OL98: How to Find and Run the Inbox Repair Tool

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The Inbox Repair Tool (Scanpst.exe) is a tool designed to help repair issues associated with Personal Folder files (.PST files). The Inbox Repair Tool ships with Microsoft Windows 95 and also on the Microsoft Office 97 CD-ROM.

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The Inbox Repair Tool is automatically installed with all Outlook 98 installation options. To use the tool, click Start, point to
Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Inbox Repair Tool.


For additional information about using the Inbox Repair Tool, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

171371 OL97: Using the Inbox Repair Tool to Recover Message Stores

Article ID: 181167 - Last Review: Apr 11, 2001 - Revision: 1