Friday, June 6, 2014

Repairing OST Files In Outlook

If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your primary email application, you will be enjoying access to numerous useful and advanced options. These include a calendar, journals, task manager etc. which you can use to organize and manage the important events in your life. In addition to these, there are also options available in Outlook that help in the safe storage of personal as well as other contact information. The personal information of the users is stored in specific file folders known as personal storage tables or PST files.

Now, whenever the Internet connection is available, the changes you have made in the Outlook application get synchronized with the Microsoft Exchange Server. In the Outlook email setup, OST files are known as a copy of the mailbox on Exchange Server and are stored in the hard drive of the system. But sometimes, you may find the information missing from these file folders. This can happen if the OST files become corrupted.

You can try the following methods to fix PST file corruption in the Outlook email setup.

Using OST Integrity Check Tool

  • The OST Integrity Check tool is a built-in repair tool, which helps in fixing the corrupted OST files. This program easily scans both the OST and mailbox file running on MS Exchange server. 
  • According to the Outlook tech support team, this tool will help in comparing items and folders in each file. This in turn helps in fixing the synchronization differences between these folders. However, for using the services of this tool, it is important to get connected to the Exchange account server. 
Instructions to repair OST file error using Scanost.exe:
  • At first, you need to close the Microsoft Outlook application. Now, you can open Scanost.exe by double clicking on the program.
  • Next, you need to select the specific OST file, which needs to be repaired among the available list of files.
  • In the next step, you can click on Connect, if you get an option to Connect or Work Offline. You can select your desired option from these.
  • Now, you can go ahead and select the Repair Errors checkbox. This will ensure the automatic resolving of the errors while scanning the corrupted OST files.
  • Now, you can click on the Begin Scan option.
These instructions can help you in successfully fixing the corrupt OST files in Outlook. To get further assistance on fixing such Outlook issues, feel free to contact our technical support team.

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