Where to Find Location of OST file in Windows
Location of OST file in Windows 10, 8, and 7 are mentioned below
Location of OST file in Windows XP is
drive:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
If you are unable to access the OST file location, follow the mentioned steps below to locate the OST file using Outlook Application.
Open Outlook application go to Files > Account Settings > Account Settings > in the account settings dialogue box click on Data Files tab. In the listed profiles select the desired OST file, copy the address mentioned. Paste the address in the address bar of your Windows file explorer.
Must-Know Facts about OST file
You might have already known that Outlook stores the data in two types of files OST and PST. PST or Personal Storage Table stores the Outlook data locally on your computer. Whereas OST or Offline Storage Table will sync with the online server. OST file allows users to make changes offline or when the internet connection is not available and sync with an online server when the internet is back online.
Change in Location of OST file
However, many users who want to access the OST location also have the intention of transferring or migrating the Outlook to a new location or a computer. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the location of an OST file like a PST file. So the best possible solution for you is to convert the OST file to a PST file using an OST to PST converter and migrate OST to a new location or a new computer.
Remo OST to PST converter is the most suggested tool to convert the OST file. Additionally, the tool is built to automatically locate and convert the OST file, so that users do not need to access the OST file manually. Hence Remo is the most secure way to backup Outlook data file.
Access OST files to Fix Outlook Data file
OST files are fragile and easily susceptible to damage, especially large OST files. However, it is not possible to fix a damaged or corrupt OST file just by accessing it. Moreover, accessing the OST file might jeopardize the safety of the OST file. To fix the damaged or corrupt OST file It is better to use the scanost.exe application to fix it.
How To Locate Scanost.exe
Scanost.exe is a self-diagnostic tool provided by Microsoft Corporation. Using Scanost.exe will fix the minor issues following is the location of Scanost.exe
The location of the Scanost.exe path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office (version).
However, Scanost.exe is available in older Outlook versions, in the latest versions it is Scanpst.exe. Click here for the location of Scanpst.exe.
Finally a Few Words
In short, it is not suggested to access the OST file because it might compromise the safety of Outlook data. However, if you want to access the OST file either to migrate the Outlook to a new computer or to fix any errors related to the OST file, you can use Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate. A holistic tool that is developed to manage the entire Outlook application. You can repair, backup, migrate, and restore the entire Outlook just with one tool.
Tony Landry is a Web Content Editor at Remo Software. He loves to write, edit, and manage content for users trying to troubleshoot and fix problems on Windows, Outlook, storage drives and Cloud storage networks.
He has published more than 200 articles in Remo Software blog. He actively engages in research and problem-solving techniques to consistently generate great web content. Fixing various hardware problems on computer and storage devices along with a great knack for fixing Outlook errors, Tony is also the fun-time IT guy for all his work friends. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys cycling.