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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Fix the Error Hotmail.ost is not an Outlook Data File

Outlook is the modified version of hotmail that contains all the features of Hotmail as well as some new features which are very helpful for the users in performing the mailing activities. You can configure your Hotmail account to the Outlook with the help of connector. The entire data of mailbox is saved on an offline data storage file named as OST. It is also generated for the Hotmail Accounts. There are sometimes an error occurred that Hotmail OST is not an outlook data file. But this problem could be solved by optimizing some measures. Hotmail Support Number provides you measures to fix this error. 

Error hotmail ost file

There are the listed some reasons by which this error occurred: 
  • Outlook profile has been deleted recently. 
  • Ms Outlook has been uninstalled. 
  • There is a corruption in an OST file. 
  • Issue with the Hotmail connector. 
  • Outlook is running in compatibility mode. 
  • Running the older version of Hotmail connector. 

Methods to remove the Error of Hotmail OST cannot be accessed: 

1. Re-install the Microsoft Hotmail Outlook connector: 

  • At first, you may delete the Hotmail profile which is configured on Outlook.
  • Now you may uninstall the Microsoft Outlook Hotmail connector.
  • Now close the Outlook.
  • After this, you may delete the OST file which was creating problems.
  • After doing this, reinstall the latest version of the connector. 
  • In last, you may configure the Outlook again with a new profile. A new OST will be created that will not create errors anymore. 

 Read Also: Use Outlook Connector to Check Hotmail Emails

Fix error of hotmail ost file

2. Check if the Outlook is running in the Compatibility mode: 

This may generate an error that Hotmail OST is not an Offline folder. To resolve this, you may observe the given below listed steps: 
  • Firstly, you may go to C drive of your system, then go to Program Files, then visit to the Microsoft Office, and then go to the office 14.
  • Find there is file named outlook.exe and then right click on it.
  • Now click on the Option of Properties and then go to the compatibility tab. 
  • Here, you may uncheck the box of Compatibility Mode and then click on OK. 

3. Alternative solution to fix this kind of error: 

When the suggested manual solutions may not work for the same reasons, then the alternative solutions must be adopted like using the free SysTools OST Viewer Tool. This is fully free of cost solution which is provided for the Outlook users facing such issue. It is the most reliable and efficient solution to fix such error. 


If the error will solved after optimizing the above methods of solution, then it is good and you can use your account. But if you are not able to fix this issues, and you still face this kind of error then you can contact to the Hotmail Helpline Number 0800 098 8400 to get the instant solutions and helpful measures to fix down the all issues.

1 comment:

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