Jun 24, 2013

Check and Repair your Outlook .pst file

image Microsoft provides a tool called scanpst.exe. It’s typically in your Office folder so for Outlook 2010 on a 64 bit system
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office 14.
On a 32 bit version of windows just use the Program Files instead of Program Files (x86).  Navigate to this folder and double-click scanpst.exe.

SNAGHTML3c97b98 The dialog at the left will appear. It might already have the path to your .pst file, if not use the Browse… button to locate it. If you don’t know where your .pst file is see the instructions below.

Once you have your .pst file path in the text area, click Start and follow the instructions.

Locating Your .pst File

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Right-click on your mailbox in Outlook and select the Data File Properties… option.  In the dialog that appears click the Advanced… button. Your path will be in the resulting dialog (see example below).

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Tod Gentille (@todgentille) is now a Curriculum Director for Pluralsight. He's been programming professionally since well before you were born and was a software consultant for most of his career. He's also a father, husband, drummer, and windsurfer. He wants to be a guitar player but he just hasn't got the chops for it.