Retrieve Email from Outlook 2010 OST File

Microsoft Outlook 2010 has many advantageous features like social connector, conversation clean up to free some space, to-do bar, instant search and so on. Its work is coordinated with MS Exchange Server where user can work with emails and other messages when mail server is absent. The altered data from mail automatically synchronize with mailbox when server is restored to access. Working in offline mode is useful for user having disturbed internet connectivity. Exchange Server saves mailbox in database file name called Exchange Database file and its file extension type is .edb. If you use Exchange Server then Outlook saves entire emails, contacts, tasks, journals, appointments, signature, etc in mailbox located on server. The copy of mailbox which is stored on your computer hard drive is OST file. But sometimes you may notice some error while synchronizing OST file in Outlook 2010. Several times your emails and other items go missing or erased from OST file in such instant. This happens usually due to offline folder (OST) file corruption or human error.

Scenarios in which user lose emails from Outlook 2010 OST files:

  • Unintentionally user may delete emails while erasing unnecessary items from OST file. If it is removed by using Shift + Delete keys, then emails cannot be found on hard drive
  • If virus is intruded on Windows hard drive then entire emails along with other files gets wiped off forever
  • Outlook 2010 application may get crashed after re-installation of OS or frequent aberrant termination. In such case you may lose accessibility to email and other attributes from OST file
  • Outlook 2010 OST file can get corrupt after improper up-gradation, importing, etc. in that case you cannot access emails on OST file

User can repair and recover emails from Outlook 2010 OST file using reliable Outlook repair software, one such tool is Yodot Outlook PST Repair.

Software to recover email from Outlook 2010 OST file:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair fixes damaged or corrupted OST files and recover emails and other items from Outlook 2010 with ease. The best feature of this application is, it does not alter the structure of original file during the recovery process. Along with OST file Outlook 2010, it can fix large PST file Outlook 2007, Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2003. Addition to repair process, it can restore entire emails, Notes, calendar events, journals, personal folders, events and other Outlook items from Outlook 2010 application. Sometimes you may be unable to fix severely corrupted PST and OST file using normal scan option, in such case it is facilitated with smart scan option to fix it effectively. This program is compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Steps to recover emails from Outlook 2010 OST file:

  • Download and install Yodot Outlook PST Repair tool on Windows desktop
  • Launch the software and follow the guidelines
  • On main screen you will get three options that is 'Open PST file', 'Find PST File' and 'Select Outlook Profile'
  • Open PST file- Select this option to open and locate PST file which have to be repaired
  • Find PST File- Choose this option, if you don’t know the location and click on 'Find' option
  • Select Outlook Profile- Select this option, if you have multiple Outlook profile and choose the one to be fixed
  • Choose either 'Normal Scan' or 'Smart Scan' option based on level of corruption
  • Upon selecting the scan technique, the tool will initiate the scanning process
  • After completion of repair process, the application will display a message regarding the success of repair with all items that are recovered
  • The retrieved item will be displayed in Outlook styled interface
  • Select important emails and neglect remaining


  • Follow proper steps while installing Outlook 2010 tool
  • After finishing you work, don’t forget to terminate Outlook utility properly

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