OST Crop Tool

How to use OST Crop tool in an easiest way?

File size is crucial for an OST file. If the file size of the OST file exceeds the suggested size of 2 GB then problems start occurring. However, you are not limited to grow your OST file size, but as the best practice and problem free use of Microsoft Outlook, it is always suggested to keep the OST file limited to 2GB or less. You should even avoid getting the size of 2GB because reaching 2GB or more may cause the below listed issues:

  • Slowness of MS Outlook
  • Hanging of MS Outlook when you start it, write an email, send an email, or when switch from one email to another
  • Abrupt closing of MS Outlook
  • Repeated issue of abrupt closing and hanging may also damage the OST file letting you to take help of OST file repair software to recover the lost data

And, in case the file size has crossed the limit of 2GB, you will get the below listed error message when you start MS Outlook:

Errors have been detected in the file . Quit all mail-enabled applications, and then use Inbox Repair Tool.

What does this error message say? This error message says that your OST file has crossed the limit of 2GB, and you should crop it to reduce its size.

How to Crop OST file size?

You can crop OST file by using the OST Crop Tool. This tool is also called 2GB truncation tool that helps you to reduce the size of OST file. In order to use this tool, you should meet the below listed requirements

  • Ensure that you have more than 2GB of storage space on the hard disk
How to use OST Crop tool in an easiest way?

Perform the below steps to use OST Crop Tool:

  • Click here to download and install 2GB Truncation tool.
  • Install the application.
  • Once the application has been installed, launch it.
  • One the application is launched, click the Browse button and select the OST file that you want to truncate.
  • Click the Open button. Now, you will be asked to specify a location to save the truncated OST file.
  • Click the Create button.
  • Specify a location to save the truncated file.
  • Give a name to the new truncated file, and then click the Save button.
  • Type the amount that you want to truncate. Start with 35 MB or more.
  • Start the process. Once the process is finished, you will have to use the scanost.exe application on this truncated file.
How to use Scanost.exe on the truncated file?

Perform the below steps to use scanost.exe file:

  • Start Windows explorer and in the search field, type scanost.exe and hit the ENTER key. You will see the scanost.exe file listed in the search result.
  • Double-click to launch the file.
  • Now, open the truncated file with the scanost.exe tool.

If the file does not open then it means the truncation was not successful. In this case, delete the truncated file, and then repeat the truncation process on the original file once again. This time you should increase the Truncate Data amount for successful results. Once you have truncated the file once again, browse it in the scanost.exe. It should open now. Once the file is opened in scanost.exe, complete the process of scanost.exe

Note: you will have to repeat the truncation process and scanost.exe process unless you are successful in reducing the size of OST file.

This is how you can crop OST file and reduce its limit to avoid related problems. While the problem listed above may solve the issue, you have to mind it that this process may be lengthy and time-consuming, as you may need to repeat the process several times.

If you want to save your time, then you are suggested to use an OST recovery tool. With the help of this tool, you can fix all the issues of the OST file and save it in small chunks without wasting your time.

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