February 16th, 2018
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Have you ever faced corruption in your Microsoft Outlook mailbox? Since corruption is nearly unavoidable, it may happen at any time. Thankfully, Microsoft provides you with the Inbox Repair tool to handle and fix corruption within the PST file. This tool, commonly known as the scanpst.exe utility, can scan corrupt PST files for errors and fix the header corruption issues. Whenever you install the Microsoft Outlook client on your local system, the Inbox Repair tool also gets installed automatically. It is difficult for some users to find ScanPST Location on their machine. Therefore, in this article, you can locate Inbox Repair Tool or ScanPST.exe in MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2003, and XP.
Before helping you learn how to use the Inbox Repair tool, I’ll show you how to locate its executable (.exe) file on your local system. It’s very important to locate the scanpst.exe utility before you can run it on your system. The scanpst location basically depends upon the Outlook version and Windows operating system you’re using. Since there are various versions of Microsoft Outlook clients available in the market, the Inbox Repair Tool location always varies. Below I’m showing you the SCANPST path as per the Outlook version and Windows operating system you’re using:
32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\
64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\
64-bit Outlook: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\
32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\
64-bit Outlook: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\
32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\
64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\
64-bit Outlook: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\
32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\
64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\
32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\<locale ID>\
64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\<locale ID>\
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\
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Once you’ve successfully located the scanpst.exe utility, double-click its executable file to launch the Microsoft Inbox Repair tool. Now follow the simple steps shown below:
Step 1: On the Microsoft Inbox Repair tool window, click the Browse button and select the corrupt PST file.
Step 2: The selected PST file will be listed in the edit box.
Now click the Start button to scan the corrupt PST file.
Step 3: The scanning process is being conducted on your system.
Don’t cancel it.
Step 4: Within a couple of minutes, the selected PST file will be scanned successfully.
You can now check the error report.
Step 5: Finally, click the Repair button to repair the PST file.
After finding the ScanPST Location you can fix PST file corruption issues. But if you’re still encountering error messages, this means corruption is severe and the Inbox Repair tool can’t fix it. In such a situation, you should use the PST File Recovery Tool to restore the maximum possible data from it. We hope the above article will help you to locate the path of Outlook inbuilt ScanPST.exe utility on your Windows system.