How to Fix a Corrupt OST File in Outlook 2013?

Are you worried about your corrupt Outlook 2013 OST file on Windows system? Don’t know the exact reason behind file corruption, and in need of best application for fixing corrupt OST file Outlook 2013? If so, then just relax!!! You are at the right place to know the solution for repairing an Outlook 2013 Offline folder file (.ost)!

Microsoft Outlook is one of the major application used worldwide for sending and receiving emails over network. This MS Outlook majorly contains two tables known as Personal Storage Table (PST) and Offline Storage Table (OST) for storing vital information like calendars, contacts, appointments etc. As the name explains, OST is a kind of storage table used when there is no network connection or when user is working offline. This file contains copy of files and folders that are available in your mailbox running on Microsoft server. After working offline, when you connect to internet, the folders get updated automatically, and as a result consequential server makes the data identical which is commonly known as synchronization process. Many a times, OST files get corrupted and becomes inaccessible due to abnormal circumstance, and as a result of this, user might lose data from it.

What are the reasons for OST file corruption in Outlook 2013?

  • Malware Infection – The main reason for OST file corruption is harmful viruses that get transferred through internet, unsecured information, infected devices, etc. that is, if OST file gets infected by virus, then there are chances that it might get corrupt and becomes unresponsive.
  • Inappropriate Termination – This is another common scenario due to which, OST file gets corrupted on Outlook 2013. After working on Microsoft Outlook for sending or receiving emails, if it is not terminated properly, then it may corrupt the OST file.
  • Synchronization Error – During the time of synchronize process, if there occurs any interruptions like low network connectivity, power failure, abrupt system shut down, etc. then it leads to OST file corruption.
  • Other Reasons – Application malfunctioning, unreliable third party tools, hard drive corruption and so on are other reasons for OST file corruption on Microsoft Outlook 2013.

How to fix corrupt OST file Outlook 2013?

Remo OST to PST Converter is the highly recommended tool by industry experts to fix corrupt OST file Outlook 2013. The tool takes a copy of the corrupt OST file, and safely converts into a healthy PST file along with all it's attributes like emails, contacts, notes, journals, RSS Feeds, and many more. The demo edition of the software is available for free download. Just get the free download of it, and evaluate the performance of the software prior activating the complete edition of the software.

Tips to remember:

  • Have a backup of vital OST files in any external storage device
  • Install good quality antivirus software to scan your Windows system
  • Avoid sudden termination of Outlook app, system, etc.



Procedure to Fix Corrupt OST File Outlook 2013:

Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair PST software. Run the application by double clicking on desktop shortcut or via start menu. The main screen shows two options, "Open OST File”, “Find OST File” and "Select Outlook Profile". Make use of "Open OST File" option to choose your OST file if you know its exact location or use “Find OST File” option to search for your OST file.

Fix Corrupt OST File Outlook 2013 - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After this, use browse button to locate the OST file which needs to be fixed and then click on next to start the process

Fixing Corrupt OST File Outlook 2013- Browse OST File

Figure 2: Browse OST File

Step 3: Now, choose the scanning method, and destination location where you want to save fixed OST file, and then click on "Repair" option.

 How to Fix Corrupt OST File Outlook 2013 - Choose Destination Path

Figure 3: Choose Destination Path

Step 4: After repairing process, you’ll get a notification message like “Your Outlook OST File has been repaired”.

Corrupt OST File Outlook 2013 Fix - Repaired OST File

Figure 4: Repaired OST File