Microsoft Personal Folders Scan/Repair Utility

SCANPST.EXE. What is it?

The SCANPST.EXE is a Microsoft Personal Folders Scan/Repair Utility.

This file is part of Microsoft Office Outlook. SCANPST.EXE is developed by Microsoft Corporation. SCANPST.EXE is usually located in the %PROGRAM_FILES% sub-folder and its usual size is 38,232 bytes.

Scanpst.exe is a very handy utility for Microsoft outlook users. It is used to repair corrupted and damaged PST files. Although Microsoft also provides scanpst.exe installer but its related files are usually it is in hidden format and hard to locate. There are many other third party vendors who have developed scanpst.exe but while download the while one should be very careful as many virus files are also existing over the Internet with the same name.

Scanpst.exe is also known as inbox repair tool to repair the files associated with personal folders. To run the Inbox Repair Tool, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then point to Find or to Search, depending upon your operating system.
  2. In the Search for files or folders named box, type scanpst.exe
  3. Double click the Scanpst.exe file to open the Inbox Repair Tool.
  4. Type the path and the file name of the personal folders (.pst) file or click Browse to locate the file by using the Windows file system.
  5. Click Start.

For further details see Microsoft reference guide.


Beware of same file names as many exists as virus.


Author: Microsoft CorporationPart Of: Microsoft Office OutlookCommon path(s): subfolder %PROGRAM_FILES%


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like SCANPST.EXE. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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by Rahat on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:55 AM

thanks for the sharing nice details about scanpst.exe.. but i face some problem using this soft . its can not able to repair more 2gb file ..

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