Scanpst.exe easily repairs the PST!
For a long time people were waiting for a product that can manage all their daily routines, their meetings, remember the special dates and help them in their business. Finally it will be available and named as Microsoft Outlook
. It was the personal information manager that was capable of doing tasks like internet activities (sending and recovering e-mails and files), a personal note book, manage your schedules, contacts and notes. It acts as recording all your activities that may help you in future.
Microsoft outlook uses PST and ost files. Personal Folder Files (.PST) are the files where all your files and personal information is stored. It is like a bank account where all your finance is saved. The PST files are therefore very important files on your computer. These files can be corrupted by many reasons like unstable power cut, improper system shutdown, virus attacks or over sizing problem of PST file. Many other reasons can also corrupt the files and make them inaccessible.
Microsoft Outlook software development team had developed a solution for this problem and packed it with the Microsoft Office 2000 Suite. It is known as Scanpst.exe. It is software that you can get either from windows 2000 CD or with the Microsoft Office Suite. It is a small file that automatically installed in your computer while installing the Microsoft Office. The location of this file:
For Microsoft Windows NT and Microsoft Windows 2000:
- :\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT
- For Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows 98:
- :\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\95
- If you are using the Microsoft Office 2007 then the location of the Scanpst.exe is:
- :\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
It is a simple and effective software that can first scans the system to search the corrupted PST and OST files and then it repairs all the bad sectors of the files and makes them available for us. To run the Scanpst.exe you just need to double click on the icon in these locations. It will open the inbox repair tool. Type the path of the PST file and click on the browse button. Click on start.