“Hi all, I have a problem while opening my Outlook OST file. I am getting an error ‘cannot open our default email folders. The file filename.ost is not an offline folder file’. I have some very important work with my OST file; please help me fix this error on .OST file and get back access to it. Thanks in advance...”
Sometimes you need to use Outlook in offline mode; then OST file serves you purpose. You may come across situation like above while trying to open Outlook OST file. Error message in this case might have displayed due to Outlook OST file corruption or due to synchronization problem. You can solve the synchronization problem easily by following some guidelines given in Outlook support pages or by referring to any info provided on internet. But OST file might also get corrupted due to various reasons as given below:
When Outlook OST file is corrupted for any of the above reason, then you may see following error messages on your computer screen:
You may get many errors while synchronizing OST file with server; when trying to open any item on Outlook offline profile and in other situations. Exit the OST file and run ScanOST.exe which is the OST integrity check tool located at: “drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12” on your PC.
After running ScanOST.exe, you could be able to use OST file normally. If you are still getting the error message, then there is an alternate solution. OST file errors can be fixed using suitable OST file repair software like Yodot OST to PST Converter, which has capability to fix convert the corrupt or inaccessible OST file to PST in a couple of clicks.
Yodot OST to PST Converter - Software to Convert Erroneous OST to PST File
Yodot OST to PST Converter software converts the corrupt or inaccessible OST file to a healthy PST file in a couple of clicks. The tool converts OST to a PST file along with all it's contents like emails, contacts, RSS feeds, tasks, notes, and other attributes to a healthy PST file. Meanwhile, the tool is available in free demo edition, which is available for free download. The demo edition converts the corrupt OST to a healthy PST file and allows a free preview of the converted file, and all it's contents, thereby allows users to evaluate the tool prior activating the complete version. So, one can freely download the software and conv ert their damaged OST file to a healthy accesible PST file in three easy steps. The complete procedure to fix errors in OST file, or convert OST to a PST file is given below:
Steps to convert erroneous OST file to a PST:
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