3 Assured Way to Repair and View Damaged Outlook OST File

by Alex Smith technical expert , technical support, technical he

View Corrupted OST file

OST file is the default offline storage folders offered by Microsoft. In order to save users mailbox data on offline mode. An OST file holds the exact replica of mailbox data which exists on Exchange server. When users are not tied up with Exchange server you can access that offline file if you have stored them as OST files. Advantage of OST document is that it doesn't affect any adjustment in original information while making a duplicate of the original information from Exchange server. You can without much of a stretch save your information in OST files and use them while you are not associated with Exchange server.

However, just like any other email service, Outlook is also vulnerable to the technical snugs. Hence, the OST file of Outlook become damaged due to various issues, which causes the severe condition of data loss for users. Despite the error, Outlook is known for its recovery solutions, here are the top 3 ways to repair and view corrupted OST file. Have a look:

To repair and view the damaged OST file:


Scanost.exe is definitely not a most recent device yet it works painlessly. This tool can open and view cruelly debased and harmed OST files. This tool not only views but also capable of repairing harmed and corrupted OST files as well. This utility is called Integrity check tool since this apparatus checks the integrity first. Scanost is situated at Drive: \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office version. It doesn't affect any adjustment in the OST file data.

Pro and Cons of Scanost.exe


  • Effortlessly scans and compares complete OST file data accessible on the Exchange server.

  • Without much trouble find the conflict between server and user

  • Proficient to find scan log files in the folder of Deleted items of MS Outlook.


  • This tool fails to keep up the data integrity.

  • Powerless to repair severe errors and corruption problems.

  • Not compatible with MS outlook 2010 and newer versions.

The OST to PST Converter

As we know that Outlook email application runs on two major file formats and is highly depended on both file for storing the user's data. When OST file becomes inaccessible due to errors, Outlook allows users to recover their OST file data by converting the damaged OST file into the PST file. Hence, for converting debased OST file into accessible PST file, you need a powerful tool to complete the process. Third party OST to PST converter tool is the best alternative solution to repair and convert OST file when Scanost.exe fails to repair the OST file. These OST recovery tools are designed to repair damaged or severely corrupted OST files. Moreover, these tool comes with the demo versions, users can measure the tool efficiency by downloading and installing the demo version.

OST Viewer Tool

Outlook OST viewer software is a free apparatus to open and view corrupted or harmed OST files. This tool easily opens and views corrupted OST files. This software is very user-friendly even the user from the non-technical background view their OST file with this tool.  This utility can open password encrypted OST files without much trouble. All you need to open the tool and open the damaged OST file using Find option from the tool.  

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