For MSI-based installation on a 32-bit version of Windows: <C>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
For MSI-based installation on a 64-bit version of Windows: <C>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
Path in Outlook
On a 32-bit edition of Windows: <C>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
On a 64-bit edition of Windows: <C>\Program Files\Microsoft Office(x86)\Office14
Location in Outlook
On a 32-bit release of Windows: <C>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
On a 64-bit release of Windows: <C>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
Note: Here, ‘C’ is the disk drive. The destination path as stated above should be followed to know about the SCANPST location.
How to Use Outlook SCANPST.EXE Tool for PST Repair?
Once the location of SCANPST is known, run the tool to repair corrupt Personal Folders file. To do so, follow these steps:
Note: Before using the tool, close Outlook and other applications.
Step 1: Double-click SCANPST.
Step 2: In the Microsoft Outlook Inbox Repair Tool window, click Browse to select the PST file you want to scan for errors.
Note: SCANPST.EXE can only fix minor corruption and integrity errors. Also, it does not support an encrypted or a PST file larger than 2GB.
Step 3: Once the file is selected, click Start to initiate the scanning process.
Step 4: If any errors are found, click Repair to fix those errors.
What Can I do If SCANPST.EXE Doesn’t Work or Not Found?
SCANPST.EXE is a handy tool to fix minor Outlook or PST file errors and corruption. However, the tool offers limited features and may fail to fix a severely damaged, encrypted, or large-sized PST files.
The free version of the software provides a preview of emails, calendars, attachments, folders, etc. The feature-rich PST repair tool supports all MS Outlook versions and enables you to save the repaired mails in EML, MSG, RTF, HTML, PDF, DBX & MBOX formats.
The PST file repair software also offers ‘Find’ functionality to search and scan PST location in a selected volume. Plus, the software also provides an option to export the repaired mailbox items to Office 365 directly.
This can be the ultimate utility to fix Outlook errors caused by damaged PST file with minimum efforts & time, especially when SCANPST.EXE fails or can’t be located.
Eric Simson is an Email Platform Consultant and is associated with Stellar Data Recovery from last 6 years. He writes about the latest technology tips and provides custom solutions related to MS Outlook, MS Exchange Server, Office 365, and many other Email Clients & Servers.