This blog explains the effective way of dealing with Exchange Outlook OST file error is currently in recovery mode. Due to some issue while working with Catch Exchange Mode the Outlook OST file error occurs.
MS Outlook has a feature called Cache Exchange Mode that helps in performing offline operations and offers several functions like Synchronize Outlook with Exchange Server.
Use of Catch Exchange Mode in Outlook
Catch Exchange Mode is used when user has an Exchange Server account and wants to work offline. In such scenarios Outlook stores a copy of the Data in the local machine in OST file format. The backup of the OST file is not necessary because OST file always fetches the data from the copy of items that are saved in Mail Server.
How to Enable/Disable Catch Mode in Microsoft Outlook
To Enable Catch Exchange Mode Click on File-> Account Settings-> Click on Exchange Account in the Email Tab. Check Catch Exchange Mode checkbox box to enable it or Uncheck it to disable Catch Exchange Mode.
Outlook Catch Exchange Mode sometimes may create problems for Exchange Server users and may result in the loss of important data. Failure of synchronization between Offline OST file data with Exchange Server creates problems and makes the data inaccessible.
Why Exchange Server is Currently in Recovery Mode Error Occurs
Due to some inconsistencies in Exchange Database file or in the Mailbox linked to the OST file and Exchange Server mailbox Recovery Mode Error occurs. Microsoft Outlook creates a new OST file for the new mailbox. Under such conditions the data of the old OST file is not recognized by the Outlook and hence the OST file becomes inaccessible.
Method to Solve Exchange Server is currently in Recovery Mode Error and Access OLD OST Data
The simple solution is taking the backup of your Exchange Server old OST file in PST file format and the best tool that helps in performing the same is EdbMails OST to PST Converter. Using this tool, you can access data of your old OST file. EdbMails supports Outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007 and previous versions.