Thursday, January 19, 2012

It is feasible to recover data from a corrupt or damaged Outlook OST file

MS Exchange provides users an option to work offline and access their mailbox data even in the absence of a connection using the ‘Cached Exchange’ mode. These changes are automatically synchronized when a connection is made to the Exchange server. If Outlook synchronization with the Exchange server fails, you may lose all the valuable piece of work that was done offline. As a consequence, you could face serious data loss. This usually happens when your Outlook offline folders (.ost) file is damaged. An OST integrity check tool can be used for repairing the corrupt OST file. However, if the problem persists, you can easily convert your OST to PST using a reliable third-party utility.

For instance, you use MS Outlook 2002. When you try to synchronize your OST file (that has crossed the size limitation of 1.82 GB) with the Exchange Server, you may receive the following error message on your screen:

''Task ‘Microsoft Exchange Server’ reported error (0x00040820): Errors in background synchronization. In most cases, further information is available in a synchronization log in the Deleted items folder. ''

Deleted Items folder of Exchange Server mailbox and OST file do not show the synchronization log.

Why an error is occurring?
Above error message is caused because in Outlook 2002 the size limit of an Outlook OST file is 1.82 GB. As the OST file has crossed the predefined size limit, it may be corrupt.

How an error can be solved?
The following methods will help you resolve this problem:
  • Permanently delete all e-mail messages from any server based e-mail folders that are arranged to be in synchronization with the Outlook OST file.
  • Transfer the data from any synchronized folder to a non-synchronized folder on the Exchange Server.
  • Transfer and permanent deletion of data from a synchronized folder to an Outlook PST file.
However, if you are still facing problems, you need to take help of a third party OST to PST converter. These software are capable of efficiently converting all orphaned or corrupt OST files to equivalent PST files. They can safely restore various OST file components, such as emails, calendar items, contacts, etc.

Stellar Phoenix OST to PST Converter is a professional tool that effectively repairs damaged OST files and converts them to corresponding PST files. The dexterous Outlook OST Recovery software supports MS Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000. Moreover, it is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Consequences of an orphaned OST file and reliable OST to PST Conversion tools

Sometimes, it happens that while using MS-Outlook you get stuck into a serious problem of damaged Outlook OST files. Corrupt or damaged Outlook files are an outcome of Exchange server crash, hardware failures, virus infection, oversized PST etc. In other cases, the OST file associated with a user mailbox may become orphaned as a result of user deletion, mailbox deletion, Exchange server maintenance, etc. In such situations, it becomes hard to retrieve your precious data from an orphaned or corrupt OST. However, if your OST file is corrupt, you can use the built-in ‘Scanost.exe’ tool to resolve this problem. But, due to its limitation, the tool might not be able to repair badly corrupt OST file. In such circumstances, you can go for Outlook OST Recovery using a reliable third-party utility.

For instance-Suppose, you have an Outlook OST file that has become unusable after the deletion of the user mailbox. You have some other account that permits you to login to the old user profile directly. Well, you face no problem while loading Outlook, but the embedded permissions on the file do not allow you to access emails and other items in the file and you receive the following error message on your screen:

Attempting to view permissions in Outlook: Some permissions could not be displayed. Permission information for this folder could not be accessed.”

After receiving this error, you will lose access to all your vital emails, contacts, appointments, tasks, etc. The above error may also occur if the OST file is severely corrupt. In order to regain access to your lost data, you should opt for a third-party OST integrity check utility.
However, if the above resolution fails, it is advisable that you should take help of a third party OST to PST conversion tool. With the help of such tools, you can easily restore all your mailbox items, such as contacts, appointments, contacts, journal, tasks, events, calendar-entries, and more. These tools are specifically designed for the non-technical users and have a self-descriptive interface.

Stellar Phoenix OST to PST converter is a comprehensive tool that efficiently converts orphaned or corrupt OST files to PST files. The software retains formatting of all RTF and HTML messages. Moreover, it is compatible with compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.