Scanpst – Inbox Repair Utility
Microsoft Office provides a repair tool for Outlook Pst files (Your mailbox storage file). This utility is named ScanPst and program is stored in your disk under the simple name ScanPst.Exe. This tool can repair some of the common Outlook PST errors. ScanPst.exe scans and attempts to repair a preselected .PST file; it analyzes its structure and checks problems it can fix. After the scanning it will provide information on the found errors offer you to repair them.
Where Can I Find ScanPst?
Simply it could be found in the following folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\System;
There you may find a folder named “MSMAPI” or “MAPI”. In this folder you will see another folder named with a numbers. For Example: 1044.
Your complete path should be somthing similar to:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\1044\
However, there are two files with the following names: ScanPst.exe and ScanOst.exe. What you need is the second one.
If you cannot find the file by browsing folders, try using the “Windows Search”:
1. Click “Start” and open Windows start menu
2. Select “Search” and click Files and Folders
3. Type “ScanPst.exe” without the quotes
4. Click Find
When Scanpst Cannot Solve Your Outlook Problems?
* It cannot recover deleted messages.
* Sometimes it cannot find the problem that Outlook is reporting.
* Watch Out! it can sometimes loose data during recovery.
Before Using ScanPst.Exe
Be sure you make a backup to your Outlook PST file before running the repair process. A simple file copy would be good enough.