Find Scanpst.exe in Windows 7!

    Scanpst.exe is the free outlook PST repair tool provided by Microsoft. Often it is used to repair corrupted PST file. Whenever users experienced that there is problem in accessing PST file or getting problematic issue regarding performance of Outlook, they can use this feature of Outlook to fix out the issue.

    Windows 7 is the latest Windows operating system with lots of new features. Now it is commonly used by people. Most of the user of Outlook working on Windows 7 operating system faces the problem of corruption in PST file which leads with the inaccessibility of file. In this scenario users are not able to access PST file and object stored in it. Due to this inaccessibility there are chances of data loss stored in the PST file.

    When user wants to open PST file, he gets error message indicating that need to run inbox repair tool (scanpst.exe) to correct the problem. But where is scanpst.exe in Windows 7.

    Scanpst is the single executable file and you can find it at its default place. Most of the user comes up with the question Scanpst.exe not found in windows 7. As this is hidden file so to view this you need to enable the option to view hidden file. For this follow up these steps---

    Start >My Computer >Organize >Folder and Search Options > View Tab >Check Show Hidden Folders and Files and uncheck “Hide Extensions for Known File Types”.

    Scanpst.exe Windows 7 location

    Windows7 64 bit: Start >My Computer > Program files(x86) >Microsoft Office >Office 12 >ScanPST.exe

    Double click on it and then locate corrupted PST file. Tool thoroughly scans file and find out the error and then start repair process but before starting repair process make backup of file. So that in any misshapen you can restore file from backup. if you are not able to find the location then search it by typing name “scanspte.exe” in the search box of file and folder. If still not able to find then it is possible that file has been deleted from its own place or not installed properly and you need to reinstall application.

    But this is quite not good idea. This is the only tool which comes with Outlook to repair PST file. In this situation when Scanpst.exe not found in windows 7, you can take help from the third party Outlook PST repair tool which can repair corrupted PST file efficiently and easily. It is designed with more powerful and advanced repair tool than scanspst.


  • System Requirements

    Processor : Pentium Class
    Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/2003/XP/2000/NT4 (SP6)
    Memory : Minimum 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
    Hard Disk : 50 MB of free disk space
    MS Outlook : MS Outlook 2010/2007/2003/2002/2000
    Internet Explorer : Version 5 or later