How to Repair Microsoft Outlook 2010 OST File?

Microsoft Outlook is one of the frequently utilized application across the world for sending and receiving emails over network. This email program contains mainly two storage tables called Personal Storage Table and Offline Storage Table to save vital data like contacts, calendar items, appointments, etc. Offline Storage Table which is commonly known as OST is nothing but offline file/folder which is available in Microsoft Outlook. OST will have a copy of folders that are present in your mailbox which is running on Microsoft server. As the name indicates, it permits the user to access Outlook when they work offline or when there is any problem in connecting exchange server. Again when you connect to network, the folders get updated and that resultant server will make the contents identical which is known as synchronization process.

In spite of having a great advantage from OST files while working on Microsoft Outlook, users are still facing issues like corruption. Many a times, OST file gets corrupted due to unexpected scenarios, and as a result of this, you might lose vital data stored in it. Let us have a brief idea about common reasons for OST file corruption on Outlook 2010:

  • Inaccurate termination of Microsoft Outlook 2010 is one of the common reason for OST file corruption. This actually takes place when you do not close the Outlook after sending or receiving emails through it.
  • If the system gets infected by harmful viruses where OST file is stored, then there are chances that, OST file might get damaged and become inaccessible.
  • OST files should be synchronized with exchanger sever for accurate update process. But, during this activity, if the synchronization is interrupted due to low network connection, power loss, etc. then it leads to OST file corruption.
  • Oversized OST file, unreliable third party tools, formation of bad sectors where the OST file is stored, and so on are the other reasons for Outlook 2010 OST file corruption.

When you come across situations like mentioned above, then it is difficult to digest and you want to know about how to repair Outlook 2010 OST file. Just relax!!! You are at the right place to know perfect solution. Firstly, check whether you have any backup else, reinstall Outlook and try accessing OST files. If you fail in both the conditions, go for effective repairing tool called Remo Repair PST.

Why Remo Repair PST to fix Outlook 2010 OST file?

Remo Repair PST is one of the highly recommended software by industrial experts to perform Outlook 2010 OST file repair within few simple steps. It is compatible on all the versions of Microsoft Exchange like 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000. This tool is planned with built in powerful scanning algorithms to perform Outlook 2010 OST file repair as early as possible. It efficiently repairs all kinds of OST files like password protected, corrupted, encrypted, damaged, oversized, etc. This software supports almost all the versions of Windows Operating Systems like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, etc., for repairing Outlook 2010 OST file.

Beneficiary tips to remember:

  • Always preserve a copy of important files that are available in OST files as backup in any virus free storage device
  • Microsoft Outlook should be terminated accurately after operating it
  • Avoid interruptions like low network connectivity, sudden power failure, abrupt system termination, etc. while working on OST file

Procedure to Repair Outlook 2010 OST File:

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 three options, "Open PST File”, “Find PST File” and "Select Outlook Profile". Make use of "Open PST File" option to choose your OST file if you know its exact location or use “Find PST File” option to search for your OST file.

Repair Outlook 2010 OST File - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After this, use browse button to locate the OST file which needs to be repaired and click on "Next" to start the process

Repairing Outlook 2010 OST File - 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.

Fix Outlook 2010 OST File - 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”.

 How to Repair Outlook 2010 OST File - OST File Repaired

Figure 4: OST File Repaired