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Where is ScanPST.exe on Windows Vista & Windows XP Office

Posted by David  •  Jul 14th, 2009 7:54:33 am - Subscribe | Mood: full | Music: Pussy Doodles

I received a call from our Houston office today (here at work), letting me know that they were having an issue with one of the terminals. Seems as though Microsoft Office Outlook was displaying and error upon populating the .pst file.

Well obviously you would use the ScanPST.exe but heck, Where is ScanPST on Windows Vista & Windows XP Office? Well here are the locations for you. Hopefully this will save you some time.

Location of Windows Vista ScanPST.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

Location of Windows XP ScanPST.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMapi\1033\Scanpst.exe

Be sure to allow the viewing of hidden files and folders on your machine. If you do not there is a chance that you will not be able to locate the ScanPST.exe file that you need to run.

How to Allow Hidden Files and Folders
Start > Control Panel > Files and Folders or Folder Options > View > Under Hidden Files and Folders > Bubble in Show Hidden Files and Folders > Apply > Ok

Good luck!

Comments 3  •  Jul 14th, 2009 7:54:33 am - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment


anonymous Says:
January 20th, 2010

You have the Operating Systems and the corresponding directory paths mixed up.
Vista/Win7 is C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMapi\1033\Scanpst.exe

WinXP is : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

peteperry Says:
February 25th, 2010

Thanks so much for your invaluable assistance in solving my outlook problem (finding scanpst.exe)!

dorran Says:
June 22nd, 2011

Thanks for sharing all the information, I would have had a hard time figuring this out all by myself. I just hope things won't get complicated just because I use a cloud system system

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