How do I recover my unreadable Outlook 2010 database?

Johan Zubeja September 12, 2012

I use Outlook 2010 with Exchange server and everything has been going well but few days ago my Outlook’s OST database become unreadable and I have more than 2GB data in the database. Can anybody give me and idea about how can I recover my OST file?

A friend suggested that I need an OST to PST converter tool – is this true?

Thanks in advance!

  1. marshal
    December 17, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Hi Johan ,

    If you are unable to read your Exchange OST file data, it means your OST file gets corrupted and you need a tool to repair corrupted OST file. So I would recommend Stellar Phoenix Convert OST to PST software to fix your OST file corruption issue.

  2. Aurther
    November 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Hi Johan Zubeja,

    The situation which you discussed above shows that your OST files is corrupted and you need to repair it for recovering your 2GB data from it. Try repair OST tool to fix your corrupt OST file. With this tool you can easily repair corrupt OST file. To know how click on the below links:
    Software link:
    Download link:

  3. Vikram PCVITA
    September 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Try OST Repair Tool -

  4. Johan Zubeja
    September 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Hi Rody thank you very much for information about useful tool

  5. Johan Zubeja
    September 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Thank you rody for useful information of tool

  6. Kris Dolado
    September 13, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Try free convert OST to PST file here:-

    OST to PST Converter :-

  7. Dwayne Nicholson
    September 13, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Take a look at MailstoreHome. It's free software for backing up email from popular email clients such as Outlook but I believe it can open database files as well. If not it's still a great program for keeping your emails backed up and easy to search.

  8. Chandramouli Dixit
    September 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    As said you will have to use the INBOX REPAIR TOOL (scanpst.exe) for this task. The tool is not available for download so need to search for it, it is installed when you install MICROSOFT OFFICE or OUTLOOK.
    Here is the video tutorial for it and much detailed information on how to go through the process ---------->

    • John Park
      September 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

      scanpst.exc repair only few condition not damage & virus infected pst in such condition you should take few more step for outlook pst file recovery & inbox repair tool install by default when you install outlook. for more info

  9. Kamal Ji
    September 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    yes.. you could also have a choice to you recovry software or try to restore your computer to an earlier time..

  10. Bruce Epper
    September 12, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Close Outlook and delete the OST file. Reopen Outlook and the file will be recreated. An OST file is the offline store that is synced to your mailbox on the Exchange server when you log on. If this store gets damaged, all you need to do is delete it and log into the server again to force a full resync and automagically fix the data store. If this happened with a PST file, you would need another tool to try to fix the issue.

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