Scanpst.exe: A tool to repair outlook PST files

-:How to use Scanpst.exe outlook 2010 tool?

-:How to recover outlook files?

-:Is your personal data stuck inside the PST file?

Outlook a well designed email client, widely used for communication purpose. It is an important part Microsoft Office package, but it is also available individually. It is used to store personal information such as contacts, journal, calendar, emails etc. So it can be called as the personal data manager. It is this quality which has made many store their data inside it. But sometimes due to some corruption we might lose data. There can be numerous reasons for the corruption. It can be the case of:-

  1. Virus attack
  2. Application failure
  3. Upgrading to new operating system, without backing the PST file.

This will adversely affect your working, you will not be able to access to your PST file containing your valuable contacts, mails etc. Scanpst.exe outlook 2010 can be really helpful under these circumstances. Scanpst.exe is a tool designed for the user of outlook 2010, so as to recover contacts, emails, calendar entries.

It is present in every windows environment, and Scanpst.exe outlook 2010 can easily be found on following addresses, depending on their respective operating system:-

Windows 2000:

C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Scanpst.exe

Windows XP:

If Microsoft Office is not installed:-

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033\Scanpst.exe

If Microsoft Office is installed:-

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Scanpst.exe

or here

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\Scanpst.exe

Windows Vista:

If Microsoft Office is not installed:-


If Microsoft Office is installed:-

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Scanpst.exe

or here

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\Scanpst.exe

Scanpst.exe in Outlook 2010 is present at:

32-bit Windows; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 14

64-bit Windows; C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office 14

64-bit Outlook; C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 14

It is present on the following address but in hidden format. So, firstly its property needs to be changed from that of hidden to visible, and then it can be used to recover the PST file. Scanpst.exe outlook 2010 can be executed just by clicking and later mentioning the name of the file you are looking for.

But Scanpst.exe outlook 2010 has some limitation, which can create problem in the longer run. Problems like size limitation of PST files to be recovered. If the size of the file increases a certain limit then scanpst.exe tool provided might not be able to recover the file. Scanpst.exe outlook 2010 at that point needs a replacement.

There are various third party tools which can be evaluated to match your need. All these party tools have a upper hand to Scanpst.exe outlook 2010 tool in terms of:-

  1. Can repair larger PST file.
  2. Repair and recover virus corrupted PST files.
  3. Even attachment and images embedded with HTML file can be repaired and recovered.

User Guide: How to use the software

Step 1 : Launch Outlook 2007 Repair software and select the corrupt PST file to be scanned.

Step 2 : Now, click on 'Start' button to start the scanning process.

Step 3 : View the scanning in progress.

Step 4 : Once Scanning process is completed, Outlook 2007 repair software will recover all the recoverable components.

Step 5 : After viewing the lost folder in the recovered item list. Go for the Licence key and save the recovered PST file.