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OST files are Offline Storage Table (OST) that is used to store the data from Outlook while being offline, such as your email’s and other attributes. OST is used to update or get synchronized with the exchange server to send or receive emails. Sometimes you may notice some errors while synchronizing OST file with the exchange server. Maybe the OST file would have been corrupted. This may happen while synchronizing with the exchange server if the server abruptly stopped while exchanging. OST file can even be corrupted by accidental deletion of emails or other attributes or due to virus attacks. Most of the times when there is shortage of memory in your system you tend to compress files to free up the memory or sometimes we share our OST files over network, in any of the above mentioned scenario OST file can get corrupted. You can use the inbuilt feature scanpst.exe to repair your corrupted OST file, but scanpst.exe works only when the files not heavily corrupted. If the scanpst.exe is not able to repair or recover your .ost file then you should go to third party software which is safe, trusted and recommended by the industry experts that is Fix OST file software or Repair PST file software. Interesting thing about this software is that it can repair both PST and OST.
If you are not able to open OST files on your email client or you are unable to add any new data into your ost file. If the OST file is not synchronizing properly or when the exchange server got crashed. Sometimes the mail box can be deleted accidentally in the server leading to database corruption. Even when the size of the OST file increases than its maximum size file can get’s corrupted and cannot be accessed. Then you can use best Outlook 2010 PST Repair software if you end up in some of the above mentioned scenarios, this software works smoothly for other out look versions too.
If you are into any of the above mentioned scenario you can get message’s stating that:
unable to expand the OST folder.
The set of folders could not be opened.
Errors could have been detected in the file
Drive: \Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst.
Repair password protected PST file is a read only tool that takes a copy of your original corrupted OST file and fix OST file and it even undelete OST emails. You can even use Repair OST software to repair highly encrypted or password protected OST files. Outlook styled browser is available to get a preview of recovered files. Some of the remarkable features of the software are that it recovers the data of inaccessible OST file and keeps it into a new OST file and it also recovers deleted emails too. It works smoothly for all data disaster scenarios. One solution for all the problems you have regarding inaccessible OST files is fix OST file software.
Steps to repair OST on Outlook 2007, 2010, 2003 and 2000 versions are as follows::
Step a: Download and install the trial version of utility and launch it using Desktop icon. A window appears as shown in Fig A
Fig a : Main Window
Step b: Since we have to fix the OST file select "Open PST File" if you know the location else select "Find PST File" to search on your hard drive. If you select Open PST File then click on "Browse" button and select the PST File. If you select Find PST File, then select the logical drive and click on "Find" button. After selecting OST file click on "Next", a window appears with two scanning options as shown in Fig B
Fig b : Select Scan Option
Step c: Select desired scanning option based on the severity of OST file corruption and click "Repair". The software starts scanning the selected OST file
Step d: Once the scanning process completes, it will display the list of recovered files in Outlook browser style as shown in Fig C
Fig d : Recovered Outlook Data Window
Step e: Preview the recovered files. If you are satisfied with the results, then activate the software and restore your files