Exchange Server management is an intricate task that requires considerable effort from administrators. Despite such investment of time and resources, server crashes, accidental deletion of mailboxes or corruption of backup, can make Exchange mailboxes inaccessible.
It may take a few weeks or more to fix Exchange issues completely. In such situations, how administrators can let the end users access their mailboxes and perform basic emailing activities?
Offline Storage Table files can become a precious source of user mailbox data, if you have no other backup in place but only that offline file. And for accessing data in Outlook, OST files need to be converted to PST format.
To convert OST files to PST very precisely, Exchange administrators can rely on the ost2pst.exe tool. It extracts all the emails, even if the OST file is corrupt or damaged.
The tool has two modes of operation, namely Standard and Advanced scan that alleviate the repair and recovery process. After the scan, all the items of the user mailbox such as emails, contacts, appointments, calendar, journal, notes, tasks, attachments and appointments are displayed in a tree like structure for preview. Users can select and save the desired data with the help of this ost2pst exe tool.
The ost2pst.exe is a simple utility. You can extract email data from OST files, and save it in PST, MSG, DBX, and EML formats in three simple steps as given below:
Lastly, you need to select the file type i.e, PST or MSG (for MS Outlook) and OE Store or EML (for Outlook Express); also, specify the saving location.
Hence, it is no more a tiresome task to repair the OST files and recover the inaccessible email data.
This professional tool comes with a trial version which will give you an understanding about the tool before making the purchase.
I purchased this economical tool and is very happy with its performance. It fixes all OST file related issues quickly and comes with lifetime license validity which is again an advantage.
I was not sure initially about the tool’s data recovering ability. However, I had to give it a try to fix my files. After the corrupted file was scanned, I was too overwhelmed to preview the complete recovered data and found no discrepancy form the original data. Best tool to work with.
It helped me restore a missing mailbox after Exchange migration. I could save the mailbox directly to Exchange Server too. It was the most useful feature for me. Also, it can be saved with Office 365 too.