• What is OST File?

    OST file basically an offline storage data files in MS Outlook. Working offline in MS Outlook become possible through the OST file and synchronizes the changes with the exchange server the next time they connect. If anyone doesn't have reliable internet connectivity still the work can easily be done by the use of MS Outlook.

     

     

    How the OST file becomes corrupt?

    I know being an Outlook user, you must have come across the Outlook OST files corruption and accidental deletion scenarios. It is a rare problem but may affect your entire MS Outlook badly. At that time your OST file becomes inaccessible due to severe corruption. When OST file becomes inaccessible then there is a need for immediate Outlook recovery solution.

     

    The following errors occur while opening the damaged, inaccessible or corrupted OST file:

    1. OST file could not be found in Outlook Storage
    2. OST file is not available in the mailbox
    3. Errors have been detected in OST file
    4. OST file could not b accessed
    5. Unable to display the OST file
    6. OST file become inaccessible due to Code - 0000000E
    7. MS Outlook encountered a problem and need to be close
    There are various reasons behind OST file corruption that makes OST file inaccessible. All the Reasons classified into two categories - Hardware reasons and Software Reasons.
        
      1. Hardware Reasons
    • issues in internet connectivity
    • Sudden Power failure 
    • Bad Sectors in hard drive
    • Storage device break down
    • Abnormal system shutdown 
      2. Software Reasons
    • Storage exceeds the specified limit
    • Abnormal closing of MS Outlook application
    • Virus or Malware intrusion
    • Inappropriate Outlook Add-in
    • Errors happen in Outlook program
     
    Ways to fix Outlook Corruptions in OST file
     
    You can either Repair Outlook OST file manually or by the Outlook OST Converter software. Let's discuss it further
     
    - Manual Actions
    • Recreate OST files: 
    Recreating OST file becomes effective when ost file can't let you synchronize the changes with Exchange Server. You need to follow below steps:

    1. Close Your Microsoft Outlook Application
    2. Go to Control Panel and click on Mail and Profiles
    3. Select the required profile related to the corrupted OST file.
    4. Select Properties and change the email address
    5. Enable Cached Exchange Mode from advanced settings
    6. Finally, save the required changes.
     
    • Run scanpst.exe 
    Scanpst.exe is an inbox repair utility which is a default recovery tool in MS Outlook. It can be used against both OST and PST files. Basically, this utility scans the complete file to check the errors and then attempt to repair them. If the Scanpst utility cannot repair it, it will ask to recreate it, and then you can import the data content back to the mailbox.
    Mainly this utility is limited to minor errors fixes in MS Outlook. If the errors are serious then this utility can't able to help you to recover the OST file.
     
    - Software Fixes
     
    Software fixes basically mean the use of a third party software. The software fixes help you to repair corrupt Outlook OST File easily without much effort. The best thing about software fixes is that it is super-fast and saves a lot of time and does not require any tech skills. Outlook OST errors easily can be fixed by OST to PST Converter application. The work of OST to PST converter is to recover the files and then efficiently convert it into other file formats and it is easy to use due to its user-friendly interface.
     
    You can use OST to PST Converter to recover your severely corrupted OST files and to convert your OST files into PST and other various file formats such as EML, MHTML, MSG, RTF, etc. This tool has the ability to repair any error related to Outlook OST file in no time. Also, the demo version of this software is available that you can consider before getting the full version of OST to PST Converter Software.
     

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