I have old .OST file which became corrupt! what should i do to repair OST?

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I have laptop running Windows7 and I have old .OST file which became corrupt! what should i do to repair OST?


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scanpst.exe file helping for repair the ost file. this file included in ms office package. in 2007 located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\SCANOST.EXE


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  • Sivaperumal
    scanpst.exe file helping for repair the ost file. this file included in ms office package. in 2007 located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\SCANPST.EXE.

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  • Amanda lakai
    Hi, I would like to know the type of your Outlook email setup. Is it POP3, IMAP or AutoDiscover? Are you using OWA? 

    First check the properties of your distribution list. File>"Include these recipient types" then select "All types".  Re try sending invitation.
    If doesn’t help, Try out the following fixes for the error:
    1. Try repairing your Outlook installation.
    2. Re create your Outlook profile and then set up the email account again, create a group (Distribution list) for these contacts, check if the problem still persists. 
    3. Set up the email account on other computer and then check, does the error occur?
    4. Verify your auto discover service http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/aa995956.aspx. You may also require deleting the old Autodiscover Virtual Directory and then create a new one. 
    5. Run the powershell command:
     Set-DistributionGroup "<DistributionGroupName>" - ReportToManagerEnabled $true
    6. Try out the Microsoft Office 2010 available at :  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2266424

    Let me know if it helps.
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  • Amanda lakai
    Hi, 
    Have you tried the Inbox repair tool (ScanPST.exe) & OST Integrity Check tool to fix the OST file related issues? 

    These are free repair tools. To know more about the utilities, have a look at: http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/outlook-help/repair-outlook-data-files-pst-and-ost-HA010075831.aspx.

    Hopefully it would resolve your problem. 

    If it fails to recover your corrupt OST file then, you need to get some powerful OST recovery software. You can find many OST repair software available online along with DEMO version. You can try the free DEMO version, if it seems to be helpful. Then, you can go ahead for full version purchase.

    Check the link:
    http://www.slideshare.net/amanda_lakai/how-to-access-the-data-from-an-unusable-or-orphaned-ost

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