Tips to Save Outlook OST Data when OST Fails to Synchronize with the Server

Know how to Open OST file when it fails to synchronize with MS Exchange Server due to corruption or any other reasons.

Outlook Cache Exchange mode allows you to work on your Outlook mailbox data offline. To perform this, Outlook facilitates you Offline Storage Folder file or OST file. The OST file is saved on the current Windows folder of your local system. Therefore, by using OST file, you can access your mails, contacts, attachments, and other Outlook mailbox data smoothly even when there is no Internet connectivity. Moreover, you can modify, add, or delete various contents of your OST file as all these changes will be reflected on your Exchange mailbox as soon as OST file is synchronized with Exchange Server. However, the problem arises when you become unable to open OST file or this data file fails to synchronize with the Exchange Server and thus all your OST data becomes inaccessible.

Since OST data is storage house of all your data that you have updated while you were offline and that can only be reflected when OST synchronizes with Exchange. Therefore, you cannot afford to lose this data. At such situation, you can follow below mentioned tips to open outlook OST file and to rescue your data:

  • Use Scanost.exe: Outlook provides inbuilt repair tool named as scanost.exe to repair corrupt or damaged Outlook OST file and thus recover data stored in it. The very first step which you should try in order to restore your data is use of scanost.exe file.
  • Use OST Backup: This tip is useful for all those who have backup of their OST file. If you have backup, then you can use it easily to win back your data.
  • Use Third-Party OST to PST Converter Software: If none of the above mentioned tips work for you, then using an efficient third-party OST to PST converter tool is recommended. These tools repair corrupt or orphaned OST file and convert them to easily installable PST file. Thus you can easily open all emails and other data of an OST file in MS Outlook.

One of the most efficient third-party software to convert OST file to easily installable PST file is OST to PST Converter. The software uses intense mechanism to repair corrupt pr orphaned OST file and convert it to usable PST file. In this way the software restores all your email messages, calendar entries, contacts, journals, notes, etc. Moreover, this software preserves the formatting of RTF and HTML messages and shows the preview of recoverable mail items prior to OST to PST conversion. In addition this tool enables you to save your converted file at your desired location.


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Working as an MS Exchange server administrator.
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