Where is Scanpst Location in Windows XP for Outlook 2010, 2007 & 2003?

Are you looking for a solution to find out where is Scanpst Location in Windows XP? If yes, then you are on the right page. Well, here I will be discussing what is the location of scanpst.exe in Windows XP for Outlook 2010, 2007 & 2003. But before moving further to the solution you should know what is scanpst.exe. So here we go.

What is Scanpst.exe File?

It is an inbox repair tool which is provided by Microsoft to repair corrupted PST files, Outlook not responding and other PST files issue. This tool is used to scan the complete PST file to check whether it’s structure is in a good state or not. If any issue is found then it will rebuild the header of original PST file to make it error-free. It actually works completely on your original PST file thus increasing the chances of losing Outlook attributes.

In order to use the Inbox Repair tool, you should first know where it is located and its location varies for different versions. Below I have listed down Scanpst file locations for different Outlook versions.

Scanpst location for Outlook 2010

  • 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\

Outlook 2007 Scanpst.exe location

  • 32-bit Windows:- C:\Program Files\Microsoft office\Office 12\
  • 64-bit Windows:- C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft office\Office 12\

Scanpst.exe location for Outlook 2003?

  • 32-bit Windows:- C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\
  • 64-bit Windows:- C:\Program Files (x86)\ Common Files\System\MSMAPI\

How to repair corrupt PST using Scanpst.exe file?

Follow the below steps to repair the corrupted PST file by using inbox repair tool.

1. First of all, you need to exit the active Outlook that you are using.

2. Then open file location from the drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12, double click the Scanpst.exe and open it.

Locate Scanpst file

3. After that, enter the name of the PST file that you want to scan. Click on Browse to search the file.

add the PST need to scan

4. Now click on the Start button to initiate the scanning process of PST file.

PST file is scanned

5. After the scanning process gets completed, it shows the existing error in file and provides the option to repair the file.

repair PST file


Above, I have discussed what is Scanpst file and where is Scanpst Location in Windows XP for Outlook 2010, 2007 & 2003. I have also provided a solution to repair corrupted PST files by using the Outlook Inbox repair tool. Hope this article helps to resolve your query.

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About The Author:

Amrita Yadav is a content writer in the field of Email Migration, Data Recovery, Email backup, and File Management. I started this writing career two years back. I think the vast range of information in this industry is the reason I am so fascinated to read about the newer techniques and technology.

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