OST and PST is the file formats of MS Outlook. Offline Outlook data file and Outlook data file are known by the short forms OST and PST respectively. Most of the users may have MS-Exchange Server account which works in synchronization with OST file. The OST file contains all your mail items in an offline mode on the hard drive. While you login every time, all the mail items are synchronized and downloaded. These OST files get synchronized with the Outlook PST file. It helps in keeping the mailbox updated with new mails, delivery reports, meeting request, etc. Sometimes, MS-Exchange server can unexpectedly crash due to power failure, malicious software, virus attacks, or any other reason. However, there are situations when such mail items become inaccessible. In such occasions, you need to convert mails in the OST file into a different Outlook compatible file format like PST.
When it becomes necessary to convert OST into PST file?
- By performing OST conversion, the data can be recovered even after accidental deletion of your mailboxes on the Exchange server.
- In some situations, you may not be able to connect to the MS Exchange Server due to server crash. Such situations are very challenging and difficult to handle. In most of such cases, it results in repeated display of error messages.
- While performing Exchange Server maintenance, you will not be able to access your mailbox. But you have to access the mailbox items urgently. In order to access the mail items, you need to convert OST to PST file.
- OST conversion helps in transferring the data from one place to another. This is very helpful in case the organization shifting or when you want to move your important data on a different system.
Key Features of OST PST Conversion utility
- OST PST Conversion tool can convert OST to PST file on Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, etc in all the advanced versions of Windows and Mac OS X.
- This tool provides safe transfer of tasks, journals, contacts, email messages, and other Outlook related information in effective manner.
- OST PST Conversion has capability to transform OST files that are encrypted or protected by password.
- It can easily convert and repair any damaged or healthy OST file to PST.
- This utility can transfer OST files corrupted due to MS Exchange server crash, CRC Errors etc.
- OST PST Conversion product can easily transfers OST files, which are created on MS Exchange 5.0, 5.5, 2007 and 2010 etc to PST.
Precautions: Always make backup of crucial data and regularly updating it, running a best antivirus application to keep viruses away from data etc. If these measures are not taken, large number of files and folders get corrupted from Outlook.