I sometimes have to deal with customer computers whose Outlook PST or OST files have become corrupted.  Very often the fix is to run SCANPST.EXE on the offending PST/OST file.


However, every time I go to do this I forget where the two executable files are.  Here is where they are on a Vista machine running Office 2007:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

I hope this helps.


Alexis said…
I have heard about other tools.But one of it helped me very well-Pst file fixer.It recovered all my old damaged mails and made it in a minute.Besides program showed me how it saving the output data either as a single .pst file or as a set of .eml, .vcf and .txt files.
Actually, I am using Pst file fixer from a long time. It is very useful utility for recovering any kind of old damaged mails. Have you ever tried it..If not, try it. It is too good.
Mitch said…
The biggest problem with this tool is that it only repairs the headers of the Outlook.pst data file, scanpst.exe simply doesn’t repair the PST data itself. So sometimes it might work, but in many occasions, it simply won’t recover the pst file (especially if it’s bigger than 2GB)
Anonymous said…
I also found one such article that explains where to find scanost.exe file location
Anonymous said…
These tools scanost.exe and scanpst.exe are very helpful in Outlook OST and PST file recovery and the only free option. But if these fails paid tool to recover ost(convert ost to pst) and pst files comes in play.
Vikram Bisht said…
New OST to Outlook Conversion software is the most popular OST to Outlook utility to convert your (.ost) file to Personal Storage Table (.pst) with ost to outlook conversion tool. This OST to Outlook software act also as OST to outlook file conversion tool to extract OST file to Outlook instantly & rapidly. A perfect solution is available click this link- http://www.ostconvertertool.com/
Annie said…
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Unknown said…
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Unknown said…
Download the free trial version of OST to PST converter Software to convert OST file to PST file easily. This software effectively repair corrupted OST file and export OST file to PST file instantly.
Use the free trial version to see the preview of recovered mailbox.
Unknown said…
If you are looking for a way to convert an OST file into PST format, you can try OST to PST Converter software which can smartly import the OST file mailbox data to new PST file. Also save OST to PST, EML, MSG and HTML file format. For more information visit here : http://www.filesrecoverytools.com/ost-to-pst-converter.html
Unknown said…
Sometimes bugs still remain in the PST file even after running scanpst.exe. Indeed, these bugs are so disruptive that they can not repaired by Inbox Repair Tool. In such a case, one ought to be switch on third party utility like Outlook File Recovery. This tool deals with any kind of errors, keep the data integrity same and able to restore permanently deleted emails.

Source: http://www.pstrepairtool.org/

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