Summary: SCANPST.EXE (Inbox Repair Tool) is a Microsoft Outlook built-in repair tool located in the Outlook installation directory. However, the location may vary depending on the Outlook version. In this guide, you will learn ‘how to find the SCANPST location in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007.’ We have also discussed how to use SCANPST.EXE to repair PST file. You’ll also get to know about an advanced PST repair tool that can repair corrupt PST file if SCANPST fails.
Microsoft Outlook recommends using its built-in repair tool, SCANPST.EXE, to fix damaged or corrupt Personal Folder (.pst) Files. 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 (.PST & .OST). If errors are found, Scanpst or Inbox Repair Tool removes them to give you an error-free PST Outlook data file.
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The Scanpst.exe 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.EXE Missing in Outlook.
Below are the paths to find Scanpst Location in Outlook 2019 in 32-bit & 64-bit versions:
Below are the paths to find Scanpst Location in Outlook 2016/Windows 10:
Below are the paths to find Scanpst Location in Outlook 2013:
Below are the paths to find Scanpst Location in Outlook 2010:
Below are the paths to find Scanpst Location in Outlook 2007:
Note: Here, ‘C’ is the disk drive. The destination path, as stated above, should be followed to know about the SCANPST location.
Once the location of SCANPST is known, run the tool to repair the corrupt Personal Folders file (.PST). 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.
Manual Guide: SCANPST.EXE Missing Location Manual
SCANPST.EXE is an Inbuilt Utility of Outlook; however, it has a lot of challenges when you are dealing with severely damaged, encrypted, or large-sized PST files. It crashes or hangs frequently. When SCANPST.EXE Location is Missing, there are various paths to follow concerning different Outlook Versions.
However, SCANPST.EXE is a handy tool to fix minor Outlook or PST file errors and corruption. The tool offers limited features, so it is recommended to Follow a tool which gives you 100% Precision Value.
If the tool doesn’t work or you can’t find the location of ScanPST Office 365 or any other Outlook version, using an 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.
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.
See the detailed working of Stellar Repair for Outlook (MVP Recommended alternative to SCANPST).
It can be the ultimate utility to fix Outlook errors caused by damaged PST files with minimum effort & time, especially when SCANPST.EXE fails or can’t be located. Try it yourself & Preview your Outlook Data Free of Cost.
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.
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