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  • Previous versions of Outlook had the Inbox Repair Tool, which allows you to repair OST/PST files. Currently, I am using a Windows Vista and Office 2007 computer. I need to repair my OST file. It doesn't look like the Inbox Repair Tool is included with Office 2007.

    Is there a newer version of the Inbox Repair Tool, or a similar Microsoft Tool, which will allow me to repair my OST file? If so, please send me the download link.

    Thanks
    Monday, August 31, 2015 6:59 AM

Answers

  • It doesn't look like the Inbox Repair Tool is included with Office 2007.

    ScanOST is definitely included with O'2007 and would be located in the following folder (if it's not - it's either been deleted or there is another issue at play) 

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12"

    That aside, an OST file will automatically get recreated by Outlook if not found so a simple solution would be to rename the OST file you are having problems with and let Outlook generate a new one. The only downside to this is that all messages will be downloaded again BUT that may be a better option depending on what exactly the problem appears to be.


    Karl Timmermans [Outlook MVP] "Outlook Contact Import/Export/Data Mgmt" http://www.contactgenie.com

    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Tuesday, September 1, 2015 5:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steve Fan Monday, September 7, 2015 9:12 AM
    Monday, August 31, 2015 8:56 AM

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  • It doesn't look like the Inbox Repair Tool is included with Office 2007.

    ScanOST is definitely included with O'2007 and would be located in the following folder (if it's not - it's either been deleted or there is another issue at play) 

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12"

    That aside, an OST file will automatically get recreated by Outlook if not found so a simple solution would be to rename the OST file you are having problems with and let Outlook generate a new one. The only downside to this is that all messages will be downloaded again BUT that may be a better option depending on what exactly the problem appears to be.


    Karl Timmermans [Outlook MVP] "Outlook Contact Import/Export/Data Mgmt" http://www.contactgenie.com

    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Tuesday, September 1, 2015 5:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steve Fan Monday, September 7, 2015 9:12 AM
    Monday, August 31, 2015 8:56 AM
  • Repair the OST file with scanost.exe here is the complete guide to run the process mentioned here http://www.filerepairtools.com/tips/ost-file-repair-with-ost-integrity-check-tool-scanost-exe/
    Monday, August 31, 2015 1:02 PM
  • Hi Percivalbart,

    You can use any third party tool to repair your OST files. I recommend you this because such tools are very easy to use and provides a secure solution. I voted for SysInfoTools OST File Recovery Tool and recommend you to use that. And, one important thing is that you can download and run the free full trial version of this tool. After repairing the OST files, it provides multiple options to save files such as PST, MSG, DBX , EML, MBOX, etc.

    Many Thanks,

    Lisa

    Thursday, January 7, 2016 7:52 AM
  • Check out this link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/272227 which help users to unhide the file and folders path and describe how to use Inbox Repair Tool to repair corrupt Outlook data file. You can also try this video tutorial for more info; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaaZUit2IGU


    • Edited by Elias007 Friday, April 15, 2016 4:36 PM
    Friday, April 15, 2016 4:26 PM
  • Get easy solution to convert OST to PST.

    http://tech.dakonify.com/ostconverter/

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:27 AM
  • Outlook 2007 stores Unicode PST file format. there are multiple free and paid options are available for repairing outlook pst file format

    first is scanpst.exe

    these are steps 

    Step 1: Exit Outlook and start the Inbox Repair tool

    Step 2: Repair the .pst file

    Step 3: Recover repaired items to a new .pst file

    use softaken pst repair tool, this is free tool to repair pst/ost

    https://www.softaken.com/outlook-pst-repair

    Friday, November 3, 2017 11:30 AM
  • There are various tools are available in internet. So you can download any third party tools and use application to solve these problem. For More Info : http://www.datavare.com/software/ost-to-pst-converter-expert.html
    Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:57 AM