Repair Outlook 2013 OST File

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Conveniently Repairing Outlook 2013 OST File on Windows


Offline Storage Table (OST) files in Microsoft Office Outlook are a copy of all Outlook files that are stored on your computer with file extension .ost for offline access of Microsoft Office Outlook. These are particularly beneficial for sending / receiving emails while there is no working internet connection.

If you are not able to access your Offline Storage Table (OST) files, or if you feel that your OST files are corrupt and you want to repair Outlook 2013 OST file, you may have to take help from the built-in Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe in order to analyze and resolve any errors in the Outlook 2013 OST files.

The Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe is an Office Outlook repair feature which works by evaluating whether the structure of the OST file is intact or not. The structure of the OST file, if found to be broken then the Scanpst.exe tool retunes the file structure of the OST file and re-constructs the OST file headers to repair Outlook 2013 OST file. The Inbox Repair Tool is involuntarily installed when the Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 program is installed. You can find .ost file on this location: “Local Drive \ Program Files \ Microsoft Office \ OFFICE13”. But the default tool from Microsoft may not work sometimes and there are chances you might further damage your OST file. Hence, the best option to resolve the issue is to repair and convert your OST to PST file using Remo OST to PST Converter, which automatically does the job for you.

Steps to repair Outlook 2013 OST using Scanpst.exe:

  • Close the Outlook 2013 program if it is running and navigate to the above posted location and locate the Scanpst.exe tool and click on it to open it
  • In the Enter the name panel, type in the name of the OST file that you wish to repair, or you can browse it to locate the .ost file. To specify the scan log options, click on Options, and then choose the option that you want and click Start button
  • Should there be any errors found once the diagnosis is completed, you will be prompted to begin the resolve process to fix Outlook 2013 OST errors. Click on Repair button. On completion of the repair session, start Outlook 2013 with the same profile that holds the .ost file that you tried to repair
  • Click on Folder List on the Go menu. There you may find a folder stating Recovered Personal Folders which holds the Lost and Found folder. This folder holds the items recovered via the Inbox Repair Tool. Contents that are not found in this folder cannot be repaired using Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe

Fixing Outlook 2013 OST file using Remo Repair PST:

In case you are not able to carry out a successful Outlook 2013 OST file repair using the default Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe, you will have to perform Outlook 2013 OST file fix using a reliable third party Microsoft Outlook personal folder repair tool called Remo Repair PST in order to repair all Outlook personal data files which are corrupt or inaccessible. In case, if you are not receiving emails in Outlook 2013, then it fixes the issues and brings back access to all your emails within no time. Apart from addressing corrupt Outlook 2013 .ost files, Remo Repair PST can be used to repair Outlook PST files that are corrupt or inaccessible.

Click on the download links to download this reliable Outlook 2013 repair tool and install it on your Windows computer. Follow the below detailed steps to successfully resolve all issues regarding Outlook OST files.


Steps to repair Microsoft Outlook 2013 OST file using Remo Repair OST:


Step 1: : Install and run Remo Repair PST on your Windows computer and browse for the location of Outlook 2013 OST file from main screen and click "Next".

Fix Outlook 2013 OST - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select any appropriate option that suits your repair session to proceed with the Outlook 2013 OST repair process.

Outlook 2013 OST File Repair - Select Option

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the repaired Outlook 2013 OST file and click on “Next” to begin scanning process.

Outlook 2013 OST File Fix - Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Once scanning process is finished, you can view the repaired Outlook 2013 OST file along with all other contents.

Fixing Outlook 2013 OST - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window