How to Repair Outlook 2016 OST File on Windows PC?

Most of the times Outlook users experience OST file corruption issues due to many circumstances. This page describes some scenarios reported by such users and possible solution to fix those issues.

Scenario 1: I am unable to open my Outlook 2016 OST file; I think file has been corrupt. I hereby reported this issue because I need to fix my OST file of Outlook 2016. Anyone suggest me appropriate solution. Thanks in advance.

Scenario 2: Hi all, I encountered some issues with my Outlook 2016 OST file while opening. I used ScanPST.exe but I was unable to fix the problem. I am terribly in need of help. Can anyone suggest me how to fix my OST file with less expense? Any useful solution will be appreciable.

Here are most possible reasons that may lead to Outlook 2016 OST file damage:

  • Improper system shut down while working with large OST file
  • Any operating system errors on your computer that’s impacts Outlook application and its data file
  • Severe virus to the OST file or presence of bad sector at the location of OST file and so on

How can you solve issues with Outlook 2016 OST file?

Nevertheless, when scanpst.exe fails to fix damaged OST Outlook 2016 file you do not have to worry. This article introducing standard file repair application called Yodot that will help you to repair OST file on Outlook 2016 with ease. Below given paragraph explains how Yodot software will help you in fixing Outlook 2016 OST file and salient features of the utility in brief.

About Yodot application:

Yodot Outlook PST Repair program allows you to fix corrupt or inaccessible Outlook 2016 OST file on Windows easily and efficiently. Along with repair process, it can recover all its attributes such as email, address book, journals, notes, contacts, calendar entries and so on. In addition to Outlook 2016 this repairing tool can easily fix OST file from various MS Outlook versions like MS Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. It is enabled with user friendly interface so that you can fix your OST file by following the instructions given by the software. Furthermore, it will help you to fix PST when Outlook 2016 crashes or in any other scenarios. This application is compatible with various versions of Windows OS based computers such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS.

Steps to repair Outlook 2016 OST file using Yodot tool:

Note: Close MS Outlook application before proceeding repair process using the Yodot utility

  • After successful installation of Yodot Outlook PST Repair, run the program
  • There are three options on main screen such as “Open PST File”, “Find PST File” and “Select Outlook Profile”
  • Click on appropriate option to select corrupt OST file according to its location details
  • Then browse target location and choose scan options either in “Normal Scan” or “Smart Scan”
  • After completion of repair process browse destination location to save fixed OST file


  • Do not ever close your MS Outlook application in an improper way
  • Use standard antivirus tool to scan your PC regularly
  • Maintaining recent backup of OST file is a good practice to prevent OST corruption

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