Accessing Offline Storage File or OST file is a keen approach to every user. It may be a functional challenge or other technical glitches that may hinder the user from making accessibility. Moreover, sometimes the OST file itself is damaged or severely corrupt and becomes inaccessible. This happens specially when user logs on into different account or makes some serious changes in the Outlook profile. Due to alterations made in the Outlook profile, the data saved in concerned Outlook files are entirely lost.
This can be reversed by trying the recovery of affected OST files with inbuilt assistance. If you are using Outlook version prior than 2007, then recovery of OST files can be perfectly made using an inbuilt utility – scanost.exe. In more severe case professionals avoid using the inbuilt utility. For the case where Outlook profile has been incorrectly altered, the data is completely lost as the local authentication of Windows cannot work on the Offline Storage Table files due to Offline version. To minimize the effect, the Exchange Server creates the log-in key from your Outlook profile. So, when you log on through your Outlook profile, the Exchange Server verifies the same key and upon confirmation it allows the access to the user. Therefore, every time user has to authenticate the profile key to gain access to the OST file maintained in the server.
In an Effort to recover OST files
To recover the damaged OST files, user can be benefitted from the following steps:
- Initialize Offline MS Outlook
- On Tools menu click Services
- Click on Add option and add a Personal Folders (PST) service
- Select the email message to be copied
- From File menu click Copy option
- In Copy dialog, click the PST folder that has been created
- Hit OK
- Repeat the above steps to save other email items from different folders containing emails
Now, the OST files that were long back got highly affected are now presciently recovered without affecting the data contained in every file. The recovered files are saved in fresh PST files. Now, if user desires to create the new profile, then same can be created without any hesitation.
Recommending External Assistance – OST to PST Converter tool
Powerful and sophisticated OST file recovery tools are available that guarantee the precise recovery of affected OST files within matter of minutes. These tools are designed and developed keeping in mind the sort of heinous errors that can hinder the process. Moreover, the complicated set of algorithms play crucial role in recovering the OST files from corrupt state to nominal state and that too without any alterations.
The following are the advantages of the tool:
- Time bound OST file recovery
- Conversion to other stable file formats like PST
- Creation of new PST folders
- Support for all versions of MS Outlook, MS Exchange Server and Windows OS
- No separate profile is needed t maintain the tool
To know more about the tool’s functionality, the evaluation version can be tried that works like licensed version with limited saving options. Once satisfied with the performance the licensed version can be purchased. Just download the tool to feel the capacity.