How to Rename OST Files?


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Simplest Ways to Rename OST Files

An OST file holds a number of information of Outlook in a well organized manner. OST is a local copy or offline folder of user's mailbox data in the Exchange Server. Users can work offline with OST and can synchronize OST with Exchange Server when the internet connection comes back.


Reasons for Renaming OST Files

Some issues related to Outlook are fixed by renaming OST. Follow issues are:

  • When MS Outlook shows disconnected
  • While Outlook is not working or freezes
  • Getting problem in sending and receiving mails because mailbox size cannot be exceeded
  • Outlook calendar is not displaying the info like free or busy information
  • Facing OST file corruption

Renaming of OST can fix the abovementioned issues.


Steps to Rename OST file in MS Outlook

Follow below mentioned steps to successfully achieve a new copy of your OST file.

  • Exist MS Outlook
  • Press Start menu and go to Control Panel
  • Click on Mail and then Show Profiles

A new Window Mail will open, choose the Profile name and click on Properties

The profile wizard will open, hit Email Accounts tab

Select Exchange account and press Change

Provide the IP Address and user name, click on More Settings

  • Press Advance option and unmark Cached Exchange Mode
  • Press Outlook data file settings
  • Press Disable Offline Use, a dialogue box will open, press Yes on the box. If Disable Offline Use option is disabled it indicates Use Cache Exchange Mode wasn't clear the previous step.
  • Press again Offline Folder Setting and then OK button
  • Select Use Cached Exchange Mode checkbox, press Ok and then next, after that Finish
  • After that press Close in Account Settings and Mail Setup dialog box

Follow the steps to rename OST files. You can deal with OST corruption on your own. OST files are prone to corruption. You can convert OST to PST to handle the issue easily.

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