ost2pst.exe to convert OST file

Exchange Server Management is an intricate task that requires considerable effort from Administrators. However, technical glitches such as server crashes, accidental deletion etc. are bound to create issues with files and mailbox. And as MS Outlook is a widely used personal as well as organizational email client, it is recommended to create backup of the files synchronously

Once the data get corrupted, the inaccessibility prompted suddenly is quite disappointing and catastrophic. Moreover, conversion of files from OST to PST is risky as well as time consuming. In such situations, how do you think administrators can help the end users access their mailboxes and perform the daily email actions?

OST (Offline Storage Files) are the homes for the complete Outlook mailbox data to reside in. These files basically save all the mailbox items in an offline mode on the hard drive which allows smooth email functioning even if there is server downtime. However, OST files cannot be moved from one system o another. While on the other hand, PST files which store all information like emails, notes journals, contacts etc. are bound to move easily from one computer to another to access its content in other machines. That's why when OST files get corrupted or inaccessible, it's advisable to convert them to PST files.

When need arises to convert OST to PST?

  • To make data accessible in other machines
  • Corruption in OST files which makes them inaccessible
  • OST file gets beyond repair
  • Failure of Exchange Server which may apparently surfaces the need to extract data from OST files

To make this conversion process smooth and easy, there is third party OST to PST converter tool which works precisely in order to deliver a resourceful result.

This tool has two modes of operation - Standard Scan and Advanced Scan that alleviate the repair and recovery process. After the scan, all the items like - emails, attachments, calendars, contacts, sent items, journal, notes, tasks etc. are displayed in a tree-like structure for users to preview. Moreover, the tool has an advanced feature to split the large PST files as per the size-limit set by the user. Users can swiftly select and save the data with the help of this OST to PST converter tool.

The OST to PST converter tool allows migrating the data to various destinations - to Office 365, MS Exchange Server, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Domino, Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Outlook.com. The tool also ensures to maintain data hierarchy and formatting intact after the conversion.

How does the tool functions?
Step 1:

Open the tool, and select the OST file for conversion. Also, select the mode of conversion.

Step 2:

Select the required folder and item, and preview it.

Step 3:

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.

  • Open the tool, select the OST file to be converted and also select the mode of conversion
  • Preview the required folders and items
  • Finally, save the file on PST or may be other formats like – MBOX, DBX, HTML, RTF, EML, PDF etc.
  • Failure of Exchange Server which may apparently surfaces the need to extract data from OST files

Comments (22)

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Dennis says...

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.

Martin says...

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.

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