Learn About Pst Scan Tool Outlook 2010 In Brief.

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I want to ask about the pst scan tool outlook 2010. I am using Outlook 2010 on my Dell Inspiron laptop. Can someone tell me about the scan tool, please?

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Learn About Pst Scan Tool Outlook 2010 In Brief.


If you wish to repair one of your pst files, then execute these steps below:

  1. First, exit from Outlook and perform one of these:
    • Either, Locate C:\Program Files.


  • C:\Program Files (x86).
  1. Then, type EXE in the Searchbox.

NOTES: If your system is unable to find SCANPST.EXE in one of above folder, then try to search in the other folder. Browse to the folder based on your Outlook version.

  1. Now, open EXE.
  2. You will then see a box Enter the name of the file you want to scan, just type the name of the file which you wish to check in that box, or choose Browseto select the file from your computer.
  3. Then,select Startto embark on the scan.
  4. In case the scan finds bugs, then choose Repairto begin the process to solve them.Image result for pst scan tool outlook 2010

After the repair is over, start Outlook along with the profile which is in link with the Outlook file.

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Learn About Pst Scan Tool Outlook 2010 In Brief.


The “scanpst.exe” program or file is the PST repair tool or the Inbox Repair tool. It is used to diagnose and repair errors in the Outlook data file. It checks the Outlook data files on the computer if they are in good shape.

The Inbox Repair tool is used when you receive a message that Microsoft Office Outlook is unable to open your data file, set of folders, or when you think your Outlook data file is damaged. To use the tool, first, exit Microsoft Office Outlook if it is running then navigate to one of these locations using Windows Explorer and double-click “scanpst.exe”:

  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2019 – C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16

Next, click “Browse” then navigate to the location of the Outlook data file or PST file (*.pst) and select to open. Click “Start” to begin the scan. If errors were found at the end of the scan, click “Repair” to fix them.

Repair errors in PST file
Repair errors in PST file

When repair is complete, start Microsoft Office Outlook with the profile associated with the PST file you repaired. To locate your Outlook data file or PST file, in Microsoft Office Outlook, click “File”, “Account Settings” then “Account Settings”. Go to “Data Files” tab and take note of the path.

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