How to Run Scanpst.exe

Facing problem in running scanpst.exe ?
Do you want to know how to run scanpst.exe ?

Scanpst.exe is an inbuilt tool available with all the versions of MS Outlook. It is automatically installed at the time of Outlook installation. This tool is designed to repair minor corruption of PST files.. Its running is simple, you just have to locate it because it is a hidden tool and its location varies according to the versions of Outlook and Windows OS. Users have to enable the view hidden files and folders option. There is no need to download it, as it is pre-installed with all the Outlook versions.

Following are the steps how to run scanpst.exe :

  • Step 1 : Go to ''My Computer''. Open “C” drive.
  • Step 2 : Open “Program files” and double click on “Microsoft Office”.
  • Step 3 : Open “Office 12”. Scroll down in the next Window and double click on “SCANPST” file.
  • Step 4 : Click on “Browse” and select the corrupted PST file. Press “Open”.
  • Step 5 : Click on “Start” button. Scanning starts.
  • Step 6 : Once scanning is done, backup of scanned file is made.
  • Step 7 : Click on “Repair” button. As it is finished, “Repair Complete” message is shown in the Window.
  • Step 8 : Click on “OK”.

However, scanpst.exe is not effective in following case :

  • Severe corruption
  • Over sized PST file
  • Corruption in body and footer part of the PST files
  • Password protected PST files

When scanpst.exe fails to repair the PST file and give some errors messages then you are searching for the best pst repair software third party Outlook PST repair software is downloaded for windows 8 . It offers a complete solution which not only repairs the corrupted PST files but also save them to specific location. this software is Supportted for all MS Outlook versions . It repairs all types of corruption either minor or severe and can repair over sized PST files also. Even compact and password protected PST files are repaired. It is definitely an user friendly software because its working is simple and don't require much of technical skill. Latest technique is used within this software and know PST Repair Software works on windows 8 . The demo version and licensed version are available with the software. Demo version provides the preview of the recovered PST files and if the user buy the licensed version, they can repair as well as restore the PST files to their desired location.