This is a handy and useful tool that comes with Outlook. It’s a way to scan your Outlook files for errors/corruption. There’s a Scanost.exe for Exchange users and a Scanpst.exe for the rest of us.

Importantly the files are located here;

For Microsoft Outlook 2003 (and earlier) users:

c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033

For Outlook 2007 it’s here:

c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
Outlook 2010 it’s here;
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14

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