Here’s a question from one of our readers,
My Outlook profile file (.pst) is corrupted, and I read somewhere that I can scan and repair it using scanpst.exe tool. However I can’t find it in Microsoft Outlook 2010. Where do I look for it?
Thanks for the question. As you have rightly said, the Scanpst.exe scans your corrupted Outlook profile and tries to repair it.
While Scanpst.exe does ship by default with Outlook 2010, it cannot be accessed from within Outlook. In fact, you cannot even run this utility without closing Outlook.
Once you’ve completely exited Outlook, open My Computer and go to Files\Microsoft Office\Office14, and you will find Scanpst.exe there.