How to Find Scanpst.exe Location in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 & 2007?

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 Find SCANPST.EXE location in Outlook 2019, 20162013, 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.

SCANPST.EXE Location in Outlook 2019 (Office 365)

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

SCANPST.EXE Location in Outlook 2016/Windows 10

  • 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

SCANPST.EXE Location in Outlook 2013

  • 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

SCANPST.EXE Path in Outlook 2010

  • 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

SCANPST.EXE Location in Outlook 2007

  • 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.

Find Scanpst.exe Location in Outlook 2019 to Outlook 2007
Figure 1 – Microsoft Outlook Inbox Repair Tool

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.

If the tool doesn’t work or you can’t find the location of ScanPST Office 365 or any other Outlook version, using an advanced Inbox Repair Tool for Outlook can help.

Stellar Repair for Outlook is one such tool that can help fix errors associated with your .pst file. It is a recommended software by MS Outlook experts, to fix PST file corruption and integrity errors.  

Free download stellar Repair for Outlook

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.

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