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SCANPST.EXE Tool Location (PST recovery)

Looking for ScanPST tool bundled with Microsoft Office?

Try on the following locations:


  • disk drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12
  • disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
  • disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT
  • disk drive:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033
  • disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12
  • disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\
  • disk drive:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033


After performing the “diskpart extend” command to merge two partitions the new partition will display in disk management however will not show the full capacity. This is a known problem if the command was run without sufficient system resources.
The partition size is extended, but the file system remains the original size when you extend an NTFS volume” – Unfortunately Microsoft have pulled the original “KB832316” (As of 2021) so there is limited information available. There are some references for diskpart here: KB325590

The following method of fixing this with the diskpart tool may work for some (but not others)

list volume
select volume X
extend filesystem

If like me you received the following error “Diskpart failed to extend the volume. Please make sure the volume is valid for extending” then there is a 99% this method will not work, in this case you can use the FSEXTEND.EXE tool, after burning around the net and looking at the following EE article it seems that getting hold of the tool is another problem. I resolved this by 45minutes of talking to Microsoft and getting a case open… but to avoid this I’ve uploaded the tool…

Trying to get FSEXTEND.EXE ?

How to Use:

The FSExtend tool really is a “one trick pony” if you try to get the switches required by the program it will simply return with “usage: fsextend.exe driveLetter” so you just need to perform the following:

DISKPART> select volume 1
DISKPART> extend filesystem
DiskPart successfully extended the file system on the volume.
Leaving DiskPart...

XBMC – RssFeeds.xml

This is the text needed to add a simple RSS Feed into XBMC (I deleted the information by mistake so thought that I would add it here for future reference. I have used the BBC News RSS Feed (Shown Below)

Just locate the file @ \XBMC\userdata\RssFeeds.xml and paste the following code into it:


Arcserve Copy Job

Ensure the following settings are used, this will make sure that the folders being copied are added into the directory selected.

  • \\ServerName\C$\Department-Folder\
  • \\NewServerName\C$\New-Department-Folder\

Ensure the following setting is ticked:

  • Create the entire path from the Root.

MSN Live Ports

Here is a list of the ports MSN Live uses:

  • Messenger server: port 1493, 1542, 1863, 1963, 80 TCP and 443 TCP
  • File Transfer/Sharing Folders: local: 1544 and 6891 – in fact 6720-65535 TCP from one source
  • Messenger Update: remote: 80 local: 1457
  • Remote Assistance If available): 3389 TCP
  • Audio: local: , 1556, 11771, 13803 and generally 5004-65535 UDP
  • Remote Desktop and whiteboard: local/remote: 389, 522, 1503, 1720, and 1731
  • Launching Games: 80
  • Video Conference: TCP 9000-9999, 5004-65535 UDP + 80
  • Sign-In: remote: 443 local: 1484, 2400

BGinfo Auto Background set @ Login (*.VBS)

Warning: WP_Syntax::substituteToken(): Argument #1 ($match) must be passed by reference, value given in /homepages/40/d806441738/htdocs/clickandbuilds/edwardsd/work/wp-content/plugins/wp-syntax/wp-syntax.php on line 383


Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
objShell.Run "\\\NETLOGON\Logon_Software\bginfo.exe \\\NETLOGON\Logon_Software\BGINFO_background.bgi /timer:0", 1, True

I usually do this layout:

“<Host Name>”

Default Gateway: <Default Gateway>
IP Address: <IP Address>
Logon Domain: <Logon Domain>
Logon Server: <Logon Server>
Machine Domain: <Machine Domain>
OS Version: <OS Version>
Service Pack: <Service Pack>

Easy zip up of these settings here

Requires BGinfo: Sysinternals