Repair Outlook OST & PST File using SCANPST.EXE & SCANOST.EXE.

Microsoft Outlook OST & PST File, Both files are same and similar. Both are created by MS Outlook email client that store same items of mailbox along with email messages, contacts, calendars, notes, tasks, journals etc. OST file stands for offline storage file which allows you to work when you are not connected to your exchange server. Personal storage table (PST) created by Outlook also. If you have no relation with Exchange server so you cannot open or access PST file in the absence of internet connection.

This is other tricks which you can use here to migrate OST mailbox from OST file to PST data file. It is the best way to rehousing data from old OST to new PST file.

Repair Outlook OST File & PST File using freeware tool Scanpst.exe & Scanost.exe

Microsoft Outlook has an in Build repair tool to help repair corrupted OST file or PST file. It gets installed in a machine as soon as user install the machine the outlook as mailing clients in their machine. The main purpose of scanpst.exe to repair file and fix errors.

Find Location in Your System where is SCANPST.exe

  1. Double-click the scanpst.exe file to open the program.
  1. Click Browse to locate the corrupted .ost file & .pst file.
  2. By default the .pst files can be located in the following folders:
    1. drive:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
    1. drive:\Users\<username>\Roaming\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
    1. drive:\Users\<username>\Documents\Outlook Files
    1. drive:\Users\<username>\My Documents\Outlook Files
    1. drive:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  1. Click Start. The Inbox Repair Tool scans the file and reports whether it found any errors. Click Repair if any errors were found.
  2. Click OK.

One of the best Third Party tool PST and OST files

For Exchange OST repair using third party tool OST Recovery Software and PST file for using PST repair software gives multiple features to convert OST data file to PST data file along with all the details of attachment and emails. It is fully virus free application which provides several features like



  • Enable to work in offline mode.
  • Restore OST & PST mails folder hierarchy with Maintain the multiple emails.
  • Save recover Exchange OST file to PST, MSG, EML, EMLX, MBOX, vCal, vCard and HTML file.
  • No size limitation of OST or PST file.
  • Easy to use Software design (Simple GUI), using a Technical person or Non-technical persons.
  • 100% Safe and secure conversion.
  • Show preview, Recover OST file data emails before the conversion process.
  • Safe Hold original integrity of OST file.
  • Supportable with MS Outlook version up to 2016.
  • Batch Converter to convert single as well as multiple OST file execute at a time.
  • Kept metadata like To, Cc, Bcc, from, date, Subject and attachments etc.
  • Support the cloud-based application office 365 & live exchange server.

This interesting tool provides multiple advantages to convert OST data file to Outlook PST file. So you can convert your OST file without facing any issue. If you are a novice person, even then you can use this setup easily. This application serves free demo version to save 30 emails per folder free of cost.