Scanpst Not Working In Outlook 2016

If you are a user of MS Outlook application then you might have suffered some Outlook issues while sending and receiving emails through Outlook. This is due to the fact that the PST file of Outlook application is very sensitive and prone to corruption. This problem is also seen in the Outlook 2016.

Microsoft Outlook 2016 is the latest version till now and is integrated with improved tweaks and features updates like Ribbon interface, Attractive colourful theme, advanced help option, rotation support, etc. With all new features included, users will be able to utilize more and more features of Outlook for sending and receiving emails. Along with this, scanpst.exe is also present in the package designed to deal with PST file corruption issues. Commonly, scanpst.exe is also called as Inbox Repair tool. It is an integrated utility tool to repair personal folders in Outlook program.

Location of Scanpst file in Outlook 2016

  • Outlook 2016 (32 bit):

\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16

  • Outlook 2016 (64 bit):

\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16

  • Outlook 2016 Click to Run (32 bit):

\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16

  • Outlook 2016 Click-to-Run (64 bit):

\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16

Problems with Scanpst in Outlook 2016

Though scanpst is provided to solve Outlook issues, it comes with some limitations. In case, “SCNPST32.dd” file, a part of scanpst.exe file is broken then scanpst will not work. Also, if the problem or corruption is too large then scanpst file may not work properly or not respond during repairing process even in Outlook 2016. Some other common reasons behind scanpst issue are –

  • If scanpst.exe is not installed properly then it will cause it to misbehave.
  • If you are using an outdated version of scanpst.exe, it may freeze.
  • If the PST file size is around 2GB then scanpst will absolutely fail.
  • If the corruption in PST file is more complex and is nearly difficult to repair then scanpst fails.

How to fix Scanpst issues?

By now you have figured out the exact reason for scanpst issue, you need to either repair scanpst or PST file. And for repairing this utility tool you need to repair whole Outlook program. In such conditions, use PST Repair tool. This software repairs PST file with much tenacity. This tool repairs PST files corruption and Outlook issues safely and accurately.

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