Windows How to Fix OST File Synchronization Error?

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  1. Jeffervarner

    Jeffervarner Member

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    OST File is created in Microsoft Outlook when Microsoft Exchange account is created. Also known as Offline Storage Table, this file enables users to work when Outlook is not connected to the server. Once the connection is available, you can synchronize all the work in MS Outlook offline with Exchange Server. Indeed, it makes Exchange mailbox in the form of OST file.

    Why OST File Synchronization Error Occurs?

    More often than not, you may encounter several synchronization errors when connecting OST to Exchange mailbox. There are different reasons why synchronization is stopped with Exchange in Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

    · Network connection – The main cause of synchronization issue
    · MS Exchange Server also goes down more often due to which Outlook cannot synchronize
    · Problems in local machine are another common issue when Outlook is malfunctioning
    · Sudden system shutdown, large OST file size, and virus attack are some of the common reasons

    How to Fix OST Synchronization Issue?

    There are different steps you can take to resolve the OST synchronization problem, such as verifying user profile, cached exchange mode etc. Here are some of the important steps to get rid of this problem –

    Step 1 – Verify Synchronization of OST files

    Consider the following steps to check synchronization of Offline Storage files in proper way –
    · Right Click on the folder you want to check and click “Properties
    · Switch to “Synchronization” tab
    · Select “Statistics” of this folder and check these attributes –
    o Server folder contains – Items
    o Last synchronized on – Date
    o Offline folder contains – items

    Step 2 – OST File Synchronization

    You have to do two important things to sync offline folders – Automatic and Manual, to fix OST file synchronization issues.

    For Manual Synchronization

    · Go to “Folder List” pane, choose “Folder should be synchronized
    · Go to “Tools” menu, click “Send/Receive”, then Microsoft Exchange Server, if you have specific folder
    · In Tools menu, go to “Send/Receive All” for all folders

    For Automatic Synchronization
    With this method, you can sync OST file with Exchange Server all the time when you go online.
    · Choose “Tools” and “Options
    · In Mail Setup, select “Send Immediately when connected”
    · In Send/Receive, select “Send/Receive groups” and check “Perform automatic send/receive when exiting”.

    If the OST file is oversized and is not accessible, an OST crop tool can split the file into smaller parts. If you still cannot resolve the OST synchronization issue, you may try scanost.exe or scanpst.exe tools from Microsoft. These are the default repair tools to fix OST/PST file issues. You may try these tools to fix them. If these tools can’t work and you cannot access the OST file data, then use Regain OST to PST Converter to import and access the OST file through Outlook.

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  2. fradiannevin

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