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outlook scanpst.exe location

If your Outlook program is having problems like freezing up and errors while moving emails between folders, then there's a good chance your Outlook data file (which is a PST type file) needs to be repaired. You can run a repair scan on your Outlook PST file using the free "scanpst.exe" program that included when Outlook is installed.

Microsoft likes to keep the users guessing by placing the "scanpst.exe" file in different folder locations on the hard drive depending on what version of Windows and what version of Office is installed on the computer. You would think Microsoft would want to create a shortcut to this repair tool in the Start Menu...

Here are some of the most likely locations:

Windows XP Computers

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

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

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


Windows Vista & Windows 7 Computers:

C:\Users\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Scanpst.exe

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

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

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

If you still have problems refer to this great website www.pstfilerepair.net or quit using outlook already and manage your email accounts with a free Gmail account. Goodness gracious great balls of fire...