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The Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) is a Microsoft utility to repair damaged Outlook Data Files (OST and PST). It is the first tool Outlook users try when they find some issues with their PST files. One can simply download Scanpst.exe for free.

Where can you find scanpst.exe?

Scanpst.exe (Inbox Repair Tool) located in different location in different versions of Windows OS. To download Scanpst.exe, follow the bellow given path:

  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16 (for 64-bit Windows)
  • C:\Program Files (*86) \Microsoft Office\Office16 (for 32-bit Windows)

Locate Scanpst in Different Versions of Windows OS

Limitations of Scanpst.exe

The Scanpst.exe (Inbox Repair Tool) is considered as a first-aid tool for PST corruption issues. The application will repair the PST file in many cases. However, there is no surety that it will completely repair the PST file. There are many shortcomings with this utility.

  • Severely damaged corrupt PST files can never be repaired using scanpst.exe.
  • Scanpst.exe needs to run at least 5-8 times to completely remove the errors.
  • Scanpst.exe is vulnerable to the external threats like malware and spyware attacks.

Kernel for Outlook PST – a proven alternative to scanpst.exe

It can fix PST files, recover inaccessible data from PST files, and save them to PST file or other destinations. The following steps will show you the procedure to fix PST files.

  1. Launch the application.Launch the application
  2. Click the Browse button if you are familiar with the location of corrupt PST file. Otherwise, click Search button to search the PST file. It will open a new window named Search PST File(s).search the PST file
  3. Click Browse button to select the required folder or drive where you want to search for the PST file, and then click Search. It will list all the PST file present in the selected file or folder. Select the desired PST file from the list and click OK.Select the desired PST file
  4. The selected PST file will get enlisted in Source File Selection window. Now click Next.Source File Selection
  5. A new window named Information will inform you about the whole process of repairing PST file and the output modes available. Click Finish.process of repairing PST file
  6. Now the PST file data can be previewed.preview PST file
  7. Select any file or folder you want to retrieve and click the Save button.Select file or folder to retrieve
  8. The Select Output Type page will have a list of various output formats available. Select PST file (MS Outlook) and click Next.Select Output Type
  9. The Select Filter(s) page allows you to apply different filters like From, To, Subject, Folder Name, Item Type, and Date Range (it is an optional step, and you may skip it). Click Next after selecting the filters.Select Filters
  10. Select the required PST splitting option and click Next.Select the required PST splitting option
  11. Select the path where you want to save the PST file. Just browse the location and click the Finish button.browse the location to save PST file
  12. After the successful repair, you will get a notification that the PST file has been successfully saved at the given location. Click OK to finalize the conversion process.PST file successfully saved

When the scanpst.exe tool fails to repair the PST file, Kernel for Outlook PST Repair can be helpful. It deeply scans the corrupt PST files and quickly recovers mailbox items like emails, contact list, calendar events, tasks, and notes, etc.

Kernel for Outlook PST Repair
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