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How to Fix Outlook 2010 OST is in Use and Cannot be Accessed Error

With Remo Convert OST to PST software, fixing error – “Outlook 2010 OST is in use and cannot be accessed” is quick and easy!! In just a short while the error will be fixed by converting it into PST file and all the attributes of Outlook 2010 OST file made accessible!!

Outlook 2010 OST file is a local copy of email messages on the computer’s hard drive that is saved when you worked offline. When the system is connected to Exchange server, OST file will be synchronized with PST and user can access the Offline data. It has the ability to hold large amount of emails, contacts, messages, tasks, appointments, and other attributes when the user works offline.

However, there are unfortunate times when Outlook 2010 OST file might get corrupted due to certain logical problems or perhaps human mistakes. In such a situation whenever user tries to open email folder or send an email, error messages pop up stating –

  • Outlook 2010 OST is in use and cannot be accessed
  • Outlook .ost is in use and cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file
  • OST file is in use by another application
  • Default Outlook profile .ost cannot be accessed
  • Cannot display the folder Outlook .ost is in use and cannot be accessed

Why do these errors occur? Mostly when you have left a group of contacts or an organization, you might not be able to access old mails from Microsoft Exchange Server or company mailbox. Also, even when your Outlook exchange server is deleted and your OST file is orphan and even when OST file is corrupt due to certain issues, these sort of errors may show up on Outlook 2010. In such circumstances when you try to get local copies of mails from Microsoft Exchange Server, you will not be allowed to access Outlook OST files. Therefore, you will get an error message “Outlook 2010 is in use and cannot be accessed”.

Other Instances where Remo Convert OST to PST comes handy –

  • Network connection failure during synchronization process
  • Abruptly shutting system down when OST 2010 file is in use
  • OST file header corruption

How can the error message be fixed? Its simple; a quick solution to fix the error message and make Outlook 2010 OST file accessible again is by using Remo Convert OST to PST tool. The software will easily fix the issue and recover emails, contacts and other attributes of Outlook 2010 OST file into a new healthy PST file. Later you can easily access all your mails or other Outlook attribute by importing this converted PST file. This is a read-only application which only extracts data from the corrupt OST file and converts it into a healthy PST file. Thus the original OST file is left unaltered.

Steps to Fix Outlook 2010 OST File which cannot be accessed –

  • Download and install Remo Convert OST to PST software in your system
  • Run the application by double clicking on shortcut icon created on desktop
  • Next, if you know the exact location of the OST file, then select “Open OST File” option and specify the OST file using Browse option
  • Otherwise, go with “Find OST File” option and click on Find tab
  • Finally, select the destination path to save the converted file and click on “Convert” button

You can make use of Remo Convert OST to PST software to also convert password protected or encrypted OST file. Moreover, OST files whose file size limit is exceeded can also be fixed. The program supports all Outlook versions such as Outlook 2003, 2007, 2013, 2016, and so on.

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