Resolve “Scanpst.exe unable to locate component” issue


Scanpst.exe unable to locate component’ is an issue which occurs in Outlook, as those who have come across this issue already know, and do not need the deep introduction as to what it is and all that. Although the Outlook is a great a-mail client with millions of users around the world and one fantastic one to work with, or one can say the best of what is available, but sometimes it may fail or fails to stand on our expectations, and the people as always don’t care whatever the reason is, all they can see is that the Outlook is not working properly!

Compatible with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and supports Windows 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit ), 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6).

Well, there always remains a reason behind the failure of the Outlook, and so the need to fix ‘Scanpst.exe unable to locate component’ error and that reason must be treated accordingly in due time. There is an inbuilt tool that comes with the Outlook to correct any possible error in the Outlook, named as – scanpst.exe. However it is said that scanpst.exe is a kind of weak tool to fix serious problem occurring in the Outlook, this has been reported by the users, and MS community is working to improve the situation.

Talking about the causes of the error, the first thing which comes to light is the absence of OLMAP132.dll file from scanpst.exe tool setup, and this happens due to the fact that MS Outlook was not installed correctly, or a corrupt installation took place. Presence of two or more copies of scanpst.exe file in the system is also a reason behind the error “Scanpst.exe unable to locate component” or for failure of the scanpst.exe tool for that matter. However it is a rare find to have two or more than two copies of the scanpst.exe files.

Moving on to – how to fix ‘scanpst.exe unable to locate component’ error ‘or how to resolve “scanpst.exe unable to locate component” issue, let’s discuss some manual ways to fix ‘scanpst.exe unable to locate component’ issue –

  • First, start your system in safe mode.
  • Reinstall the Outlook again and hence OLMAP132.dll be installed again, a new one!
  • If the above two steps doesn’t help, then reinstall the entire MS – Office application, and check whether it works or not.

Compatible with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and supports Windows 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit ), 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6).

Finally, if the steps given above don’t work, then it is highly recommended that one should go for Outlook PST Repair Tool immediately as the failure of the above steps means, enough harm has already been done to the Outlook and with the passage of time, the problem may result in something fatal. So, it’s time to act, download, install and follow the simple instruction, and the problem will disappear!