People quite often use MS Outlook application and they use it for long period of time. Due to regular use you might have also encountered different Outlook errors which appear due to several reasons. In such situation to resolve the error and to access the data stored in the PST file you might need to use Scanpst.exe tool which is an inbuilt utility and is efficient enough to solve the issues related to it.
Among various components of MS Outlook application, Olmapi32.dll is an important Outlook file which is responsible to the MS Outlook application smoothly. At times these Outlook file gets corrupt due to some internal issues and missing and corruption of this file results occurrence of several unknown error tags on Outlook screen when users attempt to open MS Outlook application of files. These files become inaccessible and when attempt is made to access these files, user encounter serious error messages like -
"SCANPST.EXE- Unable To Locate Component; This application has failed to start because OLMAPI32.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."
Well, in order to fix scanpst.exe unable to locate component error and to access the data stored in the Outlook's PST file, it is important that proper measures should be taken. As the root cause behind this error tag is missing of olmap32.dll error, so this DLL file need to be replaced. Another reason of this error is existence of more than one scanpst.exe file, so omitting the useless one will surely resolve the error message. Apart from that, some more ways to fix scanpst.exe unable to locate component error are mentioned here below -
-- Repair Outlook using Scanpst.exe tool, examine its effects and if everything is 'OK' then it is quite fine, however if the issues persists, then move to the next level.
-- Reinstall MS Outlook application if required.
-- In case re-installation fails to resolve the problem, then reinstalling entire Office package will surely resolve the error.
These above mentioned are quite affective to fix scanpst.exe unable to locate component error. However, if issues still persists then, you can use commercial Outlook PST Repair software to repair the error message automatically and make all MS Outlook data accessible again.