When the users first set up their email account in the MS Outlook application, the application downloads all the data from the mailbox & stores everything in an offline file known as OST or Offline Storage Table file. If due to some known or unknown reasons, this OST file gets corrupted, then you will not be able to access your profile. The perfect way to avoid this situation is to keep a proper & a regular backup. The OST file is not directly accessible by the Outlook application, so you need to convert it first to a PST file & then repair it to get back all the data. Therefore, you need a software to convert .ost into .pst file.
First try this approach –
- Launch the MS Outlook application & log in to your account.
- From the menu select “File” – “Import and Export”
- Choose “Export to a file” from the actions list & hit the “Next” button.
- Select “Personal Folder File (.pst)” as file type & then click on “Next” button.
- Check the checkbox next to “Include Subfolders” & click on “Next”.
- Browse to the destination location to save the newly created PST file & then hit the “OK” button.
- Click “Finish” to start the converting of OST file to PST.
If the above approach does not work then you can make use of the Converting OST to PSTtool to convert OST to PST, i.e. OST to PST conversion tool. It quickly & easily performs the process & also repairs the converted PST file in order to get back the deleted or lost emails & other attributes like calendar items, contacts, notes, etc. It can also be used as software to convert .ost to .pst file of Microsoft Outlook 2007 application. Read more.
Make a note of the following loss or corruption scenarios that you should be careful of –
Formatting – Formatting erases all the saved files & folders on a drive. If performed accidentally, it might result in a huge data loss. The OST files might also get deleted due to this mistake, so a repair tool is a must keep. This software will be ideal for this purpose also as after converting the OST to PST file, it also repairs it to get back the data.
Malware Infection – OST files & other files saved to a drive might get damaged, if a virus infects it. Usually viruses make your files inaccessible but in the worst cases you might even lose them.
File system corruption – File system is responsible for the working & managing of all the files present on a device. If this gets corrupted due to improper handling of the device or due to a virus attack, then you will lose access to all your files including the OST files.
Use the OST to PST conversion tool to convert healthy or corrupted OST file into a healthy PST of Outlook 2010 & fix it to get back all the deleted or lost data. Discover more about the process by going through this link. This OST to PST conversion software has advanced algorithms that make the conversion process fast & effective. The user does not require any kind of deep technical knowledge to accomplish this task. With just a few mouse clicks the process will be completed. To convert OST to PST on Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista or XP, this tool is an appropriate option. You can judge the tool’s performance by downloading the free demo version of the conversion tool for OST to PST software & use it for the conversion process. It converts OST to PST file in few easy steps and you can even preview the converted PST file before saving it at your desired location. If you are satisfied with the results then buy the registered version to save the converted PST file.
How to use OST to PST conversion tool?
Step 1 – Download & install the application & launch it.
Step 2 – From the main screen select either “Open PST File” or “Find PST File” option.
Fig 1 : Main Screen
Step 3 – Locate the OST file from your drive.
Fig 2 : Browse OST File
Step 4 – Select the destination folder to save the converted file & press Next.
Fig 3 : Select Destination Folder
Step 5 – This will initiate the conversion process.
Fig 4 : Conversion Process
Step 6 – After that a success message is displayed.
Fig 5 : Conversion successful