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Fix "Scanpst.exe – Unable To Locate Component …" Error

MS Outlook’s MAPI32 program file i.e. ‘OLMAPI32.dll’ gets corrupt or missed due to several reasons whenever user tries to access either MS Outlook application or its inbuilt utilities like Scanpst.exe. Due to OLMAPI32.dll corruption the PST file of Outlook which stores all its data also gets damaged and becomes inaccessible. This corruption is generally indicated by several error messages that occur when Outlook fails to locate OLMAPI32.dll file. The error message that is returned in this process by MS Outlook application is as follows –

"SCANPST.EXE – Unable To Locate Component ..."

In order to resolve this issue inbuilt utility Inbox Repair Tool can be used but this tool will also not start as the file which is needed to start this repair tool i.e. OLMAPI32.dll file, scanpst.exe will unable to locate component. So, reinstalling the application may fix this problem, but performing this action may lead to huge data loss situations.

The main reason due to which this error message has caused includes damaged Outlook installation or missing OLMAPI32.dll file from the Outlook folder. In some of the cases existence of two or more copies of Scanpst.exe file can also cause this problem. In fact many Outlook 2007 users have experienced similar kind of errors after installing latest Microsoft updates, mostly by the beta users of MS Office 2007.

You can try below mentioned steps in order to repair and access your corrupt PST file. The steps are as follows –

  • Repair Office 2007 and check if the problem persists. If it does then follow the next step.
  • Boot the system in safe mode and then locate the MSMAPI32.dll file and rename it to MSMAPI32.old and install MS Outlook 2003, this will surely resolve your issue.

In some of the cases the Scanpst.exe tool fails to repair to corrupt PST file because of its limited functionalities, so in order to deal with such problem you need to use third party software which will surely resolve your Scanpst.exe missing issue.

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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I tried SCANPST.exe a Inbox Repair Tool, and got nothing. But Outlook PST repair recovered all my emails back.



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