Outlook 2003 is an email client of Microsoft that was launch to overcome the deficiencies of Outlook 2000. The maximum size limit of OST files in Outlook 2003 was increase to 20 GB to solve the problem of oversized OST file. In Outlook 2000, this limit was only 2 GB. Therefore, people worldwide face problems of OST file corruption due to its small size. Several other striking features were added in Outlook 2003 to make it suitable for working on the successful Windows XP operating system.
The OST file or Offline Storage Folder is the file in which Outlook 2003 stores all your mailboxes and other data when you work offline. Working Offline is quite possible on MS Office Outlook 2003 if you are accessing emails using any exchange server in an organization. If you want to work offline, Outlook makes a replica of your mailboxes and stores in an OST file on your computer. This OST file is used to work offline and could be later synchronized with the exchange server when you go online.
However due to interruptions in network there might be a chance that OST file is damaged during synchronization of emails with exchange server. These interruptions delete the header of your emails in OST file resulting in damaged OST file. Virus attack or improper system shutdown might even corrupt the OST file in use. There are other problems like server failure, accidental account deletion, or compacting of OST file, which may also corrupt your OST file. If the OST file gets corrupted you cannot access its contents. Whenever you try to access the OST file it throws the error messages. In such cases use efficient third party applications to repair OST errors.
This utility can fix OST file probems like inaccessablity, corruption, damage etc of OST file caused due to server failure, accidental account deletion, interruptions in network during synchronization,Virus attack or improper compaction of OST file. If your OST file is damaged then it will not work on Microsoft Outlook. Neither you will be able to access the work that you must have done during the offline mode. Therefore, it is always a good deal to fix corrupted OST using Repair Outlook (OST) utility. It takes a copy of corrupt OST file and deeply scans it to recover entire data of your Outlook profile. The recovered data is saved in a new OST file, which can be import to Outlook 2003 to get back your complete working Outlook profile. This software not only repairs the damaged OST file but also retrieve OST emails that were emptied from the "Deleted Items" folder. It simply repairs OST file of any size and even compressed OST file. You can use this software to fix Outlook 2010 OST file and even from other versions of MS Office Outlook.
You need to carry out few steps to repair MS Outlook OST file:
Step 1: Open the utility to see three options on the main screen as shown in Figure A. Select "Open PST File" if you know the location of damaged OST file. You can select "Find PST File" to let software search OST and PST files on your personal computer and select the corrupted OST file from this list. You can also select "Select Outlook Profile" for selecting corrupted OST file from different Outlook profiles on your computer.
Figure A: Select One Option
Step 2: Browse the corrupted OST file on your computer and click on "Next" button as shown in Figure B
Figure B: Select Corrupt OST File
Step 3: Browse the destination folder for saving the repaired OST file. Now choose one of the scanning method and press "Repair" button to start the repair process as shown in Figure C
Figure C: Start Repair Process
Step 4: Preview the recovered emails and other attributes in Outlook style browser as shown in Figure D
Figure D: Preview in Outlook Style Browser
修复 OST | Reparatur OST | Réparer OST | Reparar OST | Repareren OST | Riparazione OST | Reparar OST | 수리 OST | Reparere OST | 修復 OST | تصليح OST