If your Outlook 2007 is not working with Windows 7 then most probably its PST file has got corrupted and you need to repair it to make your Outlook functional again. There are millions of Outlook 2007 users who use it on Windows 7 but this program do gets corrupted and damaged due to which entire data stored in it including mails, notes, journals etc becomes unusable.
The corruption in Outlook 2007 is very common and Microsoft do understand this problem. So, It offers an inbuilt PST recovery tool known as scanpst.exe to fix the PST file issues. It is a default application and in Windows 7, it is present in below mentioned location.
- 32-bit Windows C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
- 64-bit Windows C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
- 64-bit Outlook C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
Just visit the above mentioned location to find the scanpst.exe in your Windows 7 and run it to repair the Pst file. In case if it is not present in your PC the you could easily download it from Outlook official site. If the corruption of PST is only in its header then scanpst.exe works very effectively. But, it has certain limitations such as it is not so effective when the corruption is very severe or the size of PST file is very large. In such a case, it may sometimes hang itself or shows various kinds of error messages while executing the program.
So, if you face any kind of such issues while repairing Outlook 2007 using scanpst.exe in windows 7 then it is better to use an automatic PST repair tool. The contemporary PST repair tool doesn’t have such issues and is compatible with all the version of Outlook. Its scanning algorithm and programming logics is very advanced and easily repairs even severe PST corruption very quickly. Additionally, it can repair password encrypted PST file and recovers lost password.