How to Fix Exchange is Currently in Recovery Mode?

Sep 19, 2020 | Posted by: Deepak Singh Bisht

MS Outlook and Exchange Server are the two most known 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 in Outlook 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, which means the user can modify the previously downloaded data without Internet connection. When Internet connectivity is possible, then all changes will sync to the exchange server. Disturbance during the synchronization process leads to errors, and sometimes the OST file gets corrupt.

In this post, we will discuss the reasons behind the Exchange is currently in recovery mode errors occur and how to fix it.

Reasons behind the Exchange is Currently in Recovery Mode

  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.

Manual Methods to Fix Exchange is Currently in Recovery Mode Error

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How to recover data from the old OST file?

To recover data from the OST file, use SysCurve OST to PST Converter. This software will repair the OST file and convert all data into PST format without data loss. After the conversion, you can access the resultant PST file with all versions of MS Outlook, including 2019, 2016, 2013, etc.


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