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Resolve 'Scnpst.dll Not Found' Error

Microsoft’s Outlook provides an inbuilt utility called Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool to fix the issues that occurs due to corruption or damage of the PST file. This tool uses a special file called ‘Scnpst32.dll’ for the repairing and recovery of Outlook’s PST file. This file is very important file and if it gets corrupt or misses from the Windows the inbuilt Scanpst.exe tool might not work properly and may yields an error message on executing. So, the Scnpst32.dll related error need to be resolved.

To understand the situation lets consider an example, where suppose you find your PST file corrupted and when you try to open it fails to open and in return gives an error message such as "Unable to display the folder". When you tried to repair this issue using Scanpst.exe tool you further encounter another error which says –

"SCNPST32.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this issue"

The tool will throw the same message every time you try to run it.

Cause of ‘SCNPST32.DLL was not found’ error:

The situation has caused because either the Scnpst32.dll file is missing, corrupted, damaged or is not registered. And since this is the only file which is the backbone of Scanpst.exe tool, so the inbox repair tool will not run without it.

How to resolve ‘SCNPST32.DLL was not found’ error:

In order to resolve this problem you need to try following methods –

  • If you want to repair only the corrupt PST not the entire tool, then you can simply move the PST to another computer and scan it for bugs there, as it has the clean Scnpst32.dll file.
  • Register the Scnpst32.dll file by executing below mentioned command – "regsvr32 c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033\SCNPST32"
  • Download Scanpst.exe from Microsoft’s Official website and try to repair the corrupt PST using that.
  • You can also download the latest updates and hotfixes available for different Outlook versions.
  • Download scnpst32.dll file from the website replace it with the previous dll file.
  • If nothing works then use any third party PST Repair software which will effectively resolve this issue in seconds.

So, just try any of the above mentioned methods to repair your corrupt PST file of Outlook in seconds.

Scanpst.exe failed? Try Outlook PST Repair

Install the software with quick installation wizard. Just follow the 4 simple steps to successfully install the Outlook PST Repair.

Step 1
Launch the Outlook PST Repair from the desktop shortcut. And select the corrupted PST file.


Step 2
Click Next and follow the on-screen instruction to finish it. No need to Worry! Your Outlook.pst is in Hand of Professional.

Outlook PST Repair has very advance scanning alogorith as compared to the Scanpst.exe. You will see the difference in result, once the scanning is over.


Step 3
Once Scanning process is completed, Outlook PST repair will show the previews of all the recoverable components.

Step 4
After viewing the lost folder in the recovered item list. Go for the Licence key to save the pst file..


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