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Synchronization in MS Outlook is a built-in process that happens regularly whenever the Outlook data file (PST / OST) gets updated. That is as and when Outlook sends / receives emails and the change will be updated on the Exchange Server. Sometimes, the sync process may run into troubles due to the amount of Outlook data, email account settings or several other reasons causing Outlook to hang or slow down. Glance through the steps below to learn how to fix sync issues in Outlook or use Remo PST Repair tool to effortlessly fix synchronization error and access emails in Outlook within 3 easy steps.

Workarounds to fix sync issues in Outlook

Step 1: Check synchronization of offline folders

1. Launch Microsoft Outlook and right click on the folder which need to be checked, then click Properties.

2. Click on Synchronization icon, then go to Statistics for this folder and check the following attributes:

  • Last Synchronization on: Date
  • Server folder contains: Items
  • Offline folder contains: Items

If there is no sync issues, then the attribute values of both Server and Offline folders will be the same. But, if the values differs, then there is a problem in synchronization and you need to follow below steps to verify the profile settings.

  • In Outlook, go to Tools and select Account Settings.
  • Choose Data Files and set Mailbox account name as default.
  • Click Email tab, then Mailbox – account name and click Change.
  • Select Use Cached Exchange Mode, then click OK and press Close to save all the changes.

Step 2: Create a new OST file and re-synchronize the offline folder

  • Select existing OST file and rename the file with a different file extension
  • When file is renamed, then Outlook will create a new OST file

Now try to re-synchronize your newly created Outlook file. To do this, follow the listed steps below:

  • Open Outlook, go to Tools
  • Click Send / Receive option, then click on Close to exit the window

Safest way to fix sync issues in Outlook

The above mentioned solutions can fix the synchronization errors in Outlook. But, if the Outlook data file is severely corrupted or damaged, then manual method fails to resolve Outlook sync issues. Moreover, the Outlook data file can become inaccessible and you may lose access to its contents. In such instances, one should use the software to fix sync issues in Outlook and regain access to data files with few simple clicks.