How to use Microsoft Outlook ScanPST.exe Tool

  Admin |   16-Apr-16

ScanPST.exe is a free application of Microsoft that is used to fix all kind of errors from Outlook PST file. The software scans the PST file and verify its structure. The tool rebuilds the header file and restores the structure if it is not in the appropriate format.

Check out Default Location of ScanPST.exe Tool

How to use Microsoft Outlook ScanPST Tool

  1. Close Outlook if you are using it and Launch ScanPST.exe from its default location.


  1. Browse the PST file that you want to scan
  2. Click on Options and choose Scan Log
  3. Click on Start button to Start the process. This will analyze the structure and will tell you if it founds any kind of error
  4. Click on Repair button to start the process


Limitations Of Scanpst Application

This tool has some limitations and due to that is not used by most of the users. Problems you may found while using this tool:

  1. This tool is not able to completely repair headers and directory structure.
  2. You cannot use this tool if you have PST file having size more than 2 GB.
  3. Sometime you may found Run Time errors in it.

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