Updated on August 16th, 2023
In this post, I will discuss some easy tricks to fix “Errors have been detected in the file outlook.ost”.
OST files are Offline Storage Table files that enable users to work on their mail even without the availability of a mail server as Microsoft Exchange Server utilizes offline Outlook Data Files. Most Outlook users must have worked on OST files for saving their emails. They are the exact imitation of the content in the Outlook Mailbox.
Outlook automatically synchronizes changes made in offline OST files when connected to the Microsoft Exchange Server. However, sometimes there occurs an error or files are not open due to the corruption of OST files.
When attempting to open Microsoft Outlook, you might encounter this error:
An error has been detected in the file C:\Document and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ost
Reasons for Corruption of OST File
For troubleshooting, first of all, you need to delete the .ost file and re-download it from the Microsoft Exchange Server and follow the below steps:
This will create an OST file when Microsoft Outlook synchronizes with Exchange Server. This concludes the steps for fixing errors detected in the file outlook.ost.
All the solutions I have provided for the error in the OST files are accurate and well working. Although they are a bit difficult to understand when you perform, it is no big work to modify the corrupted OST file. Therefore, if you are unable to troubleshoot the error, then you can go for the third-party professional tool called Exchange OST Recovery Tool.
I hope you’ve learned something new and gained insight into fixing the “Errors have been detected in the file outlook.ost” from this article.
About The Author:
Amrita Yadav is a content writer in the field of Email Migration, Data Recovery, Email backup, and File Management. I started this writing career two years back. I think the vast range of information in this industry is the reason I am so fascinated to read about the newer techniques and technology.