SCANPST Location- Locate Outlook Inbox Repair Tool on Windows

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Summary:-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. But if the PST File is severely corrupted then you will need PST Recovery Tool. 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 Locations on their machines. Therefore, in this article, you can locate Inbox Repair Tool or ScanPST.exe in MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2003, and XP.


Locate SCANPST on Windows for Outlook

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:

Location of ScanPST in Microsoft Outlook 2016

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\

Inbox Repair Tool Path in Microsoft Outlook 2013

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\

Path of ScanPST.exe in Microsoft Outlook 2010

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\

Microsoft Outlook 2007 ScanPST Path

32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\
64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\

Microsoft Outlook 2003 Inbox Repair Tool Location

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>\

Scan PST in Microsoft Outlook 2002/XP

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\

How to Use the Inbox Repair Tool?

Check Out this video to Repair PST files using Inbox Repair tool

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.

MS Outlook Inbox Repair Tool

Now click the Start button to scan the corrupt PST file.

Step 3: The scanning process is being conducted on your system.

how to use the scanpst.exe utility

Don’t cancel it.

Step 4: Within a couple of minutes, the selected PST file will be scanned successfully.

Inbox Repair Tool

You can now check the error report.

Step 5: Finally, click the Repair button to repair the PST file.

how to use the scanpst.exe utility

Key attributes of the Inbox Repair Tool:

  • It checks whether the tables are correctly associated with the folders or not.
  • In the case of missing messages or subfolders, the Inbox Repair tool removes that row.
  • It scans every row of the table and checks whether the messages or the subfolders are present in the system or not.
  • It smartly validates the messages as well as the mailbox folder.
  • If the validation fails, it removes them from the table considering to avoid severe corruption.



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. 

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