We are here to
instruct you how to locate Inbox Repair tool to download Scanpst.exe in Microsoft
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and latest 10 for both 32bit as well as 64bit
It is an inbuilt repair tool developed by Microsoft that
help the user to diagnose whether the files are corrupted or damaged and repair
them if needed. It is first aid for corrupted or damaged PST files. This in-built tool is mostly referred to as
‘Scanpst.exe’. It comes with MS Outlook as an attachment and gets planted in on
users system as they install Outlook as Mail client on their system. What it
does is, it first scan the whole file and check whether the file structure is
intact. If it finds some error when it would first reset then reconstruct
header. The one and only drawback this Scanpst .exe aka ‘Inbox repair tool’ has
is it only scans the PST or OST files, the mailbox on the server are left
Find Location of Scanpst.exe files
According to the MS
Outlook and windows version the file location of Scanpst is subjugated to
change means for different versions there is different file location.
Scanpst.exe Location for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc.
Or you can choose a better, quick and easy way to locate any
file from your system using "Everything”. It is small in size, clean and
simple interface, Quickly index and searches
files. Unlike Microsoft
Windows search "Everything" at first displays all file and folder on
It just indexes file
and folder names and usually, it takes a
few seconds to build its database. Not only it reads files and folders name, it
can also search content from almost any file. And the best thing is that it is
free of cost. So you can also use it search Scanpst.exe in no time.
Steps to repair Corrupted PST file using
Step1# Once the
Scanpst is located. Run it.
Step2# Now from
browser select the corrupted or damaged file that you want to recover.
selecting a PST file click on ‘Start’ to scan.
Step4# After scanning
process finishes, it will show the error of the file. Click on ‘Repair’ to fix
the corrupted PST file.
Note: You need to exit Outlook
along with all other application that is mail-enabled and you need to know the
exact location of the file that you want to repair.
constantly examines every folder in the .pst files and performs the following
What to do if Scanpst does not work
- It checks the right tables are combined with the folder.
- Check each and every
row of the table to make sure that the message or the subfolder is present in
- On the off chance
that message or subfolder isn't discovered, ScanPST expels that column.
- In the event that
ScanPST gets the message or subfolder, it validates that message and also the
- If the specified
validations process fails, then Scanpst remove that from the table as it is
considered as corrupted.
The Scanpst have many drawbacks so it does not work most of
the times. It’s very slow, time-consuming and incapable to handle multiple PST
files at once. Due to all these it better to use a tool that is easy to use,
fast and time saving like Sysinfotools
Outlook PST Repair. It has three different recovery modes (Standard,
Advance, Deep). Can recover files of any size and preview feature let us see
the files, emails, calendar, and attachments etc before recovering. The free
version is also provided to evaluate the working mechanism of the tool.