How To Fix “Scanpst MSMAPI32.DLL” Error Easily

get rid of Scanpst MSMAPI32.DLLMSMAPI32.dll (Windows Messaging API) is nothing but Dynamic-Link Library, it is a important files of outlook that help to run application smoothly. It is used by many different email applications and can be written over if you have installed any other email application apart from Microsoft Outlook. The mapi32.dll error occurs when you upgrade outlook versions, for example from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007. The error can also occur if you uninstall and re-install Outlook 2007 on system that already had Outlook 2003. In the process of installation or up gradation the MAPI32.dll file does not get replaced it just cause incompatibility issues.

If this MSMAPI32.dll file gets corrupt or missing then you will not be able to access your messages or emails. Though Outlook is a great email client that is particularly designed to manage email applications and sends and receive email messages, but due to this error of msmapi32.dll file, user will not be able to access their pst files. So, now the question is how we can fix the “scanpst msmapi32.dll” error?

Well, Microsoft has identified this issue and they had provided the solution to fix it. So, in order to fix this problem follow the below steps:

  • Click “Start”, click on Computer and go to the C drive
  • Then open “Program Files”, go to “Common files” then “System” then “MSMAPI” and click on “1033 folder
  • Rename the “Msmapi32.dll” by right clicking on them.
  • Rename the file with “Msmapi32.old”, it serves as a backup file
  • Now start MS Outlook, when it get started, then one of the files search for the “Msmapi32.dll”, if MS Outlook unable to find the file then it automatically repairs itself and regenerate the file that is compatible with current version of Outlook.

By following the above steps, you may be able to fix the Mapi32.dll error, but what about PST file that gets corrupted during the up gradation and it remained unrepaired? In such cases, you will have to look for professional PST repair tool to repair and restore the PST file.

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How Outlook PST Repair Helps to Repair PST File?

The tool like Outlook PST Repair will help you to repair PST file after MSMAPI32.DLL error. It fixes the error without damaging the entire PST file. This tool comes with advanced algorithm that detects the status of PST file corruption. Download the trial version now as it will help you to know more about the software, so that you can check its features and its reliability before you purchase the full version of the software. With the help of this tool you can repair your corrupted, damaged or broken PST file and preview them. But in order to save the repaired PST file on your system you have to buy the full version of the software.

Steps to Repair Scanpst MSMAPI32.DLL error:

Step 1– After running the application a ‘Select Outlook Data File‘ dialog box will appears. If you know the location of PST files then click on the ‘Select Outlook File‘ button else click on the ‘Find Outlook File’ button to find the PST file in any volume or drive.


Step 2– The path of the selected PST file is appear on the ‘Select Outlook Data File (PST)’ , click on the ‘Start ‘ button to begin the scanning process.


Step 3- After the complete scanning process the window display the all recoverable mailbox folders in the left side of the window. You can also see the preview of the recoverable mails, journals, contacts, calendars, Tasks etc.


Step 4- Click on the check box that you want to recover and click on the ‘Save Recovered File’ present in the top of the interface. After it a dialog box will appear give the path of the destination folder to save your recover data. Click on ‘Ok’ button.


Step 5- After this process a dialog box will appear with detail of the recover data, ‘Destination path’ and the ‘Recovered File Size‘.