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How to solve multifarious Outlook OST files errors efficiently

OST or Offline Storage Table files allow users to work offline as well. Users can access their mailbox, check accounts, write or send emails simultaneously. OST files make exact replica of the actual mailbox account in the Exchange Server. Using OST files, users can make changes to the mailbox items, which later are synchronized in presence of internet connection. OST files serve as backup when Exchange Server crashes or user accidentally removes important emails from the mailbox.
There are times when OST files also get corrupt and need to be repaired urgently. As they cannot be read directly, users must perform OST to PST conversion to recover the lost data. Here are some of the errors that users might face when trying to open OST file:

“Unable to open your default email folders. You must connect to your Microsoft Exchange Server computer…”

Moreover, when users try to open the inbox and emails, a message appears “Cannot display the folder”

In my case, the account was newly formed and this error was due to the mailbox information not being updated properly. The first error that said about inability to open the default email folders can be repaired by following steps:

1. Configure the DNS settings, and re-check for any inconsistency.
2. Wait a while before trying to recreate the new profile.
3. If the error appears for the old mailbox, recreate the profile by renaming the Outlook folder.

To solve the second error that is due to heavy email folders containing excess data, try this. One method is to rename the old OST file and download messages from the MS Exchange Server into a new profile. However, this halts before completion of the process and the process of download fails.

Under such situations, try to check for the possible corruptions in the OST file by running ScanOST.exe. Microsoft has developed the Inbox Repair tool. It finds error, and logs it. It scans the OST file and the mailbox on Exchange Server, comparing items and folders in each. OST to PST converter tool cannot change anything. All it does is record the differences between the OST files and Exchange Server in a log that can by analyzed by the user.

These inbuilt tools or manual repair process are of some help but not all of it. In order to perform complete and quick recovery, good third party recovery software must be used. OST to PST Converter software is user-centric, interactive and loaded with graphical screens that promises complete and precise OST files recovery. Novice as well as expert computer users can use it. The product is also available in free trial version that can be downloaded from official website. It supports almost all versions of MS Outlook and MS Exchange Server.