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Location of Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool Utility

Scanpst.exe or inbox repair tool is an inbuilt utility of Microsoft outlook that can be used for restoring damaged outlook files such as emails, contacts, tasks and other files. However, it becomes quite important to know the exact location of Scanpst.exe. Since this file remains hidden on your system, it can be quite tricky for the general users to locate this inbuilt utility.

Scanpst.exe or inbox repair tool gets installed by default along with with the installation Microsoft Outlook within the program files with the path in 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033'. However, its location varies with the different operating system such as XP and Windows Vista. Outlook users are advised to follow the steps mentioned below in order to locate the file.

Firstly, you need to click the start button and go for search option. Select files or folders and you need to type 'Scanpst.exe'. After that you need to click search now option. After successful completion of the above steps, Scanpst.exe can be visible. Then you need to double click the icon for running the utility.

Directory Location of Scanpst.exe

Windows 2000 users can easily locate the Scanpst.exe file in the folder with path as 'C:\Documents and Settings\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Scanpst.exe'

Windows XP users not using Microsoft Office, can locate it in the folder with path as 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033\Scanpst.exe'

if Microsoft office is already installed, you can look in the folder with following path 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Scanpst.exe'

Windows Vista users without Microsoft Office has the Scanpst.exe location as 'C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Scanpst.exe'

if Microsoft Office is installed, Scanpst.exe can be located in 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Scanpst.exe'

However, Scanpst.exe has limited capability to repair corrupted and damaged PST files. It cannot repair oversized PST files exceeding more than 2 GB or if there is severe virus corruption. It is better to use powerful third party software to repair PST corruption.

Scanpst.exe failed? Try Outlook PST Repair

Install the software with quick installation wizard. Just follow the 4 simple steps to successfully install the Outlook PST Repair.

Step 1
Launch the Outlook PST Repair from the desktop shortcut. And select the corrupted PST file.


Step 2
Click Next and follow the on-screen instruction to finish it. No need to Worry! Your Outlook.pst is in Hand of Professional.

Outlook PST Repair has very advance scanning alogorith as compared to the Scanpst.exe. You will see the difference in result, once the scanning is over.


Step 3
Once Scanning process is completed, Outlook PST repair will show the previews of all the recoverable components.

Step 4
After viewing the lost folder in the recovered item list. Go for the Licence key to save the pst file..


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