Complete Guide to Find and Run Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2016

By default, the location of a scanpst.exe tool is fixed according to the versions of MS Outlook and Windows operating system. In the previous Outlook 2007 version, it was quite easy to access the Inbox Repair tool through the MS Outlook/Office Diagnostic feature but it is considerably difficult to run the scanpst.exe in the newer Outlook versions including Outlook 2016/2013/2010.

In this article, the location of scanpst.exe in the latest Outlook versions, as well as Outlook 2007, is specified. Once you download scanpst.exe and the location of Inbox Repair tool is known, you can easily get the damaged PST file fixed. Therefore, you will be able to access its items such as tasks, emails, notes, journals, contacts and all other data that were inaccessible due to corruption in PST file.

Know where is scanpst.exe located in Outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007 versions

The scanpst.exe Inbox Repair tool is typically located in one of the following folders:

MS Outlook 2016

v  For Click-to-Run installation, go to this path- <disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16

v  For MSI-based installation, you need to go to this path- <disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16

MS Outlook 2013

v  For Click-to-Run installation, go to this path- <disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office15

v  For MSI-based installation, you need to go to this path- <disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15

MS Outlook 2010

v  For 32-bit version of Windows, go to this path- <disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14

v  For 64-bit version of Windows, you need to go to this path- <disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office(x86)\Office14

MS Outlook 2007

v  For 32-bit version of Windows, go to this path- <disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

v  For 64-bit version of Windows, you need to go to this path- <disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office(x86)\Office12

Steps to run Inbox Repair tool in MS Outlook

1.      Click on Start button and browse scanpst.exe file depending on your operating system by using either Find or Search option

2.      Type scanpst.exe in the Search for files or folders named dialog box

3.      Double-click the scanpst.exe tool to launch Inbox Repair utility

4.      Click Browse button to locate the path of the personal folders (.pst) file and hit Start icon

About Author: