Scanpst.exe a primary executable file provided by Microsoft Inc. and comes with all Outlook version. This free utility is used to repair corrupted or damaged PST files by examines the damaged PST items header and directory structures and try to fix them by scanning content of PST within the file. If you are regular Outlook user then you known very well that scanpst.exe gets install automatically with Ms outlook. But sometime it generate problem and unable to open when outlook not installed properly. Apart from there are lots of reasons are responsible to fail to run scanpst.exe some are mentioned below :
- H/W failure while installing new application
- Missing of DLL files
- Scanpst.exe not compatible with installed Outlook version
- Severe PST corruption also lead to scanpst.exe errors
These are the main fact the found behind failure of scanpst.exe, moreover following illustration and error message will help you clarify the problems to a further extent.
Since you all know PST files are highly prone to corruption, and unfortunately there are number of possible reasons are available in Outlook in which PST file lead to corruption and user may lose entire outlook collection if damaged PST files not repaired within time. In such cse being an outlook user when you try to run scanpst.exe then the tool doesn’t work and display following error message.
Scanpst.Exe – Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point could not be found or locate in the dynamic link library SCNPST.dll
Once you get this error message then, the executable file is unable to proceed scanning process and can not fix the corrupted or damaged PST files. In such case you have left no other option rather than following below steps to fix corruption issues when scanpst.exe fails to repair the damaged PST files.
Check Outlook and scanpst.exe version and reinstall MS Outlook then try to repair files. In case problems still exists, then go to next step.
Move PST files to another computer, but outlook must be in same version in another computer, it has been used to create the original, damaged PST files.
In case if above steps are enough to fix the problem then you need to use automatic solution and grab to third party Outlook PST Repair tool which is specially designed and developed with advanced scanning algorithm and latest programs. With the help of this comprehensive tool all you can easily fix any problems related to Outlook PST files. It involves deep and advanced scanning techniques and fix the existing errors in just few clicks.