Tips to Permanently Fix the Outlook OST File

18 Oct

One of the best utilities of MS Outlook which make it an excellent email client is its support for working offline. What make your Outlook mailbox and various Outlook items available even you are offline are OST files. OST stands for Offline Storage Table files. These files are stored on your computer in a different folder and are available even when the network is down or you are not connected to the server or you are offline. Thus, you can make all the changes which you want even when you are offline on your OST files and these changes will be synchronized when Outlook gets connected with the server. However, at times OST files get corrupt or damaged and put all your business related communication and operations at stake. To overcome such situation it is recommended to convert OST to PST file through third-party conversion software which repairs the corrupt or damaged OST file and converts it to PST.

There can be various scenarios of OST corruption, some of which may include:

  • Sometimes virus infection or interaction with malicious software damage the OST files and make them inaccessible.
  • Abnormal termination of MS Outlook also corrupts OST files. It is advisable to close Outlook in a proper manner by saving all the changes to OST file and then click ‘Exit’ or ‘Close’. Thus, if Outlook is closed while you are synchronizing, closing, or opening an OST files then OST files are prone to be damaged or corrupt.
  • Sometimes various synchronization errors between the server and offline folders also lead to OST corruption.

With all the above mentioned situations there could be various other scenarios which lead to damage or corruption of your OST files. However, MS Outlook provides an inbuilt utility named ‘Import and Export Wizard’ to convert OST files into PST files but most of the times this manual method does not work and fail to convert OST to PST. At that situation you require to opt for reliable third-party OST to PST converter software.

One of the highly appreciated software for OST to PST conversion, is here .

The software efficiently repairs corrupt or damaged Outlook OST file and converts it to PST files. The comprehensive software restores various OST objects including emails, contacts, calendar items, etc. The software supports MS Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000 and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server2003, XP, and 2000.

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One Response to “Tips to Permanently Fix the Outlook OST File”

  1. Stephen Lewis January 25, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Awesome tips !!

    Thanks for your post. I fixed my corrupt ost file successfully via following your solution. Now, it is working smoothly.

    Stephen

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