” This article explains about a situation where errors have been detected in the file outlook.ost while synchronizing offline address book or OST file with Exchange application.“
When Outlook application is used in collaboration with MS Exchange so as to access Exchange user account data in offline mode as well there is a possibility of synchronization errors. Error 0x8004010f code is one amongst such errors which is an MAPI error. Its occurrence depends on various factors like synchronization, managed send/receive execution, OST file integrity, etc. The errors completely restrict any further access to emails or any data from Exchange OST file. In fact, the data also stops synchronizing and the OST file becomes inaccessible and of no use once the errors have been detected in the file.
When the user tries to synchronize the offline address book or OST file in Outlook with Exchange account below mentioned error is flashed showing Sync issues. The error which is displayed is as below:
It must be noted that MS Exchange at least takes 24-48 hours to update OAB for new accounts and hence if anyone tries to access or download OAB, this error is generated showing download failure. That is why users who have recently created an account should not attempt to download OAB or outlook address book. If still, this error persists, one can try following remedies to fix it:
In the beginning, it is recommended to you to use Microsoft Inbox Repair tool (scanost.exe) that is available free of cost. It will easily scan and resolve the issue “errors have been detected in the file outlook.OST”. The procedure to use scanost.exe is very simple as shown below:
In case after performing all these settings, errors persist to throw after synchronization your OST file must have been corrupted. In such situations, it is recommended to first recover all the existing OST data to PST file using third party tool like QuickData OST to PST so that the data is safely migrated to a secure location. This software has been built to tackle all types of errors and work on corrupted and orphan OST files as well. So, whenever errors have been detected in the file, go for this software to resolve the situation immediately.