OST file is an offline copy of the Exchange mailbox. It is stored in computer drive of the Exchange user. Exchange OST files usually gets affected or damaged due to virus attacks, hardware malfunctioning and several other reasons. OST corruption blocks mailbox activities on MS Exchange Server. Some common OST corruption errors are listed below:
Microsoft Outlook is integrated with Scanost.exe program that can fix minor OST file issues. Scanost.exe tool is available with Outlook 2003 and 2007. OST integrity checker or Scanost.exe is saved in the following system folder:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12 (In Outlook 2007)
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 (In Outlook 2003)
Scanost program can fix many OST synchronization errors. Use following steps to repair damaged OST files:
But OST integrity checker can fix only minor synchronization errors of the OST file. OST files damaged due to Exchange Server crash, hard disk damage and other reasons cannot be fixed by scanost tool.
OST to PST converter is an outstanding tool to repair highly corrupt OST files. It can restore corrupt OST file of any size and saves recovered mailbox data such as emails, sent items, attachments and others in the PST file. OST to PST converter extracts all mailbox data from the corrupt OST file. It even restores deleted Exchange accounts of an organization. OST to PST converter swiftly recover deleted, compressed or encrypted messages of the Exchange mailbox. It offers “Find” option that let user to search for particular item in the recovered mailbox.
OST to PST converter also allows user to restore emails of a specific date from the damaged OST file. It save recovered Exchange OST items in PST, DBX, MBOX, MSG, EML, TXT, RTF, HTML, MHTML, & PDF files. OST to PST converter supports MS Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 98 and 97 and MS Exchange Server 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 5.5 and 5.0. It is available in free demo version to all users. Free version displays retrieved mailbox items in a preview structure only. Buy the licensed software version to save recovered data in a destination system folder.