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  • 1.  OST Repair Tool to Fix & Repair Outlook OST File

    Posted Apr 06, 2022 02:35 AM
    Has your Outlook crashed? Are you unable to access your OST files in Outlook due to corruption? Are you stuck and do not know how to repair OST file using OST Repair Tool or Inbox Repair Tool?

    No need to worry. Read this article and find the best ways to repair all your OST files in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 easily.

    Most Probable Causes that Force You to Repair Outlook OST File

    No matter how powerful feature-full is the latest version of MS Outlook, like its predecessors, Outlook-19 also suffers from data corruption. Actually, the causes of OST corruption is very similar in all versions of Outlook. Some of the most probable causes that force you to use OST repair tool are as follows:

    • Over-sized Database: Frequent use of Outlook on a daily basis leads to an over-accumulation of data in OST file. An over-sized OST file is more prone to corruption than small ones.
    • Faulty Drive Sectors: Database file always require a healthy storage system to remain working. System concerns such as faulty hard drives, pen drive or other media that has the OST files stored in it may result in OST corruption.
    • Drive Networks: Yes, even accessing the data file over a network can result in its damage or corruption. Faulty network drivers may be the cause or immediate shutdown while working with OST file results in Outlook file corruption.
    • Outlook Shutdown: Probably the most common cause of Outlook file corruption is the abrupt shutdown of Outlook application. The reasons could be anything from a virus to hardware failure or even power failure. But most shutdown cases result in some kind of damage to the OST file.

    So what caused the corruption of your OST files? Was it among these reasons or something else? Leave a comment if it was something else that corrupted your Outlook OST files. Any version will do.

    I. Repair OST File with Inbox Repair Tool

    Microsoft Outlook comes with a built-in OST Repair Tool namely ScanOST.exe. Thanks to this little tool, minor corruption in the Outlook OST file are easily handled. To proceed with repairing OST file of Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013 with ScanOST.exe, follow the steps:

    Open the file location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office(xx)

    Here (xx) represents a number designated to each Microsoft Outlook version.

    1. Launch ScanOST.exe – your built-in OST repair tool.
    2. Click on Browse and select the Outlook OST file.
    3. Click on Start button to scan the OST file.
    4. Now, Click on Repair to restore the file.

    This is how you can simply repair your Outlook OST data files and recover all the emails in it. However, do note that this tool only fixes minor corruption. It will not even work in case of middle or high-level corruption. In such cases, you need to opt for a reliable tool i.e., Softaken OST Repair Software.

    II. Repair OST File of Outlook 2019, 2016 & 2013 With OST Repair Tool

    1. Install and Launch the OST Repair software. Click on Add file to select the corrupt OST file you want to repair.
    2. Use the Select File option to add the OST files into the software interface.
    3. Use the Advance Scan mode to perform a deep-scanning of the added Outlook file.
    4. After the scan, the tool will list all the OST content including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes, and Journals. Click on the Export button on top.
    5. Choose the OST file format and click on the Advanced Settings option.
    6. Apply Multiple settings on the Outlook OST file to be repaired.
    7. Select relevant options as per requirements and choose Export button to repair OST file.

    Points to Remember:

    • Remember to backup your data file before using manual technique.
    • In case of app, use Advance Scan for best results.
    • If you have generated offline files, the tool supports them as well.
    • You can also mark the OST emails check boxes for selective recovery


    MS Outlook is by far the most popular email client for Windows desktop & MS Outlook 2019 has further increased that ratio. However, similar to its predecessors, Outlook 2019 is not free from corruption. If you have also suffered such fate and possess corrupt OST files, then use the given methods to repair OST file easily. You can also use the given OST repair tool to fix OST file of Outlook 2016, 2013, etc.


    Garry Wilson
    Softaken Software

  • 2.  RE: OST Repair Tool to Fix & Repair Outlook OST File

    Posted Apr 14, 2022 05:56 AM
    To repair corrupted OST file, you can get the help of Kernel for OST to PST Converter software. The software can easily fix OST error and move them in accessible PST formats. You can also save OST file in various other formats like PST, DBX, MSG, EML, TXT, RTF, HTML, MHTML, & PDF. For more, visit:

    shiv gupta

  • 3.  RE: OST Repair Tool to Fix & Repair Outlook OST File

    Posted Apr 21, 2022 07:57 AM

    Outlook users can convert OST files to PST files and import them to a variety of an email. use the Cloud Migration OST to PST Converter. Microsoft Outlook OST and Microsoft Outlook PST are both supported. Furthermore, it comes with all the important features for converting OST to PST in a quick and straightforward manner.

    Hazel Cob
    DRS Softech

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