Offline folder files (OST) is nothing more than the replicas of your Exchange Mailbox. Facing any situation when these mailboxes get deleted from the server, simultaneously the entire mailbox data gets lost. Though, you must not forget that the file still exist featuring all your exchange mailbox data. In fact, situation do occur when while making use of MS-Outlook you get stuck into a severe problem of damaged Outlook files. The important point that you got to understand is that damaged OST files are the result of Exchange server crash, failure of hardware, virus infection, oversized PST etc. The condition gets tricky because each and every OST file associated with a user mailbox could turn orphaned. In such circumstances, it gets really difficult to retrieve important data from an orphaned or corrupt OST file.
To understand the complexity of dealing with corrupt OST file, let us consider a situation where while running MS Outlook 2010 on Win 7, you get an OST file error message when opening MS Outlook-
Errors have been detected in the file
C:\Users\BEFT\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\(username here) (1) – BEFT.ost.
Consequently, to resolve the issue you made an attempt to run scanpst but it crashed with no message after nearly completing the recovery process. After this, you once again tried to recreate the file by changing settings to disable offline mode, but surprisingly you again got the same error message. No doubt, facing any such condition would disturb and irritate you. But you don’t have to lose hope, if you are not able to resolve the issue by conducting any of the above mentioned steps, all that you got to do is make use of a third-party OST to PST conversion tool to convert OST to PST file. Simply by using such application you could effectively recover all your mailbox items, like contacts, contacts, appointments, journal, events, calendar-entries, tasks and many more.
RecoveryFix for OST to PST file conversion is one such excellent OST file recovery software that allows you to fix the OST file corruption and save the restored OST data in .PST, EML and MSG format that can be easily accessed by MS Outlook or Outlook Express. In fact, what makes the software ideal OST file recovery tool is its ability to retrieve the password protected OST files and support both compressed encryption and high encryption. Also, the software has no restriction on OST file size for converting it into PST. Adding to that the application also support the recovery of email items from OST files created by means of MS Exchange 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. Along with that the software supports MS Outlook versions – 97, 98, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010 as well as Outlook Express versions version 5.0 and above. Besides this, the tool is also available in free trial version and so you can evaluate its proficiency easily.