Inbox Repair Tool



Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

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Microsoft OST File Repair Tool

Offline Storage Table (.OST) files are convenient option for Microsoft Outlook users and a valuable disaster recovery option for Exchange Server administrators. It is an offline folder file in Microsoft Outlook which makes it possible for the users to work offline in environments with limited or no connectivity. These OST files can be used by Exchange Server administrators to recover their server data, despite a corrupt backup and a failed hard drive. When you are offline, Outlook creates an exact replica of your mailbox on Exchange Server with .ost file extension. Any changes in your OST file while you are offline are synchronized when you connect with Exchange Server. This is how you can work even if not connected to Exchange Server.

In addition to the advantage OST files provide, to work offline without actually connected to the server; they serve as a backup of your previous important email items, in case of mailbox deletion or mailbox data corruption from server. But OST files are often prone to corruption, so it is recommended to use a good software to fix Outlook for OST to repair it.

Some of the reasons that make OST file corrupted or damaged are listed below:

  • Data storage device failure: If your hard drive has some bad sectors and OST files are stored on these sectors, then the data you read from them may be incorrect or full of errors.
  • Power failure: If power failure happens while accessing or synchronizing OST files, that may result in OST file damage.
  • Virus attack: Many viruses infect and damage OST files or make them inaccessible.
  • Outlook terminates abnormally: If Outlook is shut down abnormally while opening or accessing the OST file, then the OST file is prone to be corrupted or damaged.
  • Synchronization error: The synchronization between the offline folders and the server may also lead to many errors such as cannot open particular Outlook item, etc.
  • OST file size: When OST file approaches or goes beyond 2GB of size, it will get corrupted, in case of Outlook 97-2003.
  • Incorrect file system recovery: In case of broken file system, when you use a data recovery tool to recover OST file, it may still be corrupt because some parts of OST file are lost permanently or overwritten by garbage data or the recovery tool has collected the correct data blocks for OST file but not combined in proper order, thus making the final OST file unusable.

To salvage the OST file in any of the scenarios explained above, you need a powerful utility to fix MS Outlook 2010 OST file by using simple clicks for Inbox Repair Tool, which is one such tool which can be used as to fix corrupted PST file and OST file. It can recover email messages emptied from deleted items folder and recover all the other Outlook attributes such as contacts, calendar, tasks, RSS feeds, etc. This Microsoft Outlook PST repair tool for Windows 7 provides an option “Find PST file” to locate Scanpst.exe repair tool if you don’t know its correct location. This software can be comfortably used to fix PST when MS Outlook freezes while you try to attach a large amount of data while sending email to many people.

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

Steps to repair OST file using MS Outlook Repair Tool:

Step 1: Download and install the trial version and launch it by double clicking the shortcut icon of executable file. The main screen appears as shown in the Fig.1. Select any of the options provided here, depending on your requirement.

Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After providing PST file location in the next screen, a new window will appear as shown in Fig.2. From this window, select either "Normal Scan" or "Smart Scan" option and click on "Repair".

Select Scan Type

Figure 2: Select Scan Option

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

Step 3: The software scans and repairs the entire PST file and the list of recovered emails and other outlook attributes will be displayed as shown in Fig.3.

View Recovered Emails and Outlook attributes

Figure 3: View Recovered Outlook Data

Requirements: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010