Software for Repairing Outlook 2003 OST File

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“I really don’t want to lose my OST file at this point of time as it contains all my mails that are on the verge of being synchronized. Two days before while accessing my OST file in Outlook 2003, I had encountered some problems. I had used Inbox repair tool.exe to overcome this problem, but that didn’t work out. I am desperate to use information on my Outlook 2003 OST file as I need to carry out my office work as soon as possible. Any suggestions as to what can be done to fix Outlook 2003 OST file problem will help me a lot? Thanks!”

Microsoft Outlook 2003 is the successor of Outlook 2000 application with enhanced features for carryout various activities using mail account. Using Offline table file i.e. OST file user can make changes, work offline and then synchronize these updates with Exchange Server when connected to internet. If there is no proper internet connection, you may have to deal with corrupt OST file. Below given are some issues that can damage your Outlook 2003 OST file:

  • Virus and malware infection is the main culprit that affects Outlook 2003 OST file on hard drive making it inaccessible
  • Abrupt system shutdown when synchronizing Outlook 2003 OST file with Exchange Server
  • With increase in number of bad sectors on hard drive, Outlook 2003 OST file may become inaccessible or gradually stops working
  • Improper up-gradation process, installing or updating Outlook 2003 application version without proper knowledge can have adverse effect on Outlook 2003 PST as well as OST file, which can stop working at any time

Many users face such odd behaviors with Outlook 2003 OST file and become restless thinking about the way to fix the problem. Don’t worry; Outlook 2003 OST file issues like above can be easily resolved with the use of Scanost.exe tool that can be used on corrupt OST file. If your OST file doesn’t get fixed with Scanost.exe tool, you can make use of consistent Outlook PST Repair utility as per expert’s recommendation.

Tool for Repairing Outlook 2003 OST file:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair is the most widely used software when there is a need to repair Outlook 2003 OST file that has become inaccessible due to various scenarios discussed earlier. It has been included with advanced repair techniques that allows it to also mend Outlook OST file not updating properly without causing damage to original file contents. Soon after completion of repair procedure, user can access emails, folders, calendar entries, tasks, to do lists, notes, journals and other attributes from Outlook 2003 OST file. Apart from file, you can also mend OST and PST file of Outlook 2000, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 Outlook 2013 versions.

Steps to use this tool for repairing corrupt Outlook 2003 OST file:

  • Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair in a healthy Windows computer
  • Run the program and follow onscreen steps to initiate repair procedure
  • Click on ‘Open PST File’ if location of the OST file is known
  • If the location of OST file is not known, then user can hit on ‘Find PST File’ option
  • At last, if you need to select a different Outlook profile, then you can click on ‘Select Outlook Profile’ option
  • After clicking on desired option, you can select the OST file from provided destination location
  • Once the OST file is selected, mark ‘Normal Scan’ or ‘Smart Scan’ option based on severity of OST file corruption
  • Browse for required space to save repaired OST file and then hit on ‘Repair’ button
  • Upon completion of  repair procedure, user can view re in OST file

Tips to Remember:

  • Secure your system hard drive with updated antivirus protection to prevent virus attacks on system
  • Try and keep backup copy of Outlook 2003 OST file on more than one storage drive to prevent damage to OST file
  • Avoid abrupt system shut down when Outlook 2003 OST file is being accessed in the system

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