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Old 06-17-2011, 04:34 PM
scottcarson scottcarson is offline
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Default [SOLVED] Repairing a Corrupt .OST File in Outlook 2010

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc179110.aspx

With the release of Outlook 2010, Microsoft has removed the repair tool. However, there's a new (slicker?) way to recover a corrupt OST file. Note that this issue usually applies only to uses who are synchronizing data with another server like Exchange or Google.

Symptom: Open Outlook, and upon dismissing a calendar item you get the error, "Errors have been detected in the file C:\{path to file}\outlook.ost. Quit Outlook and all mail-enabled applications, and then use the Inbox repair tool (Scanpst.exe) to diagnose and repair errors in the file. For more information about the Inbox repair tool, see Help"

  1. Right-click the folder and then click "Properties".
  2. In the dialog box that appears, click the "Clear Offline Items" button and then click "OK".
  3. On the Outlook 2010 ribbon, click the Send/Receive tab, then "Update Folder"

Otherwise, we recommend that you delete the .ost file and let Outlook download information again from Exchange. The exception is if you have local data that is not present on the server. In that case, we recommend that you export the data to an Outlook Data File (.pst), delete the .ost file, allow the server data to download again, and then import the .pst file data by using the Do not import duplicates option that can be accessed through the Open option on the File tab.
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