Simplest Way to Rename OST Files

OST files are files from Microsoft Outlook offline folders that store a lot of information in a well-organized mode. It allows users to work in offline mode and then synchronize with Exchange Server changes when they connect to the Internet.


Reasons for Renaming OST Files

Users can fix some issues with MS Outlook by re-creating or renaming the OST file. Below are some issues with MS Outlook that can be fixed by re-creating OST files.


→ When MS Outlook shows disconnected

→ When Outlook Freezes

→ Email not sent and receive because mailbox size cannot be exceeded

→ Outlook calendar is not displaying the information such as Free or Busy information, Corruption of OST files, etc.


Thus, changing the OST file name is an effective case. When the above mentioned issues occur with MS Outlook is solved.


How to Rename OST file in MS Outlook?

By following below mentioned steps, you can create a new copy of your OST file any time.


→ First off all Exit MS Outlook

→ Press on "Start" and then move to "Control Panel"

→ Now click on "Mail" ⇒ "Show Profiles".

Simplest Way to Rename OST Files


→ Now you are required to select the "Profile name" in the "Mail" window and then Click on "Properties"

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→ Here just click on "Email Accounts" tab.

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→ Now you need to choose "Exchange account" and after that click on "Change" option.

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→ Here, you need to type "Server IP address" and "Profile ID" and click on "More Settings"

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→ In "Microsoft Exchange" Click on "Advance" tab and then select the "Use Cached Exchange Mode".

→ And after that click on "Outlook data file settings" option given below.

Step to rename OST File


→ Click "Disable offline Use"; a dialog box appears click "Yes" in the dialog box.

→ If you disable this option, it means that "Use Cached Exchange Mode" was not cleared in the previous step.

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→ Click "Offline Folder File settings" again ⇒ Click on "OK" tab.

→ In Cached Exchange Mode Settings just select "Use Cached Exchange Mode checkbox"

→ Click on "OK", ⇒ click "Next" ⇒ Click on "Finish"

→ After that you need to click on "Close in Account Settings" and Mail Setup dialog box.


By following these easy steps you can easily rename your OST file, and whereas, OST file corruption is concerned, you can deal with it yourself. You can convert OST to PST to handle the issues related to OST file that prone to corruption.


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