Scanpst.exe for Outlook 2007 to Repair Damaged PST

Outlook application makes use of PST file format to store its entire information that includes emails, contacts, notes, calendar, appointments etc. It lets you to send and receive email messages to various people in the simplest way. Microsoft Outlook 2007 is the new version in the range of Outlook email application that provides many advanced features in respect to its earlier versions.

However, at times Outlook 2007 can't allow to send, receive or access any of its objects due to PST file corruption. There are chances that the PST file of MS Outlook might corrupt due to number of reasons such as:

  • Sudden system shut down
  • Large size i.e. 2 GB PST files
  • Network sharing
  • Virus or other malicious attack
  • Insufficiency of power supply
  • Hard drive formatting
  • Malfunctioning of application

In order to combat PST file corruption Microsoft Outlook facilitates Inbox Repair Tool or Scanpst.exe for Outlook 2007 to repair PST file. This utility do works well in minor PST header corruption but most of the Outlook users complain that Scanpst.exe doesn't effectively repair the file and leave the PST repair process in the middle with some unknown error messages. Because this utility comes with some limitations, as it unable to repair files larger than 2 GB, when Outlook PST files are severely damaged, etc. Many of times because of large PST file database, Outlook starts displaying different formats of error messages, as follows:

  • "Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file."
  • "Outlook.pst has reached its maximum size."
  • "Outlook.pst cannot be accessed - 0×80040116."

In order to deal with this situation, you can use the Inbox Repair tool i.e. scanpst.exe tool. You can locate Scanpst.exe for Outlook 2007 in the following folders:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT


C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\95

After you find the scanpst.exe tool, to start the process of PST file scanning to repair then just follow the steps as mentioned below:

  • Click Start - Find or Search
  • In the search box, type scanpst.exe
  • Double-click on it to start Inbox Repair Tool
  • Type the path and the file name of PST or simply click on the Browse button to find the file
  • Click Start

The fact is that scanpst.exe for Outlook 2007 only repair PST file header and also it is not much precocious as third like party Outlook repair tools. While repairing the file, you might loss your important emails and it is also important to have the backup of all the data before you start scanning process. In case of its failure you need to use third party Outlook PST Repair tool.

PST Repair tool for Outlook is significantly designed with the intention to repair damaged PST files regardless of the reasons and the extent of corruption. It successfully deals with all sorts of corruption and Outlook objects recovery. It supports all versions of Windows and MS Outlook including 2010/ 2007/ 2003/ 2002, etc.

System Requirements


Thanks for a wonderful software. It really helped me to recover my lost emails in few clicks. Now, I can easily access my PST file. Thanks a lot!!!...."Nancy,Florida".