OST File Repair Tool to Repair OST File in a Hassle-Free Manner

Before discussing how to repair corrupted OST file, let’s understand what is OST file?

OST file is an acronym for offline storage tables. The OST file enables the users to work in an offline mode and also it works in a condition when sometime the application is not connected with the email server. OST file performs several functions, for instance, saving of draft, new mail making, reading the existing mail and many more. Users can easily save their data in OST files in an offline mode. When it connects with internet then offline storage table (OST) files get sync with email server automatically. Apart from this, Sometimes there may be chances of OST file corruption. The OST file gets corrupt due to various circumstances. With the help of Repair OST File software, one can easily repair the corrupted OST file. Shoviv OST file Repair is also used to convert OST files to PST files.

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If you have a fast internet connection best the approach would be to re-create the profile so that a new OST file can be created, since the Inbox repair tool would is a time-consuming method for large OST files.

Alternatively, you can also try to delete.OST file without profile recreation so that the outlook can sync the data with the server and create new OST file to do so you can follow the given steps.

  1. Firstly close the outlook.
  2. Open the control panel.
    Note: – To reach directly to the location of the OST file, you can use the given path %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook. It will work if you are using the profile named “OUTLOOK”.
  1. Click on user account and press single click on Mail option (mail 32 bit).
  2. Inside the Mail option, there is a “Mail setup” where you can choose the “show profile”
  3. After showing all profiles, select the required profile which you want to use (default name – OUTLOOK).
  4. Select the properties option.
  5. Further, you will find the “Mail setup’’ of the selected profile. Choose the data file tab.
  6. Choose the account and click on the open file location button.
  7. Close the windows of “Mail setup”, “Account setting”.
  8. Select the account on which you are having an issue and right-click on.OST file.
  9. Select the delete option.

There are tools from which the users can easily repair and recover the corrupted OST files.

  1. Scanost.exe
  2. Scanpst.exe
  3. Shoviv OST File Repair


Scanost.exe enables the users to view the corrupted OST files. One must have to connect with exchange account to execute the scanost.exe.Microsoft provides the tool named scanost.exe to detect the issue of OST file. Scanost.exe can be found on the location i.e.C: \Program files\Microsoft office\ office version.

This tool is known for its integrity. Sometimes it called by another name “utility check tool”. It scans all the folder and then repairs the errors.


The tool named “scanpst.exe” help to fix issues of OST file corruption. Scanpst.exe is quite simple and easy to use. Sometimes scanpst.exe is known by another named as “outlook inbox repair tool”. It is called so because it provides a facility to repair OST files. It is a free tool which is provided by Microsoft. Working with scanpst.exe (inbox repair tool) requires some step. The steps are mentioned below:-

  • Locating the OST file

Before start repairing the OST file, one must locate the OST file first.

  • Scanning process

After locating the OST files, open the scanpst.exe utility, to open scanpst.exe follow the given steps.

    1. Open the run by pressing Win+R.
    2. Type the “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16” and click ok.
      NOTE: – The above path is only applicable for Outlook version upper than Outlook 2013, If you are using Outlook 2013 use “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15” instead.


    1. Open the scanpst.exe.


    1. Click the browse button and locate the OST file you want to repair and click ‘start’.


    1. Once the scanning process complete hit the repair button to repair the OST file.
      NOTE:- prior to hit the ‘repair’ button make sure to backup up the scanned file by checking “Make a backup of scanned file before repairing”.


    1. On completing the repair process a message will pop-up on the screen saying ‘Repair complete’ and you are done with repairing your OST file.


Shoviv Repair OST File Software

Shoviv Repair OST File is a reliable tool for the recovery of corrupted OST files. It enables the users to extract and recover all the corrupted OST files along with its data items such as email, calendar, contacts, etc. Suppose you are using an older version of MS Outlook, in that case, Shoviv OST File Repair provides the platform to work with all the latest and older version of MS Outlook.  It helps you to save the recovered OST files and its attributes with a different type of formats such as Unicode MSG, EML, vCARD, vCAL, HTML, etc. This Repair OST File tool offers to add multiple files at one run. OST recovery serves you the facility for the automatic scanning. Also, it presents all the OST files and its data items with proper hierarchy. Users can easily get this recovery tool from Shoviv site, which is easy to purchase and gets instant delivery. If you came across with the error in software, in such a situation you can easily contact the technical support team. Shoviv technical support team is always ready for the customer support and will surely help them to overcome the problem and make their customer feel happy.

Salient features:-

  • Maintain the OST folders with its data items like email, contacts, calendars, etc. in the hierarchy.
  • Add multiple numbers of OST files at one run.
  • At the time of conversion, the users can easily split the resultant large files into smaller files.
  • There is no restriction on using any particular Microsoft outlook version. The users can use the older or latest version of outlook version.
  • Provides the search option. By taking the help of this, the users can easily search for the file as ‘‘To”, “from”, “cc”, “Bcc”, “subject” etc.

The above mentioned salient features will surely help to understand the features of the Repair OST File software. It is very clear from this blog, that Shoviv Repair OST File is a great working software to fix the issue of OST file corruption and helps the users to repair and recover all the critical data. Therefore I advised using the Shoviv OST File Repair software.

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