Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
Outlook Versions: MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016

Software to Repair Damaged OST File

OST files or Offline Storage table represents the data files which are created by Outlook when any user works offline in a Microsoft Outlook in the absence of Microsoft Exchange server. This prominent feature of Outlook that allows the user to work offline is very helpful in case of zero or low network connectivity. Any changes made to the OST file will get updated automatically when the user gets connected to the exchange server. The OST file can also get damaged like other file types, and there many factors that cause damage to the OST file. In this case, you can repair Outlook OST file by using the OST recovery tool. This application scans the damaged OST file deeply to extract complete data of your Outlook profile in just a few steps.

The most common reason which causes damage to the Outlook OST file is the corruption of the OST file header. The OST file header gets corrupted when the Outlook application gets suddenly terminated while accessing the OST file for synchronization, this cause damage to the Outlook OST file and it becomes inaccessible and results in a huge data loss to the user because it contains all important emails and other Outlook attributes. No need to worry, OST recovery tool will help you to repair damaged PST file and stores all the emails and other Outlook attributes effectively within a few mouse clicks.

The other reason which causes damage to the OST file is the incomplete compression process. Generally, the users compress the Outlook OST file to store it in a smaller space on the hard drive. This process gets interrupted due to a sudden power failure, synchronization error or a sudden system reboot, all these factors stop the file compression process in between and result in a damaged OST file. In this situation, you can make use of this tool to repair the damaged OST file. With the help of this application, you can easily repair PST of Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2003 and Outlook 2000 damaged due to the file header corruption. It can also help you to know about how to fix Outlook 2007 not responding due to a corruption or damage of PST.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
Outlook Versions: Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

The Outlook OST file also gets damaged when it gets affect by any virus or malware infection. All these viruses come from the internet or from other storage devices & affects your OS. This results in a damaged OST file or sometimes make it inaccessible. In such case, just use OST recovery software to fix broken OST file. It is an advanced OST recovery application which easily repairs badly damaged OST files without facing any difficulties. This software can repair PST files on Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista & XP and creates a new OST file for easy import. Apart from all this, the Fix My PST software also facilitates the user to fix damaged 2GB PST file of Outlook 2000 in just a few steps.

There are many other reasons which cause damage to the OST file, some are mentioned below:

  • OST Oversize: If the file size exceeds the 2GB file size limit (for Outlook 2000), this may lead to damage.
  • Scanpst.exe, which is used to repair OST file, sometimes damage the OST file because it has certain limitations and it deletes the contents which are difficult to process.
  • When you move from older to a newer version of Outlook, you try to import your existing OST file to the newer version of Outlook. Due to incompatibility issues, the OST gets damaged.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
Outlook Versions: MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016

If any of the above-mentioned reasons cause damage to OST file then just use the OST recovery software. It can easily repair broken PST file which is password protected & encrypted OST files, and retrieves all the contents including emails, notes, contacts, messages, etc. and store them in a new healthy OST file.


Perform some simple steps to repair damaged OST file:

(1): Launch the trial version of the software. You can select "Open PST" option if you know the location of OST file, can select "Find PST" option to find the damaged OST on the particular drive, or can choose the "Select Outlook Profile" option to repair damaged OST from particular Outlook profile as shown in figure 1.

Repair Damaged OST File - Main Window

Figure 1: Home Window with Multiple Options

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
Outlook Versions: MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016

(2): If you have selected "Open PST", then browse the location for OST file and click "Next". In that, you can select the file you want to repair and click "Next" as shown in figure 2.

Repair Damaged OST File - Choose Drive Window

Figure 2: Select Drive Screen

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
Outlook Versions: MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016

(3): You can select which type of scan you want to perform. Choose the destination of the file and click on "Repair" as shown in figure 3.

Repair Damaged OST File - Select Scan Type

Figure 3: Normal Scan/Smart Scan

(4): After the repair process, you can view the recovery result as shown in figure 4.

Repair Damaged OST File - Retrieved File Window

Figure 4: Recovered Data Window

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
Outlook Versions: MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016

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