MS Outlook is an email client used by large organizations where all the systems are associated with MS Exchange. One of the best things about Outlook is that you can work with its email accounts connected to Exchange server even in offline mode by just creating OST files.
When you work in offline mode, it means you are working in cached Exchange mode. And if any changes you are doing then they get synchronized automatically when the network connection is established. However, if anything goes wrong while working with OST file in cached mode, then it throws an error stating “Exchange is currently in recovery mode” that brings trouble in accessing the file.
In this write-up, we have discussed some reasons for this disgusting error along with how one can resolve the issue.
First of all, let’s look into some reasons causing the error Exchange is Currently in Recovery Mode. Have a look below:
- If something is wrong in the Exchange Database file. Meaning, when there are any inconsistencies between the cached copy on the local machine or Exchange server
- The error also occurs if the cached mode is enabled during resetting the Exchange Server
- Disabling the cached Exchange mode while resetting the Exchange Server leads to the creation of OST file by maintaining the old file on local machine. This may further results in the error Exchange is Currently in Recovery Mode
- When the configuration in server settings of DNS is having some issues, problems in the network, also if client mailbox is moved to some other Exchange Server, etc.
Top three methods to fix Exchange Recovery Mode Error
The above-mentioned reasons can be fixed using one of these solutions. These solutions are easy as well as handy. Follow them carefully.
#1 Disabling and Enabling Cached Exchange Mode
This method can be accomplished by disabling Cached Exchange Mode, followed by removing the OST file. Once done with this, again enable the cached Exchange Mode by restarting MS Outlook. To do this, follow below-mentioned steps:
- At first, open MS Outlook and then select Tools then go to Account Settings
- Now choose Mail Account followed by selecting Change option
- Disable Use Cached Exchange Mode option that comes with Microsoft Exchange Server
- Choose Control Panel > Mail > Profiles to remove OST file
- Eventually, click on Delete and then proceed to recreate a new profile
#2 Creating New OST
To do this, these the recommended steps:
- Go to Control Panel, then choose User Accounts
- Select Mail and then choose Show Profile option
- Click Add and provide a name for new profile
- Click on OK
Creating a new OST is necessary when Exchange Server is changed. Because the signature of old OST file doesn’t match with the new Exchange Server database.
#3 Repairing OST File
When any of the above methods do not work properly, then you should opt to repair the problematic OST file. It is suggested to go for professional solution i.e. Remo Repair Outlook Software. It is a one-stop solution to resolve all type of error in OST file including Outlook Error: Exchange is Currently in Recovery Mode. The application is designed in such a way that it recovers all data items i.e. emails, contacts, calendars, journals, etc., stored in OST file and export them to PST file format of MS Outlook. Further, the utility has no file size limitations and has a very easy user interface.
Likewise, if you have any error issue with Outlook PST file, then also you can utilize Remo Repair Outlook Tool and resolve the issue in few minutes.
After carefully understanding the reasons for the error Exchange is Currently in Recovery Mode, we have presented the methods to resolve it. You can pick up any of them based on the cause and fix the issue easily.