Windows 7 search box finds scanpst in the wrong folder?

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I was looking for scanpst on a W7 system with Office 2010. I typed "scanpst" into the search box on the start menu and it found one instance. But when I clicked it, it said "Windows cannot find..."

I right clicked to open the folder it's in, and it opened the path:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033

Now, this is not the correct location of scanpst.exe, and sure enough, the file was not listed in that folder. I have show hidden and protected files both enabled.

I then went to Office help and it told me where to locate the file. But I'm curious why W7 search continues to point to the old location of the file under office 2003 instead of the actual location.

I don't know for sure, but I doubt office 2003 was ever installed on this PC.

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