Steps to Repair and Fix MS Outlook .ost File Using OST Integrity Checker (Scanost.exe)

By | June 15, 2010

Steps to Repair and Fix MS Outlook .ost File Using OST Integrity Checker (Scanost.exe)

Sometimes our MS Outlook runs into error. It cannot display all our data or even function correctly. The OST Integrity Check in one of the repair tool available with Microsoft Office installation, which helps us to check and repair .OST Oulook file.

If you see synchronize issue in MS Outlook account and sync folder in the outlook shows errors, we can run OST Integrity Checker Tool and repair .ost file.

Things to be noted:

  • MS Outlook mail account should be connected with your Microsoft Exchange. If you work offline the tool cannot check your ost file and sync with respect to your Exchange mailbox. To complete the action we need to change the Outlook Work Offline mode to Online.
  • OST Integrity Checker will not make changes to your running MS Exchange mailbox.
  • The tool scans both your .ost file and your mailbox on the server running Exchange, compares the items and folders in each, and attempts to reconcile synchronization differences between them.
  • The tool scans both your .ost file and your mailbox on the server running Exchange, compares the items and folders in each, and attempts to reconcile synchronization differences between them.

Steps to Repair MS Outlook .ost File

  1. Locate scanost.exe executer, by default this .exe is located inside the URL path “C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12” or “C:Program FilesCommon FilesSystemMSMAPILocaleID”.
  2. Open your Outlook MS Exchange account.
  3. Double click on scanost.exe and Start the scanning process. The tool syncs your local .ost content with respect to exchange mailbox.
  4. To fully repair the .ost file, we can rescan the same .ost file with scanpst.exe. This tool helps us to repair any errors in our local .ost file.

Error Identification and its repair of Outlook .ost file.

Cheers!

Melbin Mathew

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Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More
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About Melbin Mathew

I am Melbin Mathew, Systems Engineer from Kerala, India. I live with my parents, daughter and my wonderful wife. I graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Hardware from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and completed certification in MCITP, RHCE, CCNA, VCP ...Read More