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Unable To Find Scanpst.exe or Inbox Repair Tool in Windows 7

As we all know that the MS Outlook is an application of MS Office package and if MS Outlook’s PST file gets corrupt then Scanpst.exe which is also known as Inbox Repair Tool is used to repair the PST file. This is very efficient tool and can fix the PST corruption related issue in which the PST header is affected. But if you use the recently introduced operating system of Windows i.e. Windows 7, then you may find problem in locating the Inbox Repair tool at its correct location because of its hidden attribute which makes it invisible.

To understand the situation just consider a situation when your PST gets damaged for some reasons like due to unexpected shutdown virus attacks, application bugs, version upgradation, network sharing etc. Since the PST file is stored in the Windows 7 system, so you wished to repair it using Scanpst.exe inbuilt tool of MS Outlook application but you failed to locate it. You may fail to locate Inbox Repair tool because of the following reasons –

  • You might not be searching for the Inbox Repair tool at its default location.
  • Scanpst.exe tool might have moved from its original location.
  • The Inbox Repair tool is hidden by default, so you can’t locate this file until you enable the view hidden files and folder option.

So, in order to resolve this issue you need to try these fixes as mentioned below –

  • First search for the Scanpst.exe file at its correct location.
  • If the file is accidentally or intentionally moved then you need to run the tool from there.
  • If the hidden attribute of Inbox Repair Tool is enabled then you need to disable it in order to few the files and folders.
  • For this click ‘Start’ | ‘Search’ and then right-click on control folders. After that type ‘Run as administrator’ and then double click the folder option. Once you are done with that click on the view tab and select show hidden files and folders option under hidden files and folders, click ‘OK’ and save the settings.

This will surely resolve your issue and will make the Scanpst.exe tool available in Windows 7 operating system.

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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