How to fix exchange is currently in recovery mode?

MS Outlook and Exchange Server are the two most powerful products developed by Microsoft Inc. Both provide one of the best e-communication environment and support each other to keep the communication smooth. All the communication data save into the exchange server.

In Outlook 2003, Microsoft introduced a new feature called cached exchange mode. This option allows the user to save a copy of the exchange server data into the local machine in the form of an OST file. The cached exchange mode feature allows users to work offline mode means that the user can modify the previously downloaded exchange data without any Internet connection. When Internet connectivity is possible, all changes will sync to the exchange server. However, at the time of synchronization, many errors occur, and Exchange is currently in recovery mode is one of them.

Reasons behind the error

  1. Issues in the DNS server settings/setup
  2. A slow and Internet connection between the client and the server.
  3. Inconsistencies in the EDB file, for example, the copy of the mailbox cached in Outlook, may vary from the MS Exchange.

In this situation, a new OST file will be made in Outlook and will keep the old OST file on the local machine.

Fix Exchange Is Currently In Recovery Mode Error - Manual Method

Note: Please keep a backup before implementing these methods.

Method 1: Disable Cached Exchange Mode

  1. Open MS Outlook
  2. Go to File option
  3. Select Account Settings and click on the Account Settings
  4. Click on the change button.
  5. Uncheck the Use Cached Exchange Mode option
  6. Click on the Next button.
  7. Delete the Offline OST file
  8. Restart the MS Outlook and enable the cached exchange mode.

Method 2: Create A New Profile

  1. Open MS Outlook
  2. Go to File option
  3. Select Account Settings and click on the Manage Profiles
  4. Click on Show Profile
  5. Click on Add
  6. Type a name for the profile
  7. Click on OK

You can also take a backup of the old OST data file into PST format using SysCurve OST to PST Converter. This tool is quick and converts your OST to PST very quickly. It supports all versions of MS Outlook including 2019, 2016, etc.

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