Make a resolution to the “Scanpst.exe-unable to locate component

Due to regular use of MS Outlook to store your important documents such as mails, appointments, notes, contacts in PST files, it’s obvious that the files get corrupt at a point after which you start facing number of problems like files inaccessibility, data loss etc. In that situation, Outlook suggests you to use inbuilt Inbox repair tool Scanpst exe so as to repair the corrupted Outlook files. But at times, while using this tool attempt to searching of files fails and messages such as Scanpst.exe missing comes up on the screen.

Consider a situation where you attempt to start Outlook to repair your corrupted PST files but it fails to find the necessary components required due to which Scanpst could not be able to start followed by message similar to this one:

“Scanpst.exe – unable to locate component; this application has failed to start because OLAMPI32.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem.”


1. Either olmapi32.dll is missing that is required to run Scanpst.exe tool or due to improper Outlook installation

2. Another cause can be availability of two or more copies of Scanpst.exe file in the application folder


In order to resolve Scanpst missing error, you can try out the below resolutions depending upon the causes:

1. Repair Outlook installation so as to meet all the requiremnets of missing components

2. Rename Olmapi32.dll file with the name of old file and make a fresh installation of Outlook

By following the stated solutions, the inbox repair tool error will be fixed but in other case, if the problem remains then it’s better to use PST Repair tool. This tool is integrated with advanced scanning techniques that perform the entire scanning of corrupted PST files to detect and repair all the corruption issues efficiently and comprehensively.

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Software Requirement

Processor : Pentium Class
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / 2003 / XP / 2000 / NT4 (SP6)
Memory : Minimum 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
Hard Disk : 50 MB of free disk space
MS Outlook : MS Outlook 2010 / 2007 / 2003 / 2002 / 2000
Internet Explorer : Version 5 or later