How to repair Outlook Data File?

If you have problem with reading mails in MS Outlookcorrupted files – I suggest you to try this integrated solution from Microsoft.

This tool is called scanpst.exe and it should be located at

drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12

If you don’t know how to find it just copy path provided and paste it in your Windows Explorer with typing right drive letter. Microsoft Technicians has explained how to use this tool take a look at the link.

I had situation like this in the past and this tool was helpful. I must say that scanpst.exe worked and recovered my emails.

It depends on what version of Windows you are using and where to find scanpst.exe. Here are file paths for most common Windows version people using today

<disk drive>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16 – For Outlook 2016 Click-to-Run installation on a 64-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16 – For Outlook 2016 Click-to-Run installation on a 32-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16 – For Outlook 2016 MSI-based installation on a 64-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16 – For Outlook 2016 MSI-based installation on a 32-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15 – For Outlook 2013 Click-to-Run installation on a 32-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15 – For Outlook 2013 Click-to-Run installation on a 64-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15 – For Outlook 2013 MSI-based installation on a 32-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15 – For Outlook 2013 MSI-based installation on a 64-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14 – For Outlook 2010 on a 32-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office(x86)\Office14 – For Outlook 2010 on a 64-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 – For Outlook 2007 on a 32-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12 – For Outlook 2007 on a 64-bit version of Windows
<disk drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\ – Other typical location
<disk drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 – Other typical location
<disk drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT – Other typical location (for Windows NT and Windows 2000)
<disk drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\95 – Other typical location (for Windows 95 and Windows 98)

Outlook 2002/XP
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\scanpst.exe

Outlook 2000
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\<locale ID>\NT\scanpst.exe

Outlook 97 / Outlook 98

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Messaging\scanpst.exe

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