How to Fix Scnpst32.dll Error

Scnpst32.dll is used for Microsoft Personal Folder Recovery for ANSI Stores. The scnpst32.dll is a component of Microsoft Outlook version 11.0 from the Microsoft Corporation.

You may get an error message similar to the one below when you are trying to repair Outlook.pst.

Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the specified folder location. Errors have been detected in the file C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\LocalSettings\ApplicationData\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst. Quit all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox Repair Tool.

You may not be able to run the Inbox Repair Tool as suggested. Running scanpst.exe only produces a scnpst32.dll related error.


Solution 1

If? you want to simply repair the Inbox, there is a workaround. Simply copy your Outlook.pst file to a flash drive and use a clean computer that has the scanpst files and scnpst32 dll file.

Solution 2

If your error is due to a crash and you are advised to run scanpst.exe but this only produces the scnpst32.dll error, you may want to follow the steps below.

Scnpst32.dll may be found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033.

Try registering the file.

  1. Go to Start and then to Run.
  2. Type in cmd and press OK.
  3. Type in or copy the command to register the scnpst32.dll file: regsvr32 C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033\SCNPST32.DLL.

Solution 3

  1. Do a search for scanpst.exe.
  2. If you have another copy of scanpst.exe in your downloads, this is not the correct file to repair.
  3. Find scanpst.exe from the other results.
  4. Repair the scanpst file.
  5. Your Outlook should work now.

Solution 4

Download the latest update and hotfix from the Microsoft Solution Center for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003.

The missing scnpst32.dll file is already included in these hotfixes. The Solution Centers mentioned also contain very helpful information for various errors and issues as well as updates.

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